Originally published in Clean Capital. Using underwater balloons to store energy By Jenny Tan November 26, 2015 In the depths of Lake Ontario, giant underwater balloons are set to store some of Toronto’s excess energy. Toronto-based Hydrostor activated what it claims is the world’s first underwater compressed air energy storage system last week. The system […]
What’s sustainability to a tree? I head up to Cortes Island in Desolation Sound, B.C., to meet the folks who started the Cortes Community Forestry.
Payday lenders are a problem. This Walrus article made me blink. I’ve always imagined predatory lending to be a more-or-less foreign issue with only minor Canadian implications. Not so much. Here’s a geographical look of the extent of payday lenders in BC, divided by opening date. We’ve seen a steady increase of payday loan retailers over the […]
The climate conversation is stuck. In almost every Western country, climate change has become a battle between the left and the right. Stop to think about that for a second. But as Russell Kirk said, nothing is more conservative than conservation. It doesn’t make logical sense that conservation of our standard of living in the […]
The environment-economy dichotomy dominates all climate discussions. That’s where my interest lies – let’s whip out the magnifying glass and probe this dichotomy. I like hiking. I also like warm showers and nights in the city. Pick one, but not both, because you can’t have both. Or so they say. I picked up a copy […]
When you enter the new online documentary video game Fort McMoney, created with actual video footage from Fort McMurray, Alta., scenes of doom greet you. The sky is an immutable block of grey, save for immense columns of smoke forming bridges from the factories to the sky. As you speed along the highway, the dark […]