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Guy Dauncey’s Solutions for a Changing Planet

The ECOreport goes to Ladysmith to discuss Guy Dauncey’s Solutions for a Changing Planet

By Roy L Hales

Guy Dauncey is the founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association. He is also the author or co-author of ten books, including the Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming and most recently Journey to the Future: A Better World Is Possible. I recently visited Ladysmith to discuss Guy Dauncey’s solutions for a changing planet

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Two Dutch Cities Adopt 100% Electric Bus Fleets

The ECOreport reposts a story about Eindhoven and Helmond, two Dutch Cities Adopt 100% Electric Bus Fleets

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Over the course of the next decade, Europe is expected to electrify most of its’ bus fleet. The transformation has already begun, though  only a hundred of the more than 12,000 buses registered in Europe during 2015 were eBuses. The largest orders were in London and Amsterdam, where BYD supplied 51 and 35 vehicles, respectively. A few months ago Amsterdam announced it will totally discard its’ fleet of diesel buses by 2025. This milestone has already been achieved in the neighbouring province of Brabant where, tomorrow, two Dutch cities adopt 100% Electric Bus Fleets
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Why Aren’t We Shifting To Greener Vehicles?

The ECOreport published an OP-ED asking why aren’t we shifting to greener vehicles?

By Giles Kirkland

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1While the number of EV sales is certainly going up – especially in countries such as Canada – green vehicles are still outnumbered by their traditional diesel and petrol counterparts. Given that these vehicles still produce a lot of carbon emissions, a well known fact by now, why aren’t we shifting to greener vehicles?

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Proterra’s eBuses have driven 2 Million Miles

The ECOreport reposts the story of a US success story: Proterra’s eBuses have driven 2 Million Miles

EV Obsession via Clean Technica

By James Ayre

Proterra’s electric buses have passed the 2 million service miles mark in the US, according to an email sent to EV Obsession.

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Renewable Opportunities on Cortes Island by 2030

The ECOreport reposts one of its’ editor’s articles, Renewable Opportunities on Cortes Island by 2030

Originally Published on Clean Technica

Editor’s Note: In addition to my site, the ECOreport, I am one of the bloggers for Clean Technica and we were asked to submit an entry to the  Masdar Blogging Contest. The focus was to: “Describe your city in 2030: what will occur due to changes in energy, transportation and water technologies, and how will they transform how you live?” I decided to describe what I would like to see on Cortes Island.

Since then one of my neighbours, Nancy, has drawn up a petition “calling for Cortes Island to commit to become 100% clean (by 2050) because that’s what scientists tell us is necessary to safeguard our future.” She addressed it to our Regional Director, Noba Anderson. Access it here.)  

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1There are presently fewer than a thousand residents on Cortes Island, which is presently  a six-hour drive (and three ferry trips) north of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. There will be many renewable opportunities on Cortes Island by 2030.

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Could BC Become a 100% Renewable Energy Region? (P2)

From BC Sustainable Energy Association

By Guy Dauncey

Last week I started to explore the possibility that British Columbia could become a 100% renewable energy region, as 140 regions in Germany are planning to become.

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BYD Electric Transit Bus Approved in Canada

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMForget all the hassle in the United States, the BYD Electric Transit Bus has just earned Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) Certification and been placed on the “Vehicle Manufacturers Registry” with Transport Canada. According to their news release, this is supposed to include “several standards” that are “beyond the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.”
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