An Introduction to Electric Vehicles (2023)

What are Electric Vehicles (EVs) and some of their characteristics and benefits? They’re vehicles that run on electricity stored in an on-board battery or hydrogen fuel cell and are propelled by one or more electric motors. EVs do not emit cancer-causing pollution or global warming Green House Gas. The carbon footprint to build an EV … Read more

An Introduction to Electric Vehicles (2022)

What are Electric Vehicles (EVs)? They’re vehicles that run on electricity stored in an on-board battery and are propelled by one or more electric motors. EVs do not emit cancer-causing pollution or global warming Green House Gas emissions. The carbon footprint to build an EV is currently higher than a fossil fuel vehicle and ‘dirty’ … Read more

We’ve Got to Try Everything

It’s very tempting to land on and support simplistic views of how to combat climate change. This video is far from simplistic. It’s pretty academic. The presenter, Jesse Jenkins, uses economic models to ultimately conclude that while renewable solutions can get us pretty far, we need to bet on and support various base load zero … Read more

Canada’s “Best Chance”?

Yesterday Andrew Scheer made public the platform of the Federal Conservative Party on climate change. This platform is  all about the really big emitters . . . and “green technology”. There is nothing in the platform to encourage individual Canadians to contribute to limiting Canada’s emissions. Scheer claimed that the platform promotes “green technology, not … Read more

A Government that is not serious about Climate Change

After winning the 2018 election, the Ontario Conservative Party acted quickly in setting aside climate change legislation and mitigation measures.    To make sure that voters got its message, the Conservative Government eliminated the words “climate change” from the title of the Ontario Ministry of  the Environment and Climate Change – re-naming it as the … Read more