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This weekend, members of the Ktunaxa Nation and residents of Cranbrook, B.C., will gather to celebrate the unveiling of a new solar electricity system on the roof of the Ktunaxa government building. The project was made possible through the leadership of the Ktunaxa Nation Council in partnership with Solar Now, the Columbia Basin Trust and…

Gareth McDonald Job Title: Senior Lead, Development Company: BluEarth Renewables Inc. Education/Credentials: BSc Honours, Environmental Science, University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) and 11 years of experience working on multiple wind, solar and hydro projects. Walk us through a typical day at work. What are your roles and responsibilities? I work on the development of renewable…

EVchoice.ca urges auto industry to be part of the solution, not obstacle OTTAWA September 12, 2017  — Even though Canadians are eager to purchase electric vehicles (EVs), they don’t have anywhere near the variety, selection, or access to the non-polluting cars that Americans enjoy. That needs to change, argue five leading Canadian organizations that are…

VANCOUVER—Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the B.C. government’s Budget 2017—September Update: “The B.C. government committed to decisive action to address climate change, and has begun delivering just that with today’s budget update. Resuming predictable increases to the carbon tax will help the province get back on track for reducing…

VANCOUVER—Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the B.C. government’s speech from the throne: “Decisive action to address climate change is exactly what is needed—and has been lacking in B.C. in recent years—so the government’s commitment to doing everything it can on climate change is encouraging. “The government…

If you follow climate policy in Canada, there’s a good chance you already know the name Andrew Leach. The Edmonton-based associate professor is an energy and environmental economist at the University of Alberta. He also chaired the panel whose recommendations underpinned Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan. But you may know Leach best for his Twitter account,…

From left: the Tarry brothers, Bill, Greg and Doug Jr. “By the time I’m done talking, I think you’ll have your article.” Doug Tarry Jr. was right. The self-proclaimed “building science guru” has an undeniable passion for saving energy, lowering utility bills and improving the comfort and health of homeowners. A former punk rocker and…

TORONTO—Sarah Petrevan, senior policy advisor for Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the launch of the Green Ontario Fund, a new provincial agency created by the Government of Ontario: “With the launch of the Green Ontario Fund, the province is putting revenue from carbon pollution fees to good use. “The Fund…

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