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20 04, 2017

BC Step Code Building Energy Efficiency – What is the BC Step Code?

By | 2017-04-20T09:46:44+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Green Building, Climate Change, Home Heating, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

The Province enacted the BC Step Code for energy efficiency into force on April 11, 2017 as a component of the Climate Action Plan. The BC Step Code is a voluntary road-map with five progressive energy conservation targets (5 steps) that support market transformation from the minimum requirements in the BC Building Code to net zero energy ready buildings. The BC Step Code establishes a set [...]

11 11, 2016

Donald Trump Energy Independence – A Solar Renewable Strategy

By | 2016-11-11T13:50:26+00:00 November 11th, 2016|News, Climate Change, Solar, Clean Tech, Solar Heating, Energy Efficiency|Comments Off on Donald Trump Energy Independence – A Solar Renewable Strategy

As a result of the Donald Trump Presidential victory this week, many in the Renewable Energy industry are worried about the likely changes coming to their business, and rightfully so. A divided America has elected a Climate Change Denier who believes all the scientists are wrong, that Human activity is not a cause, and that it is all a Chinese hoax to undermine US manufacturing. [...]

20 05, 2016

Global Temperature Records Broken Again In April

By | 2016-05-20T13:34:32+00:00 May 20th, 2016|News, Climate Change|Comments Off on Global Temperature Records Broken Again In April

Global temperature records continue to be broken on a monthly basis, with this past April now officially the hottest April on record. April was 1.10°C (1.98°F) warmer than the 20th-century average for April of 13.7°C (56.7°F) and 0.28°C (0.50°F) above the previous record for April, set in 2010. This marks seven months in a row where the respective monthly temperature record has been broken. All seven [...]

16 05, 2016

Ontario Climate Plan To Change Province Forever

By | 2016-05-16T12:15:36+00:00 May 16th, 2016|News, Climate Change, Canada|Comments Off on Ontario Climate Plan To Change Province Forever

Ontario Climate Plan: A $7 billion climate plan will bring sweeping changes to Ontario, tipping the scales away from fossil fuel and towards clean, renewable sources of energy. The plan, unveiled today by an exclusive in The Globe And Mail, would fundamentally change how Ontarians consume and create energy on a day-to-day basis. "We are on the cusp of a once-in-a-lifetime transformation. It’s a transformation of [...]

27 04, 2016

Cheap Prices Won’t Save Fossil Fuels

By | 2016-04-27T12:03:57+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Climate Change, Clean Tech, Home Heating|Comments Off on Cheap Prices Won’t Save Fossil Fuels

Make no mistake about it, we are living in strange times when it comes to energy production. After decades of being dominated by big oil and gas, today the renewable energy sector is thriving in countries right around the world. Part of the reason for this clean energy success over fossil fuels has been the innovation and improvements made to solar, wind and other renewable technologies [...]

29 02, 2016

GLOBE 2016: Clean Technology At The Fore In Vancouver

By | 2016-02-29T12:06:48+00:00 February 29th, 2016|News, Climate Change, Clean Tech, Vancouver|Comments Off on GLOBE 2016: Clean Technology At The Fore In Vancouver

Coming just weeks after the historic Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), and coinciding with Prime Minister Trudeau's Vancouver-based, climate-focused First Ministers' Meeting, the timing of this week's GLOBE 2016 conference is all but perfect. Billed on its own website as "a high-level forum for inspiration and collaboration between c-suite business executives, government officials, and civil society leaders on how to leverage markets and innovation to [...]

24 02, 2016

Canadas Biggest Passive House Coming To Vancouver

By | 2016-03-12T23:50:58+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Green Building, Climate Change, Clean Tech, Home Heating, Vancouver, British Columbia, Passive House|Comments Off on Canadas Biggest Passive House Coming To Vancouver

By 2050, Vancouver plans to use 100% renewable energy. To say the least, this is going to be a challenge. There will have to be a transportation revolution, for starters. B.C. Hydro's already impressive 93% renewable energy grid will have to make the final push to 100%, and will likely have to be supplemented by solar P.V. installations in homes and businesses. Another area that [...]

23 02, 2016

Trudeau To Vancouver For National Climate Plan Talks

By | 2016-02-23T12:44:22+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|News, Climate Change, Solar, Clean Tech, Vancouver, Solar Heating, British Columbia|Comments Off on Trudeau To Vancouver For National Climate Plan Talks

Prime minister Justin Trudeau will meet with aboriginal leaders in Vancouver on March 2nd before a First Ministers' Meeting on March 3rd to discuss climate change. Coming in the wake of the Paris Climate Conference, after which Trudeau promised to hold a First Ministers' Meeting within 90 days, it is hoped that the meetings will lay down a framework for a national climate plan. The talks will be [...]

22 02, 2016

Will Richmond Try Solar Thermal After P.V. Concerns?

By | 2016-02-22T12:18:47+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Climate Change, Solar, Clean Tech, Heat Pump, Solar Heating, British Columbia|Comments Off on Will Richmond Try Solar Thermal After P.V. Concerns?

The city of Richmond has been looking closely at solar P.V., and unfortunately for B.C. clean energy advocates, the news does not look good. Richmond already makes use of solar P.V. panels at several community centres, fire stations and other public buildings, and the city had been hoping to install more solar P.V. on residential buildings. City staff acknowledge that the cost of P.V. panels has come [...]

18 02, 2016

Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Solar Heating in B.C.

By | 2016-02-18T13:56:14+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Green Building, Climate Change, Solar, Clean Tech, Home Heating, Solar Heating|Comments Off on Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Solar Heating in B.C.

Over the past week, we discussed some of British Columbia's green energy goals and projects, including Vancouver's 2020 'greenest city action plan' and B.C.'s forthcoming Climate Leadership Plan. Naturally, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is at the heart of all of these plans and targets. As natural gas and oil companies begin to feel the effects of increased competition from renewable energy sources, it might seem like the [...]

17 02, 2016

Climate Leadership Plan for B.C. Open To Public

By | 2016-02-17T13:42:49+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Green Building, News, Climate Change, Clean Tech, Vancouver|Comments Off on Climate Leadership Plan for B.C. Open To Public

If you live in British Columbia and you care about climate change and the environment, now is the time to be heard. The government of B.C. is getting ready to release its updated Climate Leadership Plan, the latest in a series of plans and projects aimed at making British Columbia one of the most environmentally friendly places in the world. Before the plan is released, however, the government [...]

14 02, 2016

Solar Heating at GLOBE 2016 in Vancouver

By | 2016-02-14T16:31:47+00:00 February 14th, 2016|Green Building, News, Climate Change, Clean Tech, Home Heating, Vancouver|Comments Off on Solar Heating at GLOBE 2016 in Vancouver

GLOBE 2016 - The Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business takes place February 29 to March 6th, at Canada Place in Vancouver. This year it features Prime Minister Trudeau, all the Provincial Leaders, Celebrities, and Global Environmental Leaders. One of the huge and growing problems on Leader's agendas in the transition from Oil to Clean Energy is the growing void for solar heating at GLOBE 2016. [...]