Entries by David Dodge from 11/2012

Staking Energy Vampires Through the Heart

| Posted 11.05.2012 | Green

Think of Godo Stoyke as a modern day, energy efficiency obsessed version of Van Helsing. He's ready to slay the power vampires in your home and seek out energy savings big and small.

Solar Energy In Alberta: Sunny Days Ahead

| Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Alberta

If Alberta devotes even a portion of the brains, money and time it devoted to turning the oilsands into a useable resource to doing the same with solar, we might be onto something. Alberta has certainly taken a lot of black eyes for the way it develops its non-renewable resources, developing it's other greatest natural resource might be a way to address them.

Nova Scotia's Breezy Idea Puts Communities First

| Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Business

Tour the rolling countryside of Nova Scotia in the fall and it's like driving right into a post card. Head west of Truro and not only do you get this scenic drive but you'll find Nuttby Mountain wind farm -- the turbines popping up into view quite unexpectedly. All things being equal would you be more inclined to have a coal-fired power plant in your backyard or a wind turbine that you helped raise the money for?

Can Walmart Save the World?

| Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada Business

Walmart is certainly a retailer that evokes many emotions. At the same time, the numbers are undeniable. Worldwide, more than 100,000,000 shoppers per week choose to spend their dollars there. The company could have a major impact on sustainability. Some corporate sustainability efforts can be fairly easily thrown into the cynical greenwashing file. And Walmart has certainly suffered reputational slings and arrows for many reasons, but when the largest retailer in the world dedicates itself to a serious sustainability agenda we should probably sit up and notice.