Germany’s EV Infrastructure Grows 27%

The ECOreport reposts another story of the transition to cleaner transportation, Germany’s EV Infrastructure Grows 27%

Originally Published on Clean Technica

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The vitality and satisfaction of early EV adopters keeps on increasing. A vast market of electric car enthusiasts is prompting companies to offer more electric cars and more charging stations. Cleaner air, quieter roads, quieter neighborhoods, and precision autonomous features are where it’s at. With all the new varieties, growing ranges, and broadening styles of EVs, consumers see more charging spots at community places as important to their new lives.

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Solar To Provide 80% Of Edmonton Office Building’s Electricity

The ECOreport reposts news from Alberta, Solar To Provide 80% Of Edmonton Office Building’s Electricity

SolarLove via  Clean Technica

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The Edge, a new 10 story office building in Edmonton, Alberta, will be covered with 500 solar panels on its south side. Together with daylight gathered from north facing windows, they are expected to supply 80% of the building’s electrical needs, says Gene Dub of Dub Architects, the Edmonton company responsible for the design of the building. The total output from the solar panel system will be enough to power 25 residential homes. The Edge is expected to be available for occupancy in June.
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Are the BC Liberals Better Fiscal Managers Than The NDP?

The ECOreport looks at unemployment & debt statistics to determine are the BC Liberals better fiscal managers than the NDP?

By Roy L Hales

The BC Liberals portray themselves as the party that brings economic stability and creates jobs. They claim the BC NDP and Green Party would introduce “reckless spending, higher taxes, and bigger government.” But, based on  their past performance, are the BC Liberals better fiscal managers than the NDP?

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Europe’s Largest EV Fast Charging Station Company Announced An Important Milestone

The ECOreport publishes news that Europe’s largest EV Charging Station Company announced an important milestone

By Roy L Hales

In the five years since Fastned incorporated, they have built 59 fast charging stations through-out the Netherlands. Investors funded this expansion. Now many of these stations are generating revenue. Last week Europe’s largest EV Fast Charging Station company announced an important milestone.

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NDP Government Would Reduce Some Ferry Fares

The ECOreport looks at why an NDP Government would reduce some ferry fares in British Columbia

By Roy L Hales

Everyone knows that B.C. Ferries is losing money. According to their press release last November, the supposedly “publicly owned company” was $1.2 billion in debt. Yet this morning Claire Trevena, the NDP critic for transportation, announced that an NDP Government would reduce some ferry fares.

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Is This The End Of Coal In Europe?

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the European pledges to stop investing in coal after 2020, Is This The End Of Coal In Europe?

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Zachary Davies Boren

Last week EU energy industry group Eurelectric released what seems on the surface to be a seismic announcement. With just a few exceptions, Europe’s utilities pledged that they would stop investing in new coal plants after 2020. The Guardian declared it ‘the end of coal’ in Europe, and the story even found its way into the US press. But it’s more complicated than that.

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Jerry Brown Meets With Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Today

The ECOreport reports an OP-Ed from California where Governor Jerry Brown meets with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Governor Jerry Brown will meet with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Sacramento this Thursday — and many opponents of the Delta Tunnels fear that one of the major points of discussion will be the controversial California WaterFix project.
In an an email to me this afternoon, Heather Swift, Department of Interior spokesperson said, “The Secretary plans to discuss water, fire and public lands priorities” during his meeting with Brown.

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Access To Oroville Dam Records Denied

The ECOreport reposts news from the ongoing water wars in California, Access To Oroville Dam Records Denied

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

As California Governor Jerry Brown prepares to meet with Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke in Sacramento today to discuss water and other issues, the Brown administration is denying the Sacramento Bee access to State of California public records regarding the Oroville Dam crisis.

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14,000 Year Old Site Reaffirms Heiltsuk First Nation Oral History

The ECOreport reposts archaeological news from BC,  14,000 Year Old Site Reaffirms Heiltsuk First Nation Oral History

Originally Published on UVic News

A 14,000-year-old village site on Triquet Island that did not freeze over during the last Ice Age was home to Heiltsuk First Nations and reaffirms their oral history of a place their ancestors travelled to for survival. UVic PhD candidate Alisha Gauvreau (anthropology) was part of the team of archaeologists from UVic, the Hakai Institute and local First Nations to unearth the ancient village site.

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Will Canada’s Two New Marine Protected Areas Be Enough?

The ECOreport about protecting almost 3 million square kilometres of ocean, Will Canada’s two new marine protected areas be enough?

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

The federal government recently created two marine protected areas in the Pacific region and has committed to increase ocean protection from one per cent to 10 by 2020. But will this be enough?

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