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Wednesday November 26 - Kitchen and Bathroom Spaces is NEXT in series of Fall workshops at REEP -  - REEP House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street, Kitchener 7-9pm - Also REEP House Open every Saturday - 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday November 26 - Kitchen and Bathroom Spaces is NEXT in series of Fall workshops at REEP - - REEP House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street, Kitchener 7-9pm - Also REEP House Open every Saturday - 12:00-4:00 p.m.

The kitchen and bathroom are the place of much activity in a home, from socializing to retreating and personal care. Join Trent Bauman of Menno Martin Contractor in a discussion on you can make your space fully functional - REGISTER ... MORE added: Nov. 13 14
Thurs., November 27, 2014, doc. QUIETLY INTO DISASTER  brought to you by CREW & the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) - 7:00 p.m. (doors & displays open 6:30 p.m.) - Church of St. John the Evangelist (Anglican) 23 Water St. N. Kitchener - ecofilmswr.ca

Thurs., November 27, 2014, doc. QUIETLY INTO DISASTER brought to you by CREW & the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) - 7:00 p.m. (doors & displays open 6:30 p.m.) - Church of St. John the Evangelist (Anglican) 23 Water St. N. Kitchener - ecofilmswr.ca

Doc deals with facts & topics concerning nuclear fission: damages done to health & environment, nuclear waste & politics, renewable energies, reactor safety, the serious implications of a nuclear accident & the public resistance. Intro & discussion OCAA ... MORE added: Oct. 02 14
Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS

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: Nov. 05 14

Minnesota Can Accommodate Up To 40% Renewables Penetration, Finds Study - If Minnesota can reach 40% why is Ontario capped a 7.5?

A study conducted by Minnesota public utilities in cooperation with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator says Minnesota's power system can accommodate renewable generation representing up to 40% of retail sales in total with certain upgrades ... MORE added: Nov. 26 14

How Trans Mountain Pipeline Delivers Max Profits to U.S. Investors By Avoiding Paying Canadian Taxes

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based multinational that owns & operates the Trans Mountain Pipeline System, claims Trans Mountain is a significant contributor to federal & provincial income tax revenues. The company is relying on this as proof it deserves ..BUT ... MORE added: Nov. 26 14
Solar Industry & Ontario Fire Chiefs Announce New Solar Safety Training Program

Solar Industry & Ontario Fire Chiefs Announce New Solar Safety Training Program

Ottawa - November 25, 2014 - In an effort to continue to improve the safety of firefighters and the people they protect, the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) today announced the completion ... MORE added: Nov. 25 14

Wind, solar narrowing the price gap with coal and gas

Most industry professionals have agreed for some time that the cost of wind and solar power will be lower than coal and gas prices. The question stirring up the most argument is when. Many observers say that day is years away, but utilities have been inc ... MORE added: Nov. 25 14
Premier Wynne ends electricity separatism - Congratulations Premier Wynne on providing Ontario with the smart and innovative leadership that we need to green our electricity system and lower our energy bills.

Premier Wynne ends electricity separatism - Congratulations Premier Wynne on providing Ontario with the smart and innovative leadership that we need to green our electricity system and lower our energy bills.

But danger looms - Bruce B Nuclear Re-Build Contract - If contract is signed it will be the largest contract with the private sector ever entered into by the Government of Ontario. It will cost Ontario’s consumers $60 to $111 billion over 30 years & ... MORE added: Nov. 25 14

Solar power charging ahead in America

America is building so much solar power that 10% of the country’s energy needs could be generated by the sun in 15 years, says a new study urging the country to keep looking skyward for energy solutions. ... MORE added: Nov. 25 14

From Ashes to Energy: $1 Billion Alevo Battery Factory Surges On the Scene

Taking over an old cigarette factory in North Carolina, Alevo announces new battery technology and 3.5 million square feet of factory space to make its new GridBank batteries in. ... MORE added: Nov. 26 14

Germany cuts coal to reach climate targets

Germany wants to reduce coal power to achieve its climate goal - and send a positive signal to the climate summit in Peru in early December. The government is planning new legislation. ... MORE added: Nov. 26 14
December 8-9 - CanSIA is pleased to have the opportunity once again to bring together the solar and renewable energy industries for Solar Canada 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

December 8-9 - CanSIA is pleased to have the opportunity once again to bring together the solar and renewable energy industries for Solar Canada 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Join us and take advantage of the unique opportunity to share knowledge, learn of advancements in solar energy policy, and network with colleagues and stakeholders from around the country and the world. REGISTER TODAY! ... MORE added: Oct. 22 14
This week in Clean Energy Review, IKEA continues its clean-power shopping spree, Quebec and Ontario boost their electricity trade and talk carbon, and the UN pinpoints the date the fossil-fuel party needs to end.

This week in Clean Energy Review, IKEA continues its clean-power shopping spree, Quebec and Ontario boost their electricity trade and talk carbon, and the UN pinpoints the date the fossil-fuel party needs to end.

ONTARIO MAY BE WARMING TO CARBON PRICING - Friday's agreement suggests that Premier Wynne (above, with her counterpart Philippe Couillard) and her cabinet may be warming up to Quebec’s carbon pricing regimen. ... MORE added: Nov. 24 14

A strategy to reduce greenhouse gases - Waterloo Region Record letter to the editor

The best strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, & to stay true to conservative principles, is to put a steadily rising price on carbon emissions. Right now, polluters are being subsidized because they are allowed to pollute the atmosphere for free ... MORE added: Nov. 24 14

David Suzuki gives fiery speech on Burnaby Mountain to Kinder Morgan protesters - "My grandson was dragged across the line and was arrested! I'm disappointed and it grieves me because of the respect we have for you!" Suzuki shouted.

Legendary environmental leader David Suzuki walked up to a police line defending Kinder Morgan drill crews on Burnaby Mountain on Sunday, at a protest gaining world-wide attention. "I have nothing but great thoughts of the RCMP," he yelled. Suzuki spoke ... MORE added: Nov. 24 14

World Bank to ditch coal for clean energy

The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in “circumstances of extreme need” because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its President Jim Yong Kim. ... MORE added: Nov. 24 14

Get nuclear overhauls right, banker warns: Past power plant projects in Ontario missed deadlines, suffered from cost overruns - Toronto Star

The massive task of refurbishing 10 nuclear reactors - at a cost of $25 billion - is the crucial issue for keeping electricity rates under control in Ontario, says a CIBC investment banker ... MORE added: Nov. 21 14

Energy Storage Emerges as an All-Purpose Grid Asset

SCE recently awarded more than 250 MW of energy storage contracts. Here's a deeper dive into the thinking behind that historic announcement. ... MORE added: Nov. 22 14

French Nuclear Giant Areva Says Future Is Uncertain, Prompting a Sell-Off - New York Times

ARIS — Areva, the French nuclear technology giant, has warned of an uncertain outlook for its business amid delays to important projects and sluggishness in the global atomic energy sector, sending its stock tumbling on Wednesday. ... MORE added: Nov. 22 14
Canada's first concentrated solar thermal plant, and,
Medicine Hat,

Canada's first concentrated solar thermal plant, and, Medicine Hat, "The Gas City," goes solar

More than three years ago Ted Clugston was showing me around the small southern Alberta city of Medicine Hat for our pilot episode. He pointed to a hillside and said he eventually hoped to see a showcase solar project there. He saw it as an educational ... MORE added: Nov. 22 14