City eyes future with all-electric light fleet
June 6, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press – The City of Winnipeg is exploring options to add enough charging stations to power 1,627 all-electric vehicles.
Canadians’ Perspectives on Climate Change & Education: 2022
June 2, 2023 – Learning For Sustainable Futures – How should the Canadian education system respond to the climate crisis? Read the latest report by Learning for Sustainable Futures.
Solar investment set to overtake oil production and attract over $1 billion a day in 2023, IEA says
May 25, 2023 – CNBC – Global investment in energy is slated to hit roughly $2.8 trillion in 2023, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency, with over $1.7 trillion of that set to go on clean energy technologies such as EVs, renewables and storage.+
Canada and Manitoba accelerate the move to renewable energy through $38.2 million investment
May 25, 2023 – Province of Manitoba – Canada and Manitoba are working together to reduce pollution and help Canadians access clean solutions that save money and energy, create jobs, and build strong resilient communities. Today they announced $38.2 million in funding from the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support the Efficient Trucking Program (ETP) and Manitoba’s Merit-based program.
Why is a zero-carbon city not a strategic priority?
May 15, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press – City Council will vote on May 30 to approve council’s Strategic Priorities Action Plan 2023-2026. This plan presents 41 strategic priorities to guide council policy and finances over the next four years. A serious commitment to a comprehensive zero-carbon strategy for Winnipeg is not a guiding priority. Why?+
Wildfires in forests of Canada and Russia put climate scientists on alert
May 13, 2023 – Financial Times – Unusual drought conditions in Alberta temporarily shut oil and gas production. According to the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, the fires in Alberta have emitted 5 megatons of carbon this year.+
Focus on climate, not more roads
May 8, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press – Opting for new roads is the wrong way to go if there’s any true concern for the climate.+
Northern Canada seeing record-breaking heat in May, here’s where
May 4, 2023 – CTV News – After an inconsistent April flip-flopping between hot and cold, some parts of Canada are now experiencing temperatures much higher than the normal average for this time of year.+
How Sweden electrified its home heating — and what Canada could learn
April 12, 2023 – CBC – In the 1970s, three-quarters of Swedish homes were heated with oil boilers. Today, electric-powered heat pumps have all but replaced oil in single-family homes (most multi-family homes rely on district heating).
So how did that happen? And are there lessons for Canada’s transition away from fossil heating?+
Federal budget includes plan for clean energy grid
March 29, 2023 – CBC – This week’s federal budget revealed the Liberal Party’s plans to provide clean energy from coast to coast. But making that a reality will be a massive undertaking, logistically and politically.+
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We have seven years to cut emissions in Manitoba by half in order to avoid a climate catastrophe, Manitoba’s Road to Resilience provides the framework and the solutions.