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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS - See you there!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS - See you there!

CREW has been joining up with members of KW GREEN DRINKS - ongoing, the first Tuesday of each month - Please JOIN US - 7:00-10:00 p.m., at the Barley Works, Huether Hotel, Waterloo, and get caught up on the latest discussions ... MORE added: Jun. 03 15

Airlines are investing in biofuels. How’s that shaking out?

Now there’s a (very limited) way to fly without drowning Pacific Islanders. Many airlines have experimented with biofuels, and some have even instituted regular renewable-fuel flights. ... MORE added: Jul. 06 15
A solar-powered plane touches down in Hawaii, a miniature Canadian-made EV turns heads out west, and Nova Scotia sets a wind power record—if only for an hour, Tesla Assembly Line Running on Overdrive & much more!

A solar-powered plane touches down in Hawaii, a miniature Canadian-made EV turns heads out west, and Nova Scotia sets a wind power record—if only for an hour, Tesla Assembly Line Running on Overdrive & much more!

The single-seat sunshine-powered Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Hawaii Saturday following a record-breaking 8,774 km flight from Japan. At just under 118 hours, it was the longest such journey ever completed by an aircraft of its kind. ... MORE added: Jul. 06 15

Jane Fonda calls climate rally 'historic' - Star-studded cast joins climate rally in Toronto

Labour groups, First Nations leaders, students & environmentalists led the rally calling on the federal government to do more to combat climate change & to focus on creating more jobs in the renewable energy sector to shift Canada away from an oil-based ... MORE added: Jul. 06 15
This weekend, people across Canada showed that we are building the kind of climate movement we need: broad, diverse, and powerful. 350.org

This weekend, people across Canada showed that we are building the kind of climate movement we need: broad, diverse, and powerful. 350.org

Today, in a spectacular demonstration of unity & solidarity, over 10,000 people marched together in Toronto for Jobs, Justice and the Climate. This mobilization brought together a truly diverse coalition, from frontline Indigenous communities to Canada’ ... MORE added: Jul. 05 15

Toronto march to merge economic justice and climate action - The Guardian

A mobilization calling for a “new economy that works for people and the planet” will bring together unions, environmentalists, anti-poverty organizations, farmers, faith groups, Indigenous peoples & others on July 5 in Toronto, according to a video abou ... MORE added: Jun. 26 15

July 16th, Kitchener - ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Builder Training

This course orients building professionals both new and experienced with the latest v12.6 standards, providing the essential training, tips and tools needed to succeed. ... MORE added: Jun. 11 15
Solar and Wind Energy Electric System Introduction - July 18 and Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems - July 19 ...Solar PV Commissioning and Solar PV Operation and Maintenance - FREE online courses and more

Solar and Wind Energy Electric System Introduction - July 18 and Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems - July 19 ...Solar PV Commissioning and Solar PV Operation and Maintenance - FREE online courses and more

TRCA is currently in the process of developing two e-learning courses related to solar PV commissioning, and operation & maintenance - intended for anyone involved in commissioning, or day-to-day operation & maintenance of grid-connected PV systems ... MORE added: Jun. 03 15
This week in Clean Energy Review, litigators toast a stunning Dutch judgement, Alberta hints of better things to come, and Christiana Figueres invites petros to shut up and dance, already, China Will Invest $6.6 Trillion to Advance Climate Solutions.

This week in Clean Energy Review, litigators toast a stunning Dutch judgement, Alberta hints of better things to come, and Christiana Figueres invites petros to shut up and dance, already, China Will Invest $6.6 Trillion to Advance Climate Solutions.

A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action If Shell, BP, & four other fossil fuel majors support tougher carbon regulations, it’s time to prove it, wrote UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, responding to the companies’ May 29 missive. ... MORE added: Jul. 06 15

Scientists Research Stealthy Owl Wings in Bid for Quiet Wind Turbine

BERLIN — Scientists seeking to make a quieter wind turbine are mimicking owl wings after uncovering the secret of the bird’s ability to silently descend on its prey. ... MORE added: Jun. 25 15

Renewables to Beat Fossil Fuels With $3.7 Trillion Solar Boom

Renewable energy will draw almost two-thirds of the spending on new power plants over the next 25 years, dwarfing spending on fossil fuels, as plunging costs make solar the first choice for consumers and the poorest nations. ... MORE added: Jun. 25 15

Planet-unfriendly Pacific trade pact leaps a big hurdle

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — the mysterious trade agreement between the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam — just took a big step closer to passing. ... MORE added: Jun. 25 15

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves....

Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global warming. Around the world there are 28 or so research groups in more than a dozen countries who have written 61 climate models. ... MORE added: Jun. 25 15
Welcome to the Octopod: An off-grid, solar powered shipping container cabin in Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Welcome to the Octopod: An off-grid, solar powered shipping container cabin in Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Jason Rioux's shipping container cabin. The cabin was built out of seven containers in a hub-and-spoke pattern near Bobcaygeon, Ontario. ... MORE added: Jun. 22 15
“If objective information suggests that serious and irreversible damage may result, a project should be halted or modified, even in the absence of indisputable proof.

“If objective information suggests that serious and irreversible damage may result, a project should be halted or modified, even in the absence of indisputable proof." Pope Francis

Clean Energy Groups Launch International Campaign to Keep Nuclear Power out of Global Climate Talks 7 international clean energy organizations launched a major new campaign in support of a nuclear-free, carbon-free energy system and to prevent nuclear ... MORE added: Jun. 23 15

B.C.’s global-warming lesson for Alberta and Ontario - Globe editorial

In the coming months, Ontario & Alberta – which produce nearly two-thirds of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions – will introduce new rules to lower their carbon output. Will these provinces put in place policies that deliver the greatest environmental be ... MORE added: Jun. 19 15
This week in Clean Energy Review, Tesla signs a Dalhousie prof, more nations set renewable-power targets, and Canada’s wind sector enjoys a megawatt moment, plus Pontiff Calls for “Cultural Revolution” To Fight Climate Change

This week in Clean Energy Review, Tesla signs a Dalhousie prof, more nations set renewable-power targets, and Canada’s wind sector enjoys a megawatt moment, plus Pontiff Calls for “Cultural Revolution” To Fight Climate Change

Pope Francis endorsed the “very solid scientific consensus” on climate change in Laudato Si’ (“Praise Be”), his groundbreaking encyclical. His Holiness cited energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, better marine & forest management ... MORE added: Jun. 22 15

Why the Pope has caught this non Catholic's attention

Addressing climate change is the greatest moral challenge of our time. And it’s going to require us to face these short-term fears in the service of solutions that bring about a much greater good, will call us all be braver, stronger, more compassionate ... MORE added: Jun. 22 15
In the midst of a beautiful summer, the September 28th deadline for submissions at the Darlington relicensing hearing can seem to be eons away.

In the midst of a beautiful summer, the September 28th deadline for submissions at the Darlington relicensing hearing can seem to be eons away.

But the reality is that we have less than a hundred days left to prepare for the event that could change the face of Ontario's energy plan forever. ... MORE added: Jun. 22 15

Canadian Catholics hail Pope Francis's climate crusade - National Observer - “We have to unveil the lie that Canada's well-being relies solely on relentless resource extraction,” said Kennedy in an interview on Tuesday.

In the encyclical, leaked early this week to an Italian magazine, Pope Francis calls on people to change the way they live in order to halt the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem," and clearly links human activity to climate change. ... MORE added: Jun. 18 15