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Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan compares BC to living in a banana republic

BC will not be a Banana Republic! The fight to bring accountable and democratic decision making to our Port Authority is just beginning. We're gearing up to demand that our provincial government step in and protect the public interest, and we'll keep putti

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OWoWOS69Zs

Oregon is the first US state to ban coal power

In the War on Coal, the Battle of Oregon will likely be a decisive defeat for the black combustible sedimentary rock. On Thursday, the Oregon Legislature secured final passage for the Clean…

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http://inhabitat.com/oregon-to-become-the-first-us-state-to-ban-coal-power/

Did the Coal Phase-out Reduce Ontario Air Pollution?

In 2005, the province of Ontario began a process that would eventually lead to the phasing out of its coal-fired power plants, the largest of which were the Lambton and Nanticoke facilities in southern Ontario. The rationale for shuttering these plants was

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https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/did-the-coal-phase-out-reduce-ontario-air-pollution

Coal prices slide again in 2016

Thermal and metallurgical coal prices are expected to continue their downward slide this year with thermal coal facing significant potential challenge from global LNG glut.

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http://www.worldcoal.com/coal/17032016/Coal-prices-slide-again-in-2016-2016-419/

Westshore Terminals cuts forecast as B.C. feels effects of coal slump

Reality of languishing coal markets finally hits export terminal, which expects to ship around 24 million tonnes of coal in 2016, down almost one-fifth from the company’s original forecast

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/westshore-terminals-cuts-forecast-as-bc-feels-effects-of-coal-market-slump/article27988911/

Kent County chapter joins the Mi'kmaki Water Walk to protect the Shubenacadie River | The Council of Canadians

Chapter activist Ann Pohl in the Mi'kmaki Water Walk, May 21. The Council of Canadians Kent County chapter participated in Mi'kmaki Water Walk 2016 this past weekend. Kent County chapter activist Ann Pohl took part in the walk on May 21. As noted on their

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http://canadians.org/blog/kent-county-chapter-joins-mikmaki-water-walk-protect-shubenacadie-river

No Rhyme or Reason

Unreasonable projections in a world confronting climate change In the US, carbon-intensive sectors have made risk factor disclosures related to climate change for years but very little of it has been decision useful.   This is in part due to the general na

http://www.carbontracker.org/report/no-rhyme-or-reason-eia-energy-outlook-coal-companies-risk-disclosure/

Renewable Energy Projects in Southern Alberta

Mr. Stier: Mr. Speaker, landowners in municipalities in southern Alberta are very concerned about this government’s plan for renewable power. There has been no information or local consultation about locations of proposed wind and solar projects, transmiss

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Phase-out coal campaign not supported by the evidence | Troy Media

Download this column for your publication or website Contact Michelle CALGARY, AB Jun 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The new Alberta government is said to be looking at Ontario to learn from its experience in phasing out coal. In a word it was – costly. But more t

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http://www.troymedia.com/2015/06/09/phase-out-coal-campaign-not-supported-by-the-evidence/

DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities

ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) — From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal. Otero County, where Sheahan lives, is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants close

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/1a0d342227384e798e919f9dfde21c0b/divided-america-town-and-country-offer-differing-realities

World Leaders on Instagram 2016

Executive Summary Instagram may not have the reach of its better-known social media rivals, but it has an ever-increasing following - something world leaders and their advisors have not been slow to recognize. The heads of state and government and foreign

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http://twiplomacy.com/blog/world-leaders-on-instagram-2016/

Carbon Tax? Paris Ratified? Coal Phase-out? Costs+Consequences - Let’s Talk

Carbon Tax? Paris Ratified? Coal Phase-out? What's the cost of ideology over evidence? Friends of Science invites the public to an evening at The Universe Cafe for a plain language discussion of costs and ramifications of coal phase-out outlined in our rec

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https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/carbon-tax-paris-ratified-coal-phase-out-costsconsequences-lets-talk-tickets-28395324179

Ottawa Will Let Saskatchewan Use Coal Power Beyond 2030

Liberals announced last week that provinces will have to phase out coal entirely by 2030 or use carbon capture and storage technology.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/11/28/saskatchewan-coal-fired-plants_n_13285982.html

Alberta coal customers stock up ahead of carbon tax

Coal customers are seizing the opportunity to stock up. Many in central Alberta are making repeat trips to Dodds Coal Mine east of Camrose.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3152359/alberta-coal-customers-stock-up-ahead-of-carbon-tax/

Alberta coal phase-out won’t make a difference to health & environment: Fraser Institute

Conservative think tank Fraser Institute says the concept of 'dirty coal' is out of date, and phasing out coal will do little to alleviate the burden on our environment and our healthcare system.

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http://globalnews.ca/news/3188850/alberta-coal-phase-out-wont-make-a-difference-to-health-environment-fraser-institute/

Balkan push for new coal-fired plants raises environmental concerns

A Chinese company began work on Monday on a $715 million (£573 million) expansion of a Serbian coal mine and a new power plant, part of a wave of investment in new coal-fired plants in the Balkans that is at odds with EU policy of reducing coal use.

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http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-serbia-energy-coal-idUKKBN1572I4

Robert Burns Country: the official Robert Burns site

The Robert Burns works archive, with full text indexed and searchable online.

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http://www.robertburns.org/completesongs.shtml

Nathan Cullen calls for proportional representation now

Mr. Nathan Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley, NDP): Mr. Speaker, somewhere quietly to himself Paul Calandra is laughing. Just a year ago the Liberals were chanting a new way of listening to Canadians but little did Canadians know, they needed $1,500 to get the

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Little Boxes - Walk off the Earth

"Little Boxes" Mp3 available here: http://bit.ly/FPR5uo Download or Stream our new album "Sing It all Away" here: iTunes: http://smarturl.it/wote_siaaitunes Google Play: http://smarturl.it/wote_siaagp Amazon: http://smarturl.it/wote_siaaamz Stream WOTE on

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China to close more than 1,000 coal mines in 2016: energy bureau

China will aim to close more than 1,000 coal mines over this year, with a total production capacity of 60 million tonnes, as part of its plans to tackle a price-sapping supply glut in the sector, the country's energy regulator said.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-energy-coal-idUSKCN0VV0U5

China halts over 100 coal-fired power projects: Caixin

China's energy regulator has ordered 11 provinces to stop more than 100 coal-fired power projects, some of which are under construction, with a combined installed capacity of more than 100 gigawatts, Caixin reported on Tuesday.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-coal-idUSKBN151090

Nearly $1 Trillion Wasted Globally on Unnecessary New Coal Plants

Nearly $1 trillion (£700bn) is being invested in new coal-fired power plants worldwide despite the fact that the demand for electricity generated from coal has declined for two years in a row, shows a new report released today.The report, by Greenpeace, th

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http://www.desmog.ca/2016/03/30/nearly-1-trillion-wasted-globally-unnecessary-new-coal-plants

Raven Coal's Defeat Is A Step Toward Sustainability

The proponents of Raven Coal failed because of their short-sightedness. A risky, 16-year coal mine project is unsustainable in every sense of the word and Central Vancouver Island rightfully rejected this model of long-term pain for short-term gain. So wha

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http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/torrance-coste/raven-coal-vancouver-island_b_9657328.html

Alberta applauds federal plan to phase-out coal power by 2030

Alberta's environment minister says a federal plan to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030 helps validate the province's own goal and demonstrates there's no going back.

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http://globalnews.ca/news/3079254/alberta-applauds-federal-plan-to-phase-out-coal-power-by-2030/

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