Travel Tuesday – Alberta Cree Nation turns on Solar power system for local Mall

Ermineskin Cree Nation partnered with Alberta government for new solar power system at the Maskwacis Mall September 25, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – The 61.2-kilowatt solar panel system will save the community nearly $8,000 a year in utility costs, allowing Ermineskin Cree Nation to invest in other community priorities. The solar array, which consists of a group of solar panels, will produce the equivalent energy of powering 10 homes over the course of a year. “Ermineskin Cree

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Canada fights back with NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs on Canadian solar panel products

Ottawa will challenge U.S. safeguard tariffs on Canadian solar products July 29, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – I’ve been harping on this for months! So I’m glad to see some action – Steel and aluminum were stealing Tariff headlines, but Solar tariffs needed addressing Ottawa is requesting a NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs targeting Canada’s solar power industry under the so-called Chapter 20 dispute settlement provisions of the free trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico,

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Protesters illegally climb Olympic Stadium tower in Montreal to protest Trudeau decisions

Climbers face mischief charges once on the ground – Police say July 19, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – Surprise, surprise, protesters feel emboldened by lack-of-action taken against their protests in BC, have now moved their new target to Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. Our activists are climbing the highest inclined tower in the world at a critical moment to fight climate change to send a bold message to the Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau and banks #stopTMX #stoppipelines pic.twitter.com/F8ZnNfcOZM — Greenpeace Canada

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Solar Sunday – 2 parter today – Nova Scotia announces Solar program – UK manufacturer eyeing Montreal for Solar Panel facility

The government of Canada, jointly with Nova Scotia this week announced a program that will help Nova Scotia residents fit their homes with solar panels. July 15, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – Known as the SolarHomes program, it will provide rebates of up to 30% off the costs to buy and install rooftop solar systems and is expected to assists at least 2,000 Nova Scotian households in going solar over the next four years. “By adding solar to

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First Nation Friday – Many BC Green Energy projects will be delayed…. a loooong time

Many BC Wind/Solar Energy projects on hold citing “Government Review of BC Hydro” Vancouver, June 29, 2018  –  Back in March, BC Hydro announced 5 First Nation Projects that will reach purchase agreements.  The Rest… including many First Nations Solar/Hydro/Wind projects, are on hold pending the BC Governments self-proclaimed “2018 Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro” Ok… How soon can we expect that??? From BC Gov…. Phase 2 In the second phase of the review, starting in late

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