Oct 1st, 2015
By David Suzuki Volkswagen was caught cheating on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions tests by installing “defeat devices,” which allowed its diesel vehicles to pass nitrogen oxide emissions checks but spew up to 40 times allowable pollutants once they were completed. The scan...
Sep 2nd, 2015
The Ontario Clean Air Alliance asked the candidates in Simcoe North where they stand on the issue of power imports from Quebec. Here’s the OCAA summary of the issues and a link to the candidates’ responses ...
Aug 28th, 2015
By Tom Villemaire Barrie Examiner Power struggles are nothing new in Simcoe County. Last month Ramara Township council voted to support Innergex Renewable Energy’s 600-acre solar project that is predicted to produce 60 megawatts (mW) of power. As with any power project, there is a power struggl...
Aug 19th, 2015
By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times Why the province would waste money on its aging nuclear infrastructure when cheap energy can be purchased in Quebec is a question the Ontario Clean Air Alliance wants more people to be asking. The alliance is making its presence felt in the Simcoe Nort...
May 27th, 2015
AWARE News Network From AWARE Simcoe’s submission on the 2015 Coordinated Planning Review “While well intentioned, the Growth Plan, Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan have not served to adequately protect water, food land and ecological health...
May 22nd, 2015
Tiny Council meeting of Monday May 11, 2015 By Vickie Kee AWARE Tiny A presentation was made to council by Mr. Ray Ellis, Chair, Huronia Airport Commission, and Mr. John Smith, manager of Huron Airport, concerning the proposed Solar Project at the Huronia Airport. Apparently, Tiny council had a meeti...
May 15th, 2015
From Sierra Club Foundation OTTAWA – Sierra Club Canada Foundation would be disappointed with the federal government’s modest new emission reduction target (of 30% below 2005 levels by 2030) IF there was any likelihood the government would do anything to reach it. After nearly a decade in offic...
Apr 22nd, 2015
Leading scientists and economists release statement to mark Earth Day in which they urge leaders to keep to commitments to avoid dangerous global warming By Adam Vaughan The Guatdian Three-quarters of known fossil fuel reserves must be kept in the ground if humanity is to avoid the worst effects of c...
Apr 17th, 2015
By Don McCabe, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture The Ontario government believes climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing future generations. This past week Premier Wynne announced Ontario will pursue the establishment of a cap and trade system to address climate change by l...
Apr 5th, 2015
By Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press TORONTO — A decision 16 years ago to divide Ontario Hydro into several different companies resulted in a new charge that’s still on all electricity bills and a multibillion-dollar debt that critics warn will keep driving up rates for years to come. The...