Flame Lit – Part I – Combustion

A limited micro-blog series of energy definitions and quick facts to help improve energy literacy Lamp - photo by author Combustion Whether we burn candle wax, propane, or coal, the combustion equation is always the same: Fuel + oxygen = heat + by-products (carbon dioxide and water) Most fuels we humans use today are organic… Continue reading Flame Lit – Part I – Combustion

The Carbon Tax For Dummies – Part 1 -Why Do We Need It and What Will We Pay?

My son’s soccer team played in a tournament in Gothenburg this past summer. As we got to know the city and Swedish countryside, I was in awe of the number of wind turbines and the extensive use of their efficient, clean, public transit system. Back home, Canadians appear to be struggling to accept the $30/tonne… Continue reading The Carbon Tax For Dummies – Part 1 -Why Do We Need It and What Will We Pay?