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Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables This is the beginning of the end.

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there's no going back. ... MORE added: Apr. 18 15

Can Other Cities Match Georgetown’s Low-Cost Switch to 100 Percent Wind and Sun?

This is probably not the first place you’ve read about Georgetown, Texas, the town of 55,000 that will be getting the equivalent of 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2017. But few articles hit upon the two key reasons Georgetown was ... MORE added: Apr. 18 15
Tuesday April 21, 2015 7:00 – 8:30pm - THINK GLOBALLY...INVEST LOCALLY - Downtown Community Centre, 35-B Weber St W, Kitchener (at Ontario St.)

Tuesday April 21, 2015 7:00 – 8:30pm - THINK GLOBALLY...INVEST LOCALLY - Downtown Community Centre, 35-B Weber St W, Kitchener (at Ontario St.)

Divest Waterloo and Community Renewable Energy Waterloo (CREW) are teaming up with Local Initiative for Future Energy (LIFE) Co-op and the Community Economic Development (CED)Co-op to discuss how you can invest in locally-owned renewable energy projects. ... MORE added: Apr. 04 15
April 22, 2015 07:00 PM - CLIMATE CHANGE: WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU - Kitchener Public Library - 85 Queen St. N.

April 22, 2015 07:00 PM - CLIMATE CHANGE: WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU - Kitchener Public Library - 85 Queen St. N.

The University of Waterloo, in partnership with the Kitchener Public Library, invites you to a public lecture discussing Climate Change with three leading researchers. As the local and global conversations on the topic continue to expand, these experts ... MORE added: Apr. 09 15
April 24, 25, & 26 - In Celebration of EARTH DAY, Let`s Recycle Our Electronics - a CREW fundraiser - proceeds proudly supporting the work of CREW - SUNRISE MALL - 1400 Ottawa St. S. in front of Bowrings

April 24, 25, & 26 - In Celebration of EARTH DAY, Let`s Recycle Our Electronics - a CREW fundraiser - proceeds proudly supporting the work of CREW - SUNRISE MALL - 1400 Ottawa St. S. in front of Bowrings

Friday - 12-5pm, Saturday - 10am to 4pm, Sunday - 10am to 4 pm. Read on for E-Waste Collection Guidelines. This is a fundraiser proudly in support of CREW by tbe UNITED RECYCLERS OF AMERICA - CANADA - http://unitedrecyclersofamericacanada.webs.com ... MORE added: Apr. 10 15

Carbon pricing: a bold step or a big scam? Record OPINION column

Ontario's new system may be a bold step forward in the fight against climate change. Or it may be a scam. We don't yet know which. ... MORE added: Apr. 17 15

Ontario gambles on cap-and-trade - Record editorial

Wynne's weapon of choice for combating climate change is a controversial cap-and-trade system that discourages carbon emissions through credits. Businesses will be assigned greenhouse gas limits or "caps." ... MORE added: Apr. 17 15

Get involved in climate change, premiers tell Ottawa

QUEBEC — A meeting of most of the country's premiers on climate change ended Tuesday with renewed calls for the federal government to show greater initiative in addressing the issue. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said the time for action is now ... MORE added: Apr. 17 15

Premiers work toward climate of change

Disparate premiers — with different constituencies, geographies, economies and ideologies — coming together for the first time to compare notes and thrash out differences on global warming. ... MORE added: Apr. 17 15
Pembina reacts to Ontario’s cap-and-trade announcement

Pembina reacts to Ontario’s cap-and-trade announcement

“We’re excited to see that Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, is moving forward with putting a price on carbon pollution. The province’s decision to reinvest revenue collected with a cap-and-trade system into initiatives that reduce carbon polluti ... MORE added: Apr. 14 15
This past weekend I was marching in Quebec City with over 25,000 people to tell Canada's premiers that they can’t be climate leaders and expand the tar sands.

This past weekend I was marching in Quebec City with over 25,000 people to tell Canada's premiers that they can’t be climate leaders and expand the tar sands.

Right now, we don't know much about where the premiers' climate deal is going. Key premiers like Jim Prentice from Alberta & Christy Clark from BC are skipping this climate summit tomorrow, & we know that Ontario and Quebec are signing a deal on carbon ... MORE added: Apr. 14 15
On climate change, premiers are doing what Ottawa won’t

On climate change, premiers are doing what Ottawa won’t

As the premiers meet to discuss the environment this week, they should build on the strides they’ve made and work toward a national energy and climate change strategy. ... MORE added: Apr. 14 15

Oilsands emissions at forefront of Quebec climate march

Timed to coincide with a gathering of provincial & territorial leaders for a climate and energy summit starting today, the marchers delivered one clear message: for Canada, credible action on climate requires limiting emissions from the oilsands sector. ... MORE added: Apr. 14 15

Impose a carbon fee - Record Letter to the editor in response to 'Provinces can lead the charge on climate change — April 8'

Ontario's intention to price carbon is a step in the right direction, but needs to do it in a way that is good for the taxpayer, the economy and the environment. In BC every dollar raised by the carbon fee has been returned to citizens & bus via tax cuts ... MORE added: Apr. 14 15

Beneath the tar sands is even dirtier oil, and industry is salivating over it

Shell has pulled out of one of its largest lease applications, and Petrochina is attempting to get rid of its tar-sands assets. Environmentalists have watched the slowdown with great hope. Yet at the same time, some of those very same companies are posit ... MORE added: Apr. 13 15

In Wyoming, climate change is all too real

The scientists used satellite data to measure snow extent over time and found that snow is melting 16 ± 10 days earlier in the 2000s compared with 1972 to 1999. ... MORE added: Apr. 14 15
Pembina Reacts to B.C.’s commitment to strengthen Climate Action Plan

Pembina Reacts to B.C.’s commitment to strengthen Climate Action Plan

“Its great that B.C. is committing to a second phase of its Climate Action Plan. This is positive for the province and will boost momentum in Canada and abroad in the lead-up to the Paris climate summit this December. ... MORE added: Apr. 13 15

Wynne announces cap-and-trade plan to help battle climate change

TORONTO — Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario will take "an enormous step" to adopt a so?called cap?and?trade plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions and help battle climate change. ... MORE added: Apr. 13 15

Obama: Energy effort to help environment, military veterans

The Energy and Defense departments are extending to a total of 10 military bases nationwide a pilot program that teaches exiting service members how to install solar panels. The Energy Department is pledging to train 75,000 people/veterans by 2020. ... MORE added: Apr. 10 15

It Turns Out That You Can’t Divide Americans Over Renewable Energy

The poll, commissioned by our firm Clean Edge with SolarCity, and conducted by national polling firm Zogby Analytics, finds that nearly nine out of ten Americans (87 percent) believe renewable energy is important to the country’s future. ... MORE added: Apr. 10 15