Energy East pipeline benefits questioned in secret government memo

    May 31, 2016 – CBC News

    The market conditions that once made TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline an attractive conduit for Alberta’s oilsands bitumen have now largely vanished, according to an internal finance department memo.


    Activist Naomi Klein links Fort McMurray wildfire to climate change at University of Calgary speech

    May 29, 2016 – Calgary Sun

    Activist Naomi Klein ruffled some feathers in the heart of Alberta’s oilpatch Sunday, linking the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire to climate change and calling for an end to fossil fuels.


    Biz sets up electric-car charging stations

    May 27, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Edmond Financial Group has installed a pair of electric vehicle-charging stations at their building at 420 Academy Road.


    Indians demand government action after temperatures hit 51C

    May 20, 2016 – The Guardian

    Hospitals struggle to cope as patient numbers soar and cold water in short supply after India’s hottest day on record.


    April breaks global temperature record, marking seven months of new highs

    May 16, 2016 – The Guardian

    Latest monthly figures add to string of recent temperature records and all but assure 2016 will be hottest year on record


    In 2080, Winnipeg summers could be as hot as the Texas desert: projections

    May 13, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Projected changes for Winnipeg’s climate are the result of a statistical analysis conducted over the past year by University of Winnipeg researcher Ryan Smith and climatologist Danny Blair.


    Ontario ministers to debate climate change strategy as tensions simmer

    May 12, 2016 – Globe and Mail

    Premier Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet is set to thrash out the Ontario government’s sweeping Climate Change Action Plan amid tensions between several ministers over how far the plan should go.


    University of Winnipeg achieves significant GHG reduction

    May 10, 2016 – UWinnipeg News Centre

    WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg has surpassed its GHG emission reduction target primarily through a comprehensive energy retrofit, installation of a hybrid heating system, and the development of a comprehensive building controls system that allows for smart building operations.


    Specialty firm announces new electric road tractor

    May 10, 2016 – HDT

    Nikola Motor Co., named after electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla, has announced that it’s developing a 2,000-hp, all-wheel-drive, hybrid-electric truck-tractor with a turbine range extender whose operating costs will be one-half that of a diesel tractor.


    NS subsidized housing unit to be turned into ‘passive house’

    May 5, 2016 – CBC News

    The town of Truro will soon have one of the most energy efficient subsidized homes in Nova Scotia thanks to a pilot project launched by the local housing authority.


    Here’s the climate context for the Fort McMurray wildfire

    May 4, 2016 – Climate Central

    In Canada, wildfire season now starts a month earlier than it used to and the average annual area burned has doubled since 1970. Climate change has been altering background conditions, but this year’s El Niño also likely played a role in this particularly severe start to wildfire season in western Canada.


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