Clean Energy Overcoming Troubled Fossil Fuels

It has been quite the year in the energy sector. Oil prices have suddenly dropped, rocking that industry and threatening thousands of jobs in North America, while giving a temporary relief at the pumps, ferries and elsewhere. Aren’t roller coasters fun?

Meanwhile, the renewable energy sector continues to quietly but quickly expand. Even generous government […]

Clean energy sector jobs surpass total oil sands employment

According to a new report from a climate think tank, Clean Energy Canada, 23,700 people who work in clean energy organizations outnumber the 22,340 whose work relates to the tar sands.

While investment has boomed, the energy-generating capacity of wind, solar, run-of-river hydro and biomass plants has expanded by a whopping 93 per cent since […]

“Alternative” Energy will Replace Fossil Fuels

Language is powerful. The words chosen can affect our perception of reality.

Take, for example, the word “alternative”. This word has been successfully used by the fossil fuel and nuclear industries (and the pharmaceutical/physician world) to imprint the idea that we have to continue with the status quo, that those “alternative” ways of doing things […]

Using the Sun to Create Solar Energy Materials

Researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible.

This breakthrough could make the sun almost a ‘one-stop shop’ that produces both the materials for solar devices and the eternal energy to power them.

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