Oct 28th, 2020
‘Zombie’ batteries prone to ignite when processed at waste recycling centres By Isabella O’Malley The Weather Network The toxic chemicals in batteries can contaminate the environment and can be dangerous when they are being processed at waste and recycling centres. Take Charge is a ...
Aug 24th, 2020
Ontario Premier Doug Ford at the groundbreaking ceremony for Oro Station on Aug. 20, alongside representatives from local, provincial and federal governments. Ontario gears up to be home to world’s first racetrack, luxury car club and auto hub – Oro Station By MATT BUBBERS Special to the Globe ...
Jul 27th, 2020
The TC Energy project has faced a backlash from some residents near the pumped storage site, forcing the company to modify its plans. -Don Pittis/CBC photo Pipeline company turns its skills to pumped hydro to create new value from existing power plants By Don Pittis · CBC News On the face of it, the ...
Jul 18th, 2020
‘The scale of this is staggering,’ said member of Save Georgian Bay; Potential $3-billion project pitched as a ‘better use’ of Ontario’s ‘wasted’ renewable energy By: Erika Engel Collingwood Today A plan to store electricity using Georgian Bay water is either...
Jun 26th, 2020
From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Jun 23rd, 2020
TC Energy recently announced design changes By Greg Cowan Owen Sound Sun Times TC Energy’s proposed hydroelectric pumped storage project to be built on federal lands at the Armed Forces’ 4th Canadian Division Training Centre will have Meaford council’s support in proceeding to an impact assessment, p...
May 30th, 2020
By Mike Nickerson If the clash of differing opinions brings forth the light of truth, Michael Moor’s new film, Planet of the Humans, will trigger revelations. There has been a clash! The film implies that the fossil energy required to build solar and wind generating equipment is greater than the amo...
May 23rd, 2020
Return to Now February 20, 2020 Leave it to Portlandia to figure out how to create hydro-power without building a dam! Portlandians are now generating free electricity every time they turn on the tap! If you live in Portland, Oregon, your lights are now powered in part by the water flowing th...
May 2nd, 2020
Barely decomposed: Contaminated forests around Chernobyl, in 2014 photo. A recent forest fire lifted accumulated radioactive material high into the sky. LiveScience photo By Peter Bursztyn Barrie Today Almost exactly 34 years ago, an older-style Soviet nuclear reactor near Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, ex...
Apr 22nd, 2020
Human-set fires in the Amazon: The current pandemic is an inevitable consequence of human populations everywhere expanding into the habitats of other species with which we have had little previous contact. -Pixabay Creative Commons photo Why COVID-19 previews a larger crash. What we must do to save o...