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Work has resumed on the net-zero-carbon project for the redevelopment of the Saugeen First Nation amphitheatre site.

Work has resumed on the net-zero-carbon project for the redevelopment of the Saugeen First Nation amphitheatre site, which aims to create a tourism magnet and 40 or 50 jobs for community members in a couple of years or so.

The project plans call for a net-zero-carbon project, with a geothermal heating system and using stone and wood as the primary building materials, not steel and concrete.

What do you think about this project? Let us know.
https://bit.ly/34UNz3D

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Installing oil-powered heating equipment in new construction is now prohibited in Quebec as of Dec. 31, 2021.

Installing oil-powered heating equipment in new construction is now prohibited in Quebec as of Dec. 31, 2021.
Two years later, as of Dec. 31, 2023, installing an oil furnace or replacing one with a fossil fuel furnace in existing buildings will also be prohibited, according to regulation by the Quebec government.
 
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Check out this article from the CBC about the year ahead in energy.

Expect high gas prices, oilpatch labour crunch, pipeline friction.

Warren Mabee, director of Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy in Kingston, Ont., is expecting the plan to show how a country dependent on fossil fuels will begin moving toward net zero.

Mabee said he's also watching to see how technology evolves to help with the energy transition, such as geothermal energy and improvements in battery storage.

What do you think? Let us know.

https://bit.ly/3zKlKGK

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Check out this article about electrifying Canada and unlocking a net-zero future.

Although important progress is being made in Canada to transition to clean energy and cut carbon pollution, these efforts need to both increase and accelerate. By putting a price on pollution, phasing out coal-fired power, and committing to develop a net-zero clean-electricity standard, the federal government is putting many of the big pieces in place.

What do you think? Let us know.

https://ipolitics.ca/2021/12/09/electrifying-canada-is-key-to-unlocking-a-net-zero-future/

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The new Carrville Community Centre, Library, and District Park, has the goal of achieving LEED Gold, Net-Zero Carbon.

The City of Vaughan, which has long prioritized environmental performance and resilience, engaged a Toronto studio to design the new Carrville Community Centre, Library, and District Park, with the goal of achieving LEED Gold, Net-Zero Carbon and being adaptable as a disaster relief centre.

Early in the design phase, a net-zero feasibility study analyzed a variety of strategies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. As such, the project incorporates resilient design technologies such as geothermal heating and cooling sources and renewable energy generation.

Upon completion, this centre will set a new standard for net-zero carbon and energy conservation.
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https://bit.ly/3qL3k4s

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Taking on an audacious “national retrofit mission” would enable Canada to upgrade every building in the country by 2035

Eliminate their fossil fuel consumption by 2050, make energy poverty a thing of the past, and free up 50 terawatt-hours of electricity for other uses—enough to eliminate 60 million tonnes of carbon pollution per year if it were used to power 10 million electric vehicles, according to an analysis by Efficiency Canada.

What do you think? Let us know!

https://www.theenergymix.com/2021/12/20/deep-retrofit-program-could-fix-every-canadian-building-by-2035-supply-enough-electricity-for-10-million-evs-2/

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Ford's Progressive Conservatives want to lure the big automakers to produce electric vehicles in southern Ontario.

Ford's Progressive Conservatives want to lure the big automakers to produce electric vehicles in southern Ontario.
'We're going to be the number one manufacturer of electric battery-operated cars in North America,' said Ontario Premier Doug Ford during a news conference Monday.
Premier Doug Ford's government is touting Ontario as a future electric vehicle manufacturing hub, and linking that to a fresh push for a huge mining development in the northern part of the province.
Is this a win for decarbonization efforts for Ontario? What do you think? Let us know!

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-electric-vehicle-mining-ring-of-fire-1.6238261

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A school in London, Ont. is now Canada's first self-sufficient, carbon-neutral high school drawing on solar and geothermal power.

The $9.7 million project saw 2,700 carport solar panels installed throughout the parking lots of John Paul II Secondary School. They provide 825 kWDC of power to a battery system that will heat, cool and provide electricity.

The London Catholic District School Board held a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside the school on Tuesday to celebrate. It funded more than half of the project with the federal and provincial governments contributing $4.8 million.

What do you think? Let us know.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/london-ont-high-school-first-in-canada-to-become-carbon-neutral-1.6234287

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"The science is clear: we must do more, faster," say's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the COP26 meeting in Glasgow.

Trudeau said Monday the government is now moving on its election promise to cap emissions from the oil and gas sector. The pledge made in September would see emissions limited to around current levels and ratcheted down every five years until they are carbon neutral by 2050.
"We'll cap oil and gas sector emissions today and ensure they decrease tomorrow at a pace and scale needed to reach net zero by 2050," Trudeau said.
What do you think? Let us know!
https://www.cp24.com/news/trudeau-moves-on-pledge-to-cap-oil-and-gas-emissions-as-cop26-talks-begin-in-scotland-1.5647237

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Heat Pumps are Heating up in Waterloo Region! 🔥

The latest climate change report is bleaker than ever. But we cannot become paralyzed by that news or the reports that our governments, banks, institutions and pension funds continue to prop up Big Oil. We can all do something.

Heat pumps for residential use can be air-sourced or ground-sourced (geothermal). Water-sourced pumps work for multi-unit and commercial buildings. They do not use fossil fuels.

Check out the article here. Let us know what you think!
https://bit.ly/2WcbsQp

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News Story Thursday, August 19, 2021

It's throwback Thursday! We posted this back in 2019!

Avoiding fossil fuels with Geothermal.

“I like that the AC is quiet and gentle. It's not a blast of cold air. We’re using energy out of the earth to heat and cool the house rather than other energy. So we’re not burning oil and we’re not burning propane.” - Mary Lynda, Optician

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Check out the IPCC report published yesterday!

It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere have occurred.

Global surface temperature will continue to increase until at least the mid-century under all emissions scenarios considered. Global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C will be exceeded during the 21st century unless deep reductions in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions occur in the coming decades.

From a physical science perspective, limiting human-induced global warming to a specific level requires limiting cumulative CO2 emissions, reaching at least net zero CO2 emissions, along with strong reductions in other greenhouse gas emissions. Strong, rapid and sustained reductions in CH4 emissions would also limit the warming effect resulting from declining aerosol pollution and would improve air quality.

The report is here
https://bit.ly/3fMhDRO

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