Carbon Tax vs Fee and Dividend

Carbon Tax vs Fee and Dividend

On Monday August 17th, WSIC explored the topic of carbon pricing and the benefits and risks to Canadians associated with these measures.  With Federal elections fast approaching, the environment is an increasingly important subject being tackled, and one with a broad impact.  WSIC was pleased to host two qualified speakers to go through the issues:  Brian Foody, CEO of Iogen – a leader in developing technology making clean burning, renewable biofuels from agricultural residues and organic waste – and Yannick Trottier, co-founder of Spectral Applied …

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The Energy From Waste debate needs to be had

The Energy From Waste debate needs to be had

As cities grow and demands on our time increase, invariably, we opt for convenience when available. This applies to waste and usually means an increase in single use disposable items such as prepared food containers, packaged chemical cleaning solutions and other such functional products. Most of our materials can’t be recycled and a great deal ends up in the great Pacific garbage patch as shipping containers fall off ships with our plastic “recycling” bound for China. Many countries in the world have already led the …

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Profitably Sustainable – By Michael

Profitably Sustainable – By Michael

Sustainability or going green is economically beneficial.  It is not just about saving whales and polar bears. There exists huge business opportunities.  Jim Harris, former leader of the federal Green party, thinks going green can be economically beneficial.  For him it’s not just about saving the planet it can save businesses.  Energy efficiency creates many times more jobs than the existing ways of doing business.  Typically, those companies that realize and implement sustainability programs first are those that survive and thrive.  When the price of …

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Green Economy – Follow up

June´s Why Should I Care? discussion of the Green Economy drew our biggest turnout yet! WSIC packed the bar with thoughtful people, all eager to listen to our experts and voice their own opinions on this complex subject.

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