The battle between the solar industry and electric utilities has the makings of a classic David versus Goliath tale, but the debate raises legitimate questions, notably: how should regulations be updated to recognize the growth of solar while still ensuring a reliable and affordable power system? And ultimately what value do distributed solar and utilities provide to society.
While attention is focused on one battleground state after another to see which political juggernauts will end up at the presidential ballot box, significant change is making its way through city and state legislatures in Oregon.
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For many homes, utility usage is the primary culprit when it comes to increased energy bills. While going completely green is tricky, there are several simple (and completely DIY-able) ways to lower your energy consumption.
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Added together, these simple, everyday actions have a great impact on protecting our beaches for all of us to enjoy.
The Ontario Liberals are betting $13 billion of your dollars on rebuilding the Darlington Nuclear Station. It is so risky that no private company will fully insure nuclear plants, and it prompted Standard & Poor's to downgrade Ontario Power Generation's credit rating in 2012. But whatever the reason, the Liberals are failing to capitalize on economic opportunities for Ontario. This means we risk missing out on the global renewable energy revolution. Investors and countries are acting now to take advantage of dramatically falling prices for renewable energy.
On this day when we celebrate the inimitable Dr. King and the legacy of words and deeds he left to inspire us, I encourage you to take time to visit one of these mountains, even virtually.
In Paris Canada agreed to drop our greenhouse gas emissions to 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. To achieve this goal Canada will need to cut fossil fuels out of our transportation and home heating energy budgets by the middle of this century. Fossil fuels represent 60 per cent of B.C.'s current energy needs.
Has the Chik-fil-A "We make Benches out of our Styrofoam cups" ad appeared on your social media yet? When it hit mine, I had to respond to Chik-Fil-A publicly so they don't get away with this misleading polystyrene propaganda.
Not only is there an opportunity for a thriving, diversified economy but the positive health effects from phasing out coal also save our provincial government real dollars. Devon is relatively close to several major coal fired electricity generation plants in Alberta. The town could see real health benefits from coal phase out.
Going green or being eco-friendly can seem intimidating, but reducing your carbon footprint doesn't need to involve a radical lifestyle overhaul! There are many simple and affordable ways almost anyone can contribute to helping the environment.
Renewable energy is transitioning from a few keen farmers and municipalities to provincial and perhaps even national scale initiatives. This is good news for climate change and emissions reductions, but it also represents investment in new jobs and industries with plenty of future potential.
By November it is expected that most countries will have signed up to ratify the Paris agreement and will be well underway implementing their national mitigation and adaptation plans.
Electricity bills have been steadily rising with no respite in the foreseeable future. Increasingly, home owners are turning to efficient building envelopes to create homes that utilize less energy. While a professional home energy audit will be more accurate, you can do your own and get a general idea of which issues to tackle first.