New Energy 36.1

Published: January 2010

Energy: Can’t live with it; can’t live without it. In fact, over 80 per cent of our emissions causing climate change are energy-related. From the difficulties in getting Canadians to conserve to carbon trading with a conscience and concerns about nuclear options, this issue of Alternatives provides a fresh and in-depth look at New Energy, and how we will power our economic future.

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Footprint In Mouth - Gareth Lind

Letters to the Editor: 36.1

In Brief: 36.1
Pretty nature pictures stimulate desire, but misrepresent reality.

Brain Mulch: Full Circle - Ryan David Kennedy
How fish poop - or lack of it - affects global warming.

Energy's Backyard Bugaboo - Chris Ferguson-Martin, Stephen Hill
Convincing Canadians to save energy and embrace renewables takes more than financial incentives.
How to Improve Your Pick-Up

Good Reason to Conserve - Chris Jordan
In the midst of a recession, Ontario's government is at an energy crossroads. Fair Trade Takes Flight - Abstract Only Nava Dabby New offset models are integrating social justice into the carbon market.

Digesting Energy - Faith D'Aluisio, Peter Menzel
The Hungry Planet photo exhibit shows that food miles, processing and packaging make for an energy-intensive journey to the dinner table.

An excerpt from John Knechtel's eclectic anthology, Water, retells the demise of Marion Crane in Hitchcock's Psycho.

Mending our Fuelish Ways - Kyrke Gaudreau
A play in 5 acts, starring 5 of Canada's leading energy experts.

Eye of the Storm: Discord in Denmark - Jeff Beyer
As the US debates climate legislation, Canada stalls for time and plays follow the leader.

In Review: Dystopia Revisited
Clive Doucet "2045: A Story of Our Future" by Peter Siedel is reviewed by Clive Doucet.

In Review: Too Polite - Stephen Bocking
Good for trapeze artists and beer drinkers, seeking balance won't lead us to a more desirable and durable future.

Publication of this issue was made possible by The Gosling Foundation; The Salamander Foundation; and the support from our many subscribers. We acknowledge the financial support of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (; EJLB Foundation; Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation; The McLean Foundation; Ontario Media Development Corporation; Ontario Trillium Foundation; Ontario Work Study Plan. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) of the Department of Canadian Heritage toward our project costs. The support of the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo and the Waterloo Environmental Studies Endowment Foundation is appreciated.'

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New Energy 36.1
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Amid ever-shrinking habitats and ecosystems, biologists are grappling with how to protect species in a changing climate.