Renewable Energy News              

 

 

Let’s face it.  Oil and gas have made an incredible contribution to our lives.  We moved from horses to wheels to wings thanks to fossil fuels.  In addition to transportation, fossil fuels have heavy industrial, commercial, residential and agricultural uses.  However, there have been costs.  Areas of our planet have been rendered uninhabitable due to extraction and spills of fossil fuels.  Water has been left undrinkable; air made hard to breathe.  Extraction of fossil fuels is taking a toll on our health and quality of life.

 

Plus, fossil fuels are a non-renewable natural resource.   We have extracted most of the easily obtained sources and are now working on the difficult and expensive sources (see fracking). 

 

Today we have the intelligence and foresight to know that we must move to a renewable, less environmentally expensive, form of energy.  The search is on, and controversial as any significant change must be.

 

 

AWARE-Ontario Fossil Fuel Energy Alternatives

 

 

Hydro (Water-generated) Power

 

 

Solar (Sun-generated) Power

 

 

Wind Power

 

 

 

Renewable Energy News (Canada)

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2019-05-02

CTV News

Revolutionary device creates electricity from snowfall

Jeremiah Rodriguez

2018-09-28

Financial Post

Lawrence Solomon: Trudeau stands alone as Canada — and the world — abandons green energy

Lawrence Solomon

2017-05-02

Globe and Mail

Two-thirds of electricity in Canada now comes from renewable energy

Mia Rabson

2017-02-01

Environmental Defence

Shining a Light on the True Costs of Renewable Energy in Ontario

Keith Brooks

2016-09-28

Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Why is Ontario turning its back on renewables?

Julia Langer

2016-08-10

Financial Post

Ontario electricity has never been cheaper, but bills have never been higher

Ross McKitrick

2015-12-02

Globe and Mail

Ontarians paid $37-billion above market for electricity over eight years, Auditor-General’s report says

Adrian Morrow

Link via Protect Amherst Island

2015-11-05

CTV News Barrie

Newsclip: Power lines to Nowhere

- ~$5MM/year in interest payments since 2007

2015-10-16

WindConcernsOntario.ca

Ontario Energy Board hides real reason for rate increases

Parker Gallant

2015-09-01

CBC News

Canadian greenhouse gas emissions from electricity cut by 22% in 5 years

 

2014-12-18

The Weekly Voice

Ontario’s Failed Energy Policy Puts The Burden On Families

- failed Liberal energy policy

- Jim Wilson

2014-10-30

Fraser Institute

What Goes Up...Ontario's Soaring Electricity Prices and How to Get Them Down

Ross McKitrick & Tom Adams

- if price is the only consideration

2014-10-15

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Environmental Commissioner Boosts Energy Literacy

Gord Miller

2014-09-29

CBC News

Solar, wind cost-competitive for peak energy, study finds

 

2014-09-12

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Ontario Gets 35% of Energy From Renewables As Coal Plants Shut Down

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-05-18

Niagara At Large

Hudak’s Anti-Renewable Energy Promises Put Province on Hook for Tens of Billions of Dollars

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Ontario Ministry of Energy - emPOWERme

Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) – www.ieso.ca

Ontario Energy Board (www.OntarioEnergyBoard.ca / @OntEnergyBoard)

 

 

Renewable Energy News (International)

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2019-04-29

CNN Business

America's renewable energy set to surpass coal for the first month ever

Matt Egan

2019-02-15

Stop These Things / Fox News

Totally ‘Gored’: Texan Town Pays Heavy Price for 100% Wind & Solar Vanity Project

- Georgetown, Texas

2018-11-26

Texas Public Radio

Georgetown, Texas: Redefining Neighborhoods Through Renewable Energy

Paul Flahive

- Georgetown, Texas

2018-05-22

ThinkProgress.org

A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening

Joe Romm

- Iceland, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Norway, Austria, Brazil, Denmark

2017-10-24

The Global Warming Policy Foundation

Truly Green? How Germany’s “Energy Transition” is destroying nature (.pdf)

Michael Miersch

[GWPF does not disclose its funding sources]

 

2017-07-03

Australian

Clean-coal cheaper option than renewables

Geoff Chambers

2016-08-25

Earth Journalism Network

The dark side of renewable energy

Liu Hongqiao

2016-06-03

TrueActivist.com

Germany Produced So Much Energy Last Month, Prices Went Negative For A Day

Amanda Froelich

2016-01-21

CSGlobe.com

Australia First to Receive Electricity Using Zero-emission Wave Energy Generators

 

2015-12-03

Report24ca.info

Exclusive: Germany's RWE bets big on wind and solar in corporate overhaul

Tom Kackenhoff, Christoph Steitz and Vera Eckert

2015-11-10

TheGuardian.com

Renewable energy made up half of world's new power plants in 2014: IEA

Damian Carrington

2015-11-05

EcoWatch / Paul Brown

Can ‘Dragon Water’ Power the Planet With Renewable Energy?

Paul Brown, Climate News Network

2015-10-18

EcoWatch / Amanda Froelich

Ocean Tides to Power More Than 150,000 Homes

Amanda Froelich, True Activist

2015-10-14

EcoWatch / Harvey Wasserman

Another U.S Nuke Bites the Dust

Harvey Wasserman

- Entergy clsoing the Pilgrim, north of Boston in 2019

2015-10-07

EcoWatch / Common Dreams

Bloomberg Analysis: It Has Never Made Less Sense to Build Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams

2015-08-10

EcoWatch / Climate News Network

Is Tidal Energy the World’s Next Renewable Powerhouse?

Alex Kirby

2015-05-18

Diss Express (UK)

VIDEO: MP Liz Truss speaks out against solar farms on prime agricultural land.

- use commercial roof space

2015-03-30

Ring of Fire Radio / EcoWatch

4 States Where Solar is Under Attack by Koch-Funded Front Groups

 

2015-03-20

DW.de

German power net survives solar eclipse

 

2015-03-17

Daily Mail (UK)

Will the solar eclipse cause electricity blackouts across Europe? Operators prepare power grids for unprecedented event

Jonathan O’Callaghan

2015-02-06

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

War on Renewables Claims Victory in West Virginia

Anastasia Pantsios

2015-02-04

Ring of Fire Radio

Burlington, Vermont Proves It’s Possible to Power an American City Using Just Renewable Energy Sources

 

2014-12-18

EcoWatch / David Elliott

Renewables Outpace Nuclear All Over the World

David Elliott

2014-11-28

Canadafreepress.com

Germany’s Energy Policy Mess

Jack Dini

2014-11-17

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Texas Wind Powers 3.3 Million Homes

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-11-11

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Renewable Energy ‘Creates More Jobs Than Fossil Fuels'

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-10-30

EcoWatch / Greenpeace

10 Reasons Renewable Energy Can Save the Planet

Kaisa Kosonen, Greenpeace International

2014-10-28

Parliament.uk

Video:  Establishing Energy Policy

Professor Dieter Helm CBE, University of Oxford (starts at 1 hour mark)

- resilience

- 3 considerations: 

2014-09-25

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Locally Owned Renewable Energy Benefits Community and Economy

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-06-13

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Signs Nation’s First Renewable Energy Freeze

Brandon Baker

Cleveland.com/The Plain Dealer

2014-05-28

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker

Ohio Becomes First State to Roll Back Renewable Energy Mandate

Brandon Baker

- ALEC?

2014-05-27

Record.com

Germany knows how to live green:  leader

Gordon Paul

- Mike Schreiner

2014-05-22

TYTNetwork

Germany Just Giving Away Energy Because Renewables Are Creating So Damn Much of It

Aaron Wysocki / Sam Seder

Youtube link

2014-04-28

EcoWatch / Billy Parish

Renewables Beat Fossil Fuels 6 Months in a Row

Billy Parish

2014-04-15

TriplePundit

Electricity Prices Fall In Europe As German Renewable Energy Output Increases

Gina-Marie Cheeseman

2014-02-19

NoTricksZone

Blog: Spiegel: Germany’s Failed ‘Energiewende’ Dissuades Abbott And Australia From Pursuing Green Energies

P. Gosselin

2014-02-14

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker

World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant Opens for Business

Brandon Baker

- 392 megawatts

 

 

  

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