Solar power had a huge year in 2013

By Mike G

A new report out from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) shows that solar power came an incredibly long way toward asserting itself as …

Wind, solar proponents have high hopes for Alberta renewable energy framework

By Amanda Stephenson

CALGARY – The solar and wind industries could be about to take off, proponents say, if a long-awaited renewable energy framework becomes a reality in Alberta.

The …

Global Shift to Clean Energy No Longer ‘Theoretical’

By Geoff Dembicki

We’re not totally screwed. I doubt Ethan Zindler would use those exact words to describe the rapid global transition to cleaner forms of energy he’s spent the …

Submission to Quebec on cap-and-trade regulations

Ensuring the environmental integrity of Quebec’s cap-andtrade system for global warming emissions Authors: Dale Marshall and Ian Bruce, David Suzuki Foundation, Steven Guilbeault, Équiterre.…

Greening the NWT Economy: Local Pathways in Territorial Prosperity

As governments and societies around the world grapple with the recent economic meltdown, there is a need to turn this crisis into an opportunity, to rethink our northern economy so …

A Guide to Energy Efficiency for Religious Buildings in Nova Scotia

The purpose of this guide is to provide congregations with information and suggestions on energy efficiency and how to retrofit their place of worship. This guide complements the information provided …

Pretending Keystone XL Politics Is Science

By Paul Thacker

Last Friday, InsideClimate News revealed yet another possible conflict of interest in the ongoing drama surrounding the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. It turns out that “the …

Climate Action News: The War Against the Fight to Save the Planet + The Budget Deficit that Really Matters

The war against the fight to save the planet

We are alarmed about the recent CBC report that the Canada Revenue Agency is targeting a number of environmental groups – …

Davos summit calls for cleaner energy, focus on climate change

By John Heilprin

Leaders gathered in the Swiss ski resort of Davos are pushing for nations worldwide to shift to cleaner energy sources as the best way to contain global …

China on world’s ‘biggest push’ for wind power

China has embarked on the greatest push for renewable energy the world has ever seen.

A key element involves more than doubling the number of wind turbines in the next …

Organic battery hailed as cheap renewable energy solution

A cheap rechargeable battery that harnesses energy by using the electrochemistry of organic molecules rather than metals is being touted by Harvard researchers as a breakthrough for renewable energy.

The …

Why China is building a massive solar power plant in the middle of nowhere

by Todd Woody

Back in 2009 when China announced it would build the world’s largest photovoltaic power plant in the Mongolian desert, it choose a US company, First Solar, to …

Stakeholders Write Letter to Ontario Government Urging for Carbon Price

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June 05, 2013

Dear Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of the Environment James Bradley:


The undersigned organizations and individuals – representing a broad cross section of Ontario-based investors, industry,

Civil society interventions – meeting with Minister Kent

Civil society interventions
Meeting with Minister Peter Kent
December 6, 2012
Doha, Qatar

Submitted interventions
John Stone- IPCC scientist

Scientists have been warning governments of the potential threat of climate …

Canada ranked as worst performer in the developed world on climate change

Canada trailed only by Kazakhstan, Iran and Saudi Arabia in 2013 climate change performance index

December 3, 2012

(Doha, Qatar) Canada fell to 58th place out of …

Saudi Arabia reveals plans to be powered entirely by renewable energy

World’s biggest oil producer says it wants to make a 100% switch from fossil fuels to clean energy

Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil producer, has plans to become …

Towards a Clean Energy Accord

In the spring of 2012, Tides Canada hosted a series of meetings across the country to discuss how a Canadian energy strategy could help accelerate the nation’s transition to a …

Canada Comes Out of Fossil Retirement to Take Home a Surprise Second Rio Fossil

Recognized for gutting the text in Rio and rolling back environmental regulations at home

Rio de Janeiro – Canada was awarded the second ever Rio Fossil of the Day today …

Greenhouse gas report touts progress on emissions

Environment groups slam Tories’ ‘spin’ on emissions record

The federal government is nearly one-third of the way to reaching its new, easier-to-hit 2020 greenhouse gas targets according to Environment Canada’s

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Ignores Pollution Concerns About Keystone XL

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Washington yesterday making some misleading statements about tar sands (which are also called the oil sands) and the Keystone XL pipeline.

In a …

Statement from Environmental Defence in response to today’s federal budget

The plan to weaken one of Canada’s foremost environmental laws outlined in today’s budget is nothing more than a gift to Big Oil. It’s a cynical attack on one of

What could and what should Budget 2012 look like on energy and climate change?

The Harper government will deliver their first majority government budget tomorrow.  There is a lot of anxiety going into this budget with big cuts expected. While the government is denying …

Environment: Act now or face costly consequences, warns OECD

As countries struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment, they must not neglect the longer term. Action needs to be taken now to prevent irreversible …

Sale diplomatie pétrolière: La campagne mondiale de promotion des sables bitumineux du gouvernement du Canada

À quoi vous fait penser le Canada? À de vastes espaces sauvages protégés? À la diversité culturelle et à la tolérance? À la réputation du Canada comme agent international pour …

Anti-wind groups drop their appeal when asked to provide evidence

Ontario got a second wind farm approval through a tribunal appeal under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act.  The appellant, the Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group Inc. withdrew its appeal suddenly, …