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THE GRID - Rethinking Energy

THE GRID - Rethinking Energy

An International Renewable Energy Agency report concludes clean energy has grown 85 percent in 10 years, and equipment costs are still plummeting. Renewables are now squarely in the mainstream, but we still need to double output to head off catastrophic ... MORE added: Sep. 10 14
Sunday, September 21 - People's Climate March Waterloo - Event time: 1:30 till 2:30 pm
Waterloo Square: 75 King St. South Waterloo Ontario

Sunday, September 21 - People's Climate March Waterloo - Event time: 1:30 till 2:30 pm Waterloo Square: 75 King St. South Waterloo Ontario

Citizens will gather in Waterloo Square to gather in support for a fossil free future during this one hour event. We will provide information about emergency preparedness and ways we can take personal action to help curb fossil fuel dependency. ... MORE added: Sep. 11 14

World's Poorest Regions Get a Boost in Renewable Energy Financing

- Out of an almost record lending total of $9.445 billion, over two-thirds of the World Bank Group’s energy financing for FY14 was concentrated in regions facing the largest energy deficits — Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. ... MORE added: Sep. 11 14

Former Ontario coal-fired power plant now burning 100% biomass - The Atikokan Generating Station in Ontario is now fully operating on biomass.

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) began a coal-to-biomass conversion on the plant in mid-2012. The project included the construction of two silos that can each store up to 5,000 tonnes of wood pellets, modifications to the boiler and a new distributed contr ... MORE added: Sep. 12 14
Prescription for health: fight global warming

Prescription for health: fight global warming

What if we could reduce worldwide deaths from disease, starvation and disaster while improving the health of people everywhere? According to the World Health Organization, we can. ... MORE added: Sep. 12 14

This legendary accounting firm ran the numbers on climate change

With every year that passes, we’re getting further away from averting a human-caused climate disaster. That’s the key message in this year’s “Low Carbon Economy Index,” a report released by the accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. ... MORE added: Sep. 14 14
September 24 7PM - Gasland 2 - Presented by TransitionKW and REEP - at the REEP House for Sustainable Living - Part of Movies With a Message - ecofilmswr.ca

September 24 7PM - Gasland 2 - Presented by TransitionKW and REEP - at the REEP House for Sustainable Living - Part of Movies With a Message - ecofilmswr.ca

In this explosive follow-up to his film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level ... MORE added: Aug. 15 14
THURSDAY – September 25 at 7:00 p.m. (doors and displays open at 6:30 p.m.) CREW Power $aving Network  - SHRINKING YOUR HYDRO BILL - Kitchener Public Library (newly renovated) Main Branch, Queen St. N.

THURSDAY – September 25 at 7:00 p.m. (doors and displays open at 6:30 p.m.) CREW Power $aving Network - SHRINKING YOUR HYDRO BILL - Kitchener Public Library (newly renovated) Main Branch, Queen St. N.

You can save up to 25% and more on your electricity bills with insider knowledge. Join CREW, with electrical engineers Stephen and son Adam Dixon, to learn how how easy it is to use the Power $aving Network’s Electricity Self-Audit kit - for FREE ... MORE added: Jul. 07 14
CREW P$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

Sign up for saveONenergy PEAKSAVER PLUS and save! FREE!

There are many small changes you can make to save energy at home. SIGN UP for the saveONenergy Peaksaver PLUS program and receive a FREE thermostat and energy display. ... MORE added: Feb. 20 14
RUSH HOUR REWARDS - Get $200 off a NEST Learning Thermostat

RUSH HOUR REWARDS - Get $200 off a NEST Learning Thermostat

Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro has teamed up with NEST to help you save energy, and earn $200 by signing up for the Nest Rush Hour Rewards program. ... MORE added: Aug. 20 14

The Inevitability of Solar

Humankind’s habits and refusal to rapidly change to clean sources of energy and to conserve have accelerated the earth’s warming to the point where a making a change in energy sourcing behavior is critical. Luckily, the sun is not a scarce resource. ... MORE added: Sep. 09 14

Kincardine nuclear waste site hearings re-open

Starting Tuesday, the panel will spend two weeks examining Ontario Power Generation’s proposal to bury 200,000 cubic metres of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste beside the Bruce nuclear station, on the shore of Lake Huron. ... MORE added: Sep. 09 14

China just got serious about global warming. Now we’re really out of excuses.

Over the weekend, China announced it was moving forward with plans for a massive, nationwide cap-and-trade program intended to help combat global warming. Here’s why China is doing this now, and what we know about the plan so far. ... MORE added: Sep. 08 14

Quebec and Ontario Cozy Up On Clean Energy and Climate

In addition to putting climate change squarely on their priority list—along with trade, infrastructure, and joint cabinet meetings—the Premiers made some promising commitments on climate and energy. Those include: ... MORE added: Sep. 08 14
Join us October 1-2 for CanSIA's 5th Annual Solar West 2014 at the Delta Bow Valley in Calgary, Alberta - Space is limited! Don't miss out on this exclusive event! REGISTER NOW!

Join us October 1-2 for CanSIA's 5th Annual Solar West 2014 at the Delta Bow Valley in Calgary, Alberta - Space is limited! Don't miss out on this exclusive event! REGISTER NOW!

A two-day conference featuring the most current solar energy insights & perspectives - Presentations from international and domestic solar experts and industry leaders - Networking at the Welcome, Garden Patio & Closing Receptions and Pub Night ... MORE added: Jul. 09 14
Monday, October 6 - 7:00 p.m. - AN EVENING WITH DAVID SUZUKI in Kitchener - Centre in the Square - Announcing David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Tour

Monday, October 6 - 7:00 p.m. - AN EVENING WITH DAVID SUZUKI in Kitchener - Centre in the Square - Announcing David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Tour

On his last national tour, David Suzuki shares the wisdom of a life full of action and celebrates Canadians who are standing up for the people and places they love. A special evening of inspiration, music and learning. GET TICKETS ... MORE added: Jul. 22 14
The NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS is Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS is Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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: Sep. 03 14
This week in Clean Energy Review, Nevada wins the clean-energy-economy poker game, Vancouver and Calgary lead on rapid-transit investment, and a British fashion superstar and climate-action champion puts her money where her mouth is ... and more.

This week in Clean Energy Review, Nevada wins the clean-energy-economy poker game, Vancouver and Calgary lead on rapid-transit investment, and a British fashion superstar and climate-action champion puts her money where her mouth is ... and more.

FAITH GROUPS UNITE ON DIVESTMENT: A consortium of Canadian faith communities teamed up to launch Fossil Free Faith—a digital platform supporting churches, mosques, synagogues, and others exploring fossil divestment and clean-energy reinvestment. ... MORE added: Sep. 08 14

Irreversible Damage Seen From Climate Change in UN Leak

Humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless there’ faster action to limit the fossil fuel emissions blamed for climate change, according to a leaked draft United Nations report. ... MORE added: Sep. 03 14