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Finding Canada’s Energy Policy

Contributed by Paul Gagnon © 2018

The U. of C’s School of Public Policy group is sponsoring a forum on June 06, 2018, entitled Bridging Divides: In Search of Continue reading

How Reliant on Fossils Fuels are People In Ontario?

Contributed by Robert Lyman © 2018

Robert Lyman is an Ottawa energy policy consultant.  He was a public servant for 27 years and prior to that a diplomat for 10 Continue reading

Solar Panels on the Prairies – Hope and Disappointment

A Guest Blog Submission

Canadians are being told that solar panels are a worthwhile investment and that they provide energy independence and a return on investment – sometimes even a Continue reading

Suzuki Controversy: An Open Letter to Dr. David Turpin, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Alberta

Dear Dr. Turpin,

RE: Honorary Degree for Dr. David Suzuki –

Empirical Scientific Evidence versus Emotional Activist Rhetoric

These are our opinions. We would like to address your published statement… Continue reading

Examining the Claim That Renewable Energy Will Soon Replace Fossil Fuels

Contributed by Robert Lyman © 2017

Robert Lyman is an Ottawa energy policy consultant, former public servant of 27 years and prior to that, a diplomat for 10 years.

At … Continue reading

Penury or Plethora of Oil vs Renewable Energies – Oil Shock by 2020? Ernst-Furfari Debate in French on RTBF

On Sept. 27, 2017, Belgian radio broadcaster RTBF hosted a lively debate between Damien Ernst, Professor of Electromechanics at University of Liège, and Samuel Furfari,  Professor of Geopolitics of Energy Continue reading

WORLD ENERGY CONSUMPTION – WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON?

Editor’s note: Abacus Data has just released a poll about how Canadians ‘feel’ about oil, pipelines, climate and change. Friends of Science Society thinks that while feelings are important, facts Continue reading

India – The Next Greenhouse Gas Emissions Giant

Contributed by Robert Lyman ©2017

Introduction

The discussion about whether Canadians must sharply reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to avoid human-induced catastrophic global warming often lacks a sense of context. … Continue reading

Lessons for AB Schoolkids on Solar – Debt & Your Debt

As sent in 2016 to Hon. David Eggen, Minister of Education, by an anonymous Alberta Professional Engineer.

Installing solar panels on our schools is probably a good plan as students … Continue reading

The Myth of “Green” British Columbia: The B.C. Energy Economy – by the Numbers

Contributed by Robert Lyman © 2017

British Columbia, like Quebec and Manitoba, is fortunate to have large natural resources that permit very high production of electricity from hydroelectric sources. In … Continue reading

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