Kids’ World of Energy Festival Volunteers

TREC Education is looking for volunteers for its 8th annual Kids World of Energy Festival from May 6 – 9 2015 at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto.

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Walkability Case Study, On-Bill Financing, Time to Vote – GCNews #781

781: 16 July 2012 – Published by Green Communities Canada WALKABILITY. The case studies from the Alberta 2011 Walkability Roadshow are now online. A Walkability Roadshow provides a framework for the participating communities to create locally endorsed pedestrian strategies and realistic action plans. Green Communities and Walk21 partnered with Alberta Health Services and five communities…

Ontario Energy Board putting up barriers to energy conservation

Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the province’s energy regulator is putting up barriers to increased energy conservation. This is just one of the conclusions from his recently released Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report – 2010 (Volume One), Managing a Complex Energy System.

Energy auditors applaud $400 million ecoENERGY extension

Vancouver – Supporters of the Save ecoENERGY Coalition applaud the Harper government’s $400 million extension of the ecoENERGY Home Retrofit program, but say the one-year timeline is not enough to help the energy savings industry transition to self-sustainability.

Reducing energy use in offices to increase IT stability

For those interested in IT energy efficiency in the office, check out Intel’s report entitled “Reducing energy use in offices to increase IT stability” and see how companies are using technology to improve productivity and customer service.

Continuation of home energy programs urged – GCNews #705

ecoENERGY. The federal Liberals have joined the NDP in challenging the end of the ecoENERGY retrofit incentive program. Speaking in the House, environment critic Gerard Kennedy asked why ecoENERGY is being shut down, costing hundreds of jobs in the energy efficiency industry and leaving homeowners in the cold.

Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner urges improvements to ensure energy savings

Toronto – Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the government needs to make improvements to its energy conservation programs if it hopes to meet its tough new electricity reduction targets. With the release of Rethinking Energy Conservation in Ontario – Results, Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller warns that “strong action will be needed” to meet targets outlined in…

2009 Solar Panel Installation Workshops: SPEC

Thinking about how to make your house, business, or Summer cabin more energy-efficient and sustainable? Alternative sources of energy are becoming increasingly important as the world deals with peak oil.  Environmentally responsible people try to find sustainable ways to generate electricity without adding greenhouse gas emissions.  Renewable energy, like solar energy, replaces itself. Register at…