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Damming the Peace

The hidden costs of the Site C Dam

Since the 1970s, the Site C Dam in northeastern British Columbia’s Peace River Valley has been touted by BC Hydro and successive governments as necessary to meet the province’s … 272 View

Dry Run

Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis

In the Age of Scarcity now upon us, fresh water shortages are an increasingly serious global problem. With water restrictions emerging in many developed countries and water diversions for … 312 View

Tar Sands Showdown

Canada and the New Politics of Oil in an Age of Climate Change

Canada’s oil patch is booming. The Alberta tar sands have become the next big oil source for the United States, replacing Saudi Arabia. Within the next 15 years, Canada will be pumping four … 312 View

The Big Stall

How big oil and think tanks are blocking action on climate change in Canada

This book traces the origins of the Trudeau government’s climate change plan back to the energy sector itself — in particular Big Oil. It shows how, in the last fifteen years, Big Oil … 304 View
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Forward and Preface

From: Dry Run

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For this book, I’ve chosen to focus on my first love in the professional world, water, a subject to which I devoted a considerable part of my early professional career. With the arrival of … 7 $0.70 Add
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Introduction

From: The Big Stall

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Compares and contrasts the energy policies of Pierre and Justin Trudeau to demonstrate the shift from a government able and willing to intervene in the economy to pursue the national interest to … 3 $0.30 Add
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Preface

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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Outlines the author’s fascination with the tar sands, the three trips that he has taken to them, why the third trip was exponential different due to the changes in Canada, outlines the … 6 $0.60 Add
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A Short History of Water

From: Dry Run

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In this chapter you’ll learn a little of the fascinating history of water and civilization and how politics, economics and water have been part of the history of the US, especially of the … 11 $1.10 Add
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Crude Awakening

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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This chapter covers the early development of the tar sands with the following subsections: (a) black gold: the pioneers who developed the technology to extract oil from the tar sands; (b) land … 38 $3.80 Add
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EPIC

The oil industry comes to call

From: Oil’s Deep State

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Former Alberta opposition leader Kevin Taft describes the commercial crimes unit of the RCMP’s 2011 investigation into Bruce Carson’s lobbying activities which exposed the strategies … 15 $1.50 Add
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A Triple Crisis

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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This chapter discusses the convergence of three global and potentially deadly crises with implications for the development of the tar sands: (a) peak oil: the end of cheap, abundant supplies of … 38 $3.80 Add
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Containing Environmentalism

From: The Big Stall

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Describes the business lobby’s tactics to contain environmentalism propaganda, including the use of think tanks, during the 1970s and 1980s. Details the rise of neo-liberalism via the Mont … 24 $2.40 Add
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Energy Alternatives to the Site C Dam in a Climate-Challenged World

From: Damming the Peace

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Sustainable energy expert Guy Dauncey looks at alternatives to the Site C dam under construction in B.C.’s Peace River Valley for meeting the electricity needs of British Columbia, and … 28 $2.80 Add
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Energy Superpower

From: Tar Sands Showdown

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This chapter concerns the promotion of Canada as “the world’s next energy superpower,” largely because of the development of the tar sands, with these themes: (a) corporate … 41 $4.10 Add
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Global warming

What industry knew and when they knew it

From: Oil’s Deep State

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Former Alberta opposition leader Kevin Taft analyzes the history of the science around global warming paying particular attention to the organizations and people involved with studying the … 20 $2.00 Add
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On Technology, Agriculture, and the Arts

Tools with a Life of Their Own

From: Peak Everything

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In assessing and understanding technology and its effects on people and nature, it is at least as important to pay attention to the energy that drives our tools as to the tools themselves and the … 17 $1.70 Add