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    Canada Invests in Energy Efficiency for Buildings in Manitoba

    Dec. 15, 2022 /CNW/ – Homes and buildings across Canada are where we work, live and play. But they are also Canada’s third-largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Decarbonizing Canada’s buildings is critical to combating climate change and achieving a net-zero economy by 2050.

    Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, announced an investment of $160,200 for the Manitoba government to advance an energy-efficient retrofit in Winnipeg. The project will support the Province of Manitoba to undertake a front-end engineering design study of a deep energy retrofit of Gordon Bell High Schoollocated in downtown Winnipeg, to evaluate cost-effective pathways.

     

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    Rush to electric vehicles may be an expensive mistake, say climate strategists

    Dec. 12, 2022 – CBC – Move to replace fossil fuel fleet with EVs is essential, but there are things to do first.

    With their futuristic designs and new technology, electric vehicles are the seductive consumer-friendly face of the energy transition.

    As first incarnated by Tesla, the EV is increasingly seen as sleeker, slicker, faster and more stylish than traditional internal combustion engine cars and trucks that burn those dirty fossil fuels blamed for disrupting weather patterns and killing off species.

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    Pressure building on suppliers to reduce emissions: BMO Climate Institute

    Dec. 7, 2022 – Canadian Press – TORONTO — Small and medium-sized businesses should start thinking about building climate plans into their operations to stay competitive, said the head of the BMO Climate Institute.

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    I Lived Through A Year of ‘Weather Whiplash’ In Our Weird, Warming World

    Dec. 4, 2022 – CNET – After praying for rain for weeks, the US state that saw some of the year’s biggest wildfires in 2022 found itself soon suffering a deadly deluge. Scientists say it could be part of a disturbing new normal.

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    When Will Geothermal Energy Go Mainstream?

    Dec. 3, 2022 – Oil Price.com – European Commission research showed that geothermal energy could help Europe in its aim to become the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050.

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    Urban outcasts: Leaving our most vulnerable to struggle for themselves in the cold shames this city

    Winnipeg Free Press – Dec. 1, 2022 – “The most important work of a city, any city, is to facilitate the movement of its people.”

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