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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 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: Jan. 07 15

Can Utility Regulators Provide Leadership on Distributed Renewable Energy?

Here are promising examples of Public Utilities Commissions around the U.S. that are actually making things better for distributed solar and other means of customer control over their energy future. ... MORE added: Jan. 31 15
First Week of February is

First Week of February is "Solar Education Week"

Across the US, college campuses are diving into sustainability issues: campus divestment movements, solar cars & Mt. Trashmores are just a few examples of how college students are showing the world that millennials are ready to take on the climate ... MORE added: Jan. 31 15

‘Solar Super Bowl’ Highlights Importance of Renewable Energy

No matter who you’re rooting for in this weekend’s Super Bowl, solar energy is going to come out on the winning side. ... MORE added: Jan. 30 15
Canada is trading away its environmental rights - when NAFTA environmental-protection provisions kick in, the government often rejects them.

Canada is trading away its environmental rights - when NAFTA environmental-protection provisions kick in, the government often rejects them.

The free trade agreement between Canada, the U.S. & Mexico - often take labour standards to the lowest denominator while increasing environmental risk. The agreements are more about facilitating corporate flexibility & profit than creating good working ... MORE added: Jan. 30 15

Now is the time to invest in solar, because people are stupid

The solar market should be largely unaffected by oil prices, and instead influenced by price swings in coal and natural gas, which are the two main sources of electricity in the U.S. ... MORE added: Jan. 30 15

Solar Outlook 2015: Still Growing, But No Longer Energy’s Young Kid

The question for 2015 is not IF the booming solar PV market will grow but just how much more marketshare it can gain. ... MORE added: Jan. 30 15
Help! Can you spare a few hours to help me leaflet blitz Premier Wynne's riding (Don Valley West, just north of downtown Toronto) with this leaflet? MUCH MORE!!!

Help! Can you spare a few hours to help me leaflet blitz Premier Wynne's riding (Don Valley West, just north of downtown Toronto) with this leaflet? MUCH MORE!!!

Email me and I’ll fill you in. Thanks for considering. angela@cleanairalliance.org Or order them to blitz your own neighbourhood - they're FREE! ... MORE added: Jan. 28 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!

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!

Write a love letter to renewables or a break-up letter to fossil fuels (or both) and discover why so many people are falling in love with Divestment. ... MORE added: Jan. 15 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
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:30 – 3:30pm - The WISE Lecture Series presents our next speaker, Tom Chapman - “Demand Response & Capacity Auctions for Ontario”. FREE and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:30 – 3:30pm - The WISE Lecture Series presents our next speaker, Tom Chapman - “Demand Response & Capacity Auctions for Ontario”. FREE and open to the public.

Ontario's wholesale electricity market is the hub at the centre of our system matching buyers and suppliers in real time, ensuring reliability and efficient dispatch all the time. We will explore what enables it to perform efficiently in these days. ... MORE added: Jan. 16 15

Fossil fuel divestment fever hits UBC and Canadian campuses

Thirty Canadian universities now have growing divestment campaigns, including the University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and McGill. ... MORE added: Jan. 26 15

Transportation buzz: e-trucks, e-buses, e-bikes

The sale of four-wheel electric drive and electric-assisted commercial vehicles is expected to jump tenfold and innovation in engine-powered two-wheeled transportation is also accelerating. ... MORE added: Jan. 30 15
March 5, 2015: Stop Funding Climate Change: Exploring Fossil Free Investing - Kitchener Public Library

March 5, 2015: Stop Funding Climate Change: Exploring Fossil Free Investing - Kitchener Public Library

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
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

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
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

Utility bosses see change coming, look to clean and distributed energy - and that’s good news!

There is a new survey out revealing the opinions of the men and women behind the curtain, those who run the institutions that keep the U.S. electrical grid, or “America’s Libido” as it’s so often called*, humming. ... MORE added: Jan. 29 15

Cheap Oil Burns $390 Billion Hole in Investors' Pockets

Investors have a message for suffering U.S. oil drillers: We feel your pain. They’ve pumped more than $1.4 trillion into the oil and gas industry the past five years as oil prices averaged more than $91 a barrel. The cash infusion helped push U.S. crude ... MORE added: Jan. 30 15

Oil price plunges: Impact on oil producers.

Thursday, January 29, is the day most North American oil firms finalized their 4th quarter results for 2014 and this reflects the time when oil dropped down 50-60% in price. Here are the results: ... MORE added: Jan. 30 15