Can B.C. LNG Really Compete?

As LNG business case weakens, BC Premier Christy Clark’s Throne Speech overlooks the potential of clean energy and technology exports. Can B.C. LNG Really Compete?

Press Release from Clean Energy Canada

VANCOUVER — Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the B.C. Speech from the Throne:

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Environmentalists Bring Crisis Walbran Valley Crises To BC Legislature

The BC Government ignored a 7,000 signature petition, so now Environmentalists bring Walbran Valley crises to BC Legislature

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

VICTORIA – Representatives from the Wilderness Committee and other concerned citizens held a creative demonstration at the BC Legislature today, to draw attention to the situation in the endangered Walbran Valley.

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HERO Is One Of California’s Better Stories

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMSince it started up in 2011, The HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (HERO PACE) Program completed more than 50,000 residential projects. That may not seem like much, in a state whose 39 million inhabitants are still hoping to see the end of the worst drought in their recorded history, but HERO is one of California’s better stories.

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Two Thirds of America’s New Capacity Was Renewable In 2015

By Roy L Hales

The number of wind energy installations has surpassed natural gas, 7,977 MW of new generating capacity to 5,942 MW. There is close to 3,000 MW of (rooftop and utility scale) new solar capacity, 305 MW of biomass capacity, 153 of hydropower 48 MW of geothermal. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy, under President Obama two thirds of America’s new capacity was renewable in 2015.
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Targeting BC’s Minister of Forests

With the war in the woods heats up, Environmentalists are targeting BC’s Minister of Forests in a Phone Blitz asking that he take action to save the Walbran’s old growth forest.

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

Environmentalists at the Wilderness Committee are increasing their efforts to stop old-growth logging in Vancouver Island’s Central Walbran Valley, with a decentralized “phone blitz” today urging the BC government to address the issue.

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Can Wildlife Services Kill Oregon’s Wolves?

Can Wildlife Services kill Oregon’s wolves? There are approximately 81 gray wolves in Oregon and a coalition of environmental groups has launched a legal challenge to find out.   

Joint press release from Project Coyote,Western Law Environmental Centre, Cascadia Wildlands, Centre for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians & Predator Defense

PORTLAND, Ore. – Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the authority of the federal wildlife-killing program Wildlife Services to kill any of the approximately 81 remaining gray wolves in Oregon. The legal challenge, filed by the Western Environmental Law Center on behalf of four conservation groups, with Cascadia Wildlands representing itself, comes weeks after a federal court ruled that Wildlife Services’ controversial wolf killing program in Washington is illegal.

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Solar Is A brilliant way to get energy

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Except for nuclear and geothermal, all energy we use comes from the sun in one form or another. As sunlight reaches the Earth’s surface, it powers heat transfers that move air and ocean currents, used for wind and tidal power. The sun evaporates water, contributing to the hydrologic cycle that fills reservoirs for hydroelectricity. Solar Is A brilliant way to get energy
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Folsom Lake Now AT 56% of Capacity

After reaching record low levels in November, the Sacramento metropolitan area’s reservoir is making a comeback. Folsom Lake is now at 56% of capacity

Originally Published on the Fish Sniffer

by Dan Bacher

Folsom Lake, the Sacramento metropolitan area’s backyard landlocked king salmon, rainbow trout and black bass fishery, reached its lowest-ever water level in November 2015 when it plunged down to only 140,523 acre feet of water, 14 percent of capacity. That surpasses the previous low water level of 140,600 acre feet reached in November 1977.

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A Cheaper and More Efficient Energy Storage System

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The sun shines more than 300 days a year in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hamburg entrepreneur Sebastian-Justus Schmidt says, “it is the perfect location for a solar energy system.” His Phi Suea House’s solar panels produce 6,000 kWh a month, enough to power 20 to 25 average North American households. Though the first three residences in this development went online last March,  it officially opened January 29. The most revolutionary aspect of this development is the hydrogen electrolyser, which is a cheaper and more efficient energy storage system.

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Wind Turbines Almost Always Produce Power

in response to an inaccurate attack on Wind Energy, Greenpeace’s Energydesk produces data showing that the UK’s wind turbines almost always produce power

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Zachary Davies Boren

By As the winter is winding down, attacks on wind energy are ramping up.

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