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What Debate? Canada is Ready for a Clean Energy Future

Over the past year energy issues have featured heavily in political and public debate across the country. And Canadians might be forgiven for feeling confused (if they haven’t tuned out) given how...

The Case For a National EV Charging Network

When we first started out with our goal of accelerating the adoption of EVs in Canada, the task seemed somewhat daunting. There were only three battery-powered vehicle models available, if you could...

Could Alberta's Crisis Help Us Head Off A Global One?

Photo: Yahya Khwaja, Flickr Early Thursday morning, my dad texted me to say he fled his home in Canmore, Alberta shortly before the town declared a state of emergency. By noon, my brother was told...

Cutting Carbon: The Heart of a Canadian Energy Strategy

If we don't prepare to compete in the global low carbon economy, then we're liable to get left behind. Fortunately, the Canadian energy strategy—currently under development by the premiers of all...

Ontario Empowers Local Governments on Wind, Solar

On Thursday, the Province of Ontario gave local governments new authority over utility-scale energy projects. Energy developers must now work directly with municipalities to identify appropriate...

Will Clean Energy Investment Put Canada Back in the Race?

Nexterra gasifier. Photo: Don Erhardt. Today's announcement that Ottawa will invest $82 million in a wide range of clean energy research and demonstration projects is welcome news. It's also not...

Can We Punch Above Our Weight on Clean Energy?

Wednesday marked the first day of the 2013 Clean Energy Ministerial in Delhi, India. For the next few days, energy ministers from around the world will confab to discuss how best to advance clean...