Priority 6: Got an Energy Idea?

Sixth in a series on the ‘Now or Never” report of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (ENEV). Priority six is about strengthening our foundation for energy innovation. As it can take years for a great idea to become commercially viable, one of the key issues around this priority is […]

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Priority 12: A Nuclear Future

Second last in a series on the ‘Now or Never” report of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (ENEV). With oil sands and pipelines making the news, nuclear power often takes a back seat to Canada’s energy discussion. Nonetheless, nuclear energy is an important part of the Canadian energy mix. There are […]

Priority 11: Great White North

Eleventh in a series on the ‘Now or Never” report of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (ENEV). Priority 11 deals with industry growth in terms of new areas of development, specifically northern Canada. With the north, the discussion gets a little more complicated. There are big issues surrounding the development […]

Priority 10: One and One

Tenth in a series on the ‘Now or Never” report of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (ENEV). Priority 10 discusses changes that need to occur to the environmental assessment process. The federal government plays a key role in regulating how a project will affect the environmental and is moving forward with […]

Priority 5: Jobs Jobs Jobs

Fifth in a series on the ‘Now or Never” report of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (ENEV). That’s right. You guessed it. Today’s Priority is all about jobs. When you get down to the basics of this report, it is about managing Canada’s future growth in the energy sector. […]

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Easy Efficiency

As hard as it is to think about, summer’s end is fast approaching.  I’ve been trying to ignore this fact, but I think it’s time to face reality.  This means that soon, especially for us Canadians, we’ll be spending a lot less time basking in the sun, and a lot more time indoors. What better […]

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Some Assembly Required?

Could the IKEA concept of “offering a wide range of well designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them” be expanded to include solar and wind energy? With IKEA plugging into solar power for almost all of its U.S. buildings, could IKEA-brand solar […]

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Wind Matters from the Canadian Wind Energy Association

BC continues to invest in wind power. The government has approved a new development in northeastern BC. The Tumbler Ridge Wind Energy project, a new development in northeastern BC, will generate enough power to provide electricity for up to 18,000 homes. There will be 50 wind turbines installed. In Nova Scotia the COMFIT program continues to […]

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