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Ontario Energy Board won't probe Bruce nuclear overhaul We need public scrutiny of the multi-billion-dollar contract that is being negotiated in secret between the OPA and Bruce Power to rebuild six reactors at the Bruce nuclear generating station.

Ontario Energy Board won't probe Bruce nuclear overhaul We need public scrutiny of the multi-billion-dollar contract that is being negotiated in secret between the OPA and Bruce Power to rebuild six reactors at the Bruce nuclear generating station.

If this deal is signed it'll be the largest private sector contract ever signed by the Gov't of ON costing consumers between $60 and $111 billion and locking us into nuclear for decades. Let your MPP & the Premier know what you think. No backroom deals! ... MORE added: Nov. 28 14
Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS

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: Nov. 05 14
Ontario leads North America in protecting pollinators.

Ontario leads North America in protecting pollinators.

Wednesday, thanks to a growing movement of concerned citizens like you, Ontario announced a bold plan for regulations to restrict neonicotinoid pesticides (AKA “neonics”). It’s the first of its kind in North America. ... MORE added: Nov. 28 14

Energy sector role driven by climate change

The energy sector is facing increasing pressures from climate change, and all segments of the industry will be affected by the changing global climate and the policy responses to it, according to a report published by the World Energy Council (WEC), the U ... MORE added: Nov. 28 14
December 8-9 - CanSIA is pleased to have the opportunity once again to bring together the solar and renewable energy industries for Solar Canada 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

December 8-9 - CanSIA is pleased to have the opportunity once again to bring together the solar and renewable energy industries for Solar Canada 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Join us and take advantage of the unique opportunity to share knowledge, learn of advancements in solar energy policy, and network with colleagues and stakeholders from around the country and the world. REGISTER TODAY! ... MORE added: Oct. 22 14

Suncor Argues "All of Us" are Complicit in Climate Change, But New Lawsuits Could Prove Otherwise

At West Coast Environmental Law we're gratified that Suncor, one of Canada's largest oilsands companies, has taken the time to read — and publicly disagree with — our recent report, Payback Time. Payback Time examined the risks to Suncor and other Canadi ... MORE added: Nov. 27 14

Concordia University Foundation takes a leadership role in sustainable investment - $5 million will be initially transferred to the new fund

Montreal - The Concordia University Foundation (CUF) announced the creation of a sustainable investment fund. “We have been closely following the public discourse on divestment, and social and ethical investing,” says Howard Davidson, chair of the CUF. ... MORE added: Nov. 27 14

As Kinder Morgan Inc. takes full control of Trans Mountain pipeline, big questions go unanswered

Kinder Morgan Inc. has finished its $76 billion transaction that brings the Trans Mountain pipeline fully under its control. But it failed to tell the NEB as required by law, economist Robyn Allan said. ... MORE added: Nov. 27 14

Opinion tipping against PM’s pipeline plans

Central Canada's public opinion is gelling against the plan to link the Alberta oilfields to the refineries of eastern Canada. Once considered the pipeline bid most likely to succeed, TransCanada's project is on the way to joining Enbridge's Northern Gat ... MORE added: Nov. 27 14

Minnesota Can Accommodate Up To 40% Renewables Penetration, Finds Study - If Minnesota can reach 40% why is Ontario capped a 7.5?

A study conducted by Minnesota public utilities in cooperation with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator says Minnesota's power system can accommodate renewable generation representing up to 40% of retail sales in total with certain upgrades ... MORE added: Nov. 26 14

How Trans Mountain Pipeline Delivers Max Profits to U.S. Investors By Avoiding Paying Canadian Taxes

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based multinational that owns & operates the Trans Mountain Pipeline System, claims Trans Mountain is a significant contributor to federal & provincial income tax revenues. The company is relying on this as proof it deserves ..BUT ... MORE added: Nov. 26 14
Solar Industry & Ontario Fire Chiefs Announce New Solar Safety Training Program

Solar Industry & Ontario Fire Chiefs Announce New Solar Safety Training Program

Ottawa - November 25, 2014 - In an effort to continue to improve the safety of firefighters and the people they protect, the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) today announced the completion ... MORE added: Nov. 25 14

Wind, solar narrowing the price gap with coal and gas

Most industry professionals have agreed for some time that the cost of wind and solar power will be lower than coal and gas prices. The question stirring up the most argument is when. Many observers say that day is years away, but utilities have been inc ... MORE added: Nov. 25 14
Premier Wynne ends electricity separatism - Congratulations Premier Wynne on providing Ontario with the smart and innovative leadership that we need to green our electricity system and lower our energy bills.

Premier Wynne ends electricity separatism - Congratulations Premier Wynne on providing Ontario with the smart and innovative leadership that we need to green our electricity system and lower our energy bills.

But danger looms - Bruce B Nuclear Re-Build Contract - If contract is signed it will be the largest contract with the private sector ever entered into by the Government of Ontario. It will cost Ontario’s consumers $60 to $111 billion over 30 years & ... MORE added: Nov. 25 14

Solar power charging ahead in America

America is building so much solar power that 10% of the country’s energy needs could be generated by the sun in 15 years, says a new study urging the country to keep looking skyward for energy solutions. ... MORE added: Nov. 25 14

From Ashes to Energy: $1 Billion Alevo Battery Factory Surges On the Scene

Taking over an old cigarette factory in North Carolina, Alevo announces new battery technology and 3.5 million square feet of factory space to make its new GridBank batteries in. ... MORE added: Nov. 26 14

Germany cuts coal to reach climate targets

Germany wants to reduce coal power to achieve its climate goal - and send a positive signal to the climate summit in Peru in early December. The government is planning new legislation. ... MORE added: Nov. 26 14
This week in Clean Energy Review, IKEA continues its clean-power shopping spree, Quebec and Ontario boost their electricity trade and talk carbon, and the UN pinpoints the date the fossil-fuel party needs to end.

This week in Clean Energy Review, IKEA continues its clean-power shopping spree, Quebec and Ontario boost their electricity trade and talk carbon, and the UN pinpoints the date the fossil-fuel party needs to end.

ONTARIO MAY BE WARMING TO CARBON PRICING - Friday's agreement suggests that Premier Wynne (above, with her counterpart Philippe Couillard) and her cabinet may be warming up to Quebec’s carbon pricing regimen. ... MORE added: Nov. 24 14

A strategy to reduce greenhouse gases - Waterloo Region Record letter to the editor

The best strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, & to stay true to conservative principles, is to put a steadily rising price on carbon emissions. Right now, polluters are being subsidized because they are allowed to pollute the atmosphere for free ... MORE added: Nov. 24 14

David Suzuki gives fiery speech on Burnaby Mountain to Kinder Morgan protesters - "My grandson was dragged across the line and was arrested! I'm disappointed and it grieves me because of the respect we have for you!" Suzuki shouted.

Legendary environmental leader David Suzuki walked up to a police line defending Kinder Morgan drill crews on Burnaby Mountain on Sunday, at a protest gaining world-wide attention. "I have nothing but great thoughts of the RCMP," he yelled. Suzuki spoke ... MORE added: Nov. 24 14