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"There's more sunshine in southeastern British Columbia than in Germany or Ontario," energy-efficiency expert Carmen Proctor says, referring to European and Canadian solar power leaders.
So the late-June launch of this country's first "community solar garden" in Nelson, B.C. — a city of 10,000 a seven-hour drive east of Vancouver — made good economic sense.Continue reading »
"It's not a great place to grow food," president of SolarShare renewable energy co-op Mike Brigham says, pointing to a rock-strewn farmer's field at the edge of Kingston, Ontario. "But it's certainly a good place to generate electricity."Continue reading »
On June 6, the Metro Vancouver Mayors' Council announced it will form an independent mobility pricing commission, prompting many people to ask, "What pricing?"
The short answer: mobility pricing is the approach a region takes to collect fees from residents, businesses and visitors for use of its transportation infrastructure. These fees can be collected through a variety of means — ranging from transit fares to parking fees to bridge tolls to road pricing — and the money collected is typically used to maintain and improve access to transportation.Continue reading »
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By Winnie Hwo, Senior Public Engagement Specialist
Like many British Columbians, I have been following post-election developments closely.
On May 9, I voted for a healthy environment. For me, that means green transportation infrastructure and a clean energy future.Continue reading »