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Respect our park land – An open letter to the Edmonton District Soccer Association

UPDATED July 29th, 8:00 am – see below for details. Mr. Mike Thome, Executive Director, Edmonton District Soccer Association Dear Mr. Thome, On Wednesday evening, July 27, I set out for one of my favorite activities in the City of Edmonton – a run in our River Valley.  My preferred route takes me past the […]

NY Times story on Keystone XL

This article on the debate over GHG emissions and the Keystone XL pipeline in the NYTimes does a really good job at highlighting the key issues…and made my day by linking to my blog.

My latest in The Globe and Mail: Oil sands monitoring plan a good step forward

Environment Canada has released the second of two phases of a proposed environmental monitoring plan for the oil sands, and one need only look at the second name on the list of authors on the first page to understand its significance: Dr. David Schindler. Dr. Schindler is one of the most high-profile and well-respected personalities […]

Keep Alberta Oil in the Ground

In case you missed it, today’s Globe and Mail features an op-ed by 350.org founder Bill McKibben entitled Keep Alberta Oil in the Ground. In the article, McKibben specifically mentions an Economy Lab post of mine on the Keystone XL pipeline debate.  I have also run some similar numbers on this blog here and here. […]

Influences on the way to 10,000 Tweets

Today, I will hit a milestone that I never would have imagined – I will send out my 10,000th Tweet. When I started using Twitter, I saw it as a way to provide a real-time reading list for my students, but I have since found it to be so much more than that.  I decided […]

The AUC and Maxim Power: No steps forward, 3 steps back.

Last week, on June 30th, the Alberta Utilities Commission approved the Milner Expansion Project, a 500Mw coal-fired generating facility, to be built 20km north of Grande Cache, west of Edmonton. This decision raises more issues that I can possibly cover in a single post, so I’ll narrow it down to my top 3. First and […]