With the federal government’s backstop price on carbon pollution taking effect this week in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick, opponents of this vital climate solution have ratcheted up the bombast. However, British Columbia’s experience with its carbon tax provides an effective counterpoint to many of the myths and misconceptions in circulation.
Private companies are partnering with First Nations to invest around $1.2 billion in renewable energy projects in Alberta, which create new jobs and continue with record-setting low prices for Albertans.
Facebook announced Tuesday that it has set a target of powering its global operations with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2020. In addition, it announced a commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 75% in the same time frame.
Bloomberg NEF data indicate that the world has attained the landmark figure of 1TW of wind and solar generation capacity installed. It’s estimated that the second terawatt of wind and solar will arrive by mid-2023 and cost 46% less than the first.
The recent Alberta Energy Efficiency Summit, hosted by the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance, made it clear that Alberta is embracing energy efficiency in a big way, and expanding its efficiency industry.
Canada is set to join the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the world’s largest intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to sustainable energy sources, officials announced Thursday.
When it comes to generating renewable electricity, Hawaii is leading other states in almost every category. It gets 33 percent of its electricity from rooftop solar and has 60 utility-scale renewable energy projects feeding power into its grids. The state Legislature wants to reach 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Continue reading “Hawaii Aims for 100% Renewable Energy”→