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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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In Ktunaxa territory, the future is bright

03.13.20 | Climate, 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 […]

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Why is BC Hydro blocking a renewable revolution?

01.30.20 | Climate, General, In Depth, Local Power, Op-Ed |  Dave Mills

Local communities could generate affordable, clean power – and free themselves from fossil fuels. To an energy monopoly, that’s a threat. In the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, groundbreaking research by one of the best scientific teams ever assembled concluded that if we act right now, we have both the time and technology to stabilize […]

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When will climate change have its Nuremberg moment?

01.06.20 | General |  Dave Mills

At the core of our democracy is a simple idea: nobody is above the law. Whether it’s murderous generals facing judges in the Hague’s austere courtrooms or corrupt executives on trial for bribery and fraud, the world’s worst criminals are supposed to face justice. So what about the people knowingly unleashing a global catastrophe? Over […]

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Casey Jones

11.21.19 | Climate, Commentary, Election - Canada 2019, News |  Dave Mills

Trudeau’s centrist cabinet on the track of no return There’s an old song from the popular folk-rock album Working Man’s Dead about the infamous train conductor Casey Jones. As Trudeau’s new cabinet was sworn in at Rideau Hall, the lyrics wormed their way into my brain. The song retells the story of how an engineer […]

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