Earth Day 2012: time for greens to walk the walk when it comes to clean energy

Clean energy is energy that comes with no air emissions, and that comes with low or no lifecycle environmental impacts. By that measure, what’s clean? This: That public service announcement is from Energy Northwest, a public power utility in Washington…

Three years of cheap gas spells NO RELIEF for Ontario electricity consumers

The price of North American natural gas has been ridiculously low since before the recession of 2008. In that time, the fossil component of the Ontario electricity supply essentially shifted from coal-fired power generation to gas-fired. The provincial grid still…

Greenpeace loves natural gas, and supports LNG exports to South Korea and Japan

The shutdown of Japan’s nuclear fleet because of the casualty-free Fukushima meltdown will produce more scenes like this: That was the Cosmo oil Chiba refinery, east of Tokyo, after it exploded during the March 11, 2011 earthquake. It only took…