The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about restoring our planet, we can and must cut down on fossil fuels & plastics.
Originally Published on the David Suzuki Foundation
By David Suzuki
People who deny that humans are wreaking havoc on the planet’s life-support systems astound me. When confronted with the obvious damage we’re doing to the biosphere — from climate change to water and air pollution to swirling plastic patches in the oceans — some dismiss the reality or employ logical fallacies to discredit the messengers.
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-ED about Canada delaying urgently needed methane regulations
Originally Published on the Wilderness Committee
Today’s announcement by the federal government delaying urgently needed methane regulations has no justification and is dangerous to our climate, charges the Wilderness Committee.
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The ECOreport reposts a summary from Global Learning Forum 2017
Press release from Renewable Cities
Renewable Cities convened Global Learning Forum 2017 to discuss the transition to 100% renewable energy cities. Taking place over three days, beginning on May 17, 2017, the event brought together energy leaders and champions from 105 different municipalities across 12 different countries and 22 provinces and states.
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The ECOreport looks at a new report from the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia Is Ready For Wave Energy
By Roy L Hales
Since 2001, there have been several inquiries into the plausibility of harnessing the wave energy off Vancouver Island. So far, projects were rejected because of the associated costs. A new report from UVic’s West Coast Wave Initiative (WCWI) suggests British Columbia is ready for wave energy.
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed, Renewables are powerful engines of economic growth & job creation
Originally Published on Energy Post
By Allan Hoffman
Job creation is always a safe issue for politicians to address and it played a crucial role in our recent presidential election. Donald Trump achieved his unexpected upset victory over Hillary Clinton by appealing to disaffected workers in normally Democrat-leaning states such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. A primary focus of the Trump campaign was jobs in the manufacturing and coal-mining industries, where many workers had been laid off in recent years. Some people have blamed these job losses on Obama Administration policies, including support for solar and wind energy. What are the facts?
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The ECOreport looks at this year’s Start-up Energy Transition Awards, Why Didn’t Any Canadian Clean-Tech Companies Make The Top 100?
We are ready to assume more of a Global role.
By Roy L Hales
More than 500 start-ups, from 66 countries, made submissions. Though the Start-up Energy Transition Tech Festival is a German Energy Agency (Dena) initiative, even a casual perusal of literature reveals its’ international character. The General Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) were among the presenters. The list of speakers included representatives from the Rocky Mountain Institute and Hyperloop Technologies. So why didn’t any Canadian clean-tech companies make the top 100?
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The ECOreport looks at Sun Towards High Noon and its’ explanation of how solar power is transforming our energy future
By Roy L Hales
Peter F. Varadi’s first book described the birth of the solar industry and its’ growth up until 2013. He recruited a team of internationally recognized contributors for the sequel. SUN TOWARDS HIGH NOON: SOLAR POWER TRANSFORMING OUR ENERGY FUTURE guides us through the industry today.
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed from Britiosh Columbia, Scrap Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion
A Press Release from the Green Party of Canada
By Lynne Quarmby
In 2012, Stephen Harper and the Conservative government handed control of environmental assessments for proposed energy projects, such as the Kinder Morgan pipeline, over to the National Energy Board.
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The ECOreport looks at GRID Alternatives San Diego’s SummerSolarthon
By Roy L Hales
GRID Alternatives entered San Diego eight years ago, with a solar installation in El Cajon. Since then, the non-profit has put up a total of 824 systems throughout the county. This Saturday, they return to the same El Cajon neighbourhood for GRID Alternatives San Diego’s SummerSolarthon.
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The ECOreport publishes an Op-ED, What’s Hindering Mass Adoption Of Rooftop Solar?
by Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer
The stars are perfectly aligned for a swift and massive breakthrough of small scale solar energyproduction in urban areas. This could completely change the world, the planet’s energy generation and save the environment. However, there are also obstacles to this bright future from the unlikeliest of sources.
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