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Saving $34 billion while pricing carbon - For more information, please read our new report: Achieving our climate goals while lowering our energy bills.

Saving $34 billion while pricing carbon - For more information, please read our new report: Achieving our climate goals while lowering our energy bills.

With scientists warning that we have already triggered a climate change avalanche that is only building up speed, the Ontario Government’s commitment to develop a climate plan with teeth has come not a moment too soon. ... MORE added: Mar. 26 15
March 27–29 - The Green Living Show, North America's largest show dedicated to healthy and sustainable living runs in Toronto - Metro Toronto Convention Centre - N. Building.

March 27–29 - The Green Living Show, North America's largest show dedicated to healthy and sustainable living runs in Toronto - Metro Toronto Convention Centre - N. Building.

Green Living strives to provide consumers with information about companies and organizations making the world a greener place. When choosing Green Living Show exhibitors, we apply the Green Screen process. exhibitors are ... MORE added: Mar. 06 15
Monday March 30, 2015 Carbon Risk and Decarbonization Strategies - Karen Lockridge, Principal and pension actuary at Mercer - 
Lecture, 3:30 pm, Wilfrid Laurier University
202 Regina St, Room R103

Monday March 30, 2015 Carbon Risk and Decarbonization Strategies - Karen Lockridge, Principal and pension actuary at Mercer - Lecture, 3:30 pm, Wilfrid Laurier University 202 Regina St, Room R103

Karen focuses on working with clients & colleagues to raise awareness of sustainability-related risks, trends & opportunities, such as those relating to water & resource shortages, climate change, environmental management & corporate responsibility ... MORE added: Mar. 26 15

D'Amato: Your money is a persuasive tool for change in the global warming debate

A couple of months ago, I had never heard of the fossil fuel divestment campaign. But today, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world are pressuring pension funds, charitable foundations, governments and universities to stop investing in oil ... MORE added: Mar. 24 15
Save the Arctic now or we’ll be sorry later - This year will be pivotal for the Arctic, one of Earth's most extraordinary and threatened regions.

Save the Arctic now or we’ll be sorry later - This year will be pivotal for the Arctic, one of Earth's most extraordinary and threatened regions.

The top of our planet is suffering effects of climate change more severely than elsewhere, with dramatic ecological and cultural consequences. Arctic sea ice has declined by about half in just 40 years, permafrost and the Greenland ice cap are rapidly ... MORE added: Mar. 24 15

Grid can be 70 percent renewable as soon as 2030

How can the integration of renewables into the global energy grid move forward to ensure the future of electricity? This is the question answered in DNV GL's most recent report - the result of interviews with more than 1,600 energy sector participants in ... MORE added: Mar. 20 15
Everything you wanted to know about a kilowatt-hour but were afraid to ask - Austin Brown - National Renewable Energy Lab

Everything you wanted to know about a kilowatt-hour but were afraid to ask - Austin Brown - National Renewable Energy Lab

“Even researchers who do this don’t really know what a kilowatt-hour is,” says Brown. “The only reason we have any bearing on it is because we pay our utility bills so we know that a kilowatt-hour costs a little over 10 cents. But in terms of how much ... MORE added: Mar. 21 15
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS - See you there!

Tuesday, April 7, 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: Mar. 04 15

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - Protect our Pollinators - 6:30 pm (doors open 6:00 pm), Princess Twin Theatre, 46 King Street N., Waterloo

Our pollinators are in trouble! To draw attention to their plight, the Sierra Club of Canada is doing a cross-Canada tour. Join us for a free, public meeting to learn about pollinator health, pesticide use and environmental protection ... MORE added: Mar. 24 15
April 14 - 15, 2015 • ONTARIO POWER CONFERENCE - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown

April 14 - 15, 2015 • ONTARIO POWER CONFERENCE - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown

The power sector in Ontario has undergone significant change in the last year – from the merger of the OPA and IESO, to privatization plans for Hydro One, to the conversation surrounding consolidation of LDCs in the province - get the straight goods. ... MORE added: Mar. 18 15
Friday, April 17 2PM - 3PM - WISE Public Lecture Series: A Practical Framework for the Implementation of the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Concept - Location - UW Rm. CPH 4333 George Gross, Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Eng, U of Illinois - FREE

Friday, April 17 2PM - 3PM - WISE Public Lecture Series: A Practical Framework for the Implementation of the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Concept - Location - UW Rm. CPH 4333 George Gross, Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Eng, U of Illinois - FREE

The major increases in oil prices and the rising environmental concerns are key drivers in the growing interest in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Car manufacturers world wide understand this trend quite well and are developing new models. ... MORE added: Mar. 16 15

Dow on its way to becoming largest U.S. corporate purchaser of wind energy

The Dow Chemical Company is working toward their energy plan by signing a long-term agreement with a new wind farm -- which will eventually supply Dow's Freeport Texas Manufacturing facility with 200 megawatts (MW) of energy. ... MORE added: Mar. 23 15

Bark beetles are killing forests — but they might be saving them, too

There is an eerie feel to this grove of lodgepole pines that I can’t quite put my finger on as entomologist Diana Six tromps ahead of me, hatchet in hand, scanning the southwestern Montana woods for her target. But as she digs the blade into a towering ... MORE added: Mar. 23 15
CARBON PRICING coming to Ontario - Minister of Environment and Climate Change to speak at OFIT2015 - March 26

CARBON PRICING coming to Ontario - Minister of Environment and Climate Change to speak at OFIT2015 - March 26

We are pleased to announce that the Honourable Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, will provide a keynote speech at this year's Ontario FIT & Renewable Energy Forum. The Ontario Government is currently seeking public inp ... MORE added: Mar. 18 15
ON is in the midst of an energy revolution, but remains stubbornly committed to nuclear

ON is in the midst of an energy revolution, but remains stubbornly committed to nuclear

While most of Ontario's nuclear power plants are entering the end phase of their design life, the Ontario gov't continues to sink billions of $$ into extending their life. The province has more economically viable and renewable options, but maintains a ... MORE added: Mar. 20 15
Tell the Ontario government to be a leader: Tackle climate change and build a clean economy. SEE THE RELATED CREW SUPPORTED EVENT THIS THURSDAY, March 19 at KPL. BE SURE TO ATTEND TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

Tell the Ontario government to be a leader: Tackle climate change and build a clean economy. SEE THE RELATED CREW SUPPORTED EVENT THIS THURSDAY, March 19 at KPL. BE SURE TO ATTEND TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

The Ontario government is developing a strategy and action plan to address climate change. As a first step, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) released a discussion paper. Now is your chance to give feedback. ... MORE added: Mar. 16 15
Show your support for a cleaner Ontario! Plug'n Drive is putting together a submission that recommends the following three actions - see ...MORE

Show your support for a cleaner Ontario! Plug'n Drive is putting together a submission that recommends the following three actions - see ...MORE

The Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change is looking for input on how to shape Ontario's climate change action plan & is running a series of consultations on-line and in communities across the Province - for Waterloo Region see the CREW notice. ... MORE added: Mar. 17 15
D'Amato: Climate is right for a carbon tax soon: Now's the time to speak your mind - Tonight, Mar 19, 6-8 pm at the KPL main branch. Please be there, if you can.(update - place packed/standing room only - over 160 attended -60 presented - very positive!)

D'Amato: Climate is right for a carbon tax soon: Now's the time to speak your mind - Tonight, Mar 19, 6-8 pm at the KPL main branch. Please be there, if you can.(update - place packed/standing room only - over 160 attended -60 presented - very positive!)

There's probably a carbon tax on the horizon. Tonight will be the last stop on a provincewide tour in which the government seeks public opinion before embarking on a new strategy to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. ... MORE added: Mar. 19 15

Obama orders 40% cut in government's greenhouse gases

President Barack Obama will order the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent /ramp up use of renewable energy sources to 30 % as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change ... MORE added: Mar. 20 15

Georgetown, TX next in line to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy

Georgetown, Texas has plans to become the next city powered by 100 percent renewable energy - thanks to construction of solar plants in West Texas by SunEdison, Inc. Earlier this year, Burlington, VT announced they had converted to 100 percent renewable ... MORE added: Mar. 19 15