Solar

Trade War on the Horizon?

Two actions took place at the end of last week which heighten concerns that a trade war with China could be ever more likely.  First, there was the preliminary decision in the solar panels 201 case.  Then, we had the additional sanctions imposed by the President on North Korea. The 201 solar pane ...

Morning News: September 25, 2017

As China Piles on Debt, Consumers Seek a Piece of the Action Japan Raises $11.6 Billion Selling Another Stake in Postal Giant Top BP Executive Warns OPEC Needs to Prolong Oil Output Curbs Mark Zuckerberg Can’t Stop You From Reading This Because The Algorithms Have Already Won Facebook Fail Is Blo ...

Approval of the Site C dam was irresponsible and must be reversed

The BC Utility Commission's interim report on the Site C megaproject - released Wednesday - provides further proof that the federal and provincial governments acted irresponsibly when they approved construction of the massively destructive dam. "The interim BCUC report confirms what so many of us ...

Could China's EVs Lead to Peak Oil Demand?

China's decision on whether and when to ban cars burning gasoline and diesel could alter our view of how far we are from a peak in global oil demand. Even though the likely date of such a peak is highly uncertain, the idea of an impending peak could significantly affect investments and other decis ...

Morning News: September 22, 2017

Five Reasons Why China’s Rating Cut Doesn’t Matter for Its Bonds In Germany, Blue-Collar Jobs Provide Bulwark to Populism SEC Hack Threatens a Bedrock of U.S. Capitalism: Transparency Who Will Be Trump’s Pick to Lead the Fed? We Asked Experts to Rate the Odds Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis G ...

Scientists Develop A Device To Turn Car Exhaust Into Renewable Energy

As innovators seek out ways to make our society more energy efficient, one renewable resource has proved harder to “renew” than others: heat. So-called “waste heat” is generated by everything from cars to appliances to small electronic devices. Transforming excess heat into usable electrici ...

Canadian Green Tech ceases publishing

It is with regret that I announce today that Canadian Green Tech will no longer be publishing articles, insights or news. The Canadian Green Tech Weekly Briefing, the main instrument for reaching readers, will also stop publication.  Over the last eight+ years, I have witnessed a major shift in ...

Q: Pat: Can you take a quick look at NextEra Energy (NEE) for me? Thank you.

A: NextEra Energy Inc., $147.90, symbol NEE on New York (Shares outstanding: 468.2 million; Market cap: $69.4 billion; www.nexteraenergy.com), (formerly FPL Group, Inc.) is a holding company for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), which provides electricity to 4.9 million customers in a 27,650-squ ...

With Holistic Approach, Mazda To Introduce Electric Vehicles

Every automaker takes pride in their engines, but few match the passion and conviction shown by Mazda. Mazda has reason to believe it’s on the right track; in 2016, for the fourth year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named the company, whose fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy per ...

Can emissions shrink while the economy grows?

(Photo credit: Walter via Flickr) What does climate change have to do with economic growth? Canada's prime minister and premiers signed a deal in December to "grow our economy, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and build resilience to the impacts of a changing climate." Th ...