Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Peace Out, playing at Toronto's Hot Docs festival!

Peace Out, the award winning documentary hailed by critics as “… not just another environmental movie…”, “a thoughtful, clear-eyed exploration of an issue that always ends in costs, trade-offs, and least-bad options”  and “a generously inquisitive film, made with an open mind and a fierce sense of commitment”  is coming to Toronto’s Hot Docs Film Festival next week.
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Conference at Univeristy of Toronto April 20-21: The Nuclear Industry in the 21st Century: How We Got Here

Nuclear International Research Group (NIRG) Workshop: The Nuclear Industry in
the 21st Century: How We Got Here
April 21-22, 2012
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Sierra Club Director, John Bennet quoted in Reuters article on the topic of our governments efforts with regards to greenhouse emissions.

UPDATE 1-New data shows Canada to miss emissions goal -greens

* Emission figures signal targeted cut will be hard to hit

* Emissions grew by 0.25 pct in 2010, economy by 3.2 percent

* Government says economic recovery is the priority (Recasts lead, adds reaction, details, background)

By David Ljunggren

OTTAWA, April 11 (Reuters) - Although Canada's output of greenhouse gases was almost unchanged in 2010 from 2009, the major oil producer will find it tough to meet its 2020 emissions-cut target, government figures signaled on Wednesday.

Conservative government officials hailed the data, which showed emissions in Canada rose by just 0.25 percent in 2010 from the year before, hitting 692 megatons. The economy grew by 3.2 percent in the same period.... Read more »

Environmental groups launch court challenge over Lower Churchill Generation Project

Project’s environmental assessment is unlawful and must go back to review panel for completion, groups say

Media Release, March 16, 2012

VANCOUVER— The Government of Canada’s endorsement of the Lower Churchill Generation Project is unlawful and will be challenged in the Federal Court, environmental groups said today.

Grand Riverkeeper Labrador Inc. and Sierra Club Canada — represented by Ecojustice lawyers — filed a judicial review application with the Federal Court in December, on grounds that the joint review panel’s environmental assessment was unlawful, incomplete and must go back to the panel before the mega-dam project is allowed to proceed.... Read more »

Canada joins Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Canada’s Environment Minister, Peter Kent, has announced today that Canada will be joining the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and will pledge 3 million dollars over a course of 2 years.  Run by UNEP, this Alliance is an effort to reduce global emissions from short-lived climate pollutants (soot, methane, hydrofluorocarbons, etc), which are responsible for 30-40% of Global Warming.


Link to Environment Canada announcement (Feb 16, 2012):


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