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G7 energy, environment leaders haggle over climate strategy

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By ELAINE KURTENBACH and MARI YAMAGUCHI

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It's interesting to see an India flag there. If you are serious about this stuff you just might want to include China in the discussion too.

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Reason why India is included and China not because India and China have different ideologies when it comes to global relationship.

China may be included the day they stop bullying and start respecting neighbouring countries. Its only country having border disputes with 17 surrounding countries with or without land borders. Rather then participation its time for China for some serious introspection.

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how many (jetsetting, not very planet-friendly) meetings of this sort have there been since the International environmental agreement of 1992.... then Kyoto.... then Paris.... plus 27 COPs to date..... they don't seem to be making progress do they. surely it's not all smoke and mirrors?

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diagonalslipToday  06:49 pm JST

how many (jetsetting, not very planet-friendly) meetings of this sort have there been since the International environmental agreement of 1992.... then Kyoto.... then Paris.... plus 27 COPs to date..... they don't seem to be making progress do they. surely it's not all smoke and mirrors?

Imagine the world today since 1992 with no international forum at all for agreement or setting goals with respect to these issues that affects every one on this planet. We would probably be in a worse state.

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Canada was sitting at the kid's table.

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No Canada and Japan have a lot of cross channel communications for geothermal.

Japan going green with expansive geothermal and hydrothermal because of it being an island nation would be a clear winner, it's just getting the oyagis out of the way.

Same as it ever was

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every city along the coast of Japan has the opportunity to implement hydrothermal just like Enwave Deep Lake Water cooling, but because it's salt water it would hold even more energy. This would offset the cost of air conditioning as it already works here in Toronto. Otherwise we would have needed a gas power plant in the middle of the downtown. That was averted!

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@sf2k Okay, point to Canada in the picture of the adult table in the image.

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Focus should be on idiotic virtue signaling Germany. Abandoning world class nuclear power reactors and investing in new coal plants and under performing renewables (unreliables).

They have spent over $500 billion and counting on their energy transition and actually increased carbon emissions while jacking up energy prices four hundred percent.

The poster child for what not to do.

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Maybe when they all meet in Japan, someone can ask the point of obsessing over plastic bags at grocery stores when these same stores offer unlimited plastic bags in rolls at the bagging stations. Or about the pointlessness of paper straws at Starbucks when the entire take out cup is plastic. Or McDonalds paper straws but you can simply request and be given a plastic straw. Or the national sport of sitting/laying/sleeping in a running car for hours on the side of roads.

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Eliminate carbon credits for big companies like Google who just buy their carbon emissions free status

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