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This week in Clean Energy Review, clean-power investors fret over Scotland's referendum, Google helps a one-time California gas and oil field get a shiny silicon makeover, and the fast-shifting global power market sends policy makers scrambling.

This week in Clean Energy Review, clean-power investors fret over Scotland's referendum, Google helps a one-time California gas and oil field get a shiny silicon makeover, and the fast-shifting global power market sends policy makers scrambling.

WHAT’S THE HOLDUP WITH ONTARIO OFFSHORE WIND? The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment wants to know. The organization noted that almost nothing has happened with the resource since the province declared a moratorium in February 2011. ... MORE added: Sep. 15 14

One Electric Utility Is Carbon Neutral Today

It’s one thing to own your utility and have a commitment to renewable energy, but it’s another thing to deliver. The municipal utility in Palo Alto, CA, set an ambitious target of 33 percent renewable energy by 2015 and to ultimately deliver a carbon neu ... MORE added: Sep. 15 14

Solar Makers Set for Record 2014 Shipments on Strong Demand

NEW YORK -- Solar manufacturers are set to ship a record number of panels this year, with the largest makers expected to deliver 52 percent more panel between them than 2013. ... MORE added: Sep. 15 14

My journey to the end of the world to see the impossible: 100% self-sufficient and renewable

El Hierro is the most westerly island of the Canary Islands, a speck of Spain off the coast of Africa where close to 11,000 people make their home. It is one of the world’s key bio-sphere reserves with innumerable microclimates, very little fresh water, ... MORE added: Sep. 15 14

Do not buy oceanfront property

The Canadian couple on my television screen tours a small home on the north shore of the Dominican Republic. The couple, on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt, are hoping to buy a vacation home for $300,000 or less — something in a secure neighborhood and ... MORE added: Sep. 15 14

Energy Efficient Set-Top Boxes Saving Consumers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

A new report released today shows that the voluntary set-top box energy conservation agreement between the pay-TV industry, consumer electronics manufacturers & energy efficiency advocates has saved American consumers approximately $168 million in energy ... MORE added: Sep. 15 14
Mount Polley: A wake-up call for Canada's mining industry

Mount Polley: A wake-up call for Canada's mining industry

When a tailings pond broke at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in south-central B.C., spilling millions of cubic metres of waste into a salmon-bearing stream, B.C. Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett called it an "extremely rare" occurrence, the ... MORE added: Sep. 15 14

Heffner Lexus Toyota Scion Completes Solar Installation Atop Dealership

With over 800 panels, the state-of-the-art installation will generate approximately 275,000 kWh annually for at least the next 20 years – enough energy to power approx. 26 homes per year. The installation offsets 190 metric tons of carbon annually. ... MORE added: Sep. 15 14
Sunday, September 21 - People's Climate March Waterloo - Event time: 1:30 till 2:30 pm
Waterloo Square: 75 King St. South Waterloo Ontario

Sunday, September 21 - People's Climate March Waterloo - Event time: 1:30 till 2:30 pm Waterloo Square: 75 King St. South Waterloo Ontario

Citizens will gather in Waterloo Square to gather in support for a fossil free future during this one hour event. We will provide information about emergency preparedness and ways we can take personal action to help curb fossil fuel dependency. ... MORE added: Sep. 11 14
September 24 7PM - Gasland 2 - Presented by TransitionKW and REEP - at the REEP House for Sustainable Living - Part of Movies With a Message - ecofilmswr.ca

September 24 7PM - Gasland 2 - Presented by TransitionKW and REEP - at the REEP House for Sustainable Living - Part of Movies With a Message - ecofilmswr.ca

In this explosive follow-up to his film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level ... MORE added: Aug. 15 14
THE GRID - Rethinking Energy

THE GRID - Rethinking Energy

An International Renewable Energy Agency report concludes clean energy has grown 85 percent in 10 years, and equipment costs are still plummeting. Renewables are now squarely in the mainstream, but we still need to double output to head off catastrophic ... MORE added: Sep. 10 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 $aving Network’s Electricity Self-Audit kit - for FREE ... MORE added: Jul. 07 14
CREW P$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
RUSH HOUR REWARDS - Get $200 off a NEST Learning Thermostat

RUSH HOUR REWARDS - Get $200 off a NEST Learning Thermostat

Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro has teamed up with NEST to help you save energy, and earn $200 by signing up for the Nest Rush Hour Rewards program. ... MORE added: Aug. 20 14

World's Poorest Regions Get a Boost in Renewable Energy Financing

- Out of an almost record lending total of $9.445 billion, over two-thirds of the World Bank Group’s energy financing for FY14 was concentrated in regions facing the largest energy deficits — Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. ... MORE added: Sep. 11 14

Former Ontario coal-fired power plant now burning 100% biomass - The Atikokan Generating Station in Ontario is now fully operating on biomass.

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) began a coal-to-biomass conversion on the plant in mid-2012. The project included the construction of two silos that can each store up to 5,000 tonnes of wood pellets, modifications to the boiler and a new distributed contr ... MORE added: Sep. 12 14
Prescription for health: fight global warming

Prescription for health: fight global warming

What if we could reduce worldwide deaths from disease, starvation and disaster while improving the health of people everywhere? According to the World Health Organization, we can. ... MORE added: Sep. 12 14

This legendary accounting firm ran the numbers on climate change

With every year that passes, we’re getting further away from averting a human-caused climate disaster. That’s the key message in this year’s “Low Carbon Economy Index,” a report released by the accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. ... MORE added: Sep. 14 14

The Inevitability of Solar

Humankind’s habits and refusal to rapidly change to clean sources of energy and to conserve have accelerated the earth’s warming to the point where a making a change in energy sourcing behavior is critical. Luckily, the sun is not a scarce resource. ... MORE added: Sep. 09 14