The market triumph of renewable energy marks the biggest victory yet in the fight against global warming. Solar and wind are proliferating not because of moral do-gooders but because they’re now the most profitable part of the power business in most of the world. An industry that once relied on heavy subsidies and was propped up by government mandates is now increasingly standing on its own.
A Calgary-based company has received regulatory approval to build a massive solar farm, the largest facility of its type in Canada, in southern Alberta.
Want to drive to Quebec City from St. John’s, and drop into Prince Edward Island along the way for only $30? Continue reading “Driving 3,250 km for only $30, in an electric vehicle”
While global attention has been focused on fires burning across the Brazilian Amazon, neighbouring Bolivia is battling its own vast blazes, which have charred an area nearly as extensive as the nation of Lebanon.
Canmore is piloting a one-year composting program, and while some locals are surprised it took so long, the town explains it had to consider cost and limiting wildlife attractants before moving forward. Continue reading “Canmore finally gets composting program”
The City of Calgary is sending 2,000 tonnes of plastic clamshell containers to the landfill in August. After taxpayers paid a few hundred thousand dollars to store them, it turns out no one will recycle the containers. Lisa MacGregor reports.