Category Archives: Renewable Energy

Electrifying BC’s transportation system, debunking the myths: Part I that BC Hydro Load Estimate

A couple weeks ago I was on the receiving end of a surprising amount of vitriol over an old post (Starting a Dialogue – Can we really get to a “fossil fuel-free BC”?) that I subsequently turned into a Huffington … Continue reading

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How reliant are we on fossil fuels in British Columbia?

A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog post that included a thought experiment of a world where fossil fuels had magically disappeared. As many of you know, I write a blog for the Huffington Post Canada and I decided to … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, Fossil Fuel Free Future, Pipelines, Uncategorized | 18 Comments

Debunking the Leap Manifesto’s 100% Wind, Water and Sunlight Annual Energy, Health, and Climate Cost Savings

As regular readers of this blog know, I have spent a lot of time debunking components of the still-draft paper prepared by Dr. Jacobson 100% Clean and Renewable Wind, Water, and Sunlight (WWS) All-Sector Energy Roadmaps for 139 Countries of the … Continue reading

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Debunking the Leap Manifesto’s 100% Wind, Water and Sunlight Health Cost Savings for Canada

As anyone interested in the topic of renewable energy knows Premier Brad Wall made the news the other night. He did so by giving a speech where he discussed a number of the figures provided in the “100% clean economy by 2050” … Continue reading

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Debunking the Leap Manifesto 100% Renewables by 2050 demand

My vocal challenges to the viability of “The Leap Manifesto” have earned me some negative feedback and as such I figure it is necessary to back up my opinions with a few numbers. In doing this I will differentiate myself … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Politics, Environmentalism and Ecomodernism, Fossil Fuel Free Future, Leap Manifesto, Uncategorized | 51 Comments

A Jacobsonian 100% Wind Water and Sunlight gallop at UCLA

Tuesday evening I spent a couple hours online listening to a moderated debate hosted by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. The debate was titled POWERING EARTH 2050: Is California’s 100% Renewable Strategy Globally Viable? The reason for … Continue reading

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On the glaring intellectual inconsistencies in 100% Wind Water and Sunlight

Ralph Waldo Emerson is his famous essay Self-Reliance coined the phrase “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”. As readers of my blog know I have spent a lot of time researching and commenting on the 100% Wind, … Continue reading

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