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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!


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.

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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.
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An interesting article published by EuroNews about "Wokewashing"

Wokewashing is an insidious tactic in which fossil fuel firms argue that strong climate policy would be politically and socially unjustifiable. The social justice argument is currently one of the most prevalent themes in fossil fuel discourse, claiming that a transition away from fossil fuels would adversely affect poor and marginalised communities. It completely disregards the fact that many marginalised communities are disproportionately affected by environmental racism and pollution perpetrated by those industries.

What do you think about "Wokewashing?"
Let us know.


Geothermal included in a groundbreaking new data centre that will create 30 jobs locally in North Bay Ontario.

Geothermal included in a groundbreaking new data centre that will create 30 jobs locally in North Bay Ontario.
"Our power plants capture the waste heat to generate electricity more efficiently, whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable geothermal cooling systems and heat from the data centre will be utilized to regulate climate within the data centre." stated in a press release by Validus Power Corp.

The North Bay site will enable Hut 8 to generate power using a blend of by-product steam, hydrogen and natural gas along with a secondary geothermal system that ties in the data centre facility.

What do you think of this project? Let us know!


Geothermal is coming to Downtown Grimsby!

DeSantis Homes and Subterra Renewables will partner to make Century Condos the first of its kind in Grimsby, utilizing a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System.
Century Condos, the landmark building coming to the Grimsby Downtown, will elevate the area in more ways than one.

“I am pleased to see DeSantis Homes leading the way in green energy in the Town of Grimsby and hope that others will follow their environmental initiative.” Mayor Jeff Jordan.


The Globe and Mail report that Ford Foundation will divest millions from fossil fuels.

The foundation says it will invest its energy portfolio in alternative and renewable energy and funds that “address the threat of climate change and support the transition to a green economy.” The announcement from the organization — which has a $16 billion endowment.

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Have you seen this article on National Geographic written by Jay Egg about the 10 Myths of Geothermal Heating and Cooling?

It has some really good information about how geothermal works and it debunks some myths.


Upcoming webinar on May 14, 2021, about reframing the policy discussion on geothermal heat pump systems.


A recent study by Dunsky Energy Consulting highlights the unique benefits of ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems to the long-term development and management of a sustainable electricity grid.

Martin Luymes, Vice President, Government & Stakeholder Relations HRAI
Jean-Phillippe Hardy, Dunsky Energy Consulting
Natalie Irwin, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Efficiency Canada

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How to create 25 million jobs:

"Crucially, it doesn’t require inventing new technology; the report looks at how the transition can happen with tech that already exists...I think we have too many people believing we need a miracle, which we don’t." See the full story here.



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