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Anti-coal health groups take out ad on solar-powered digital billboard

EDMONTON – If you’re driving down Calgary Trail, you might notice a new campaign pushing for Alberta to phase out coal-fueled power plants.  The ad near 63 Ave. 436 more words


Onshore, offshore: tell us any wind farm makes sense

For some reason, there is a sudden buzz about offshore wind power in Ontario. Last week, the province put out two Requests for Proposal pertaining to offshore wind power generation. 199 more words

Wind Power

Clean Electricity in Alberta Means Less Reliance on Coal

While the government of Alberta continues to develop its Alternative and Renewable Energy Policy Framework, a new report from the Pembina Institute and Clean Energy Canada argues that “With effective policy, the province could cut the percentage of grid electricity that is supplied from coal energy from over 60 per cent today to less than four per cent by 2033.” (p.1) According to the report, in 2013, coal power generation supplied 63.7 per cent of electricity in Alberta’s grid (compared to 39.1 per cent of the in the United States). 154 more words

Guest column: The power of wind

Why is Ontario intent on squandering its “first mover” advantage in the renewable energy field?

Huge steps on developing offshore wind are being made globally and by our neighbours to the south and yet in Ontario we are, at best, stuck in neutral. 525 more words


Just say ‘NO’ to Cosmetic Lawn and Garden Pesticides

Keep Toxic Poisons away from BC Lawns and Gardens, says Physicians’ Group

Starting this week, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) is leading a campaign to ask the B.C. 259 more words

Our New Year's Eve wish: justice for victims of wind turbine environmental noise

T’is the season to look ahead to what the next year might bring. We hope it does NOT bring more

-ignorance of the environmental health problems being caused by the noise and vibration/infrasound produced by large-scale wind power developments, either wilfully in the case of the Ontario government and health organizations such as the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (“speaking out for health”–not really!), Environmental Defence, the Sierra Club and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, or out of ignorance of the issues of rural communities by city dwellers… 185 more words

Environmental Health

RNAO and Ontario government: maybe a little TV will help you 'get' it

The situation in Kincardine Ontario is so dire–people there are living with Enbridge’s 115-turbine Underwood project–that this past week, a delegation of residents went to Council and actually asked for a state of emergency to be claimed. 231 more words

Environmental Health