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Sep 24

South Australia commits to 50pc renewable energy target by 2025

The South Australian Government says it will increase its Renewable Energy Target (RET) and aim for 50 per cent of the state’s power to be generated by renewables by 2025. Premier Jay Weatherill said figures from last financial year showed 31.5 per cent of energy produced in the state came from renewable sources. He said …

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Sep 23

Government of Canada Takes Further Action to Reduce Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and Air Pollution from Cars and Trucks

NEW YORK CITY, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ – Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced developments today on three new regulatory initiatives to further support Canada’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to provide cleaner air for Canadians through lower air pollutant emissions from cars and trucks. These vehicles and fuels regulatory initiatives are aligned with …

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Sep 22

Climate change summit: Global rallies demand action

Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide. The People’s Climate March is campaigning for curbs on carbon emissions, ahead of the UN climate summit in New York next week. In Manhattan, organisers said some 310,000 people joined a march that was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.50by30.org/2014/09/22/climate-change-summit-global-rallies-demand-action/

Sep 22

Report on dutch power sector may provide guidance for Manitoba

This country profile on the Netherlands is the second of a series that will eventually cover roughly twelve countries – including Germany. The Netherlands is a major European gas producer and infrastructure hub and as such takes an important role in the context of European energy market integration. MORE

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Sep 22

Global shift away from cars saves US$100 trillion, eliminates 1,700 MT of CO2 pollution

Urban transportation systems an emerging priority ahead of UN climate and sustainable development meetings NEW YORK (17 September, 2014)—More than $100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending, and 1,700 megatons of annual carbon dioxide (CO2)—a 40 percent reduction of urban passenger transport emissions—could be eliminated by 2050 if the world expands public transportation, walking …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.50by30.org/2014/09/22/global-shift-away-from-cars-saves-us100-trillion-eliminates-1700-mt-of-co2-pollution/

Aug 27

SDTC Looking for Canada’s Next Cleantech Innovators

On behalf of the Government of Canada, SDTC is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.  The SD Tech Fund™ and the SD Natural Gas Fund™  are open for applications from August 27 to October 15, 2014. Through the SD Tech Fund™, SDTC supports technologies that address the challenges of Clean Air, Soil, Water and …

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Aug 25

New Study Finds Price of Wind Energy in US at an All-Time Low

Wind energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The prices offered by wind projects to utility purchasers averaged just $25/MWh for projects negotiating contracts in 2013, spurring demand for wind energy. “Wind energy prices—particularly …

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Aug 22

Province Introduces New Grants for Biomass Research

Existing Grant Program to Help Coal Users Switch to Biomass The Manitoba government has doubled the Biomass Energy Support Program funding to $1 million, with the additional $500,000 of new funding targeted to applied research projects that will support the growth of the biomass industry, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today. “Manitoba’s …

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Jul 02

Province Release PUB Report on Mb Hydro’s Preferred Development Plan

Government Will Take Action on All Recommendations, Authorize Immediate Construction of Keeyask, New Tranmission Line to United States: Minister Struthers The Manitoba Government today released the Public Utilities Board Panel report on the Needs For and Alternatives To (NFAT) review of Manitoba Hydro’s Preferred Development Plan, which supports the immediate next steps of Manitoba Hydro’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.50by30.org/2014/07/02/province-release-pub-report-on-mb-hydros-preferred-development-plan/

Jan 21

Tim Sale MB Hydro Commentary

Cogent and detailed call by Tim Sale, former provincial Minister of Energy, for changes to Manitoba Hydro vision and policies: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/hydro-needs-a-new-vision-187568911.html And, in response, the Winnipeg Free Press has weighed in with a thoughtful editorial in support of Mr. Sale’s views: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/mr-sales-advice-is-sound-187569831.html

Permanent link to this article: http://www.50by30.org/2013/01/21/tim-sale-mb-hydro-commentary/

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