Nanticoke Solar is a joint venture by First Nations business leaders and renewable energy companies
One would be hard-pressed to find a more symbolic victory for clean energy than a solar farm taking up residence inside the former home of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in North America. That’s what is happening, on the shores of Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada.
Photo by JasonParis
At one time, the Nanticoke generating station was producing a staggering 4,000 megawatts of energy and was one of the country’s largest greenhouse gas emitters. The plant was officially decommissioned in 2013, part of a… more
by: Ron Johnson
Trudeau government announces new climate test and consultation with Indigenous Peoples on all major resource projects
In an effort to build public trust, the Canadian government announced last week that is going to change the way it reviews natural resource projects, thus delaying final decisions on two major oil pipeline projects.
Photo by Mark Klotz
Leading up to his election last October, and again at the Paris climate summit in December, new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked big about tackling climate change and had… more
by: Ron Johnson
Will Canada’s New Prime Minister Walk the Green Walk? – December 22, 2015
Justin Trudeau talks like a climate crusader, but can he deliver on his promises and still get tar sands pipelines built?
Kai Nagata is walking home from a day in the office of the Dogwood Initiative, a British Columbia-based environmental organization. His path overlooks the body of water that could see increased tanker traffic carrying diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to overseas markets if the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline is approved. But after the Justin Trudeau was elected prime minister, ousting fossil fuel-loving leader Stephen Harper, Nagata is more hopeful than he has been in a long time that meaningful change is around the corner.
Photo by Province of British Columbia