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Burlington first U.S. city run by 100 percent renewable energy

Burlington, Vermont is producing as much renewable energy as it uses annually, reports NPR, including solar, wind and hydro. Not too shabby for a city populated by 42,000 people. ... MORE added: Feb. 12 15
Let’s make 2015 the year the world vows to leave fossil fuels in the ground for good.

Let’s make 2015 the year the world vows to leave fossil fuels in the ground for good.

Be part of Global Divestment Day on February 13th-14th. Click here to find an event near you or start your own. ... MORE added: Jan. 15 15
To celebrate Global Divestment (from fossil fuels) Day and Valentine’s Day, Divest Waterloo is organizing a letter writing contest Jan 16, 2015 – Feb 6, 2015. Cash prizes and more! OVER NOW .. BUT WATCH FOR THE WINNERS.

To celebrate Global Divestment (from fossil fuels) Day and Valentine’s Day, Divest Waterloo is organizing a letter writing contest Jan 16, 2015 – Feb 6, 2015. Cash prizes and more! OVER NOW .. BUT WATCH FOR THE WINNERS.

The contest deadline is past. Thanks to those who entered! The winners will be announced on CBC 89.1’s The Morning Edition on February 13th. ... MORE added: Jan. 15 15

UBC profs vote 62 per cent in favour of fossil fuel divestment - “Students have spoken. Faculty have spoken. It's time for UBC to act,” said forestry professor George Hoberg.

University of British Columbia professors voted decisively to urge the university's board of governors to sell off the school's endowment investments in fossil fuel stocks within the next five years. Learn more about how others voted. ... MORE added: Feb. 11 15
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS - followed by Tuesday, April 7. See you there!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS - followed by Tuesday, April 7. 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: Feb. 04 15
March 5, 2015: Stop Funding Climate Change: Exploring Fossil Free Investing - Kitchener Public Library - come early for 2nd chance to see DO THE MATH documentary

March 5, 2015: Stop Funding Climate Change: Exploring Fossil Free Investing - Kitchener Public Library - come early for 2nd chance to see DO THE MATH documentary

Is your investment portfolio contributing to climate change? Whether you have $1,000 or $1 million, you can profitably invest your money without relying on stocks in fossil fuels. Join us on March 5th to learn how! Hosted by Divest Waterloo and CREW. ... MORE added: Jan. 30 15
Getting Ontarians moving while saving them money - Refocus our electricity system away from high-cost nuclear and toward lower cost water power imports from Quebec

Getting Ontarians moving while saving them money - Refocus our electricity system away from high-cost nuclear and toward lower cost water power imports from Quebec

By cancelling the already over budget Darlington Nuclear Re-Build Project, the province can free up $12.9 to $32 billion of government money that can be invested in transportation infrastructure instead. ... MORE added: Feb. 12 15

Is nuclear refurbishment Ontario’s best option?

A new case study done by Vancouver-based Navius Research calls into question the wisdom of Ontario’s refurbishment plan in a world where solar power and energy storage costs are falling dramatically. ... MORE added: Feb. 12 15

This amazing gadget is the best technology we have for trapping CO2

Here’s a shocker. It looks like one of the best weapons we have right now in the fight-to-the-death cage match that is combatting climate change is — drumroll please — planting trees! ... MORE added: Feb. 12 15

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS on Renewable Energy (Especially Wind and Solar Energy)

This document has been prepared to offer a consolidated list of the most common questions we have received about renewable energy, and to provide reference information to other clarifying resources where appropriate. We trust that you will find this usef ... MORE added: Mar. 18 13

Thunder Bay Generating Station Now Fuelled by Advanced Biomass

Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Thunder Bay Generating Station (TBGS) is now in service & is leading the electricity industry with an exciting new technology. The station has been converted to use advanced biomass, a renewable, clean & dispatchable fuel ... MORE added: Feb. 10 15

Now BP and Shell will consider the cost of climate change when doing business

BP will support a shareholder resolution calling on the company to release information about how climate change could affect its business. It’s the second big win for climate-conscious investors this year: Shell agreed to support a similar resolution las ... MORE added: Feb. 10 15

McDonald's eyeing net zero energy restaurants

McDonald's Corp is investigating the feasibility of developing net zero energy (NZE) fast food restaurants. Net zero energy means that in a year, an energy efficient building & the site on which it sits produces as much renewable energy as it consumes ... MORE added: Feb. 10 15

We need to talk about your old basement TV - Did you know that old TV plugged into the wall but never or rarely turned on - can cost you $10-15 a year in phantom load?? (CREW comment)

Our electronics have become more energy-efficient over time thanks to things like Energy Star standards. The bad news is our energy-efficient purchases are meaningless because we’re a bunch of packrats who keep old devices instead of actually replacing ... MORE added: Feb. 10 15
March 26 - 6th annual Ontario FIT and Renewable Energy Forum - Toronto

March 26 - 6th annual Ontario FIT and Renewable Energy Forum - Toronto

We have created an essential, intensive, extended one-day program for all those involved in renewable project development under the RFP and FIT. ... MORE added: Jan. 30 15
This week in Clean Energy Review, Sir Richard Branson beats the zero-carbon drum for Paris, Norway says nei takk to coal, and the Supreme Court of British Columbia raps the National Post for defaming a Canadian climate scientist.

This week in Clean Energy Review, Sir Richard Branson beats the zero-carbon drum for Paris, Norway says nei takk to coal, and the Supreme Court of British Columbia raps the National Post for defaming a Canadian climate scientist.

NEWLY PROPOSED “MEDICARE MODEL” SHOWS CARBON PRICING HAS LEGS IN OTTAWA - At a speech in Calgary on Friday, Lib Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau outlined the distinct role that his team believes Ottawa should play in tackling climate change & carbon ... MORE added: Feb. 09 15
CREW P$N - Learn how to SAVE up to 25% & more ON YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL. CREW Power $aving Network (tP$N) electricity self-audit kits are available for borrowing FREE at libraries across Waterloo Region

CREW P$N - Learn how to SAVE up to 25% & more ON YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL. CREW Power $aving Network (tP$N) electricity self-audit kits are available for borrowing FREE at libraries across Waterloo Region

Learn how to save big on your electricity bill. CREW Power $aving Network (tP$N) electricity self-audit kits are available for borrowing FREE at libraries across Waterloo Region. Contact your local library to reserve. ... MORE added: Mar. 18 13

World's biggest sovereign wealth fund dumps dozens of coal companies

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), worth $850bn (£556bn) and founded on the nation’s oil and gas wealth, revealed a total of 114 companies had been dumped on environmental and climate grounds in its first report on responsible investing ... MORE added: Feb. 09 15

Repurposing spent EV batteries for grid storage revisited

Some manufacturers and others are looking ahead to a time when there are more of them -- & more spent batteries to deal with. Once the batteries are unusable for powering cars, recycling is simply not economically feasible. But some companies have been ... MORE added: Feb. 10 15
Winter Cycling 101 - It's warmer than you think. 
Host David Dodge gets out of his comfort zone and learns the ins and outs of cycling in the dead of a Canadian winter

Winter Cycling 101 - It's warmer than you think. Host David Dodge gets out of his comfort zone and learns the ins and outs of cycling in the dead of a Canadian winter

What would it take to get you out of your car and on to your bike for your work commute in the winter? ... MORE added: Feb. 08 15