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Tenneco will save $1M a year with new lighting

CAMBRIDGE — When an independent study was done at the 675,000-square-foot Tenneco Inc.plant in Cambridge to find out where its energy bill was being spent, even plant manager Tony Melo was surprised by the results - the overhead lighting costing $2M yr ... MORE added: Sep. 30 14

Climate Change Offers Unprecedented Opportunities for Economic Growth

Calling it a “false dilemma,” former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, speaking as chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, disputed the idea that the world economy must suffer in order to fight climate change. ... MORE added: Sep. 30 14

Japan Installs 11 GW of Renewable Energy in Two Years - Solar energy makes up the most additional energy capacity.

Tokyo -- Japan has added 11,090 megawatts of clean energy capacity since July 2012, when it began an incentive program to encourage investment in renewables, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. ... MORE added: Sep. 30 14

Largest battery energy storage in North America now operational

LG Chem’s 32-MWh battery energy storage system, built for Southern California Edison (SCE), has reached operation in Tehachapi, CA. The installation makes this storage system the largest in North America. ... MORE added: Sep. 30 14

Is Elon Musk the Greatest CEO of the Modern Era?

Unlike many of the other contenders for top CEO, Musk is not just dedicated to wealth. He is building businesses to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing humanity. He sees shareholders as only one stakeholder in the corporate mission. In an ... MORE added: Sep. 30 14

Greater use of natural gas will do little to reduce harmful U.S. emissions causing climate change

The study finds that natural gas usage will have little effect on CO2 emissions that cause climate change, and that a greater utilization of plentiful resource could delay switch to solar and other renewable energy resources. ... MORE added: Sep. 29 14
Another CREW member installs a solar PV system on his home.

Another CREW member installs a solar PV system on his home.

CREW member Colin Read recently (June/July 2014) installed a 10 kW Solar PV array on his home.'Thanks to Glen and the rest of you at CREW. Your information made the decision to get solar panels installed so much easier.' ... MORE added: Sep. 29 14
This week in Clean Energy Review, some of the world's most powerful fund managers and CEOs back a strong price on pollution, Alberta's coal plants land in the media spotlight, and Enbridge deepens its commitment to renewable energy.

This week in Clean Energy Review, some of the world's most powerful fund managers and CEOs back a strong price on pollution, Alberta's coal plants land in the media spotlight, and Enbridge deepens its commitment to renewable energy.

The big news out of last week’s UN Climate Summit - 347 investors overseeing more than USD$24 trillion in assets pledged to support “stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing,” strengthen regulations for renewable-energy deployment, and ... MORE added: Sep. 29 14

Solar and Wind Outshine Fossil Fuels

A major U.S. investment bank’s latest analysis shows that even without subsidies, wind and solar energy are on track to be competitive with fossil-fuel and nuclear power sources in the U.S. ... MORE added: Sep. 26 14

Wind Farm Health Impacts Dismissed in Court

Wind health impacts have been dismissed over and over again in court as opponents of wind farms attempt to prove that wind turbines harm human health. A report released by the Energy and Policy Institute documents how health impacts claims by wind energy ... MORE added: Sep. 27 14
Blue Dot Movement rolls across Canada (OCT 6 for our area)

Blue Dot Movement rolls across Canada (OCT 6 for our area)

The events, in 20 cities across Canada, promise to be fun and entertaining, but there's a serious purpose: To start a national conversation and movement to make sure we all look after this land that gives us so much. ... MORE added: Sep. 26 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
October 4th - Thousands expected to attend GREEN ENERGY DOORS OPEN showcase - Have you ever wondered what changes to your home could help you save money?Why it makes sense to install solar panels, invest in a renewable energy coop or buy an electric car?

October 4th - Thousands expected to attend GREEN ENERGY DOORS OPEN showcase - Have you ever wondered what changes to your home could help you save money?Why it makes sense to install solar panels, invest in a renewable energy coop or buy an electric car?

Third Annual Green Energy Doors Open Day will showcase more than 110 sustainable energy success stories across Ontario and Alberta ... MORE added: Sep. 24 14
Saturday, October 4 - On Saturday, October 4th, REEP Green Solutions marks the GREEN ENERGY DOORS OPEN event with the unveiling of new solar panels at the REEP House for Sustainable Living.

Saturday, October 4 - On Saturday, October 4th, REEP Green Solutions marks the GREEN ENERGY DOORS OPEN event with the unveiling of new solar panels at the REEP House for Sustainable Living.

This event, hosted at REEP’s demonstration home and education centre at 20 Mill Street in downtown Kitchener, is one of over 110 locations across Ontario and Alberta participating in Green Energy Doors Open. ... MORE added: Sep. 29 14
Sunday October 5, 2014 - 10 am to 4pm. - Ontario Natural Building Tour - pick a route and enjoy your day!

Sunday October 5, 2014 - 10 am to 4pm. - Ontario Natural Building Tour - pick a route and enjoy your day!

An opportunity to look inside many natural buildings across Ontario. View straw bale, rammed earth, cob, timber frame, off grid, passive solar, and many other natural building methods and alternative technologies. View as many building as you like. ... MORE added: Sep. 22 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
The NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS is Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS is Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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: Sep. 03 14

China Turns to Geothermal Energy To Tackle Carbon Emissions

As China scrambles to reduce its carbon impact, it has set gears in motion to develop its geothermal resources. China has realized both its need for rapid renewable development & a reduction in carbon emissions, and announced plans for a geothermal ener ... MORE added: Sep. 25 14

Beijing Hosts Debut of Formula E as Engines Whir Rather Than Roar

BEIJING — The world’s first fully electric motor racing series, featuring battery-powered racecars that can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in three seconds, opened here Saturday aims to inspire developments in electric car technology and attract ... MORE added: Sep. 25 14

UN Climate Summit Heats Up Discussion on Global Warming, Carbon Emissions

From the 400,000+ People's March to the Rockefeller's divesting from fossil fuels and investing in renewables, the UN Climate Summit in NYC scored big attention. ... MORE added: Sep. 25 14