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SolarShare's Kingston project combines biodiversity with technology

June 19, 2017 | Leave a comment
Photo: SolarShare's Kingston project combines biodiversity with technology

Credit: SolarShare

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
Photo: What's the deal with mobility pricing?

(Credit: Alex Costin via Flickr)

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

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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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B.C.'s NDP and Green Party agree to take the environment seriously

May 31, 2017 | Leave a comment
Photo: B.C.'s NDP and Green Party agree to take the environment seriously

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By Steve Kux, Renewable Energy and Climate Solutions Policy Analyst

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:

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How Queen's University powered up with sunshine and rainwater

May 1, 2017
Photo: How Queen's University powered up with sunshine and rainwater

Credit: Katie Yang

By Gideon Forman, climate change and transportation policy analyst

In the new age of anxiety — which we seem to be entering — institutions of higher education can be outposts of optimism, oases that push back against doomsday scenarios and help us face the future with a measure of hopefulness. Such is the case with a new renewable energy initiative at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

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