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    Nova Scotia and UK team up to study tidal power

    Nova Scotia and UK team up to study tidal power

    Nova Scotia and the United Kingdom have agreed to work together on research aimed at generating electricity from high tides like those in the Bay of Fundy.


    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.



    Wind power now Spain's top source of electricity as GHG's plummet

    Wind power now Spain’s top source of electricity as GHG’s plummet

    Remarkable new figures from Spain's grid operator reveal that GHG's from the country's power sector are likely to have fallen 23.1% last year, as power from wind farms and hydroelectric plants soared.


    60 Minutes charged with hit job on cleantech

    60 Minutes charged with hit job on cleantech

    A recent "60 Minutes" segment is drawing sharp criticism for its pessimistic take on the cleantech sector, suggesting it has become a dirty word.



    Americans conserving big on home electricity

    Americans conserving big on home electricity

    Despite more gadgets, electricity usage in US homes is falling to levels last seen in 2001.


    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.



    Solar already beating coal on job creation, energy cost

    Solar power already beating coal on job creation, energy cost

    Solar is no longer the cottage industry it was decades ago. Stunning advancements in production and financing have brought solar to the playing field with coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear.


    Shell predicts end of oil in 2070

    Shell predicts end of oil in 2070

    A new report by Shell Oil predicts a future in which people get around by public transit and electric vehicles - meaning the end of oil as a major fuel source by 2070.



    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.


    Micro Grids - Another alternative to investment in old energy

    Microgrids: Sustainable alternative to investment in “old energy”

    Canada needs to show political leadership and entrepreneurial vision to plug into a growing global market in microgrids - the localized energy systems that will increasingly power the developing world.