What The Misty Isles Offers

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMA thriving ecotourism sector has grown up in the twenty years since logging ruled over British Columbia’s economy. One of the foremost voices in the Discovery Island area is Mike Moore, whose sailboat the Misty Isles has been touring these waters since 1997. This is the first program taken from a long conversation about ecotourism and what the Misty Isles offers ecotourists.

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California’s Largest Public Multi-Standard EV Charging Facility

The ECOreport reposts California’s largest public multi-standard EV charging facility

Originally Published on City of Santa Clara news

The largest public multi-standard electric vehicle charging facility in California officially opened today in Santa Clara, as city and electric vehicle (EV) industry officials celebrated the Santa Clara Electric Vehicle Charging Center located at the city’s Tasman Parking Garage. The parking structure, situated near the Santa Clara Convention Center, Levi’s Stadium and the California Great America theme park, features 48 Level 2 chargers and one DC Fast Charger.

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Saudi Arabia Plots Life After Oil

The ECOreport reposts Saudi Arabia plots life after oil

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Joe Sandler Clarke

Saudi Arabia yesterday approved a 15 year plan aimed at restructuring the Kingdom’s economy to make it less dependent on oil. Saudi Arabia plots life after oil.

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Health Canada Finds Alberta’s SO2 Emissions Troubling

The ECOreporet reposts a report that Health Canada Finds Alberta’s SO2 Emissions Troubling

Originally Published on the Pembina Institute

By Andrew Read

Albertans pay a high price in terms of air quality and health complications due to the burning of coal to produce electricity, a recently released Health Canada study has found. The seemingly regular release of new data confirming the health risks associated with coal underscores the urgent need to phase the antiquated energy production method out.

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Poll Calls On BC’s Government To Put Citizens First

The ECOreport looks at Dogwood Initiative Poll calls on BC’s Government to put Citizens First

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMA new Insights West poll found that found that 86% of British Columbians would support a ban on corporate and union donations before the next election. Only 32% of the respondents believe the government represents their interests.  The top three perceived influences were: corporations (by 90% of respondents), lobbyists (60%) and foreign investors (58%). The Poll calls on BC’s Government to put citizens first.

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Bay Area Tribunal: What Would The Delta Say?

The ECOreport reposts a notice of Saturday’s Bay Area Tribunal: What Would The Delta Say?

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

A lot of folks have opined on Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels Plan, but nobody, including the Brown and Obama administrations promoting the plan, have asked the alleged “beneficiary” of this project — the San Francisco Bay-Delta Ecosystem – what the estuary has to say about the tunnels.

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The Launch of Switched on London

The ECOreport reposts news about the launch of Switched on London, a muni in the UK.

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Archie Davies

Saturday will see the official launch of a new campaign which has been bubbling away for months in London.

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Renewable Meter Adaptor Cuts Solar Installation Costs

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMInstalling solar panels on San Diego’s existing homes used to involve a 4-6-week long process.  San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) Renewable Meter Adaptor cuts solar installation costs by eliminating the need for costly panel upgrades.

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Finding Efficient Ways To Store Energy

The ECOreport reposts the news release: finding efficient ways to store energy

Originally Published on U of T News

By Marit Mitchell

We can’t control when the wind blows and when the sun shines, so finding efficient ways to store energy from alternative sources remains an urgent research problem.

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