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    Europe leads the way on building a green economy

    Europe leads the way on building a green economy

    The European Union has made some big strides toward a green economy. As member states debate their bold next steps, Canada has much to learn from the leader in renewable energy and climate action.


    Motorized boats stir up problems for BC's salmon rivers

    Motorized boats stir up problems for BC’s salmon rivers

    The co-founders of a new national advocacy group say legislative changes are needed to protect Canada's rivers, lakes and wild salmon from powerful, new motorized boats.



    Germany shows a thriving green economy is possible

    Germany shows a thriving green economy is possible

    Will Dubitsky tells the incredible success story of Germany's green economy, contrasted with a Harper-led Canada that is missing out on huge job opportunities in the renewable sector.


    Parti-Quebecois Charte de-Valeurs explained in plain English

    Pauline Marois, La Charte des Valeurs explained…in plain English

    Quebec-based contributor Will Dubitsky explains the complex social, cultural and political undercurrents of the debate over PQ Premier Pauline Marois' controversial Charte des Valeurs.



    China's chaotic leap forward to a green economy

    China’s chaotic leap forward to a green economy

    Canadian clean tech expert Will Dubitsky examines China's rise to the world's leading green economy investor. At this rate, renewables will eclipse coal by 2030 in supplying half of China's electrical needs.


    New coalition revved up about wake boats on public waterways

    New coalition revved up about wake boats on public waterways

    Modern wake boats, with their 330-550 HP engines, create destructive waves that cause shoreline erosion, damage docks, and disturb shoreline enjoyment, says a new coalition.



    Canada’s Green Economy needs public investment

    While public banks in countries like China, the US, the UK, Germany, Denmark and Brazil are investing billions in renewable energy development, Canada is falling behind on innovation.


    With Justin Trudeau, Canada now has two Conservative parties

    With Justin Trudeau, Canada now has two Conservative parties

    Canadian Idol Trudeau, though he hasn't said that much so far, has already shown that he shares many of the policy positions of Harper. This is where things get scary.



    Canada's embarassing green jobs record

    Canada’s embarrassing green jobs record

    The US reduced its carbon emissions by 13% over the last 5 years, while creating hundreds of thousands of green jobs? Canada, unfortunately is a very different story.


    EcoEnergy money went to Carbon Capture, Tar Sands – No Clean Tech funding for this year

    Last month’s announcement by Stephen Harper of EcoEnergy Innovation Initiative recipients and other Government of Canada investments in clean tech provided an excellent example of false and misleading information coming s...