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OpEd: Attacking oilsands a ‘dirty trick’

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OpEd: Attacking oilsands a `dirty trick`

Canada far ahead of other oil-exporting nations on social and environmental fronts

DECEMBER 8, 2011

As environmental activists attack Canada’s climate-change position at the United Nations talks in Durban, South Africa, I can’t stand idly by while false allegations continue to be made about one of Canada’s most innovative and important industries: the oilsands. Read more

Toronto Sun – December 1, 2011




Greenpeace activists living in a dream world

The world needs oil now and we’ll need it for the foreseeable future

DECEMBER 01, 2011

As environmental activists fly to Durban, South Africa to attack Canada’s climate change position at the UN climate change talks, I can’t stand idly by while false allegations continue to be made about one of Canada’s most innovative and important industries: The oil sands. Read more

Moore: Obama holds back ethical Canadian oil

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MOORE: Obama holds back ethical Canadian oil

Northern neighbors have top environmental standards

By Patrick Moore – The Washington Times
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Given the unfortunate decision to delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast, it’s important that Americans understand where the oil they use comes from. Read more

Environmentalist supports nuclear power

environmentalist supports nuclear power




Environmentalist supports nuclear power

By: PATRICK MOORE | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Published: October 23, 2011

As a life-long environmentalist and ecologist interested in pursuing environmentally sustainable policies, I attended the Governor’s Energy Conference in Richmond last week. My perspective on the subject is somewhat unusual. I was a founding member of Greenpeace and served for nine years as president of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a director of Greenpeace International. My academic training is in forest biology, with a doctorate in ecology. Yes, I am a passionate environmentalist, but one who professes a balance of environmental, social and economic priorities. Read more

The importance of the Nuclear Option

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The Importance of the Nuclear Option

Greenpeace Co-Founder Remains Supporter

Published In: EnergyBiz Magazine May/June 2011
BY: Martin Rosenberg

PATRICK MOORE TOOK A STEP ONTO THE WORLD STAGE four decades ago as the co-founder of Greenpeace, the activist environmental group that pressed for an end to atomic weapons tests and the hunting of whales. Read more

We need a nuclear renaissance

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We need a nuclear renaissance

Patrick Moore, National Post • Mar. 28, 2011 | Last Updated: Mar. 28, 2011 4:04 AM ET

Nuclear energy supplies about 16% of the world’s electricity, a percentage similar to hydroelectric power. Among the 30 countries with nuclear power plants, 21 countries obtain 15% or more of their electricity from nuclear energy, ranging from Canada at 15% to France at nearly 80%. In the U.S., about 20% of electricity is produced by 104 nuclear plants, nearly one-quarter of all the world’s nuclear power. The 439 nuclear plants that operate in 31 countries today are producing clean, reliable, reasonably priced electricity for hundreds of millions of people. And yet nuclear energy remains the most controversial form of power, so much so that some countries and regions have passed laws against it, either pledging to phase it out altogether or placing bans on further development. Read more

Energy innovation: An economical path forward

Energy innovation: An economical path forward

By Christine Todd Whitman and Patrick Moore – The Hill – 05/12/10 09:45 AM ET

This country is at an economic and environmental crossroads and needs to chart a more sustainable path forward. Read more

Good Nuclear In, Bad Nuclear Out – Cause for Celebration on 40th Earth Day

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Good Nuclear In, Bad Nuclear Out — Cause for Celebration on 40th Earth Day


Patrick Moore
Co-Founder of Greenpeace
Posted: April 21, 2010 03:53 PM
Huffington Post

This Earth Day, which celebrates the 40th year of its founding, is special for another reason beyond its anniversary date. On the topic of nuclear, 2010 is a good year for both the environment and world peace. Read more

Jump starting nuclear energy

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Jump-starting nuclear energy

President Obama’s commitment for federal loans for two advanced plants in Georgia is an important step for clean energy and a revitalized economy. Read more

Demise of nuclear is being exaggerated

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Demise of nuclear is being exaggerated


MARCH 3, 2010

Recent media reports have suggested a respected institute has thrown cold water on the notion of a nuclear renaissance for Canada. My reading of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) report is the renaissance may not come as fast here as in some other countries, but it is nonetheless real. Read more