In 2018 I was contracted by Clean Energy Canada to answer the following research question: demand for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) was on the rise, no doubt- globally and in Canada. And yet in British Columbia, ZEV sales numbers just didn’t match this fact. In fact, BC’s ZEV sales were shockingly low. What was the … Continue reading Electric Vehicle Adoption in BC
Both the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency state clearly that the world’s 2050 climate targets will not be reached without carbon capture. Technology to suck CO2 directly from the air or from a power plant exists, and like other strategies within the climate solutions bucket, its costs are falling … Continue reading Carbon Capture: Current Global Landscape
Between 2017-2019 Greenpeace published a staggering series of publications that would soon spread across the globe as ubiquitously and smoothly as its subject: palm oil. These began with a report called “Still Cooking the Climate,” followed by “Rogue Trader” in June 2018, and then “The Final Countdown” report in September 2018. These reports revealed serious … Continue reading Palm Oil: Environmental Poison or Unavoidable Commodity- or Both?
In 2018 fifteen year old Swedish Greta Thunberg- now arguably one of the most influential women of our time- made history by refusing to go to school in protest of global inaction on climate change. Fast forward a mere two years- a drop in the historical bucket- after Greta’s courageous stand. Climate change has suddenly … Continue reading Climate Change and The American Public