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Magna plans to show their customers that they are making monthly progress toward reaching our sustainability targets.

At Steyr, they will use geothermal heating and cooling and electricity that is 100% renewable. In 2021, we started Project Cycle Champ, which promotes riding bicycles to work by providing charging stations for e-bikes, a self-repair station and parking slots for 900 bikes. We created a wildflower meadow at our test track and installed beehives for pollinators.
What do you think? Let us know.

https://www.magna.com/innovation/driven-people-driving-change/article/grounded-in-green-spaces

#sustainability

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

#netzero

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.
 
What do you think of this? Let us know!
 
https://bit.ly/338z5Nf

#fosilfool#netzero

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

#fosilfool#netzero

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/

#electrification#netzero

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.
What do you think? Let us know!
https://bit.ly/3qL3k4s

#netzero#climatechange

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/

#netzero

Check out this opinion article on getting off-gas.

It's an excellent read with a guide to get out of your home.

Then there's the option, which is missing from this article and would help to make a difference.

What do you think?
https://bit.ly/32Fu0vg

News Story Thursday, December 23, 2021

Wishing everyone a happy, safe and restful holiday season, and looking forward to seeing you all (virtually or in-person) in 2022.

All the best!

News Story Tuesday, December 21, 2021

OGA Canada provides advocacy and social action for the geothermal industry and its members.

Martin Luymes, Vice President, Government and Stakeholder Relations at the HRAI, has been working with the Canadian Government on some of the programs introduced recently that will positively impact the geothermal industry in the coming years.

Join us, and let's make a difference in 2022.

https://ontariogeothermal.ca/advocacy/

#advocacy

News Story Thursday, December 16, 2021

🚨ELECTRIFICATION ALERT🚨

NYC passed ! This win is huge for NYC residents.

Gas pollutes our air, our cities, and our homes. We’re excited to see NYC join the electrification movement and become the 66th jurisdiction to phase out fossil fuels in buildings.

Today we celebrate , and tomorrow we get back to work! https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/nyregion/nyc-gas-stove-heat-ban.html

#newyork#gasfreenyc

An excellent article published by the Wall Street Journal about Heat Pumps.

An excellent article published by the Wall Street Journal about Heat Pumps. As consumers and governments aim to reduce their carbon footprints, heat pumps are growing in popularity as a way to cut emissions associated with the way we heat our homes.

Advocates say electric pumps don’t release particulate matter that can pollute the air inside and outside the home, are safer than having flammable fuels on-site and are relatively low maintenance.

“That first cost can be a real barrier,” said Rebecca Foster, Chief Executive of Vermont Energy Investment Corp., an energy-efficiency nonprofit that operates in 25 states and provinces across North America. “That’s why rebates and other financial incentives are needed.”

What do you think? Let us know.

https://on.wsj.com/3pTVsxg

#heatpumps#ashp#gshp


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