James Glave
James Glave is the conversations manager for the energy program at Tides Canada, the nation's largest charitable foundation focused on environmental and social justice challenges. His team is working to help transform Canada into a leading energy efficient, ecologically responsible, and prosperous low carbon economy.

Entries by James Glave

B.C. Carbon Tax Doesn't Hurt Agricultural Sector: Study

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 9:32 PM

Despite industry claims to the contrary, British Columbia's carbon tax has not hurt the province's agricultural sector, a new Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions study concludes. Further, the study suggests that the more than $25 million worth of competitive "relief" that the provincial government has granted the industry...

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You Say You Want an Energy Revolution? Make a Run For It!

(4) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 12:41 PM

Kim Slater knows that Canada can reinvent itself, and shift from being a fossil fuel dealer to a clean energy leader. She knows her elected leaders can make it happen. But she isn't waiting for them to take the lead.

She's starting without them.

On July 8, the 32 year...

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Private Health Care is Stranding U.S. Expats Overseas

(6) Comments | Posted August 13, 2009 | 3:50 PM

The story of health care reform is about legislators, lobbyists, taxpayers, and shareholders.

But it is also about Kathleen Kelly.

Born in upstate New York, Kelly is a wife and a mother, married to a Canadian and living just outside Vancouver, B.C. where she co-owns a consulting company that works...

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Backstage at a Run-of-River Green-Energy Project

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2009 | 5:00 PM

TOBA INLET, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- When it comes to renewable-energy generation, location is everything. The southwest is a shoe-in for solar. Texas offers wicked wind. And this corner of the continent boasts steep, roaring glacier-fed rivers, and a growing group of companies harnessing them to generate carbon-free electricity.

The technology...

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High Time for High-Speed Rail

(9) Comments | Posted February 12, 2009 | 1:04 PM

If you believe the soothsayers at The Department of Energy, by about 2020 or so, America's transportation sector will reach a dubious milestone. At that point it will be kicking out around two billion metric tonnes of heat-trapping carbon dioxide per year.

Or not. There is another option, and President...

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Combatting "CO-Tuneout"

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2009 | 12:03 PM

Do you know how much carbon that quick Google search just kicked up? Or the atmospheric price of that orange juice?

Me neither. In fact -- even though I theoretically stay on top of this stuff for a living -- I don't care.

Evidently I'm an odd man out,...

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Is GreenTech Too Girly?

(6) Comments | Posted October 28, 2008 | 12:18 PM

Plug-in hybrids, windmills, and clothes lines? Dude, that stuff is for chicks, right?

All glibness aside, a new survey of what Americans believe about the climate crisis -- and why -- reveals that a majority of those surveyed consider the issue to be more soft and feminine than strong and...

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''Strategic" Voters Aim to Bump Canada's Harper

(4) Comments | Posted October 13, 2008 | 5:30 PM

Could a scrappy web site have a shot at squeezing America's leading and most reliable supply of petroleum?

It's a long shot, but its organizers sure hope so. As Canadians go to the polls Tuesday to choose a new federal government, hundreds of thousands of green-leaning voters are logging on...

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Sarah, Meet the Culdesactivists

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2008 | 6:27 PM

When Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani belittled the work of the nation's community organizers, they dissed the often-thankless efforts of change agents working to solve the pressing challenges of America's inner cities.

But along the way they also pshawed a still-largely-invisible army of regular people like you and me who...

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Wipe That Green Grin Off Your Face

(2) Comments | Posted September 4, 2008 | 2:33 PM

I once worked with an art director who had a unique approach to dealing with the tricky conflicts and bitter power struggles that festered away in his department. When I asked him how things were going, he'd flash me a thumbs-up, paste on a grin, and say, "Hey, it's all...

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