Watt’s Happening: Clean energy Canada
By Don Pettit
Clean Energy Canada, a Vancouver-based think tank, has released a new report on the growth of clean energy in Canada, and the results are surprising. Canada’s clean energy capacity has grown by 93 percent over the past 5 years, with direct clean energy jobs in 2013 pulling into the lead ahead of total direct oil sands jobs! (more…)
Canada on track to install more than 1,500 MW of new wind energy capacity in a record setting 2012
Canada will enjoy another record year for wind energy development in 2012 with the addition of approximately 1,500 MW of new installed capacity. The projection was highlighted in the five-year industry forecast published today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) at Europe’s largest wind energy conference in Copenhagen. (more…)
British Columbia can significantly limit anticipated increases in GHG emissions
Wind energy is well positioned to limit huge increases in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that would result from powering new industrial developments with fossil fuels, according to a new report by the Pembina Institute. The report, GHG Reductions from Enhanced Electrification of Potential New Industrial Demand in British Columbia, finds that clean energy sources such as wind could reduce annual GHG emissions by as much as 8.86 MT CO2eq by 2025 – or the equivalent of converting nearly 2 million passenger cars and trucks into zero-emission vehicles.
Discovering the power of wind around the world
Thousands of people around the world held events to celebrate wind energy and its environmental, social and economic benefits during the third annual Global Wind Day on June 15, 2011. Global Wind Day 2011 was a huge success. With over 230 events in over 40 countries around the world, it was bigger than ever before.
Fact-based discussion of alternatives to green energy missing in Ontario
If a new industry emerged in Ontario that would create more than 150,000 person-years of employment, inject economic growth back into struggling communities, and attract roughly $30 billion of private sector investment — while costing the average household no more than a coffee and a muffin each month — it would be a good news story. (more…)
Pricing wind energy in Ontario
I do not know what the PC Renewable Energy Policy is for Ontario. What I hear is that wind/solar are 80 cents and the GEA, Samsung deal, and FIT program will be cancelled. Wind is 13.5 cents locked in for a 20 year contract. It is not responsible to try and convince the public that wind costs 80 cents.
Investing in renewable energy today is likely to save ratepayers money within the next 15 years: author of new report explains results
Ontario’s electricity prices have become a hot-button issue recently. But in spite of the increased focus on Ontario’s electricity system, and in particular the Green Energy Act, there has been little information about how replacing the Act would affect electricity prices in the future.
Clean energy opportunities for Ontario farmers
A new report on harvesting clean energy on Ontario farms A new report released today concludes that there are multiple and significant opportunities for Ontario farmers to benefit from investments in renewable energy on their farms.
Wind power could provide 1/5th of worlds electricity by 2030
A report of the Global Wind Energy Outlook from GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council) and Greenpeace International, was released to the public on October 12, 2010.