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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...

Great step forward for sustainable forestry in Ontario

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | October 14, 2014

Last week, a local management corporation obtained Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for the Big Pic Forest in northern Ontario. This is a great step forward and highlights two central components of a sustainable future...

Tarsands Blinding Alberta to Its True Renewable Potential

Blog entry by mhudema | October 14, 2014

Greenpeace Launches Solutions Tour Today, Greenpeace is embarking on an Alberta tour to two cities, three rural communities and two First Nations to talk about solutions. Together with three speakers we will be sharing stories...

The insanity of the tar sands

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr | October 10, 2014 1 comment

Like most people, I understood that the tar sands represent both a visible scar from space and to Canada’s international reputation.  This week, I came to visit. It’s now, after smelling the noxious fumes, seeing the incomprehensible...

How LEGO got awesome to #SaveTheArctic

Blog entry by Ian Duff | October 9, 2014

Today we got the awesome news: after a three-month campaign supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will  not  renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell. This is fantastic news for LEGO fans and...

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