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Hoberg’s Media (MSM and not) Guide to Western Canadian Energy/Environment Policy

George Hoberg January 2, 2012 This guide is intended for the students in my energy policy classes but I wanted to make it more widely available. You can find it here.

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What’s Really Behind the Decline in Belief in Climate Science: It’s the Economy

What’s Really Behind the Decline in Belief in Climate Science: It’s the Economy Lisa Danielson and George Hoberg September 21, 2011 There is widespread evidence that the American public’s belief in climate change is declining. The existence, immediacy and seriousness … Continue reading

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Optimizing your twitter feed for course websites

George Hoberg September 16, 2011 – Update September 26 Note: after writing the initial version of this post, twitter changed it search parameters so that the code originally outlined did not do what it was  designed to do. We’ve revised … Continue reading

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Between Consent and Accommodation: What is the Government Duty to Accommodate First Nations Concerns with Resource Development Projects?

George Hoberg and Stephanie Taylor August 23, 2011 pdf of this post Between consent and accommodation The relationship between Canadian governments and Aboriginal groups continues to shift as a result of political developments and new jurisprudence. The power of Aboriginal … Continue reading

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Formal Government Processes for Policy Production in Canada: Diagram

George Hoberg June 3, 2011 Looking for a description of how Canadian governments, federal and provincial, formally produce public policies? Here’s one attempt to do it graphically. I find myself increasingly teaching the policy process to students who have no … Continue reading

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The British Columbia Effect: Premier Clark Renews BC’s Commitment to Leadership on Climate Action

George Hoberg May 7, 2011 Great news: The new premier of British Columbia has reiterated the Provinces’s commitment, initiated under previous Premier Gordon Campbell, to leadership on climate action policy. Here is an open letter just released from the Premier’s … Continue reading

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Premier Christy Clark: More Reorganization of BC Natural Resource Ministries

George Hoberg and Stephanie Taylor March 15, 2011 Christy Clark was sworn in as British Columbia’s 35th premier yesterday. In announcing her new cabinet, Premier Clark reversed significant parts of the tumultuous reorganization introduced by Gordon Campbell in October 2010. … Continue reading

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The Export Question: Designing Policy for British Columbia Electricity Trade

February 10, 2011 The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions released a White Paper today that I wrote with University of Victoria grad student Amy Sopinka.  The report analyzes the Government of British Columbia’s new strategy to become a net exporter … Continue reading

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Leveraging Forests for Climate Change Promises

Jennifer Allan December 28, 2010 Forests can emit carbon dioxide when the land is cleared, especially through burning, or when trees are left to rot. On the flip side, forests can soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The International … Continue reading

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What’s Behind the Woeful Implementation of Canada’s Species at Risk Act?

George Hoberg July 23 2010 I had the opportunity several weeks ago to speak to the annual meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology in Edmonton at a symposium on “Bridging the Science-Policy Gap in Implementation of Critical Habitat under … Continue reading

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