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This week in Clean Energy Review, the mayor meets the pontiff, provincial energy ministers talk up renewable solutions, and a Toronto-based solar developer stuns the world.

This week in Clean Energy Review, the mayor meets the pontiff, provincial energy ministers talk up renewable solutions, and a Toronto-based solar developer stuns the world.

Toronto Solar Developer Raises Eyebrows on the Subcontinent Canada’s SkyPower Global stunned Bloomberg New Energy Finance analysts by bidding to supply clean electricity to India at a record low price (INR 5.05/kWh from a 50 MW solar PV project). ... MORE added: Aug. 02 15
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS - See you there!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 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: Jul. 08 15
New research provides policy pathway to ultra energy-efficient buildings for B.C.

New research provides policy pathway to ultra energy-efficient buildings for B.C.

Stronger commitment to “net-zero” buildings could create jobs, grow the economy and help province meet its climate targets ... MORE added: Jul. 23 15
This week in Clean Energy Review, the Sierra Club sends coal power packing, Quebec welcomes one of Canada’s biggest wind farms, and our premiers ink a “needs improvement” energy strategy.

This week in Clean Energy Review, the Sierra Club sends coal power packing, Quebec welcomes one of Canada’s biggest wind farms, and our premiers ink a “needs improvement” energy strategy.

After a week of see-saw speculation and fierce lobbying—and following three years of wrangling—on Friday Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers finally released their Canadian Energy Strategy. ... MORE added: Jul. 20 15
March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate

March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate

The march was one of the most diverse I’ve ever participated in. On Sunday, environmental organizations stood with labour, youth, first nations, faith groups, immigrants and more. ... MORE added: Jul. 21 15

FedEx Express Soon To Be Powered by Biofuel - Your 2017 packages could be flying on energy created from wood.

Beginning in 2017 anyone sending a package via FedEx may be sending it a little bit more sustainably. Today Red Rock Biofuels announced that it would produce approximately three million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel per year for FedEx Express, ... MORE added: Jul. 22 15

Interview: Creating the Canadian cleantech cluster through effective policy - Canada has a unique opportunity to position itself as a global leader within the cleantech industry—by taking advantage of market demand and shaping positive policy.

On behalf of GreenPAC, PVBuzz sat down with cleantech entrepreneur Tom Rand from MaRS Discovery District to talk about climate solutions and the relationship between the Canadian government and the country’s emerging cleantech industry. ... MORE added: Jul. 22 15

The Latest Sign That Coal Is Getting Killed

Coal is having a hard time lately. U.S. power plants are switching to natural gas, environmental restrictions are kicking in, and the industry is being derided as the world's No. 1 climate criminal. Prices have crashed, sure, but for a real sense of coal' ... MORE added: Jul. 23 15
Tillsonburg: From tobacco farming to building wind turbine blades

Tillsonburg: From tobacco farming to building wind turbine blades

The story of Tillsonburg is probably close to the ideal example of what the Ontario government was looking for when it enacted the Green Energy Act in 2009. ... MORE added: Jul. 18 15

Global Renewable Energy Is Status Positive

Definitive figures from REN21 show global renewable energy installations were so successful in 2014 that they have decoupled economic growth & energy use from energy sector greenhouse emissions. Indeed, the renewable energy sector is buoyant, report reve ... MORE added: Jul. 17 15

Climate change is making wildfires worse and wildfires are making climate change worse

The fires, worsened by climate change, then hasten climate change by spewing carbon into the atmosphere in amounts that can be more than half of what we humans generate by burning fossil fuels. ... MORE added: Jul. 17 15
Is the climate crisis creating a global consciousness shift?

Is the climate crisis creating a global consciousness shift?

In 1988, when climate scientist James Hansen testified in Washington that human-caused global warming was kicking in, people might have been excused for failing to grasp the significance of his early warning. But there’s no excuse for humanity’s subseque ... MORE added: Jul. 17 15

200 Club: Coal retiring at a rate of one plant every 10 days since 2010

Coal plants are retiring at record rates, the most recent example being Alliant Energy's announcement that it will phase out coal use at six of its Iowa plants -- marking the 200th coal plant in the United States to close. ... MORE added: Jul. 17 15
“Trying to eliminate global warming by building nuclear power plants, is like trying to solve global hunger by serving caviar.” - Former NRC (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission) commissioner Peter Bradford

“Trying to eliminate global warming by building nuclear power plants, is like trying to solve global hunger by serving caviar.” - Former NRC (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission) commissioner Peter Bradford

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2015 For the first time in 45 years, Japan was without nuclear electricity, & no lights went out. AREVA, the self-proclaimed global leader in nuclear energy, went technically bankrupt. France is reducing nuclear ... MORE added: Jul. 17 15
Canada Rises for Jobs, Justice, and Climate Action

Canada Rises for Jobs, Justice, and Climate Action

From July 3-5 thousands of people all across Canada came together to take action for jobs, justice and the climate. This is the story of those 3 days. Plus much more!! ... MORE added: Jul. 14 15
This fall, activists, civil society groups, environmental NGOs and concerned citizens are rallying together to say

This fall, activists, civil society groups, environmental NGOs and concerned citizens are rallying together to say "No" to Darlington and "Yes" to a renewable future.

People will call out officials for hiding the risks & costs of Darlington from the public. People will ride their bikes together for renewable energy. People will call for better nuclear emergency plans & people will share the truth with their friends ... MORE added: Jul. 16 15

Sea levels will rise by at least 20 feet — and that’s the positive scenario

Even if the world manages to limit global warming to 2 degrees C — the target number for current climate negotiations — sea levels may still rise at least 6 meters (20 feet) above their current heights, radically reshaping the world’s coastline ... MORE added: Jul. 16 15

Obama is paving the way for success in Paris

President Obama deserves major props for laying the groundwork for successful climate change negotiations in Paris this December. The effort, much of which has happened behind the scenes, doesn’t have the simple sex appeal of rejecting Keystone XL, but ... MORE added: Jul. 16 15

States are polluting less and their economies are doing just fine

Even as America’s economy started to rebound from the recession between 2008 and 2013, climate change–causing power plant emissions in the majority of American states did not, according to a new study. ... MORE added: Jul. 16 15

Energy Storage Savings – Coming Soon to a Utility Rate Near You

Forget energy storage as the technology of the future, for many utility customers the time for storage is already here. Commercial & industrial customers in parts of California, New York, & Hawaii are already using energy storage to save on utility bills ... MORE added: Jul. 14 15