Jeremy Rifkin’s Third Industrial Revolution

Internationally acclaimed author and economist Jeremy Rifkin charts a path for long-term sustainability.

Burlington: Our Energy Future

HHEAT Building Community Power Co-operatively Workshop in Burlington! THE HHEAT 3rd and final introductory workshop will be part of the Burlington Green’s AGM.

Solar Power on the rise in Ontario

Last year, Ontario installed 168 megawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity, surpassing New Jersey as the second leading North American jurisdiction for new solar projects during 2010.

Kids’ World of Energy Festival: Call for volunteers

The Kids’ World of Energy Festival brings together over 4000 students, youth, volunteers and families to engage with hands-on learning about renewable energy. Taking place at the Evergreen Brick Works, this festival will feature 3 curriculum-linked days designed specially for grade 5 and 6 classes, and 2 public days open to the community.

Climate policies are good for employment, shows Pembina – GCNews #720

GREEN JOBS. Pembina Institute’s new report, Reducing Pollution, Creating Jobs: The effects of climate policies on employment, finds that Canada’s governments could create more jobs by implementing strong climate policies than by continuing with business as usual. “Renewable energy [and energy efficiency] is the pro-job (more labour intensive) choice, creating more direct jobs than fossil fuel alternatives [including carbon capture and storage]. The federal government’s economic stimulus funding for infrastructure could have created nearly three times as many jobs if it had been invested entirely in clean energy” … Germany created 300,000 jobs in 10 years with solar and renewable energy.

A Primer on Energy Systems in Canada

Pollution Probe released the Primer on Energy Systems in Canada. It’s the first educational resource of its kind that gives readers a comprehensive look at energy in Canada, including an overview of the resources, challenges and opportunities related to energy in Canada.

OPA Launches Renewable Energy Vendor List Website

Toronto – Companies that supply and install renewable energy technologies can now apply to offer their goods and services to Ontario school boards and social housing providers. The Ontario Power Authority announced today the launch of a website where service providersand suppliers of five renewable energy technologies (solar air, solar water, geothermal, solarphotovoltaic and small…

GLOBE 2010 Summit: Future of Energy, Retail, Carbon Mgmt, Greening the Economy

How will the global energy mix transform over the coming decade? From the future of the oil sands, to the increased use of natural gas; the implementation of new technologies like Carbon Capture and Storage, to corporate diversification into renewable energy sources – the global energy sector is rapidly changing and bringing new challenges and…

Big Businesses Going Green: Eco-Friendly efforts pay off for large companies

By Karran Finlay (guest contributor) Incorporating eco-efforts into your every day business practices can not only save you money, but it can positively affect your brand. This is true for any sized company; in fact big corporations are initiating some of the most talked about “green” efforts. Microsoft’s Convergence Tradeshow in March 2009 was the…

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…

CanWEA voices support for BC’s push for renewable energy

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) voiced its support for the BC Government’s continued desire to pursue new renewable energy projects as evidenced by Minister Lekstrom’s, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, response to the recent ruling by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) on the Long Term Acquisition Plan proposed by BC Hydro.

Environmental groups call for improved renewable energy planning in B.C.

Vancouver – The B.C. government missed the opportunity of the Western Renewable Energy Zones (WREZ) initiative, a joint U.S.-Canada energy planning process. That’s the assessment of a number of B.C.’s leading environmental organizations. Due to poor analysis within B.C., environmental groups have no confidence that the “Qualified Resource Areas” identified by WREZ are the best…