Climate & Clean Energy archives

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  • Photo: What Canada's coal phase-out means

    What Canada's coal phase-out means

    November 28, 2016

    On November 21, 2016 the federal government announced a plan to speed up the shift off coal, Canada's dirtiest power source. Under the new regulations, Canada will be free of conventional coal-fired electricity by 2030. This is a major win for public health, the environment and the economy. More »

  • Photo: Trump, climate and us: A letter to those who won't give up

    Trump, climate and us: A letter to those who won't give up

    November 9, 2016

    Like me, you likely woke up before sunrise this morning, opening your eyes in the dark to confirmation that the nightmare is real. Like you, last night I felt sick... More »

  • Photo: Ontario-Quebec electricity deal a breakthrough for renewables expansion

    Ontario-Quebec electricity deal a breakthrough for renewables expansion

    November 1, 2016

    In February, the David Suzuki Foundation, Équiterre and the Ontario Clean Air Alliance urged the federal government to facilitate greater electricity trade between Ontario and Quebec. We particularly wanted Ontario... More »

  • Photo: Tell Canada to stop supporting Big Oil

    Tell Canada to stop supporting Big Oil

    October 28, 2016

    We won't be able to realize the potential of Canada's renewable energy and clean technology industries unless we stop supporting and investing in new fossil fuel infrastructure. (function(n,e,w,m,o,d){m=n.createElement(e);m.async=1;m.src=w; o=n.getElementsByTagName(e)[0];o.parentNode.insertBefore(m,o); })(document,'script','//engage.newmode.net/embed/4/236.js');... More »

  • Photo: Click to call your MP to ask for investment in transit

    Click to call your MP to ask for investment in transit

    September 19, 2016

    In many places in Canada, improving transit is one of the best ways to improve quality of life, address affordability in our cities and tackle climate change and air quality issues. Using this simple tool, you can call your MP to ask them to support much needed investment in transit. More »

  • Photo: Is Ontario's surplus electricity a problem?

    Is Ontario's surplus electricity a problem?

    September 1, 2016

    Supply and demand in an electricity system must always be the same. When you produce too much, you have to figure out how to curtail production or export the excess. In Ontario we often curtail nuclear from the Bruce plant. To do this, we simply send the heat from the nuclear reactor into Lake Huron, but we don't save any nuclear fuel. More »

  • Photo: Ontario's Oxford County a renewable energy pioneer

    Ontario's Oxford County a renewable energy pioneer

    August 22, 2016

    In June 2015, Oxford (which is between Hamilton and London) passed a motion committing itself to 100 per cent renewable energy for electricity, heating and transportation by 2050. It's the first municipality in Ontario to make this promise. (Oxford won't ban fossil fuels but any used will be offset by renewables, resulting in net-zero carbon emissions.) More »

  • Photo: David Suzuki Foundation's Olympics campaign lives on in Rio

    David Suzuki Foundation's Olympics campaign lives on in Rio

    August 16, 2016

    Last night, while watching the Rio 2016 Olympics, I was reminded that the David Suzuki Foundation's work can sometimes have unexpected ripple effects. A case in point: DSF's 2010 Olympics campaign, and how it's influenced subsequent Olympics, large companies and even governments. More »

  • Photo: Green Timiskaming and SolarShare turn marginal land into power

    Green Timiskaming and SolarShare turn marginal land into power

    August 11, 2016

    Investing in community-owned solar power "really pays off." So says Ambrose Raftis, board chair of Green Timiskaming, a renewable energy co-op north of Sudbury near the Quebec border.... More »

  • Photo: Bloor Bike Lane is reason to celebrate

    Bloor Bike Lane is reason to celebrate

    August 4, 2016

    Construction of bike lanes on Toronto's Bloor street got underway this week — the fulfillment of a decades-long wish by citizens hoping to address global warming and air pollution, reduce congestion and boost physical fitness. More »

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