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U.N. Climate Report: Irreversible Change Near Certain

Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, and sea level has risen.

Dianne is quoted in the Globe on Green Bonds

See Richard Blackwell's interesting story about Solarshare and Green Bonds in today's Globe and Mail.

Wind opponents lose health challenges around the world

A recent report  by the Energy and Policy Institute documents the rejection of anti-wind health claims by 48 courts and tribunals in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the US. In one anomalous US case,  two turbines which had had a known problem were ordered to be shut down 12 hours a day, four hours [...]

Experts permitted to testify via telephone… sometimes

The Environmental Review Tribunal has granted a request to have expert witnesses testify via telephone conference call when the appellants argued that it would be too costly to have them attend in person, and that videoconferencing was also costly, as well as prone to technological failure. In Pitt v. Director, Ministry of the Environment, 2014 [...]

Another anti-wind power appeal dismissed

Ontario's Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has dismissed another anti-wind power appeal: May 14, 2014,  Pitt v. MOE ERT Registry Number: 13-121. The Wainfleet Wind Energy Project can now proceed, despite objections from a skydiving club. The ERT ruled that the club had not shown that the turbines were likely to cause even one serious skydiving [...]

Court of Appeal stays Ostrander wind approval pending appeal to protect turtles

The Ontario Court of Appeal has stayed the Ostrander Point wind approval pending an appeal by the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists. The Ostrander Point wind farm is the only one in Ontario whose Renewable Energy Approval (REA) has been overturned by the Environmental Review Tribunal. As for all other Ontario wind farms, the ERT rejected claims [...]