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Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Newsletter May 2016

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Newsletter May 2016

On Earth Day, April 22nd, MediaPlanet launched their Climate Change Awareness special feature in the Toronto Star. OSEA's Nicole Risse & SmartNetAlliance's Janet Stewart discuss the price tag of renewable energy & energy conservation for lower emissions ... MORE added: May. 05 16

World’s highest efficiency rating achieved for CZTS thin-film solar cells

New solar cell is so sensitive it could work away from direct sunlight ... MORE added: May. 05 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
The leadership of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance in helping Ontario to become the first jurisdiction to end the use of coal-fired electricity for health and environmental reasons has not gone unnoticed.

The leadership of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance in helping Ontario to become the first jurisdiction to end the use of coal-fired electricity for health and environmental reasons has not gone unnoticed.

Our hugely successful campaign was recently profiled in a 5 minute video produced by Al Gore’s Climate Reality project and featuring Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. ... MORE added: May. 04 16
How to support Fort McMurray evacuees

How to support Fort McMurray evacuees

The damage is unimaginable. Over 80,000 people have been evacuated from Fort McMurray because of massive wildfires fuelled by high temperatures and tinder-dry forest. This is the largest fire evacuation in Alberta’s history ... MORE added: May. 04 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
May 17-18, 2016 - Energy Summit 2016: From Ideas to Action - THE FUTURE OF ENERGY STORAGE - Niagara Falls, Ontario

May 17-18, 2016 - Energy Summit 2016: From Ideas to Action - THE FUTURE OF ENERGY STORAGE - Niagara Falls, Ontario

Unlocking the potential of renewable energy is achievable with breakthroughs in energy storage technologies, according to Danielle Fong. Fong is a Cofounder and the Chief Scientist at LightSail Energy that has developed such a promising storage system. ... MORE added: Apr. 29 16

Saudi warning on oil prices-G&M

Saudi Arabia, the world's mightiest oil power, is throwing in the towel. Mohammed bin Salman, the dep Crown Prince, has vowed to treat the lethargic, oil obsessed kingdom to an economic revolution. His plan - "Vision for 2030" - would do away with oil ... MORE added: May. 04 16
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
Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 9:30am to 4pm - ECOfest at the Waterloo Region Museum at 10 Huron Road in Kitchener

Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 9:30am to 4pm - ECOfest at the Waterloo Region Museum at 10 Huron Road in Kitchener

Interactive Exhibit at ECOFest - ClimateActionWR has a treat for the families in our community! Save the date and look for us to present a ‘fun for all ages’ way to explore how our choices impact our carbon footprint. ... MORE added: May. 03 16

Mind the climate gap, Mr. Trudeau

Last week our new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, galloped onto the world stage to once again promise big cuts in Canada's climate pollution. Will he be able to deliver? A side-by-side comparison with one of our closest allies, the United Kingdom ... MORE added: May. 03 16

Pipeline watchdog hid evidence of secret Enbridge reports - Deletions hide inconvenient truth, says former Exxon engineer

Enbridge told National Observer in a statement that the final audit determined that it was successfully protecting the safety of people, the environment and its pipelines. But the company recognizes that it still could do “even better," ... MORE added: May. 03 16

US Celebrates One Million Solar Installations

While the exact date that the U.S. installed its 1,000,000th solar installation is hard to pinpoint, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the country is there. ... MORE added: May. 03 16
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS - See you there!

Tuesday, June 7, 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: May. 04 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
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