Category Archives: Renewables

WHY IS SASKATCHEWAN SO FAR BEHIND ON RENEWABLE ENERGY?

BY Jim Harding This is the fourth in the pre-election Series “Up Against the Wall”. Our province is now Canada’s largest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs). We have surpassed Alberta which previously held this notorious reputation. There are … Continue reading

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UP AGAINST THE WALL: A Pre-election Series

By Jim Harding Saskatchewan will have a provincial election this coming April, and with only a few seats in the legislature the NDP could be said to be “up against the wall”. If we look beneath the political narrative coming … Continue reading

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TAR-SANDS AND FRACKING: TWIN THREATS TO SASKATCHEWAN’S WATERS Part 2

Public concerns about toxic tar-sand and volatile Bakken oil have escalated with recent railway accidents and pipeline leaks and fires. The horrendous death of fourty-seven people going about their daily lives in Lac-Megantic, Quebec has scorched the dangers of oil … Continue reading

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LITTLE AND BIG FACTS ABOUT NEIL YOUNG’S “HONOUR THE TREATIES” TOUR

BY Jim Harding Neil Young and Diana Krall’s Honour the Treaties tour will be over by the time you read this. But the political fall-out will carry on.  I am mostly interested in the impacts of the tar-sands on air, … Continue reading

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PANDORA’S PROMISE: MARSHALLING HOPE FOR YET ANOTHER NUCLEAR COMEBACK

BY Jim Harding The Greek God Zeus sent the first woman, Pandora, to Earth where, compelled by curiosity she let evil escape from the jar gifted to her. But the Patriarchs apparently had a covert plan, for at the bottom … Continue reading

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TRAVELLING AS AN ACT OF RECOVERY AND REDISCOVERY

BY Jim Harding We drove to the West Coast this July to attend our middle son’s wedding. We had no kids or dogs, nor did we “rough it” camping. We drove the slower, southern, Crows Nest route, spending four nights … Continue reading

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WHY ISN’T SASKATCHEWAN EMBRACING SOLAR ENERGY?

    I expected 19 people from Regina’s annual solar-solstice tour. When I walked up from the coulee where I was clearing brush I found 50 filling the driveway and a huge stagecoach parked beyond our gate.  With such public … Continue reading

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