Canada Energy

Clean Innovation Goes West Coast

Stephen Hui | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Stephen Hui

The district of Squamish in British Columbia is widely known as the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada. But this all-season destination for climbers, hikers, mountain bikers, kite surfers, and birdwatchers is also developing a reputation as a nucleus for clean innovation.

Coffee Recipes To Help You Adjust To Daylight Saving Time

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

If you have a hard time suppressing your yawns, in spite of your excitement for longer days and warmer weather, then feast your eyes on these coffee-infused recipes to help you stay awake.

Everything You Need To Know About Carbon

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada
Carl Duivenvoorden

Carbon, number six on the periodic table of the elements, is at the very heart of climate change. Here's all you need to know to understand why. Bas...

Trudeau First Canadian PM To Attend Influential Energy Conference

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Politics

"This is about making our economy more competitive and leaving our kids a cleaner environment."

Carbon Tax Won't Make Canada A Climate Leader If Nobody Follows

F. Larry Martin | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Politics
F. Larry Martin

Climate change is "Made in China," but they get off scot-free. We need to admit one simple truth: handicapping Canadians with a tax will have zero effect on global climate change. However, that doesn't mean we can't exert influence and pursue real solutions.

Canadians Suffer Through Many Types Of Traffic

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada
Jasmin Guénette

If you think road traffic is annoying, the Canadian Automobile Association has just released some data to back you up: Drivers on Canada's 20 worst se...

There's Still Time For Jane Fonda To Change Her Views On Alberta Oil

Cody Battershill | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

One thing stands out when reading about Jane Fonda, who visited the Fort McMurray region this week. She seems, sometimes at least, to learn from her mistakes. Let's face it; in the world of superficial Hollywood activism populated by the likes of Leo DiCaprio and Daryl Hannah, self-awareness seems to shut down as soon as the director yells "cut."

Trans Mountain Pipeline Approval Was Right Decision For Canada

Perrin Beatty | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Perrin Beatty

Recently the government made a difficult decision that we know to be in the best interest of Canadians. The approval of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline is a win for everyone who believes that balanced, evidence-based decision making is crucial to our country's success.

Nova Scotia Needs To Fully Engage With Stakeholders On Tidal Energy

Andrew Younger | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Andrew Younger

The first electrons of power flowed across the seabed in Nova Scotia's Minas Basin recently delivering electricity to homes, from a giant instream tidal device. I want to be excited about it. Happy even. Instead, it's tainted by the dismissive attitude of Nova Scotia's government towards indigenous people and fishers, or really anyone in the province who raises concerns about the potential impact on their lives from these experiments.

Newly Approved Pipelines Prioritize Environment And Economy

Kent Hehr | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Alberta
Kent Hehr

Calgarians and Albertans alike have been waiting for this announcement for a long time. After a decade of inaction, we are finally seeing progress on this file thanks to the leadership of our prime minister and my cabinet colleagues. We are moving forward on Canada's energy future.

5 Hacks To Avoid Extra Calories This Holiday Season

Jane Dummer | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

It's that time of year when extra calories lurk around every corner. So what's the harm in a little holiday weight gain, especially if it's just a couple of pounds? Well, the fact is those pounds can add up year after year, making holiday weight gain an important factor in your overall weight.

B.C. Is Aiming To Take Green Buildings To The Next Level

Karen Tam Wu | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Karen Tam Wu

The establishment of a net-zero energy ready code target for new buildings by 2032 and the development of an energy "step code" for local governments are positive steps toward a sustainable future for B.C.'s buildings.

Going From Grey To Green: 9 Tips For Cities In Transition

Bex Dawkes | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Bex Dawkes

Cities are more important than ever in efforts to address climate change. By 2050 global city populations are expected to almost double in size, but urban areas already account for nearly 75 per cent of total carbon emissions. Cities all around the planet have the opportunity to transition "from grey to green."

Canada Has Legions Of Ken Bones Of Its Own

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Politics
G. Elijah Dann

So how did this red-sweatered troll, posing as an undecided voter, get selected to appear on stage at such an event to ask, "the question"? Typical, it turns out. For starters, he made no prior mention of his deep ties to the fossil fuel industry. Just a concerned, undecided voter.

Canadians Must Rethink 'Normal' To Tackle Climate Change

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

Maybe the lifestyle we've come to know as "normal" really isn't normal -- or sustainable -- after all. It may feel normal because it's all we've known, but, examined rationally in a larger context, it seems more like the fast lane to resource depletion and environmental ruin.

Pipeline Critics Must Learn To Compromise Or Be Left Behind

Robbie Kreger-Smith | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Robbie Kreger-Smith

We're being left behind by other countries and economies while we chase an elusive ideal under some imaginary rainbow. It's time for our leaders to stand up and draw a line in the sand and stop enabling these fanatics, lest they achieve their ultimate goal of completely shutting down our economic engine.

These Alberta Students Want Schools To Become Models Of Sustainability

David Dodge | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

The students did their own research, they invited resource experts to give presentations and then a delegation of 10 students locked themselves in a room for a weekend with some graduate students from the University of Alberta to boil inputs from 3,000 students down into a sophisticated set of recommendations for change.

Saskatchewan Solar Co-Operative Brings Power To The People

David Dodge | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Business
David Dodge

On the roof of the Two Twenty building in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan are 90 solar modules comprising a 27.5 kilowatt solar system, the very first project built by the newly-formed SES Solar Co-operative. The co-op is an offshoot of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) that works on conservation, sustainability and yes, energy issues.

This P.E.I. City Uses Smart Grid To Get Record Wind Integration

David Dodge | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Business
David Dodge

In 2015, the city of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, achieved the highest level of wind power integration in North America. While the province of P.E.I. is already a leader with 26 per cent of its electricity coming from wind power, the City of Summerside Electric Utility has ratcheted that up to an astonishing 46 per cent by adding a smart grid with energy storage.

How To Stay Healthy Over The Summer

Jane Dummer | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

We wait all year for long summer days filled with BBQs, pool parties, cottage weekends and food festivals. But these endless social events can have you overindulging in food and drink more than any other time of year. So how can you stay healthy over the summer? We asked our experts for their advice.

Liberals Should Shutter Nuclear Plant Well Past Its Prime

Mike Schreiner | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Pickering is already 15 years past its best before date. It's the fourth oldest nuclear station in North America and the seventh oldest nuclear station in the world. Given its age, it is not surprising that Pickering is one of the most unreliable and poorest performing nuclear plants in North America.

Bob Chelmick's Solar-Powered Cabin In The Woods

David Dodge | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada
David Dodge

Chelmick's getaway required the hard work of clearing brush and laying a foundation. The original cabin was 600 square feet and solar-powered, complete with battery storage. Why solar? Chelmick recalls seeing brown streaks across the sky near Lake Wabamun.

Iron And Earth: Oilsands Workers Call For Training In Renewable Energy

David Dodge | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Business
David Dodge

Lliam Hildebrand is first and foremost a boilermaker. On his last oilsands project in northern Alberta, a colleague said to him over lunch, "Man, oil prices are still dropping. They're going to go below $30 soon, and if we don't start diversifying our jobs into renewables, our union is screwed."

How To Get Your Mojo Back

Shelagh Meagher | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada
Shelagh Meagher

Do you ever feel like you've run out of fuel for something you're trying to do in your life, even though you were super gung-ho when you set out? Over...

Bulletproof Tea: The Ultimate Energy Booster

Sheena Brady | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada
Sheena Brady

The Inspiration It all started in Silicon Valley where executives and athletes began adding butter and coconut oil to their coffee beverages to sus...