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Anti-Energy Activists Don't Want to Talk About Energy Poverty

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth like to frame the energy-discussion as if it only has a few very simple dimensions. Theirs is a very simple narrative of environmental protection versus corporate profits. What they don't want to discuss is the reality that right now 2.5 billion human beings are living impoverished lives because they have insufficient access to energy.

Warren Buffett Is No Threat to Canada

Mark Milke | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Foreign investment is a win-win-win-win proposition for countries, consumers, the economy and shareholders. The only losers? Companies who dislike competition -- or people who think Warren Buffett poses an existential threat to Alberta.

Why Optimism Is Our Only Gateway To a Cleaner Future

Mark Milke | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Some Canadians seek to create new opportunities, expand the economy, hire more people and provide opportunities. They might even -- gasp -- argue that governments are better off and have more revenues (without raising taxes) when entrepreneurs are allowed to flourish.

What Canada's Export Numbers Tell Us About Global Demand

Peter Hall | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

Last week's merchandise trade figures were pretty impressive, all things considered. Weather has wracked a lot of January and February indicators, but...

NEB Predicts Rosy Future for Canadian Energy

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Business
Kenneth P. Green

The National Energy Board (NEB), Canada's chief energy regulator, has come out with a new report projecting energy development in Canada out to 2035. The potential for growth (and economic benefits to Canadians) is massive, but the NEB shares our concerns that the potential for bottlenecks and infrastructure short-falls imperil this projected growth.

The Liberals' Energy Planning is Driven By What Works for the Liberals, Not For the People of Ontario

Mike Schreiner | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Our energy future requires innovation, entrepreneurialism and community engagement. Politicians moving around power plants like chess pieces won't work. We need to change the way the game is played and what we play it with. The stakes are higher than the billion dollars we've already wasted.

Songs For The 2003 Blackout-aversary

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Music

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the great Blackout of 2003 that sent much of eastern Canada and the U.S into darkness for days. In commemorati...

Alberta Wind Power Report Blows

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Alberta
Kenneth P. Green

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has released a "windvision" plan for Alberta that, not-surprisingly calls for the province to build a lot more wind-power capacity. CanWEA suggests that while the province currently generates 1,100 Megawatts of wind-power, it could install nearly five times as much. Of course, they point out that Alberta's competitive energy system makes it hard to get wind-power construction financed. But they have a solution to that, calling on policymakers to institute a clean energy standard in Alberta, and asking them to hike Alberta's carbon tax.

Attempt To Stall Power Line Shot Down

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A judge has ruled against an attempt to stall a controversial high-voltage power line northeast of Edmonton.The Heartland Transmission line...

Light Up Alberta Doubles Down on Solar Electricity in Alberta

David Dodge | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

To Warren Sarauer putting a solar electric system on his roof was a no-brainer but when some innovative electricity retailers in Alberta decided to offer almost double the going rate for his exported solar energy he was ecstatic. Sarauer is a big solar energy supporter - through his company Evergreen and Gold Renewable Energy he puts renewable energy systems into people's homes. But last year he tackled a project that would set an example for his clients, he built a net-zero office.

The Only Thing Stopping this Economy is Darkness...Literally

Mariah Griffin-Angus | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Travel
Mariah Griffin-Angus

Kampala has many advantages driving growth. It is resource rich. From a tourism perspective, the country is beautiful and, in comparison to Nairobi or Cape Town, it's quite safe. In some ways the country is well suited to lead Africa in economic development. Like being in the dark, literally. Unreliable electricity goes beyond being a mere hindrance; it can be life threatening.

Light Bulb! How to Fix Ontario's Power Problems

Tim Hudak | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada
Tim Hudak

Ontario has lots of advantages. We have a skilled workforce and hungry entrepreneurs. But to get our economy moving again, we need energy policies that will keep prices under control for entrepreneurs, industry, and households alike, while ensuring that the system is reliable and sustainable.

Feds Low-Balling Carbon Emissions From Hydro By Factor Of 20?

CP | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Politics

A study by an environmental group suggests the federal government may be underestimating greenhouse gas emissions from hydro developments by a factor ...

Green Energy Could Cost Ontario More

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario residents could end up paying some of the highest costs for electricity in the developing world because providing wind and solar ene...

Will Canada's Hydropower Boom Help Cool the Climate?

Will Braun | Posted 11.19.2011 | Canada
Will Braun

Leaders in the Canadian hydropower industry believe North America can dam its way to a cooler climate, but some experts say that continual increases in energy supply -- whatever the source -- are not the optimal response to the climate crunch. The answer is not more energy, but much more efficient use of it.