Posts by Dave Mills

Recent Posts

At this late hour in the climate crisis, every vote matters

06.11.21 | Climate, Commentary, Democracy |  Dave Mills

A razor thin victory at City Hall reminds us how we could lose the climate fight. Late last week, Dogwood caught wind that a seemingly-routine series of staff recommendations to Vancouver City Council contained a poison pill designed to strike at the heart of the city’s Climate Emergency Plan (CEP). In short, the new city […]

Read More

Plan B: Decarbonize

04.16.21 | Climate, Local Power, Op-Ed |  Dave Mills

We can’t wait for our leaders to save us. We have to get off fossil fuels. The year was 1994. I was finishing a Bachelor’s of Science degree and chose climate change for my final paper in fourth-year physical geography. I don’t recall the grade I got, but what I learned solidified my determination to […]

Read More

The upsides of shutting down Site C

11.27.20 | Climate, Commentary, Local Power |  Dave Mills

Renewables could deliver twice the power at half the price, evening out our losses on the troubled dam Never put all your eggs in one basket. It’s a saying for a reason. Yet over and over again, governments gamble on megaprojects. Even when they know that nine out of ten giant dams and pipelines come […]

Read More

Lost in Transmission

07.14.20 | Climate, Local Power, News |  Dave Mills

BC Hydro debate ignores the urgent need to replace fossil fuels Imagine you arrive home after work and plug in your car. It charges overnight while rates are lower. You fall asleep in a quiet, comfortable home. You no longer need a carbon monoxide alarm to monitor the emissions from gas furnaces, hot water tanks, […]

Read More

Californication: B.C. renewable energy projects get screwed

07.08.20 | Climate, Local Power |  Dave Mills

NDP plans to buy power from U.S. while shutting down Indigenous, community renewables The B.C. government is gambling on surplus solar power from California to meet the future electrical needs of a growing economy, while closing the door on solar farms and other renewable energy projects here at home. Bill 17, tabled at the end […]

Read More

Our roadmap to a better B.C.

06.08.20 | Campaigns, Climate, Local Power, News |  Dave Mills

British Columbians have a wealth of ideas about how to build a just, healthy and sustainable future. But it’s up to our elected leaders to make it happen. If not now, when? The escalating climate crisis was pounding at our door, warning us we were heading in the wrong direction, when COVID-19 swept our legs […]

Read More

Bending the curve

04.14.20 | Local Power, Op-Ed |  Dave Mills

Virus biology forces us to think local, not global. Let’s not go back. Unless you have been declared an essential service, you’re at home like me, perhaps feeling guilty about having a little more time than usual to think. Most of us like staying busy and feeling useful. When a crisis hits the first instinct […]

Read More

In Ktunaxa territory, the future is bright

03.13.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, Local Power, News |  Dave Mills

Massive solar project in the Kootenays could light the way to a made-in-B.C. Green New Deal As viral outbreaks and wavering stock markets add to the threat of climate breakdown, it feels like we’re edging closer to the type of crisis last seen during the Great Depression or World War II. Many are calling for […]

Read More
Send this to a friend