Nuclear power and heavy industry in Ontario: McGuinty’s Kyoto opportunity, part II

Here’s a question. Should major industrial energy users use less energy? Industry is the second-largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Ontario. Electricity generation is number three. Transportation, all those cars and trucks, is the biggest source category. Bear…

Nuclear power and hybrid vehicles in Ontario: McGuinty’s Kyoto opportunity, part I (continued)

My first post in this series (May 25) showed how a nuclear power expansion in Ontario would propel us to full Kyoto compliance in the electricity generation sector. The provincial government can accomplish this within the time it takes to…

Nuclear power and hybrid vehicles: McGuinty’s Kyoto opportunity, part I

Ontario is on the verge of becoming the very first North American jurisdiction to take a giant step to full Kyoto compliance. Some time soon, energy minister Dwight Duncan will announce the provincial government’s plans for adding refurbished or new…

The European emission trading scheme: market volatility teaches some early, hard lessons

There is a lot of flak and confusion surrounding the recent drama over the EU’s emission trading scheme (ETS). The price of carbon permits crashed last week when some market participants suddenly revealed they had more permits than expected. (For…