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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 »
The agreement signed by the B.C. NDP and B.C. Green Party could signal a monumental shift in the way the provincial government will address environmental issues. The David Suzuki Foundation has been advocating for policies and solutions that are key to the agreement. These include:Continue reading »