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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

$220 billion. That’s how much Canada could save by investing in energy efficiency - with every $1 invested in energy efficiency, Canada could get $3 to $5 in return - boost GDP, create jobs, generate tax revenue, & dramatically reduce Canada’s emissions

The report — Energy Efficiency: Engine of Economic Growth in Canada — assesses three energy efficiency investment scenarios & their potential macroeconomic impacts for Canada. In every instance, the Acadia Center found that investments in efficiency pro ... MORE added: Jan. 26 15
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 - YOU ARE INVITED to the CREW ANNUAL Meeting, 7 p.m. (6:30 Registration) at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, Kitchener. Brief business, refreshments, fellowship & networking - KEYNOTE presentation with Dr. Paul Parker - member of WISE

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 - YOU ARE INVITED to the CREW ANNUAL Meeting, 7 p.m. (6:30 Registration) at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, Kitchener. Brief business, refreshments, fellowship & networking - KEYNOTE presentation with Dr. Paul Parker - member of WISE

JOIN US! Become a member, renew your membership,elect the new board, give direction to the work of CREW, plus keynote presentation with Q&A by UW Professor and member of WISE (Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy), Dr. Paul Parker ... MORE added: Jan. 05 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, January 27th - Doors Open:7:00. Forum begins: 7:30. What's the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while stimulating the economy? Board Room, St. Jerome's Academic Building (Room 3020).

The Carbon Pricing Forum is being livecast from Toronto. Join Stephen Lewis and an expert panel on how to effectively put a price on carbon in Canada. Two methods are frequently proposed – Cap and Trade and a Carbon Tax. Please REGISTER ... MORE added: Jan. 19 15
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.(displays open at 6:30 p.m.) - CREW Energy $ense event - EARTH ENERGY & YOU - Considering whether a geo-thermal heating & cooling system is a wise choice for you?  Kitchener Public Library Main Branch, Queen St. N.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.(displays open at 6:30 p.m.) - CREW Energy $ense event - EARTH ENERGY & YOU - Considering whether a geo-thermal heating & cooling system is a wise choice for you? Kitchener Public Library Main Branch, Queen St. N.

Learn how a residential earth energy system works & what is involved, actual project step by step, including integration of a solar thermal hot water system. Guest – John Bosman, Bostech Mechanical,Pres. Ontario Geothermal Assoc. FREE - Door Prizes ... MORE added: Oct. 30 14
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

Low oil prices, interest rates present opportunities for low-carbon economy

Low oil prices combined with continuing low interest rates in wealthy countries represent an ideal opportunity for investments in low-carbon infrastructure while making it easier to cut fossil fuel subsidies and introduce a tax on carbon in an effort to ... MORE added: Jan. 22 15

Global low-carbon energy system transition could save trillions

With the right policies in place, a low-carbon energy system could free up trillions of dollars to invest in better economic growth over the next 20 years. ... MORE added: Jan. 22 15
oil prices drop as global warming rises

oil prices drop as global warming rises

With oil prices plunging from more than $100 a barrel last summer to below $50 now, the consequences of a petro-fuelled economy are hitting home — especially in Alberta, where experts forecast a recession. ... MORE added: Jan. 23 15

Improve Alberta’s finances in sustainable ways

It needs to introduce a carbon tax, but not to cover ordinary operating expenses & the costs of much-needed new infrastructure. Proceeds of a carbon tax should instead be devoted to developing serious energy conservation programs & to nurturing renewable ... MORE added: Jan. 23 15

China’s Green Energy Revolution

China is widely criticized as the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Less noticed, however, has been the fact that the country is also building the world’s largest renewable energy system. China plays a significant role ... MORE added: Jan. 24 15
You’ve got till Sunday to have your say!

You’ve got till Sunday to have your say!

In just a few days, the Ontario government will be weighing the public response to its bold proposal to restrict the use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides. Stand up for the bees, birds, butterflies! Take action now! ... MORE added: Jan. 22 15
This week in Clean Energy Review, Canada's most populous province commits to price carbon, Deutsche Bank forecasts parity for panels, and electric vehicles roll through a milestone.

This week in Clean Energy Review, Canada's most populous province commits to price carbon, Deutsche Bank forecasts parity for panels, and electric vehicles roll through a milestone.

“We need to be leaders,” Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said this past week, as she confirmed her province will price carbon pollution—with a specific mechanism still to be determined. The Globe and Mail urged her to look west, noting in an editorial ... MORE added: Jan. 21 15
Adding up the full costs of home options

Adding up the full costs of home options

What happens when location-related costs are added to the “sticker price” of a home? Our latest report, in partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada, approaches that question through the eyes of four real-life homebuyers. ... MORE added: Jan. 21 15

Obama to Republicans: So long, and thanks for nothing

Climate policy, for now, is not a bipartisan issue. Republicans refuse to participate, so all that can be done is what Democrats do. Obama now clearly realizes that and is taking action. In fact, climate change may be the problem that benefits most from ... MORE added: Jan. 21 15

Obama: Climate change is a huge threat to future generations

Almost every year, President Obama drops a few lines into the State of the Union about climate change, but this year he gave his longest and most forceful statements on the issue. Watching his masterful rebuttal of Republicans’ weak excuses for avoiding ... MORE added: Jan. 21 15

You've been SNAP'd - CREW GREEN Movie Documentary - Nov. 27 Documentary QUIETLY INTO DISASTER

On Thursday November 27, CREW & the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) presented the documentary Quietly into Disaster, shown at The Church of St. John the Evangelist (Anglican) in downtown Kitchener. Angela Bischoff of OCAA introduced the documentary & ... MORE added: Dec. 20 14

Canadian oil companies gut budgets, drop dividends in response to low prices

With expectations that oil prices will continue to drop before they level off and improve, Canadian oil companies are shifting into survival mode by significantly cutting budgets and some have stopped investor dividends. ... MORE added: Jan. 21 15