Canada should look to har­ness the sun

PressReader - BRUCE_CAROL_ROWE Channel - Canada should look to har­ness the sun
I am one of the en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists who doesn’t want more pipe­lines. As Joshua Buck points out, bet­ting on a fu­ture of in­creas­ing de­mand for fos­sil fu­els is bet­ting on a deadly fu­ture for most higher life forms on earth.The di­a­logue by opin­ion pieces can be painful, tend­ing to fos­ter en­trenched po­si­tions. It be­comes dif­fi­cult to ra­tio­nally con­sider op­tions. For in­stance, 2012 fig­ures showed Ger­many had about 18,000 more so­lar ca­pac­ity in­stalled than Al­berta, but Al­berta has much more so­lar po­ten­tial. Cal­gary could be pro­duc­ing 52 per cent per cent more so­lar en­ergy than Ber­lin.Jan Slakov, Salt­spring Is­land

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