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Building a solar future from the top of an oil derrick

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 4, 2014

Yesterday, 4 people including myself climbed the oil derrick that launched Western Canada’s oil boom over 60 years ago. We did it to send a very simple message: it’s time that we transitioned again this time away from dirty energy...

How solar power is getting cheaper quicker than the IPCC thought

Blog entry by Helle Abelvik-Lawson | October 31, 2014

The most recent IPCC report - that is being finalised this weekend - may already be out of date when it comes to the price of solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation, according to  analysis by the Fraunhofer Institute . The...

Starting my Greenpeace journey: Ice Ride 2014

Blog entry by Sara Prut | October 30, 2014

This September I kicked off my journey at Greenpeace as an intern with the Volunteer department and one of the first tasks I was assigned was co-organizing Greenpeace Toronto’s Ice Ride which took place on October 4th, 2014. Over 20...

Urging Clover Leaf Seafoods to be less scary this Halloween

Blog entry by Sarah King, oceans campaign coordinator | October 30, 2014

If you’re looking for a Halloween fright, you’d be surprised to learn where gore and terror might be lurking in your everyday life. The canned tuna aisle is rife with creepy, hidden secrets. And your shopping cart could be too. The way...

Putting Alberta on the road to renewables

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 28, 2014

Putting Alberta on the road to renewables The price of oil dropped again today with Goldman Sachs predicting that prices will continue to fall to $70 by 2015. Albertans know all too well the perils of the oil coaster...

Ontario’s Quiet Energy Revolution has lessons for Alberta

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | October 21, 2014 1 comment

There’s a quiet energy revolution taking place in Ontario.  Albertans should take note. A decade ago electricity producers were an elite club.   A few big companies running big fossil, nuclear and hydro plants had an effective...

Solar tour finds Albertans want their place in the sun

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 20, 2014

This past week has been amazing.  Tell Alberta Premier Jim Prentice to Go Solar! Together, with journalist and author Andrew Nikiforuk, Bold Nebraska supers tar Jane Kleeb and solar gurus Randall Benson and David...

Time for Tarsands Province to Go Solar!

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan Massimo | October 17, 2014

We are midway through our Solar Solutions speaking tour that is taking place across Alberta. It has been an uplifting, eye opening and an amazing catalyst to foster dialogue about the amazing solar potential there is in Alberta. ...

Last Stand for the Great Bear Rainforest?

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | October 15, 2014 1 comment

When a major environmental campaign shifts from a stage of conflict and controversy to one of collaboration and solutions-making, public awareness greatly drops. Conflict from a mainstream media perspective is ‘sexy’ and solutions-orien...

Three reasons Alberta’s coal phase-out can be even more awesome than Ontario’s

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | October 15, 2014 2 comments

Three days after becoming Premier of Alberta, the Globe and Mail reported that Jim Prentice was “shaping a new climate-change strategy that will see the province shutter many of its coal plants and replace them with new investment in...

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