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    Exxon disses paltry clean tech subsidies while oil industry takes Trillions from taxpayers

    Exxon executives whine about public subsidies for renewables, ignoring the fact that their industry takes far bigger taxpayer handouts - in the Trillions a year, according to the IMF.


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    How Alberta NDP can get r done with green energy…seriously

    Alberta's new Notley NDP government could turn over a new leaf and build a thriving clean tech sector while growing green jobs...seriously. Innovation expert Will Dubitsky explains how.



    China's emissions drop, global cleantech boom are grounds for optimism on climate change

    China’s emissions drop, global Cleantech boom are grounds for optimism on climate change

    China's falling emissions, US and EU cleantech leadership are cause for optimism re: climate change.


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    Fossil fuel era drawing to a close…except in Canada

    Europe, the US and China are all jumping on the green economy bandwagon. Yet Canada's leaders remain committed to fossil fuels, as innovation expert Will Dubitsky explains.



    Transition away from fossil fuels needs to take care of workers

    Transition away from fossil fuels needs to take care of workers

    The necessary transition to a green economy needs to take care of workers in the fossil fuel sector - providing training and sustainable alternative job opportunities - says a new report.


    Canada, Quebec's political leaders blind to clean tech revolution

    Canada, Quebec’s political leaders blind to green jobs revolution

    While China, the US and EU are reaping huge job benefits from the green economy, Canada and provinces like Quebec are stuck in pipe dreams of the past, argues innovation expert Will Dubitsky.



    Suzuki- Wind power has come a long way - Wildlife impacts improving, health issues minimal

    Suzuki: Wind power has come a long way – Wildlife impacts improving, health issues minimal

    A new Health Canada report downplays the health effects of wind power, while decreased impacts on wildlife and improved cost efficiency make it a wise energy choice.


    Clean-tech is good for the economy and environment

    Clean-tech is good for the economy and environment

    The clean-tech sector is Canada's fastest growing source of jobs, but we're missing out on the full potential of the industry, compared with other nations, says David Suzuki.



    BC sitting on enough geothermal to power whole province, say new maps

    BC sitting on enough geothermal to power whole province: New maps

    BC is ignoring a clean, renewable, firm power source beneath its feet. New maps suggest there is enough accessible geothermal energy to power the whole province.


    China war on coal means more renewable energy...and shale gas

    China’s war on coal means lots more renewable energy…and fracking

    In its war on coal, China is embracing two very different energy alternatives: clean tech and fracking.