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Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 (day after CIVIC Holiday)- Is the NEXT CREW GREEN DRINKS - with members of KW GREEN DRINKS  - generally ongoing, first Tuesday of each month - 7:00-10:00 p.m., at the Barley Works, Huether Hotel, Waterloo.

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 (day after CIVIC Holiday)- Is the NEXT CREW GREEN DRINKS - with members of KW GREEN DRINKS - generally ongoing, first Tuesday of each month - 7:00-10:00 p.m., at the Barley Works, Huether Hotel, Waterloo.

CREW GREEN Drinks is joining up with the members of KW Green Drinks for regular monthly events. Anyone working on, studying, interested in, or thinking about renewable energy, sustainability and the environment is encouraged to come out. Great turnouts! ... MORE added: Jun. 04 14

How a town in Maine is blocking an Exxon tar-sands pipeline - The small city struck a mighty blow against Canadian tar-sands extraction

Citizens trying to stop the piping of tar-sands oil through their community wore blue “Clear Skies” shirts at a city council meeting in South Portland, Maine, this week. ... MORE added: Jul. 24 14
August 26-27 - Building Science and ENERGY STAR® Workshops - Kingston, ON

August 26-27 - Building Science and ENERGY STAR® Workshops - Kingston, ON

August 26: Building Science & August 27: ENERGY STAR® for New Homes - with Philip Drader, BASc, CEA, Green RaterPhilip is an experienced trainer for energy efficient and sustainable house construction, Official Instructor for Natural Resources Canada ... MORE added: Jul. 17 14
Climate Action Plan Coming To Life: Partnerships And Funding Confirmed For Climate Action Plan Implementation

Climate Action Plan Coming To Life: Partnerships And Funding Confirmed For Climate Action Plan Implementation

A Climate Action Plan for Waterloo Region: Living Smarter in 2020 is ready to come to life thanks to the continued leadership and collaboration between local partners (see below for a full list). These organizations have committed $130,000, along with ... MORE added: Jul. 25 14
The nuclear industry doesn’t want you to think about Quebec

The nuclear industry doesn’t want you to think about Quebec

The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is very worried that Ontarians have discovered that they are being taken for a ride by expensive nuclear projects. ... MORE added: Jul. 25 14

The Quick Guide To A Green Stock Portfolio

Have you ever thought about putting together your own portfolio of renewable energy and clean tech stocks? An expert shows you how. ... MORE added: Jul. 24 14

Hydrogen Energy Storage: A New Solution To the Renewable Energy Intermittency Problem

The need for a complete energy storage solution is becoming more acute where fields of wind turbines are already generating gigawatts of electricity, often with a significant mismatch in grid power demand. Hydrogen gas has the largest energy content ... MORE added: Jul. 24 14

Hydropower Project on the Kapuskasing River Is a First for Many Reasons

The 22-MW Kapuskasing project in Ontario, Canada, demonstrates a new business model for hydro development, bringing together 3 Aboriginal communities, a municipality and private developer in a strategic development partnership that shares equity equally. ... MORE added: Jul. 23 14

How Opposite Energy Policies Turned The Fukushima Disaster Into A Loss For Japan And A Win For Germany

Japan is indeed poor in fossil fuels — but among all major industrial countries, it’s the richest in renewable energy like sun, wind, and geothermal. For example, Japan has nine times Germany’s renewable energy resources. Yet Japan makes about nine times ... MORE added: Jul. 24 14
This week in Clean Energy Review, Ottawa invests in electric-vehicle chargers, Germany sends climate relief to the developing world, and Australia falls into a

This week in Clean Energy Review, Ottawa invests in electric-vehicle chargers, Germany sends climate relief to the developing world, and Australia falls into a "perfect storm of stupidity."

OTTAWA GIVES EV CHARGING A BOOST: Partnering with B.C. Hydro, the federal government invested CAD$4.1 million in 300 urban electric-vehicle charging stations, 30 fast-charging stations along highways, and a charging-data collection network. ... MORE added: Jul. 21 14
THURSDAY – September 25 at 7:00 p.m. (doors and displays open at 6:30 p.m.) CREW Power $aving Network  - SHRINKING YOUR HYDRO BILL - Kitchener Public Library (newly renovated) Main Branch, Queen St. N.

THURSDAY – September 25 at 7:00 p.m. (doors and displays open at 6:30 p.m.) CREW Power $aving Network - SHRINKING YOUR HYDRO BILL - Kitchener Public Library (newly renovated) Main Branch, Queen St. N.

You can save up to 25% and more on your electricity bills with insider knowledge. Join CREW, with electrical engineers Stephen and son Adam Dixon, to learn how how easy it is to use the Power $aving Network’s Electricity Self-Audit kit - for FREE ... MORE added: Jul. 07 14

Electric cars have come a long way, baby

Electric cars are heading full blast into the future. The Tesla Model S electric car has received the highest score ever recorded in Consumer Reports magazine's automotive testing (tied with a Lexus) - plus much more news ... MORE added: Jul. 22 14
Lake Huron is no place for a nuclear waste dump

Lake Huron is no place for a nuclear waste dump

Is dilution really the solution to pollution — especially when it's nuclear waste that can stay radioactive for 100,000 years? A four-member expert group told a federal joint review panel it is. ... MORE added: Jul. 18 14

The CBC is poised to dramatically scale back production of its cutting-edge documentaries.

Tell the CBC to preserve its reputation for "fearless journalism" and keep making high-quality, important and edgy in-house documentaries. SIGN THE PETITION ... MORE added: Jul. 18 14
Summer Success Stories: Greening Sacred Spaces Newsletter Vol 12 # 1, Summer 2014 - LOTS OF INSPIRING NEWS - Greening: A long-term commitment but also with immediate returns

Summer Success Stories: Greening Sacred Spaces Newsletter Vol 12 # 1, Summer 2014 - LOTS OF INSPIRING NEWS - Greening: A long-term commitment but also with immediate returns

St. James the Apostle Church in Carp is forward thinking - especially for a church whose sanctuary is 125 years old! They saw the opportunity in the OPA MicroFIT program and are already enjoying the return on investments from their solar project. ... MORE added: Jul. 18 14
Glencairn Church in Kitchener celebrates launch of Solar Panels with a fitting 'GLENCAIRN GOES SOLAR' cake

Glencairn Church in Kitchener celebrates launch of Solar Panels with a fitting 'GLENCAIRN GOES SOLAR' cake

Sunday, June 8th at 11 am Glencairn Mennonite Brethren Church officially launched their new solar panels as a testament of their concern for CREATION CARE - the last of five faith communities participating in the CREW administrated SOLAR CITY program ... MORE added: Jun. 23 14
What’s in it for Quebec? One of the questions we frequently hear about the idea of increasing water imports to Ontario is “What’s in it for Quebec?”

What’s in it for Quebec? One of the questions we frequently hear about the idea of increasing water imports to Ontario is “What’s in it for Quebec?”

As it turns out, quite a bit. According to the Commission sur les enjeux énergétiques du Québec, which looked into the province’s energy future in 2013, the province will be exporting the majority of its power at low prices (about 3 cents per kWh) ... MORE added: Jul. 16 14

Hydrogen Energy Storage: A New Solution To the Renewable Energy Intermittency Problem

The need for a complete energy storage solution is becoming more acute where fields of wind turbines are already generating gigawatts of electricity, often with a significant mismatch in grid power demand. ... MORE added: Jul. 17 14
Ontarians have no excuse for being naive about nuclear - and much more....

Ontarians have no excuse for being naive about nuclear - and much more....

Given what we now know about the cost of nuclear power, why is Ontario ready to throw good money after bad to refurbish the Darlington Nuclear plant? With the Darlington refurbishment, Ontario risks another half-century or more of crippling debt to produ ... MORE added: Jul. 17 14

A Tesla for the rest of us? Elon Musk dishes on the new, cheaper model

But a more affordable Tesla is on the way. CEO Elon Musk recently announced that a new model, called the 3, will start at around $35,000. The 3 is set to be on sale by 2017. ... MORE added: Jul. 17 14

Why EVs Are Charging Into the Future

There are no shortage of reasons why you should embrace electric vehicles now or at least make plans to do so. ... MORE added: Jul. 15 14

Report: States are prepared to cut emissions from power plants

A new report conducted by Analysis Group’s electric industry and economic experts finds that states are well positioned to implement the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. ... MORE added: Jul. 15 14
Join us October 1-2 for CanSIA's 5th Annual Solar West 2014 at the Delta Bow Valley in Calgary, Alberta - Space is limited! Don't miss out on this exclusive event! REGISTER NOW!

Join us October 1-2 for CanSIA's 5th Annual Solar West 2014 at the Delta Bow Valley in Calgary, Alberta - Space is limited! Don't miss out on this exclusive event! REGISTER NOW!

A two-day conference featuring the most current solar energy insights & perspectives - Presentations from international and domestic solar experts and industry leaders - Networking at the Welcome, Garden Patio & Closing Receptions and Pub Night ... MORE added: Jul. 09 14
Monday, October 6 - 7:00 p.m. - AN EVENING WITH DAVID SUZUKI in Kitchener - Centre in the Square - Announcing David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Tour

Monday, October 6 - 7:00 p.m. - AN EVENING WITH DAVID SUZUKI in Kitchener - Centre in the Square - Announcing David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Tour

On his last national tour, David Suzuki shares the wisdom of a life full of action and celebrates Canadians who are standing up for the people and places they love. A special evening of inspiration, music and learning. GET TICKETS ... MORE added: Jul. 22 14
Thurs, October 23, 2014, documentary DO THE MATH brought to you by CREW and Divest Waterloo - 7:00 p.m. (doors & displays open at 6:30 p.m.) in the newly renovated Kitchener Public Library Main Branch, Queen St. N. - part of MOVIES WITH A MESSAGE

Thurs, October 23, 2014, documentary DO THE MATH brought to you by CREW and Divest Waterloo - 7:00 p.m. (doors & displays open at 6:30 p.m.) in the newly renovated Kitchener Public Library Main Branch, Queen St. N. - part of MOVIES WITH A MESSAGE

DO THE MATH chronicles 'America's leading environmentalist' Bill McKibben in a David-vs-Goliath battle to fight the fossil fuel industry & the daunting math of the climate crisis - w/Jason Thistlethwaite, UW Dir. of the Climate Change Adaptation Project ... MORE added: Jul. 03 14

BP's Latest Estimate Says World's Oil Will Last 53.3 Years

BP’s annual report on proved global oil reserves says that as of the end of 2013, Earth has nearly 1.688 trillion barrels of crude, which will last 53.3 yrs at current rates of extraction. This figure is 1.1 percent higher than that of the previous year ... MORE added: Jul. 15 14

China Requires Electric Vehicles to Make Up 30 Percent of State Purchases

SHANGHAI -- China is mandating that electric cars make up at least 30 percent of government vehicle purchases by 2016, the latest measure to fight pollution and cut energy use after exempting the autos from a purchase tax. ... MORE added: Jul. 16 14

June Bloom: Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2014, Q2 Update

June brought a strong recovery to clean energy stocks and the market in general. The broad market benchmark IWM put on 7.2 percent, reversing its previous loss for the year to enter the 4th of July holiday up 4.7 percent. ... MORE added: Jul. 16 14

In Iowa, solar is fighting back against utilities and winning

The most recent evidence is a decision last week in Iowa’s Supreme Court, that has big implications for solar, both in the Midwest and elsewhere. ... MORE added: Jul. 16 14
This week in Clean Energy Review, the United Nations offers a technology pathway for the Paris talks, British Columbia’s carbon tax garners a gold star, and an abandoned mine preps for its new solar bling.

This week in Clean Energy Review, the United Nations offers a technology pathway for the Paris talks, British Columbia’s carbon tax garners a gold star, and an abandoned mine preps for its new solar bling.

TECHNOLOGY COULD SAVE US YET, SAYS UNITED NATIONS REPORT - Salvation, however, will depend on major world economies investing hugely in clean energy, according to Pathways to Deep Decarbonization, an interim report by the U.N.’s Sustainable Development ... MORE added: Jul. 14 14

What Cost Shift? New Study Shows Solar’s Value to Grid

A new, independent study prepared for the Nevada Public Utilities Commission estimates that the grid benefits of rooftop solar systems installed in the state through 2016 will outweigh costs by more than $36 million, confirming that solar energy can prov ... MORE added: Jul. 14 14

Climate change is flooding out American coastlines

Hurricane Arthur is no more than a holiday-dampening memory in the minds of many East Coast residents and visitors. But the 4.5-foot storm surge it produced along parts of North Carolina’s shoreline on July 4 was a reminder that such tempests don’t need ... MORE added: Jul. 14 14

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

Distributed Wind Energy: The New Cash Crop

Distributed wind is just beginning to take off as a viable alternative for farmers, small businesses, and residents in more rural areas. This recent uptick is due in large part to new leasing models becoming available to businesses and property owners — n ... MORE added: Jul. 10 14
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

Sign up for saveONenergy PEAKSAVER PLUS and save! FREE!

There are many small changes you can make to save energy at home. SIGN UP for the saveONenergy Peaksaver PLUS program and receive a FREE thermostat and energy display. ... MORE added: Feb. 20 14
TIME TO ADAPT! Build resilience and sustainability within our community. Get your copy of TransitionKW's Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit. CREW contributed to this valuable & timely document.

TIME TO ADAPT! Build resilience and sustainability within our community. Get your copy of TransitionKW's Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit. CREW contributed to this valuable & timely document.

TransitionKW's Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit is intended to empower the residents of Waterloo Region to act to address the potential local impacts of climate change. The toolkit has actions for everyone, including emergency preparedness. ... MORE added: Apr. 08 14
Addressing global warming is an economic necessity

Addressing global warming is an economic necessity

In failing to act on global warming, many leaders are putting jobs and economic prosperity at risk, according to recent studies. It's suicidal, both economically and literally, to focus on the fossil fuel industry's limited, short-term economic benefits ... MORE added: Jul. 14 14

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