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.

Green Communities News – GCNews #586: 16 June 2008

586: 16 June 2008 GARDEN TOUR. Some 120 residents participated in Peterborough Green-Up‘s first annual Green Home and Garden Tour on 7 June. They stopped at eight host sites to see energy conservation, solar energy, ground source heat energy, straw bale construction, gardens of native plants and other green initiatives in action. The event was…

Winds of change

P.E.I. looks to alternative forms of energy Charlottetown, The Guardian: News | Winds of change “They should be starting now,- David Stewart says. “We’re calling for wind.” Eighty metres above Stewart’s head a trio of massive blades begin to turn in a rotation that looks deceptively slow. A minute later the air is filled with…

PEI sells wind-power bonds

Prince Edward Island’s government has raised $5-million for a wind-power project at the eastern tip of the province by issuing a novel series of “energy savings bonds” to the public. The bonds, which pay a healthy 5-per-cent annual interest rate, have been a hot seller since they were first issued late last year to help…

Record Breaking Year for Global Wind Energy

Based on the latest data issued by the Global Wind Energy Council, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) believes that Canada has begun to demonstrate that it is joining the global movement to rapidly implement green and renewable wind energy. Read the full report…

Clean-air group blasts nuclear proposal

TORONTO — An Ontario government agency that is forecasting electricity shortages and recommends spending billions on new nuclear stations has made questionable assumptions in producing its dire outlook, a major environmental group says.

Green retailer doubles its wind power commitment

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), Canada’s largest outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, has renewed its commitment to the environment by making its Alberta stores 100% emissions free. This year, MEC has doubled its wind power purchase