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Solar4All: putting communities first in Alberta’s renewable energy move.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 3, 2016

Solar4All: putting communities first in Alberta’s renewable energy move. Today, we are delivering a petition with over 8,000 signatures asking the Alberta government to prioritize communities in its move to renewables. We...

Mining without consent of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake?

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Head of Forest Campaign | November 3, 2016

On October 10 th , and as a part of the national Indigenous Day of Action, members of the  Algonquins of Barriere Lake took to Highway 117  to raise awareness of a new threat to their traditional territories – a prospective mine within...

The National Energy Board’s pro-oil bias on display

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | October 26, 2016

The National Energy Board (NEB) just put out a report that is so biased towards the oil industry that it would make Stephen Harper blush. The NEB updated their 2016 Canada’s Energy Future report (originally published in...

Alberta Businesses Push for Community Ownership of Alberta Renewables

Blog entry by Valerie Pachal | October 20, 2016

Not all businesses in Alberta are disenchanted with getting off the cycles of extreme peaks and valleys that come with market dependent oil economy.  There is a fresh new energy landscape growing in Alberta and there is an overwhelming...

Electric cars could take a big bite out of Canada’s oil industry

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | October 19, 2016

One of the world’s largest credit rating agencies published a report yesterday on how rapid advances in battery technology could make electric vehicles (EVs) a preferred alternative to the internal combustion engine, with...

Greenpeace's Submission to the Alberta Government on Small-scale solar

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | September 29, 2016

Right now the Alberta government is investigating ways they can speed the uptake of small scale renewables in Alberta. Greenpeace recently made its official submission to the Alberta governments Energy Efficiency Advisory...

Trudeau’s pipeline paradox

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | September 28, 2016

Pity Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who must soon choose which promise he will break : his pledges to fight pursue reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples and to fight climate change, or his promise to get a tar sands pipeline...

How reforming the process we use to review pipelines would block Energy East and...

Blog entry by Lydie Padilla | September 22, 2016

Recent weeks have seen a groundswell in opposition to the Energy East pipeline, following revelations that members of the National Energy Board (NEB) met in secret with pro-pipeline lobbyists, including Jean Charest, the former...

Let's Make It A Green Peace

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid | September 21, 2016

Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time soon.    2015 saw the number of refugees and displaced...

Will proposed nation climate price be evidence-based?

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | September 19, 2016

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced over the weekend that the federal government will establish a national carbon price but did not give details on what that price will be or how broad the coverage will be. It is...

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