Canada is currently undergoing a robust process of climate consultations. And it began shortly after the Vancouver Declaration on clean growth and climate change. At that First Ministers Meeting, Prime Minister Trudeau and the Premiers agreed to a climate framework that...
I'm pleased to feature Jim Harris' Ideacity talk  during which he shares facts about sustainability that may come as a surprise. He points out that being green can be quite profitable and is good for both the bottom line and the environment. If...
As the Paris climate summit moves along, signs of the world’s unstoppable shift from fossil fuels to renewables are coming thicker and faster than ever. While fossil fuels fizzle out, renewables are skyrocketing. Following India’s newly launched solar alliance, African nations committed...
At dusk on Sunday, November 22, Ottawa youth will gather with solar lights to form an image of the sun and call for 100% renewable energy in Canada during their lifetime. Please join my four grandkids and I on...
As we move beyond the Paris Agreement, the climate credibility of the 195 countries which are signatories to the agreement will soon be tested. In December countries submitted their emissions reduction targets known as NDCs -- Nationally Determined Contributions. Now...
To say that the solar energy sector is on fire would be an exaggeration. But solar power is unquestionably the front runner in the world's conversion to a low-carbon future. Energy from the sun is decidedly the largest component...
President Barack Obama has taken bold action with his recent announcement of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The plan sets new stringent standards to reduce CO2 emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Obama is demonstrating decisive leadership and America's...
As the world slowly transitions to a clean energy future, one of the major concerns we keep hearing about is the loss of jobs in the fossil fuel sector. President Trump was elected on the promise of restoring fossil...
Clare Demerse is the federal policy adviser for Clean Energy Canada. Clare manages policy engagement on federal and national issues, focusing on renewable energy, climate policy and sustainable transportation. In this article she outlines why we need electric car rebates...
A new groundbreaking report , Wells, Wires and Wheels, shows a huge capital-efficiency advantage of solar and wind over oil. The report introduces "the concept of the Energy Return on Capital Invested (EROCI)...a metric that allows for the comparison...