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An inconvenient letter to the editor

August 8, 2017 | Leave a comment
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Nelson, B.C. saves money with Canada's first community solar garden

July 17, 2017 | Leave a comment
Photo: Nelson, B.C. saves money with Canada's first community solar garden

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By Gideon Forman, climate change and transportation policy analyst

"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.

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SolarShare's Kingston project combines biodiversity with technology

June 19, 2017 | Leave a comment
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By Gideon Forman, climate change and transportation policy analyst

"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."

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What's the deal with mobility pricing?

June 7, 2017 | Leave a comment
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By Steve Kux, Renewable Energy and Climate Solutions Policy Analyst

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.

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Massey Tunnel's 10-lane bridge replacement doesn't fit equation for a cleaner, greener B.C.

June 1, 2017 | Leave a comment
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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.

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