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Canada Pulls its Goalie on the Environment

(9) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 8:12 AM

Canadians take it for granted that our environment and health should be protected when it comes to huge new energy projects. What if that's no longer the case?

Canada's ability to oversee large energy projects is crumbling. No matter which way you look at it, Canada's regulatory system just isn't...

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Big Oil's Plan to Crush Green Energy

(3) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 2:05 PM

It is really a surprise to anyone that the polluting fuel industry is behind recent attacks on clean, renewable energy?

After all, as our transition to using windmills, solar panels and electric vehicles gains momentum, it's easy to see how peddlers of oil and coal might be freaked out....

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Green Energy Prices Aren't High, Its Detractors Are!

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 4:02 PM

If you live in Ontario, you know there's an all-out assault on renewable energy like windmills and solar power. What you might not know is that despite all the nay-saying, clean energy is actually responsible for emissions going down, not for prices going up.

New numbers released this...

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In Ontario, Electricity Gets a Renewable Shock

(12) Comments | Posted March 27, 2012 | 10:17 AM

Ontario's world class renewable energy policy -- Feed-in Tariff (FIT) -- just got a whole lot stronger.

First, let's remember why this is important: We need to transition away from polluting energy sources like coal to clean, renewable ones like solar, wind, and geothermal in order to stave off dangerous...

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Reports of the death of renewable energy in Europe are greatly exaggerated

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2012 | 9:34 AM

Opponents of renewable energy can't make up their mind. One moment they claim the cost of green energy subsidies programs is too high, the next they claim that lowering these subsidies is somehow a sign of failure.

In fact, falling prices and falling subsidies are a clear sign of...

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John Podesta Urges Ontario to Keep the Green Energy Act

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2011 | 12:06 PM

Last week, Environmental Defence and WWF Canada were honoured to host John Podesta, head of the leading American think tank the Center for American Progress for a vital discussion on energy in Ontario at the MaRS discovery district in Toronto.

As former White House chief of staff...

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Wind Power: A Quiet Solution to Climate Change

(19) Comments | Posted June 26, 2011 | 9:42 AM

We asked a tough question today: Is the fear and anxiety being spread about the sound of wind power justified?

In an age when people fit subwoofers into their Honda civics, buy pickup trucks with 'tuned exhaust' noise and watch movies with ear crushing seven-speaker surround sound, one has...

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