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A Pivotal Time In Canada’s Clean Energy Transition

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Canada is at a crossroads. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr suggests our reliance on fossil fuels will soon be a memory. The future lies with renewables.  There are numerous challenges to be overcome. Yet the latest instalment of Tracking the Energy Revolution states this is a pivotal time in Canada’s clean energy transition.

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81% Of Ontarians Embrace Renewables

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Keith Brooks,  Clean Economy Program Director at Environmental Defence, acknowledges that Ontario made mistakes carrying out  its’ Green Energy and Green Economy Act, but he describes the opponents as a vocal minority. A new Ekos Research poll substantiates this view. 1 Only 17% of the respondents oppose further expansion of wind and solar energy, 81% of Ontarians embrace renewables.

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  1. Roy L Hales interview with Keith Brooks of Environmental Defence

Virtual Power Plant For The Grid & Homeowners

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Twenty homes within PowerStream’s territory have embarked upon a project that could change the face of electrical consumption in Ontario. They are taking part in a pilot project, which has been described as a virtual power plant for the grid & homeowners.

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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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