Members of the CUSJ are very concerned about climate change and the contribution that humans are making towards it through the burning of fossil fuels. At the same time we are very concerned about the dammage to the environment and the dangers for both human, animal, and plant health of many of our sources of energy. These pages are a discussion of the pros and cons of all forms of energy and an exploration towards a sound energy approach for our future.
We believe we must do our best to work towards a world based on smaller, local renewable energy projects. We also recognize the difficulty in achieving that goal in the current global climate.
CCPA releases report: The Bitumen Cliff: Lessons and Challenges of Bitumen Mega-Developments for Canada’s Economy in an Age of Climate Change 2013 02 21
Office of the Auditor General: Commissioner’s on Environment and Sustainable Development 2012. Report gives an overview of government policies in oil and gas and nuclear including subsidies, policy direction, issues of financial liability and preparedness in the event of oil spills and other disasters, and roles and responsibilities of different levels of government and the private sector.
The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association supports the development of wind and solar co-ops and other forms of renewable energy in Ontario. It’s goal is to move us towards a 100% renewable energy future.
100% Renewable Energy is possible in 20-40 years if we can find the political will says Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson in January 2011
The Resilience Imperative and Civil Disobedience by Michael Lewis – also a book by the same title. This article ties energy to growth and climate change.
Nobel Prize winner arrested to stop coal (CBC News, May 5, 2012)
Straight Goods: 2011 11 23 Fossil Fuel Train Headed Over a Cliff by Stephen Leahy for Interpress Service
Check out this video by the Jon Cooksey and the North Shore Unitarians How To Boil A Frog