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Today, the Globe and Mail released the full details of Ontario's Climate Change Plan.

Today, the Globe and Mail released the full details of Ontario's Climate Change Plan.

The plan reveals the government will spend more than $7-B over 4 years on an expansive climate change initiative, affect every aspect of life for Ontarians, from what people drive to how they heat their homes, attempting to drastically reduce emissions ... MORE added: May. 16 16
Ontario rEVs Up Support for Electric Vehicles - May 16, 2016 - Potential $285 Million for Electric Vehicles

Ontario rEVs Up Support for Electric Vehicles - May 16, 2016 - Potential $285 Million for Electric Vehicles

Hot off the heels of a $20 million investment in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, Ontario continues its relentless drive toward a low-carbon economy with a potential $7 billion climate plan package. ... MORE added: May. 16 16

One in seven new BMWs sold in the US is an electric vehicle

Electric vehicles are making up an ever-increasing percentage of BMW's sales, both here in the US & worldwide, according to a statement released by the company on Friday. In April in the US, the BMW i3, i8, and X5 xDrive 40e accounted for just under 15% ... MORE added: May. 16 16
Unwavering resistance

Unwavering resistance

For the past 12 days, thousands of people on six continents have stepped up their commitment to keep fossil fuels in the ground with courageous actions that have challenged business as usual across the globe. ... MORE added: May. 16 16
This week: Major oil companies appear to be finally dropping serious coin into low-carbon energy, the United States tops the clean-power investment podium again, and Alberta runs spellcheck on the plan that will ultimately purge coal from its wires.

This week: Major oil companies appear to be finally dropping serious coin into low-carbon energy, the United States tops the clean-power investment podium again, and Alberta runs spellcheck on the plan that will ultimately purge coal from its wires.

Perhaps it was the crushingly low oil prices—or maybe it was the skyrocketing worldwide growth of renewable energy—but a string of recent low-carbon investments by major oil producers suggests serious change is afoot. ... MORE added: May. 16 16
Setting The Record Straight On Ontario’s Green Energy Plan

Setting The Record Straight On Ontario’s Green Energy Plan

I’ve worked for many years on environment and energy policy in Ontario, and one of my greatest frustrations is how the story of this province’s shift from polluting fossil fuels to clean renewables has become twisted. ... MORE added: May. 16 16
Ain’t nothing like the real thing — but virtual reality comes close

Ain’t nothing like the real thing — but virtual reality comes close

When I first heard about virtual reality, I was invited to put on the goggles and experience it. Crude as those first images were compared to what’s available now, I was immersed in the scenes. It was impressive and exciting, but I suggested that people ... MORE added: May. 13 16

Nissan, Eaton to Release Residential Energy Storage Product ‘xStorage’

Nissan and power management provider Eaton on May 10 said they are working together to release a new residential energy storage system that they claim will be “the most affordable in the market today.” ... MORE added: May. 13 16

Enbridge Grows EU Offshore Wind Portfolio With $218M Purchase

Enbridge Inc., the pipeline operator hunting for European renewable energy investments, is bulking up its offshore wind assets by acquiring stakes from DONG Energy A/S in three farms located off France’s coast for C$282 million ($218 million). ... MORE added: May. 12 16
Pickering’s future is in your hands - Is keeping one of the world’s oldest nuclear plants operating for another 12 years – smack dab in the middle of 2 million people – a good idea?

Pickering’s future is in your hands - Is keeping one of the world’s oldest nuclear plants operating for another 12 years – smack dab in the middle of 2 million people – a good idea?

In our new 5 minute video, former Ontario Power Generation (OPG) nuclear scientist Dr. Frank Greening explains the risks of keeping Pickering operating for another decade. ... MORE added: May. 11 16

Financing Renewables in Alberta’s Merchant Market

Renewables financing under Alberta’s new procurement program is both an exciting and daunting prospect. Equity and debt providers have traditionally shied away from merchant projects in the renewables sector, but on the whole, are enthusiastic ... MORE added: May. 11 16

Santa Monica Approves Solar Requirement for New Construction

The City Council of Santa Monica, Calif., voted last week to approve an ordinance requiring rooftop solar systems for all new construction in the City of Santa Monica — both residential and commercial. ... MORE added: May. 10 16

Climate change is the Fort McMurray fire link no one wants to talk about: Walkom

To say that the inhabitants of Fort McMurray brought this disaster on themselves is dead wrong, writes Thomas Walkom, but to say that climate change played a role is not. ... MORE added: May. 11 16

OPINION: Hey deniers, why are you against clean air?

So to climate change deniers, I have to ask the question: If you aren't convinced climate change is a real thing, do you at least breathe air? ... MORE added: May. 11 16
Nova Scotia leads with an environmental bill of rights. Help spread the word!

Nova Scotia leads with an environmental bill of rights. Help spread the word!

Last Thursday, Nova Scotia took a historic step toward greater environmental rights in Canada — and we couldn't be prouder of our supporters in Nova Scotia. ... MORE added: May. 09 16
Help the federal government take action on climate

Help the federal government take action on climate

The Government of Canada is asking for your advice on how to address climate change. You have until June 1 to submit your ideas about what actions are needed to tackle the defining issue of our time. ... MORE added: May. 10 16

Extreme weather is "face of climate change," says Premier Wynne

The premiers of Ontario and British Columbia have both linked the Fort McMurray wildfire with global warming, while defending the importance of Canada's oil and gas industry. ... MORE added: May. 10 16
This week: Canadian fund managers get a mediocre grade on carbon-risk disclosure, rooftop solar panels spread through U.S. neighborhoods like crabgrass, and the Fort McMurray conflagration inspires a moment of self-reflection.

This week: Canadian fund managers get a mediocre grade on carbon-risk disclosure, rooftop solar panels spread through U.S. neighborhoods like crabgrass, and the Fort McMurray conflagration inspires a moment of self-reflection.

The Elephant in the Smoke - When Impacts of Climate Change Hit too Close to Home - As displaced residents of Fort McMurray resolve to return & rebuild, communities across Canada are coming to terms with our collective vulnerability to forces of nature ... MORE added: May. 09 16

Trump returns to campaign trail, targets Clinton on coal

In his remarks, Trump drilled down on his economic message, vowing to renegotiate trade deals, punish companies for outsourcing jobs & revive the state's waning coal industry. He mugged for the cameras in a hard hat presented by a local coal association ... MORE added: May. 09 16
Here’s the Climate Context For the Fort McMurray Wildfire

Here’s the Climate Context For the Fort McMurray Wildfire

he wildfire is the latest in a lengthening lineage of early wildfires in the northern reaches of the globe that are indicative of a changing climate. As the planet continues to warm, these types of fires will likely only become more common and intense ... MORE added: May. 08 16