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Canada’s 2030 Climate Targets Won’t Be Hit, Even In Best-Case Scenario: Report

Canada’s 2030 Climate Targets Won’t Be Hit, Even In Best-Case Scenario: Report

The research by environmental economists Dave Sawyer and Chris Bataille is the first to take into account new policy developments, including Alberta’s proposed emissions cap & carbon taxes, Ontario’s looming cap and trade market, federal vows to cut met ... MORE added: Apr. 29 16
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:30A-11:30A - WISE is pleased to host Paul Mertes President and CEO of CircuitMeter Inc. in the latest installment of our Public Lecture Series, ‘FORENSIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT’. UW CPH 4333 from

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:30A-11:30A - WISE is pleased to host Paul Mertes President and CEO of CircuitMeter Inc. in the latest installment of our Public Lecture Series, ‘FORENSIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT’. UW CPH 4333 from

The ability to identify and break down electrical use into granular data, for any specific time, circuit by circuit, CircuitMeter is introducing the concept of Forensic Energy Management™. ... MORE added: Apr. 13 16
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS - See you there!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 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: Apr. 09 16

Solar plane arrives in Arizona Monday May 2 from California on latest 16 hr leg of global trip

An airplane powered only by sunlight has arrived in a Phoenix suburb after completing the latest leg of its global trip. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed shortly before 9 p.m. PDT Monday at Phoenix Goodyear Airport - launching Monday from California ... MORE added: May. 03 16

Americans used less energy overall in 2015 than the previous year

Americans used less energy overall in 2015 than the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. ... MORE added: May. 03 16
Wednesday, May 4 @ 7:00 pm EDT CLIMATE CHANGE CHAOS AND INEXACT COMPUTING - Tim Palmer of Oxford University

Wednesday, May 4 @ 7:00 pm EDT CLIMATE CHANGE CHAOS AND INEXACT COMPUTING - Tim Palmer of Oxford University

How well can we predict the climate future? This question is at the heart of Tim Palmer's research into the links between chaos theory and the science of climate change. - Get Tickets ... MORE added: Apr. 18 16
Since the BREAK FREE from Fossil Fuels mobilization was announced last December, every single month has shattered temperature records.

Since the BREAK FREE from Fossil Fuels mobilization was announced last December, every single month has shattered temperature records.

There's little doubt that the month of May will break more records still -- but from May 3rd to 15th, people on every continent will be breaking free. This is an unprecedented moment of global action. ... MORE added: May. 02 16
$500 per family per year: that’s what Cap and Trade will cost Ontarians when it’s rolled out in 2017.

$500 per family per year: that’s what Cap and Trade will cost Ontarians when it’s rolled out in 2017.

Carbon pricing is the most cost effective and economically sound means of reducing emissions in our province. The Government of Ontario has had a poor track record of picking winners when it comes to clean investment. ... MORE added: May. 02 16
This week: Clues emerge that EV demand is soaring out West, the “Deep Decarbonization” guys run the numbers (and Canada comes up short), and a leaked copy of Ontario’s Climate Action Plan hints that Queen’s Park is about to go big.

This week: Clues emerge that EV demand is soaring out West, the “Deep Decarbonization” guys run the numbers (and Canada comes up short), and a leaked copy of Ontario’s Climate Action Plan hints that Queen’s Park is about to go big.

Good news: Recent policy moves in Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan—plus federal commitments—have placed Canada on track for “significant” greenhouse gas reductions. New research shows even with aggressive moves, the country will still fall short ... MORE added: May. 02 16
Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. - WATERLOO EARTH DAY  - Westmount Sports Park, 440 Westmount Rd., Waterloo

Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. - WATERLOO EARTH DAY - Westmount Sports Park, 440 Westmount Rd., Waterloo

Enjoy free family fun at the annual Waterloo Earth Day event. This event will be delivered in conjunction with the grand opening of the Westmount Sports Park and will feature the unveiling of a bird-themed natural playground and interactive signage ... MORE added: Apr. 22 16
Saturday, May 7 - Doors Open: 1:15 pm - Rain Barrel Bonanza: The basics and beyond - Presentation / Q&A: 1:30- 2 p.m. - Open House: 2 to 3:30 pm
REEP House for Sustainable Living, Sustainable Living Speaker Series, Mill St. Kitchener

Saturday, May 7 - Doors Open: 1:15 pm - Rain Barrel Bonanza: The basics and beyond - Presentation / Q&A: 1:30- 2 p.m. - Open House: 2 to 3:30 pm REEP House for Sustainable Living, Sustainable Living Speaker Series, Mill St. Kitchener

We'll look at the basics of rain barrels such as where it should go, how to properly set it up, making good use of it and getting it ready for winter. Be sure your rain barrel is helping you manage water and not causing problems for your home. ... MORE added: Apr. 26 16
On Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Rain Barrel Distribution - It's back!

On Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Rain Barrel Distribution - It's back!

On Sat, May 14, 2016, the Region will once again hold a single-day rain barrel distribution beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Conestoga Mall, Fairview Park Mall & Cambridge Centre. Barrels will be sold for only $40 (taxes in) cash only, first come first served ... MORE added: Apr. 26 16

Waterloo company, energy co-op share green benefits

"What is typically just a roof like any other roof is now something we can look up at and be proud of," Wagner said, as many of Salus's 37 employees and CED Co-op representatives looked on. ... MORE added: Apr. 30 16

Shell unveils ultra energy efficient concept car

The 3 seater car is tangible proof of energy efficiency improvements that can be achieved by using cutting edge technology available today through a process of “co-engineering” whereby vehicle body, engine design and lubricants are all created together ... MORE added: Apr. 30 16

Ford plans long-range electric car to compete with Tesla, GM

Ford plans to introduce a long-range electric vehicle to compete with battery-powered models coming from Tesla Motors and General Motors that would go 320 kilometres or more on a charge. ... MORE added: Apr. 30 16

No Electricity, No WiFi, No Water? No Problem. This Solar Powered Machine Fixes It. Watly!

Watly is a solar HUB that combines a water purifier/desalinator & electric power station. The first solar-powered computer that purifies water from any source of contamination, generates electricity off-grid, & allows internet connectivity everywhere. ... MORE added: Apr. 29 16
David Suzuki wants you to fall (back) in love with nature this spring by joining the 30x30 Nature Challenge!

David Suzuki wants you to fall (back) in love with nature this spring by joining the 30x30 Nature Challenge!

You’ll be one of thousands of Canadians getting outside for 30 minutes a day for 30 days in May. It’s a 30-day boot camp for your body and mind. ... MORE added: Apr. 29 16

Canada Has Enormous Geothermal Potential. Why Aren’t We Using it?

Like a stand of eager horses chomping at the bit, Canada’s young geothermal industry is waiting impatiently at the starting line, ready for the race to begin. But there’s no starting pistol in sight. At least, not yet. ... MORE added: Apr. 29 16
Have your say on Climate Change!

Have your say on Climate Change!

On April 22, 2016, the Government of Canada launched an interactive website designed to accept submissions from Canadians on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. ... MORE added: Apr. 29 16
May 16-17, 2016 - SOLAR ONTARIO -Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada - Fallsview Casino Resort Niagara and Hilton Niagara Falls - Keynotes Announced!

May 16-17, 2016 - SOLAR ONTARIO -Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada - Fallsview Casino Resort Niagara and Hilton Niagara Falls - Keynotes Announced!

ONTARIO'S LARGEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL SOLAR ENERGY CONFERENCE - Don't forget to register for Solar Ontario today ... MORE added: Mar. 02 16