renewable energy

Dr. James Orbinski, a professor at the University of Toronto

Canada 'missed the boat' on economic policies to mitigate climate change: doctor

Canada "has missed the boat" when it comes to developing renewable energy resources that would mitigate the impact of global warming and its impact on human health, a leading medical expert says. Dr...

Fossil fuels bite the dust as demand nosedives

Conventional fossil fuel industry predictions fail to see accelerating moves towards full decarbonisation of the global economy.

Canada's provinces surge towards green power future...and leave Harper in the dirt

Canada's provinces pumped a whopping $10.9 billion into renewable energy last year - and added nearly 27,000 jobs - heralding a nationwide green revolution.

Vancouver kicks off Global Renewable Cities Initiative event

A little over a month after Vancouver city councillors publicly and unanimously pledged to develop a plan to move their city to 100 percent renewable energy, experts from around the world are...
An impoverished, oily future for Canadians. infrastructure, renewable energy

An impoverished, oily future for Canadian pensioners?

Recent research published in the journal Nature details the locations and amounts of the world’s fossil fuel reserves that will need to remain unburned if we are to keep on a 2oC warming trajectory...
Left: oil sands photo by Andrew S. Wright. Right: image from Wikimedia Commons

Why plummeting oil prices may hasten Canada's shift to renewable energy

A rapid increase in oil prices during the 1970s caused Denmark to radically alter its national energy policy, with the goal of replacing fossil fuels entirely with renewable energy. More than 40...
Greenpeace presents message beside the historic Nazca lines calling

Greenpeace calls for renewable future

Ministers urged to show stronger climate action.

Stop subsidizing fossil fuels

If fossil fuels were not propped up with government handouts and subsidies they would not be able to compete.

Ontario cuts coal, while BC looks for more

It may be the industrial heartland of Canada, but Ontario took a major step forward this week by announcing all its coal fired generating plants would shut down, while in ‘super natural” BC the...

Onboard the solar train

April First was not only April Fools Day; it was also the second birthday of the solar panels on the roof of my parents' house in Australia.