Showing posts with label Alternative Solutions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alternative Solutions. Show all posts

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Oil may be Canada's past, but we cannot let it be our future


David Suzuki - The Guardian
Pipes loaded on a train in Manitoba. A PinP photo. 

There's a lot of fear around abandoning an industry that has been an economic driver for decades - yet the rest of the world is moving on. More here.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Transit union head says city of Winnipeg uninterested in grants for electric buses


The Winnipeg Free Press
The union that represents Winnipeg Transit staff says city hall is missing out on an opportunity to access loans and grants to electrify the transit fleet. Story here.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Cyclist tells people NOT to ride the Trans Canada Trail

treehugger

With much of the trail following the shoulders of busy highways, Edmund Aunger says the trail is dangerous and should not be promoted as a tourist attraction. Story here.

A cyclist take a break on a much safer section of the Trans Canada Trail in Manitoba. PinP photo.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Will This Tidal Project Spark a Global Energy Revolution?

EcoWatch

Ambitious plans have been drawn up for a network of "tidal lagoons" around the UK coast that could provide up to a quarter of the country's electricity—and there is potential to roll out the technology in many parts of the world. Story here.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Wind Generates 100% of Scotland's Electricity Needs for Entire Day


EcoWatch 
A Canadian wind turbine. PinP photo.
Wind energy had a banner day in Scotland. Thanks to an unseasonably windy Sunday, wind turbines generated more electricity than the country actually needed. Story here.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Canadian Livestock Producers Benefit From a Solar Watering System

Manitoba Co-Operator

Installing a solar watering system has increased carrying capacity, weight gain and improved herd health. More here.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

How Uruguay Became a Wind Power Powerhouse

WORLD
RESOURCES
INSTITUTE
When it comes to renewable energy generation, the South American country of Uruguay is a huge success story. Story here.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

WTO Swats Down India’s Massive Solar Initiative

Grist

The World Trade Organization delivered a blow to India’s ambitious solar power program on Wednesday at the behest of the United States. So much for all that nice chatter about international climate cooperation back in December. Story here.

NAFTA Wind Energy Dispute With Canada Ramps Up

bilaterals.org
Wind farm in Saskatchewan. PinP photo.

The three-year dispute between the US-based Windstream Energy company and the Canadian government ramped up this week, as representatives from both sides gathered in Toronto to make their case before an investor-state arbitration tribunal under NAFTA. Story here.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Time For a Green Makeover For 24 Sussex?

National Observer

Momentum is building for an audacious plan to turn the prime minister’s official residence in Ottawa into a national showcase for super-energy-efficient housing, and a powerful symbol of Canada’s promise to make a difference on global climate change. Story here.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

North America’s Oil And Gas Industry Has Taken Over 7 Million Acres Of Land Since 2000

climateprogress

Millions of acres of land across the U.S. and Canada has been taken over by oil and gas development in the last 12 years, according to a new study. Story here.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Paving Path Towards Climate Goal, Denmark Sets World Record for Wind Power

Common Dreams
Wind turbine - Saskatchewan, Canada. Larry Powell PinP photo.
'It shows that we can reach our ultimate goal, namely to stop global warming,' said climate minister. Story here.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Here Comes The Sun

Larry
This morning activists climbed Leduc #1, the oil Derrick that started western Canada's oil boom 70 years ago, at the Edmonton Energy Discovery Centre.

They hung a banner that read
“Go Solar: 100% Climate Safe", sending a clear message to the Alberta government that it’s time to transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy – for the sake of our climate. 
icarusshot1.jpgThey also set up a small solar panel atop the derrick, using its energy to power a sound system playing music proclaiming the power of the sun. Help us get the message to Premier Jim Prentice, tell Alberta to go solar!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Crisis Fuelled Resurgence of Horse-Drawn Carriages in Cuba

INTERPRESS SERVICE

HAVANA, Oct 30 2014 (IPS) Up and down the streets of towns and cities in Cuba go horse-drawn carriages with black leather tops and large back wheels, alongside more simple carts, operating as public transportation. Story here.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Solar Has Won. Even if Coal Were Free to Burn, Power Stations Couldn't Compete

TheGuardian
As early as 2018, solar could be economically viable to power big cities. By 2040 over half of all electricity may be generated in the same place it's used. Centralised, coal-fired power is over. Full story here.

PLT photo.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Unnatural Gas

Winnipeg Free Press

Towering flames atop oil wells break the inky darkness in the badlands on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. The flares of natural gas set grass fires on the prairie where Theodora Bird Bear's ancestors hunted buffalo and create a driving hazard on rural roads. Full story here.

Monday, 24 February 2014

The Cancer of Growth

The RAM'S HORN - Brewster Kneen

There is a cancer referred to as The Economy which is growing world-wide – in Canada, the USA, Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey, Mexico. It accompanies a notion – nay, ideological fantasy – that growth is a universal remedy for an ailing – or failing – economy. This is profoundly odd since the primary characteristic of cancer is that it endeavours to consume its host. Details here.




The City of Vancouver, CA - another of the 
world's "growth centres." PLT photo.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Trading Water for Fuel is Fracking Crazy

EcoWatch - by David Suzuki


It would be difficult to live without oil and gas. But it would be impossible to live without water. Yet, in our mad rush to extract and sell every drop of gas and oil as quickly as possible, we’re trading precious water for fossil fuels. Details here.
A Canadian waterfall. Quantity? For now
Quality? Not so much! PLT photo.

Assessing the dwindling wilderness of Antarctica

Nature Antarctica. Aerial photo by Astro_Alex. Less than 32% of Antarctica is made up of areas that are free from human interfere...