Archive for the ‘Green Economy’ Category

The Wind Stops Blowing in the U.K as Geothermal Heats up in Canada

It appears the momentum gained by the wind energy industry over the last few years is beginning to slow, at least in the U.K. U.K analysts are suggesting that by 2013, the installation of offshore wind farms will drop 93%. The slump is being predicted by an equal drop in sales of equipment used to [...]

British Columbia Embracing Pine Beetle Crisis as Source of Green Energy

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It’s no secret that the Pine Beetle crisis in British Columbia has had a devastating social, economic, and ecological impact on Canada’s western most Province.  The rice-sized insects have caused enormous irreparable damage to British Columbia’s interior,  and led to desperate seasonal forest burns to try and curb the beetle’s spread Pine beetles kill trees by tunneling into the phloem [...]

The Problem with the current era of popular environmentalism: A micro and macro critique – Part 1

Micro:  Why pop-environmentalists need to take their hands out of the cookie jar As 2010 begins to wind down, the “green” movement has reached a critical stage of maturity.  From diet alterations to concerns over one’s ecological footprint,  the Western world has entered what seems to be- at least on the surface- a popularized and [...]

When Solar make sense

Solar power -  its abundant, clean and good for the environment providing electricity that is carbon free and renewable. But is it affordable? Hardly, if a homeowner were to install a 3 kw photo-voltaic solar panel on their rooftop the system would cost $30 000. ouch! But newly minted Toronto-based Pure Energies is out to [...]

Arise stock already benefiting from Ontario FIT

I was sent this information by GreenChipStocks, a green investment/advising website, and although I’m not really surprised with the information, I am unsettled that the future profits of a company that, doesn’t have a groundbreaking solar product, nor is their price drastically different from any of their competitors. are being made on a marked up [...]

MaRS Cleantech TV : Green Energy Act interview part 1

I came across this interview after watching some stuff on Tom Rand.  I’m pretty sure its from late last year (2009) and it goes over why two former IT venture capitalists think that the Green Energy Act is going to put Ontario at the fore-front of the ‘green’ revolution.  Notice the skepticism of the interviewer. [...]

The future is Bloom…or bust

How do you get Arnold Schwarzenegger out to a press conference? Well if it’s not to do some damage control you better be promising something pretty big. Which is exactly why the California governor was at the official Bloom energies product launch and press event yesterday. Indeed the promise of cheap, reliable, emission free energy [...]

Following Germany to Dunceville

As Ontario politicians continue to promote the Green Energy Act and its perceived, but yet unproven advantages. As Brad Duguid, the newly appointed Minister of energy and Infrastructure has been actively promoting the Green Energy Act (GEA) and its Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program in the Ontario news outlets, websites such as Wind Concerns Ontario, a [...]

New Samsung deal a potential boondoggle

A controversial green energy deal between the provincial government and Samsung Group worth up to $7 billion will be unveiled Thursday, the Star has learned. Sources said Tuesday that Premier Dalton McGuinty will reveal the details of a landmark agreement with the South Korean industrial giant to manufacture renewable energy equipment such as wind turbines [...]

Cabinet shuffle won't solve the problems

The Ontario cabinet shuffle announced Monday were the most comprehensive changes to cabinet since Premier Dalton McGuinty first won majority government in 2003. The changes also come come as an attempt to energize the Liberal benches, which have recently been beset by scandal and mounting challenges on other fronts. MMP Brad Duguid (Scarborough centre) will [...]

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