Alternative Energy

Lethbridge Biogas: Turning Food Waste Into Green Power

David Dodge | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

Lethbridge Biogas takes the manure and food waste, mixes it together, heats it to 39 degrees Celsius and captures the methane (natural gas) to power twin 1.4 megawatt generators to produce enough power for 3,000 homes. The 3.9 million litre digesters resemble giant, squat grain silos with dome tops.

Trade Trumps Climate Change Action At COP21

Sujata Dey | Posted 12.12.2015 | Canada Impact
Sujata Dey

When our democracies try to act on climate, trade agreements get in the way. For over 20 years, we have been fighting ISDS, the investor state dispute settlement clause in Chapter 11 of NAFTA, which allows companies to sue states over their decisions. It is a favourite tool of energy and mining companies.

Environmentalists Need To Compromise To Make B.C. A Geothermal Energy Powerhouse

Blair King | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

Our most bountiful geothermal resources are situated right smack in the middle of some of our biggest and most beautiful parks.

Calgary's Wind Powered LRT Is an Incredibly Successful System

David Dodge | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

The CTrain in Calgary is one of the greatest examples of electrified transport in Canada. It is overwhelmingly popular with resident. It has kick started smarter, denser development around its stations. And best of all it and the City of Calgary's operations are 100 per cent powered by renewable energy.

Universal Health Care Should Include Alternative Medicine

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

Given all the growing research evidence on alternative therapies I wonder if our current medical system is old. Both the insurance companies and the government have not kept up with time. These services are scientifically studied to help, so is this truly a universal health care?

Now Is the Time for Canada to Transition Away From Fossil Fuels

Mike Hudema | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Mike Hudema

The G7 committed to eliminating the use of the fossil fuels by the end of the century. Canada and Alberta should be leading the transition, taking advantage of our tremendous solar and wind resources and supporting workers and communities in the process.

Will Bitcoin Help the Energy Revolution?

Ben West | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Business
Ben West

I have spent most of my adult life organizing campaigns, trying to make change for the better in regards to climate change. I am now getting pretty ex...

Why I'm On Tour With Neil Young and Diana Krall

Chief Allan Adam | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Chief Allan Adam

My community is largely based in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, 200 km downstream from current tar sands development. It's a place of great beauty and history, but we are now at risk from irreversible impacts that will permanently change our lands and our lives forever. The immediacy of the crisis demands attention, which is why I am so honoured to be on tour with Neil Young and Diana Krall as we travel across Canada to raise awareness and resources to defend ourselves from wanton development and interests that don't seem to care about our rights or our community.

Want Cheaper Alternatives to Fossil Fuels? Tax the Product That's Actually Causing the Harm

Rob Shirkey | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada
Rob Shirkey

While many of us dislike the idea of paying taxes, we are actually already being taxed for our fossil fuel use by collectively paying for upgrades to our infrastructure. Taxing the product that's actually causing the harm would cause markets to shift; we would become more interested in seeking less costly solutions to meet the needs that are presently being met by fossil fuels.

The Green Technology Canadians Embrace

The Experts at Microsoft | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada

Whether it’s your rising energy bill or your environmentally conscious self, renewable sources of energy offer ways to be kind to your pocketbook an...