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From Carbon Junkie To A Green Powerhouse

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMNova Scotia has made some impressive strides towards adopting more renewable energy. Less than a decade ago, fossil fuels produced 85% of their electricity. Now they are obtaining 24% from renewables. By 2040, Nova intends to transform itself from carbon Junkie to a Green Powerhouse.

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NDP Leading In A Three Way Race

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1If the latest Ipsos Poll is any indication, it is easy to see why Prime Minister Stephen Harper does not want Elizabeth May to take part in another debate. The only parties to make any gains were the Liberals and Greens, though most polls show the NDP leading in a three way race.

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Canada is one of the top Nations for Renewable Investments

The ECOreport publishes Part Five of the Five Most Attractive Nations for Renewable Investments

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Canada is one of the top Nations for Renewable Investments. It ranked #5 in the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) last September. The total for investments jumped 26% in 2014, over the previous year, to $9 billion.
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Comparing Transit Across Canada

A Review of the Pembina Institute’s Report: Fast Cities: Comparing transit across Canada

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe average Toronto resident uses rapid transit 133 times a year. That’s much higher than Calgary (74) or Vancouver (52), yet these two cities have spent more developing their infrastructure during the past two decades.  The most accessible transit system is in Montreal, which is within a 15 minute walk for 37% of the population. These are a few of the facts in the Pembina Institute’s new report “Fast Cities: Comparing transit across Canada.”

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