Daily Archives: May 12, 2017

America’s first offshore wind farm shuts down old-tech diesel plant

While offshore wind farms are already common in Europe, the Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island, is the first ever built in the US. This week officials switched on a connection between the island and Rhode Island’s main power … Continue reading

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Worthwhile watch: The True Cost

Now available on Netflix. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Here is a direct video link.

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Most Canadian regulators abandon ‘client first’ standard

After 5 tortuous years of discussions between public safety advocates, regulators, banks, insurance cos and other investment dealers, yesterday the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) caved. They announced that all provincial regulators, except the Ontario Securities Commission and the Financial and … Continue reading

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Tesla’s solar roof cheaper than predicted

This world changing technology is available for order now, with US installations starting this summer, and Canadian in 2018. Like all new technology, prices will drop precipitously in the first few years as investors and early adopters help fund the … Continue reading

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The economics of climate change

Nicholas Stern was commissioned to head the Stern Review on The Economics of Climate Change in 2006 (here is the report).  The conclusions urged the world to take immediate action and we are far behind in implementing the recommendations made. … Continue reading

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Next wave of the global debt crisis is cresting

The 2008 debt crisis continues to plague the world economy. The next wave is likely to break along the fault lines of highly levered households in China, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and others. Collectively these countries represent … Continue reading

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