Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a key proponent of a New Green Deal

The Green New Deal: Our Best Chance on Climate

The Green New Deal (GND) has gotten a lot of attention since legislation was proposed in the U.S. Congress in February. The term derives from Roosevelt’s New Deal policies during the Great Depression. The Green New Deal, however, addresses today’s two most urgent problems simultaneously: climate change and rising inequality. […]


Electrify Everything

If you electrify everything and produce electricity from wind, water, and solar, your power demand goes down 42.5 percent. Most of that is due to the fact that electricity is more efficient than combustion. If I drive a car, the plug-to-wheel efficiency of an electric car is about 80 to […]

Bullfrog Power and Queens Partnership

Green Power Partnerships

This past November, the Queen’s University Solar Design Team (QSDT) announced their partnership with Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading clean energy provider. The QSDT has been building a completely off-grid home meant to test and discover new and advanced sustainable housing technologies. The Queen’s Solar Education Center, as it is called, […]

Nozzle with warning label

Buyer Beware

The era of climate change denial is over, yet the connection between human consumption and climate change continues to be lost on some consumers. Climate change warning labels on gas pump nozzles provide a low-cost solution to bridge the gap that societies have towards the cause and effect of climate change.


Last Chance

The final hours of climate change negotiations in Paris are looming. Having wrapped up Thursday night’s session at 6 am Friday morning, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has conceded that the final text will not be released Friday evening has he hoped, but rather Saturday morning. This means another late night […]

Canadian Youth

Everything is at Stake for Canada’s Youth

For a self-dubbed Minister of Youth, Justin Trudeau has yet to really impress the Canadian Youth Delegation (CYD) at UN climate negotiations in Paris. 17 young Canadians are in Paris trying to have their voices heard by the government and negotiators. In the first week of the conference, the CYD […]