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Future of Energy

Larry Kowalchuk

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Background Larry Kowalchuk is a courageous and distinguished human rights lawyer from Saskatchewan, who is acting for anti-fracking activists in New Brunswick. In 2013 anti-fracking protests took place in NB as a result of exploratory drilling and seismic testing by SWN Resources, a company that the NB government leased 2.5 million acres of public land to for...

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Søren Hermansen

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Samsö, the Power of Community Engagement, and Carbon-neutrality Using the power of community engagement, Søren Hermansen led the Danish island of Samsö to become energy independent and carbon-neutral. In this exclusive Green Interview Hermansen discusses his native island of Samsö, how community engagement shifted the island from being powered by fossil fuels to...

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Pablo Fajardo / Steven Donziger

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Pablo Fajardo, an Ecuadorian native of Cofán descent, rose above extreme poverty to become the lead lawyer against Chevron Corporation, representing thousands of natives in Lago Agrio, the centre of the oil industry in eastern Ecuador and the epicenter of one of the biggest ecological crimes of all time. Steven Donziger is Pablo Fajardo’s US-based colleague, a...

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Franke James

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 | 2 comments

Franke James is a rabble-rousing artist, author, and activist who uses her art—a signature style of lively drawings mixed with photos and hand drawn text—and her written work to campaign for social and environmental justice. She has over 20 years’ experience as a creative designer and marketing professional and most recently, she made headlines when she discovered...

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Hugo Spowers

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Hugo Spowers—engineer, entrepreneur and former racing car driver—uses his love of auto design to tackle one of the most intractable environmental questions: how to neutralize our passionate addiction to the automobile. So he has reimagined not just the automobile, but the entire auto industry. The result? A car that looks and runs like no other vehicle on the road,...

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David Hughes

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 | 0 comments

J. David Hughes was raised in Edmonton, Alberta and trained in geology at the University of Alberta. He has spent nearly four decades in the energy sector, including 32 years with the Geological Survey of Canada as a scientist and research manager, where he published extensively on energy and hydrocarbon resource issues in the scientific literature. Now retired from...

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Jeff Rubin

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Jeff Rubin is a Canadian economist and author. During a stellar career with CIBC World Markets he made a name for himself with prescient predictions. He has a knack for generating controversy, being mocked by peers only to be proven correct as history unfolds. Jeff was born in 1954, and after receiving his B.A. from University of Toronto and his Master’s from...

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Andrew Nikiforuk

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Writing about melting glaciers, educational shams, peak oil, the destruction of the boreal forest and the Alberta tar sands, Andrew Nikiforuk has earned an enviable reputation as an honest, stylish and provocative Canadian journalist. His work has appeared in numerous major magazines and in both national newspapers. In 1990 the Toronto Star awarded him an Atkinson...

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