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Will falling gas prices be bad for the climate?

Oil prices are dropping, & while that might seem like good news for drivers, it could be bad news for our climate. “Lower oil prices could pose a challenge for the transition to post-carbon sustainability,” says Anthony Perl, a professor at Simon Fraser ... MORE added: Oct. 30 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: Oct. 30 14

How the Right Kind of Electric Utility Can Increase Solar Energy and Jobs

You expect to hear solar electricity success stories from places like Austin and Sacramento, but San Antonio? San Antonio's municipal electric utility was seriously considering expanding a nuclear power plant. ... MORE added: Oct. 30 14
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.(displays open at 6:30 p.m.) - CREW Energy $ense event - EARTH ENERGY & YOU - Considering whether a geo-thermal heating & cooling system is a wise choice for you?  Kitchener Public Library Main Branch, Queen St. N.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.(displays open at 6:30 p.m.) - CREW Energy $ense event - EARTH ENERGY & YOU - Considering whether a geo-thermal heating & cooling system is a wise choice for you? Kitchener Public Library Main Branch, Queen St. N.

Learn how a residential earth energy system works & what is involved, actual project step by step, including integration of a solar thermal hot water system. Guest – John Bosman, Bostech Mechanical,Pres. Ontario Geothermal Assoc. FREE - Door Prizes ... MORE added: Oct. 30 14
The NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS is Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS is Tuesday, November 4, 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: Oct. 14 14
Tuesday November 4, Celebrating Community Action - REEP’s 15 Years -  7 pm to 9 pm, Victoria Park Pavilion 80 Schneider Avenue, Kitchener

Tuesday November 4, Celebrating Community Action - REEP’s 15 Years - 7 pm to 9 pm, Victoria Park Pavilion 80 Schneider Avenue, Kitchener

You’re invited! Join us as we give awards to residents and businesses that are helping to make Waterloo Region more sustainable through their energy and stormwater achievements. Please RSVP by Fri, Oct 24th ... MORE added: Oct. 21 14
Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. - RISE of the ECO-WARRIORS - Landmark Cinemas
135 Gateway Park Drive, Kitchener
$12 Adults, $10 Students with valid ID - a Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) presentation

Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. - RISE of the ECO-WARRIORS - Landmark Cinemas 135 Gateway Park Drive, Kitchener $12 Adults, $10 Students with valid ID - a Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) presentation

A group of passionate and adventurous young people leave their known worlds behind to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo. Part of Movies with a Message - www.ecofilmswr.ca ... MORE added: Oct. 08 14
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5-6p.m. - The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy is hosting their Public Lecture Series with their next speaker featuring Graham Campbell, the President of Energy Council of Canada.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5-6p.m. - The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy is hosting their Public Lecture Series with their next speaker featuring Graham Campbell, the President of Energy Council of Canada.

The FREE lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 5th from 5-6pm. The lecture session will be on the “Transformations Across the Energy Sector: Past, Present and Future”. Details & to REGISTER ... MORE added: Oct. 24 14
High cost jobs - every job at a rebuilt Darlington Nuclear Plant will cost taxpayers somewhere between $5.8 and $14.4 million per job compared to cost per job secured at Ford was $25,000.

High cost jobs - every job at a rebuilt Darlington Nuclear Plant will cost taxpayers somewhere between $5.8 and $14.4 million per job compared to cost per job secured at Ford was $25,000.

The cost to Ontario taxpayers of creating jobs at Darlington will be 232 to 576 times more expensive than creating jobs at the Ford plant. Clearly, when it comes to using tax dollars to create jobs, nuclear is a costly way to achieve results. ... MORE added: Oct. 29 14

Poor Nations Go for Solar, Wind at Twice the Pace of Rich Ones

A study of 55 nations — including China, Brazil, S. Africa, Uruguay and Kenya — found that they’ve installed a combined 142 gigawatts from 2008 to 2013. The 143 percent growth in renewables in those markets compares with an 84 percent rate in wealthier ... MORE added: Oct. 30 14

How can we get power to the poor without frying the planet?

According to the World Health Organization, solid-fuel indoor cooking kills about 4 million people a year. This exclusion of a third of humanity from the benefits of modern life ought to be seen as both a tragedy and a crisis. ... MORE added: Oct. 30 14
This week in Clean Energy Review, the heat of the earth's crust reduces energy poverty in Kenya, U.S. utilities seek a piece of the rooftop solar pie, & shhh.. only wonks know how effective the best climate & energy policies are, & let's keep it that way

This week in Clean Energy Review, the heat of the earth's crust reduces energy poverty in Kenya, U.S. utilities seek a piece of the rooftop solar pie, & shhh.. only wonks know how effective the best climate & energy policies are, & let's keep it that way

Join us this Wednesday for The Great Sell-Off? Fossil Fuel Divestment and the Global Energy Revolution, featuring Justin Rockefeller, trustee with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and David Richardson, North America head of business development for Impax ... MORE added: Oct. 27 14

EU Leaders Agree To Tough Carbon Regulations to Spur Renewable Energy Development and Fight Climate Change

Hoping to put more pressure on major emitters like China and the US, EU leaders step up carbon regulations in advance of December climate talks. ... MORE added: Oct. 28 14
GREEN Home FOR SALE by CREW member - Waterloo - beautiful bungalow suitable for young family or retiring couple - move in ready - centrally located in highly desirable community - CHECK IT OUT!

GREEN Home FOR SALE by CREW member - Waterloo - beautiful bungalow suitable for young family or retiring couple - move in ready - centrally located in highly desirable community - CHECK IT OUT!

There is 1.3kw (kilowatt) Solar PV array with a microFit contract with Waterloo North Hydro. The contract is for 20 years that started in 2010. The contract is valued at about $1000 generation revenue per year and is fully assignable to the new owners wit ... MORE added: Oct. 20 14

US DOE Invests Millions More In Cost-Cutting Solar R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $53 million for 40 research and development (R&D) projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy - a collaborative effort to make solar fully cost-competitive with traditional energy ... MORE added: Oct. 28 14
Line 9 reversal halted due to danger to rivers and lakes

Line 9 reversal halted due to danger to rivers and lakes

The National Energy Board (NEB) has rejected Enbridge’s request for permission to restart its Line 9 pipeline until further notice.It turns out that Enbridge has failed to meet one of the most important & basic safety requirements – providing proof ... MORE added: Oct. 27 14

Fusion won’t save us from climate change - check out why!

So, the challenge, for those betting on new technology to get us out of this climate mess, is that within 35 years, we need a new zero-carbon technology to come out of the lab, become commercially available, and for the world to adopt its use right away. ... MORE added: Oct. 27 14

11 scary movies that are secretly about the environment

Few genres are as loaded with subtext as horror — Why not climate change and the environment? Here are some of our favorite films you may not have realized are actually horrifying environmental parables. ... MORE added: Oct. 27 14

LRT began in Galt and Preston in 1894

When it comes to the matter of light rail transit in Waterloo Region, we are justified in saying: been there, done that. ... MORE added: Oct. 27 14
Clean-tech is good for the economy and environment

Clean-tech is good for the economy and environment

What's the fastest-growing sector in Canada's economy? Given what you hear from politicians and the media, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's the resource industry, especially extraction and export of fossil fuels like oil sands bitumen and liquefied na ... MORE added: Oct. 24 14