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“Historians will look back at 2015 as the turning point for producing electricity during the 21st century. The data is in: building new nuclear power plants is too expensive and takes too long. Arnie Gunderson, Fairewinds

“Historians will look back at 2015 as the turning point for producing electricity during the 21st century. The data is in: building new nuclear power plants is too expensive and takes too long. Arnie Gunderson, Fairewinds

Global climate change can be prevented with a renewable electric grid that will become the new normal. The forecast is simple: dirty forms of energy like coal, nuclear, oil, and fracked gas are no longer cheaper and certainly not cleaner or safer ... MORE added: Aug. 27 15
A healthy environment nurtures healthy people

A healthy environment nurtures healthy people

If a home is not cleaned and cared for, it will become rundown and less habitable or even unlivable. It's no different with our broader surroundings, from the immediate environment to the entire planet. ... MORE added: Aug. 28 15
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS - See you there!

Tuesday, September 1, 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: Aug. 05 15
Tuesday September 15, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM - CTT's Thought Leadership Series Presents...

Tuesday September 15, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM - CTT's Thought Leadership Series Presents... "Net Zero Energy Communities-Doing the Right Thing, Without Compromise" - Waterloo Inn Conference Hotel

Net Zero Energy Communities not only save the planet, they also provide greater convenience and a healthier lifestyle for their citizens. Join our industry experts as they share insights into leading edge technologies and solutions that exist today ... MORE added: Aug. 19 15
Saturday, October 3rd - GREEN ENERGY DOORS OPEN 2015,  aims to build upon our success - FREE event - local announcements coming. CREW is a member of OSEA.

Saturday, October 3rd - GREEN ENERGY DOORS OPEN 2015, aims to build upon our success - FREE event - local announcements coming. CREW is a member of OSEA.

Green Energy Doors Open is a province-wide, year-round communications campaign & showcase of individual, community & commercial sustainable energy projects organized & spearheaded by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). CHECK IT OUT! ... MORE added: Aug. 28 15
Creating a new story in Lubicon Land: Site of infamous 2011 oil spill now a renewable energy waypoint

Creating a new story in Lubicon Land: Site of infamous 2011 oil spill now a renewable energy waypoint

For the Lubicon Cree First Nation in Alberta, the word "piitapan" means "sunrise." It's fitting, then, that the community's first solar project—a 20.8 KW system—is named the Piitapan Solar Project. "This new solar panel system can shine like a beacon, ... MORE added: Aug. 26 15

CLIMATE CHANGE MATTERS - Waterloo Region Record Opinion Letter - Laura Hamilton

Given how much attention climate change is receiving in other advanced economies, it's bewildering to see the lack of willingness to confront this issue in Canada. ... MORE added: Aug. 26 15
WHEN IT COMES TO NUCLEAR SAFETY WE NEED A WATCHDOG NOT A LAPDOG - The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission(CNSC) has said for years that Darlington is safe - they've been hiding the real risks from the public. Let's not let them get away with it any longer

WHEN IT COMES TO NUCLEAR SAFETY WE NEED A WATCHDOG NOT A LAPDOG - The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission(CNSC) has said for years that Darlington is safe - they've been hiding the real risks from the public. Let's not let them get away with it any longer

A coalition of environmental groups, including Greenpeace, the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, and others have spoken out -- and they need you to SPEAK OUT too. ... MORE added: Aug. 26 15

To stop massive wildfires, we’re going to have to change our strategy

The sooner that firefighting agencies, public officials, policymakers and citizens acknowledge the impact that climate change is having on the frequency, intensity, duration and behavior of fire, the sooner that they will begin to develop new responses ... MORE added: Aug. 26 15

A Hawaiian clean energy plant makes electricity from seawater and ammonia

A 40-foot tall tower on the Big Island of Hawai’i will harvest the oceans’ energy using a method that has renewable energy advocates drooling. It’s part of a new research facility & demo power plant that uses seawater of different temperatures to power ... MORE added: Aug. 26 15

China’s economy is in trouble, but its climate efforts are not - allow its emissions to peak around 2030 - perhaps by 2025, while simultaneously ramping up renewables

China has given environmentalists a lot of encouraging signs in recent years. Its highly polluting heavy industries have been slowing down, as has its coal consumption. China’s economic slowdown could help the country meet its environmental goals. ... MORE added: Aug. 25 15

In Election 2015, which party has it right on global warming, CARBON? Globe & Mail editorial

If one wants to get serious about reducing carbon emissions, the most economically efficient way is this: Put a price on carbon. Look to British Columbia’s revenue-neutral carbon tax - the revenue raised, more than $1-B a year, is returned to taxpayers. ... MORE added: Aug. 25 15

Canadian Solar introduces new 320W polycrystalline solar power module

Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that the company will now be offering its MaxPower polycrystalline module in a new 320W power class. The MaxPower CS6X-320P ... MORE added: Aug. 24 15
Does Patrick Brown support importing water power from Quebec to lower your energy bills?

Does Patrick Brown support importing water power from Quebec to lower your energy bills?

We asked the Simcoe North provincial by-election candidates if they believe that Ontario should negotiate a long-term water power contract with Quebec to lower our energy bills. So far we have received responses from the Liberal, NDP and Green Party but ... MORE added: Aug. 24 15

US Wind Energy Selling At Record Low Price of 2.5 Cents per kWh

"Wind energy prices — particularly in the central United States — have hit new lows, with utilities selecting wind as the low cost option," Berkeley Lab Senior Scientist and report co-author Ryan Wiser said. ... MORE added: Aug. 20 15

Get the Facts: Wind Power Is for Everyone

Wind energy receives overwhelming support from Americans, with approval ratings consistently in the 70-80 percent range. One fact, though, is indisputable: wind power is good for America’s economy. It creates jobs and fuels economic development. ... MORE added: Aug. 20 15

This company has 400 people hyped to build Elon Musk’s transportation hyperloop

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), the startup that’s trying to build Musk’s proposed Hyperloop — a super fast and super sci-fi-ish people launcher that could (in theory) get commuters from L.A. to San Francisco in 30 minutes — announced 3 ... MORE added: Aug. 21 15
Shooting past our expiry date - Earth Overshoot Day (this year August 13 2015) marks the day when global demand for ecological resources and services exceeds what the earth can restore in a given year.

Shooting past our expiry date - Earth Overshoot Day (this year August 13 2015) marks the day when global demand for ecological resources and services exceeds what the earth can restore in a given year.

Increasing consumption of non-renewable sources of energy, freshwater and land for agriculture is exacting a devastating toll on nature. WWF’s 2014 Living Planet Report showed a shocking 52 per cent decline in wildlife worldwide in just four decades. ... MORE added: Aug. 20 15
Concerns about evacuations in nuclear emergencies continue unabated. When the Fukushima disaster occurred, no effective plan existed for mass evacuation of local residents in Japan - the possibility of a severe nuclear accident had been ruled out

Concerns about evacuations in nuclear emergencies continue unabated. When the Fukushima disaster occurred, no effective plan existed for mass evacuation of local residents in Japan - the possibility of a severe nuclear accident had been ruled out

But the mitigation and evacuation plans currently in place are far from reassuring to local residents upon the first restart since. The responsibility to establish the “final barrier” and ensure the safety of residents rests with the local government. ... MORE added: Aug. 20 15
Let's make this election one for the history books!

Let's make this election one for the history books!

In this election, voters like you will choose the direction the country takes. You can even help shape this election before Election Day. We'll help you by sending weekly actions and opportunities. ... MORE added: Aug. 20 15