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The World Of Sustainable Competitiveness

By Roy L Hales What are the most important factors that make a nation thrive? What is more important: the welfare of a people or corporate interest? Will Donald Trump’s fossil-fueled America First policies plunge the world’s leading economy into mediocrity? Which nations are best poised to lead the world into a more sustainable future…

What Do You Think The Site C Dam Project Is Really About?

By Roy L Hales The fate of British Columbia’s largest, and arguably the most controversial, energy project is at stake. What Do You Think The Site C Dam Project Is Really About? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS |…

Reconditioning Wind Farms Can Extend Their Lives

By Roy L Hales Around 40% of Germany’s wind turbines will soon be 15-years old. The French, Italian, Spanish, and British fleets are also aging. More than 86 gigawatts of Europe’s wind capacity is scheduled to be decommissioned by 2030. A new report from New Energy Update describes an alternate solution, which is reconditioning wind…

Viewing Victoria’s Passive Houses

By Roy L Hales The Bernhardts built the first certified passive house in the Victoria region. Rob went on to become the CEO of Passive House Canada. I recently interviewed him again, during a quick peek at Victoria’s passive houses Viewing Victoria’s Passive Houses was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join…

First Black Start On Germany’s Grid

By Roy L Hales This experiment took place in the North German city of Schwerin. The WEMAG battery power station, developed by the Berlin-based storage pioneer Younicos, successfully restored a previously disconnected power grid. First Black Start On Germany’s Grid was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:…

Pedestrians & Cyclists Add To Vancouver’s Downtown Businesses

By Roy L Hales Contrary to what some urban business owners expected, the global shift to alternate transportation has not adversely effected their revenue streams. A new report shows the transition taking place in British Columbia, where pedestrians & cyclists contribute to Vancouver’s downtown businesses. Pedestrians & Cyclists Add To Vancouver’s Downtown Businesses was originally…

Canada Is Now 1.7 Degrees Warmer Than In 1948

By Roy L Hales Average global temperatures keep rising. While 2016 is the warmest year on record, the previous record was set in 2015 and, before that, 2014. A new joint report from Health Canada and the Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC) puts this into perspective Canada Is Now 1.7 Degrees Warmer Than In…

Poll Finds Washington Respondents Support Tidal Energy

By Roy L Hales Though there are a couple of operational projects along the United States eastern seaboard, tidal energy is still an infant technology. The Puget Sound is one of the most promising locations on the West Coast. Poll Finds Washington Respondents Support Tidal Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from…

The Changing Climate Makes Sea Levels Rise

By Roy L Hales Sea levels are already rising. One tends to think of this as a third world development but, between 1969 and 2010, Prince Edward Island lost 20 square kilometers. According to Dr. Adam Fenech, Director of the Climate Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island, close to a thousand PEI homes,…

What Does The NDP-Green Agreement Mean for British Columbia?

By Roy L Hales Though still nominally premier, Christy Clark knows her government’s days are numbered. If she doesn’t resign, the BC Liberals will be toppled by a non-confidence motion when the provincial legislature reassembles in June. What Does The NDP-Green Agreement Mean for British Columbia? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from…

Wave Energy’s Potential For British Columbia

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 the University of Victoria’s West Coast Wave Initiative (WCWI) outlined wave energy’s potential for British Columbia Wave Energy’s Potential…

Vancouver Island’s Struggle For Sustainable Forestry

By Roy L Hales When Island Timberlands arrived in 2012, they found Cortes island residents waiting behind a blockade. The Vancouver Observer sent a young film maker to cover the story, but Daniel Pierce found more than just another clash between a logging company and local environmentalists. Vancouver Island’s Struggle For Sustainable Forestry was originally…

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