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    Climate-change funding shouldn’t go nuclear

    July 4, 2022 – Winnipeg Free Press – The old argument often trotted out by the nuclear industry that “the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow” is obsolete, given the storage and smart-grid technology also available now. Even post-2030, there will not be a place for nuclear generation on the smart grids that we can construct to ensure consistent energy availability.

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    Winnipeg’s shiny plan for net-zero emissions

    July 2, 2022 – In order to decarbonize by 2050, Manitoba’s capital needs to make big changes. A brand new roadmap lays out the path — now it’s up to the city to see it through.

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    Students at Miles Macdonell Collegiate build paradise by tearing up the parking lot

    Students are tearing up the parking lot at Miles Macdonald Collegiate and transforming a 62m2 section into greenspace, part of a national initiative called, Depave Paradise.

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    Doctors’ group calls for ban on fossil fuel ads in open letter

    June 8 – Globe and Mail – The federal government should ban the advertising of fossil fuels, including gasoline-powered vehicles and household natural gas, because of their detrimental effects on health and the environment, a coalition of Canadian physicians and related organizations says.

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    How to Push Wall Street to Ditch Fossil Fuels for Clean Energy

    Jun 2, 2022 – BNN Bloomberg — The invasion of Ukraine has put the US and Europe on a wartime mission to abandon Russian fossil fuels. This series looks at speeding up zero-carbon alternatives by lowering political and financial barriers.

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    Climate agreement between Canada, India discusses renewable energy but omits coal

    June 2 – Winnipeg Free Press
    OTTAWA – Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says a new agreement signed Thursday to co-operate with India on climate action is an opportunity for Canada to export its renewable energy technology, particularly related to making renewable energy a reliable source of electricity.

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    Provinces Show Mixed Results in Shift to Net-Zero

    May 31, 2022 – The Energy Mix

    While British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec all have clear momentum in their preparations for the global transition off carbon, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and especially Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador need to put pedal to the metal, says a new report from the Canadian Climate Institute (CCI).

     

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    Is Manitoba’s wild weather a sign of climate change?

    May 14, 2022 – CBC – While variability is the norm for the Prairies, climate change could make swings more extreme, experts say. Within the span of a year, Manitoba went from having one of its driest summers in decades to having one of its worst floods on record.

     

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    Regenerative agriculture can combat climate change and keep food on our plates. Here’s how it works

    Apr 4, 2022 – National Observer

    Regenerative agriculture is an approach to agriculture that promises to sequester carbon and boost biodiversity. Over the past decade, the approach has been promoted by both small- and large-scale farmers, environmental and social justice advocates, agribusiness CEOs, tech bros, journalists, and academics. It’s even received federal support.

     

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    As Canada tackles building emissions, what’s a natural gas utility to do?

    Jan 27, 2022 – CBC News –

    As we tackle GHG emissions from buildings, we will need to stop using fossil natural gas for heating. In BC, this is causing a debate between BC Hydro and FortisBC (the natural gas company).

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    Geothermal heating co-op shares warmth among Montreal neighbours

    Jan 20, 2022 – CBC News –

    It’s been a long and complicated journey, but this winter, for the first time, Montreal co-operative organization Celsius is heating seven homes in their neighbourhood retrofitted with geothermal heat pumps, also known as ground source heat pumps or geoexchange systems.

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