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Feb 07, 2016

Environment & Sustainability

Unplugged

Feb 7, 2016: Did you know even when you shut down powered devices in your home, phantom power usage continues? It all adds up. Besides increasing the cost of your electricity bill, it is an energy waster. Cell phone chargers, computers, and other appliances use electricity even when turned off. Standby, or sleep mode continues to use electricity. […]…

Cows Resisting Mad Cow Disease

Feb 7, 2016: US and Japanese researchers may have developed an breed of genetically-engineered cows that can resist Mad Cow Disease (also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE). They used a method known as gene targeting to get rid of the prion-protein gene, which is known to be a causing factor in Mad Cow Disease and also […]…

Are Japanese whalers the only “criminals”?

Feb 7, 2016: Whale conservationists are trying to disrupt “criminal” Japanese whaling operations in the Southern Ocean. The Sea Shepherd Society’s Paul Watson rejects calls for both sides to show restraint, saying “You don’t use restraint against criminals.” The Japanese whalers will kill more than 1,000 minke whales illegally in the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary. The whalers also […]…

Leonardo DiCaprio will produce a dystopian climate change film based on a YA novel

Feb 7, 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio showed us he is equal parts environmentalist and serious actor with the announcement of plans to produce a post-apocalyptic climate change film based on a book for young adults. The Sandcastle Empire novel will be imagined on the big screen as an unsettling warning against what feels like an inevitable, dystopian future. Embed from Getty Images According to The Guardian the acclaimed actor secured the rights to the not yet published book, written by Kayla Olson,...

Top Green Trends in 2007

Feb 7, 2016: JWT, the world’s fourth largest advertising agency and the largest in the US has announced the trend setting products and services which will be the focus in 2007. Environmentalists will be pleased with some of the choices. Red Orbit has published the list of the Top Seventy Trends for 2007. Notables for the New Year […]…

Cost of Coal

Feb 7, 2016: Coal and more of it. China’s environmental disaster about to get worse. A Times On Line article by Michael Sheridan states China is scrambling to dig more coal mines to fuel it’s booming economy. Five hundred more are planned, to add to the 2000 existing , most of which are operating with outdated technology. Oil […]…

Purifying Ethanol for Alcohol

Feb 7, 2016: We all know that ethanol is being used in fuels; however, scientists are now researching the possibilities of using it as alcohol for beverages, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products. Their research will focus on new technologies to purify the element because even though the ethanol used in fuel is yeast-fermented like beverage alcohol is, it […]…

Arctic Ice Woes

Feb 7, 2016: It is not certain if climate change is responsible for an ancient ice shelf that broke loose from Ellesmere Island. This is the largest breakup of Arctic ice in thirty years. The ‘Ayles Shelf’ was one of six existing ice shelves in Canada. The shelf broke way in less than one hour, though it is […]…

French Satellite to Search for Other “Earths”

Feb 7, 2016: A satellite probe launched today in Kazakhstan will spend the next few years searching the skies for small, rocky planets orbiting stars in the “Goldilocks zone,” where light intensity is just right for supporting life. The search must be conducted from space, scientists say, because distortion from Earth’s atmosphere makes ground-based telescopes unable to see […]…

Back to the Future

Feb 7, 2016: Photo courtesy of the Lego Group Robotics is a relatively new industry. It is where computers were thirty years ago, according to a Scientific American article written by Bill Gates, published December 16, 2006. The robotics industry is now viewed as the computer industry once was. The field of robotics is a slow moving industry, […]…

Emissions Still Rising

Feb 7, 2016: Despite the knowledge of the effects greenhouse gases are having on the environment, the numbers continue to rise. Emissions of CO2, methane and nitrogen oxides must be reduced to create sustainable life on this planet. It is common knowledge that greenhouse gases are being blamed for global warming. The gases which are generated by the […]…

Is Man-Made Noise Messing Up the Oceans?

Feb 5, 2016: We may imagine the bottom of the deep blue sea as a peaceful, quiet place—certainly compared with the blaring horns and chit-chattering radios of rush-hour traffic. But the ocean is filled with the sounds of undulating waves, marine animals calling out to one another, and, increasingly, the ceaseless din of human commercial activity. Over the past 60 years, our contribution to the undersea cacophony has doubled every decade, and much of that noise is generated close to the shore. Roughly 40 percent of the world's population lives within 100 kilometers—or 62 miles—of the coast. A new study in the journal Nature finds that all the racket from our ships and construction activities penetrates deep beneath the surface, not m…

Obama proposes $10-a-barrel oil tax to fund clean transportation system

Feb 5, 2016: In an effort to transition the U.S. towards a clean transportation system, President Obama has proposed a tax that would charge $10 per barrel on oil. Phased over five years, the fee would be used to fund several alternative technologies including new high speed rail corridors and self-driving cars. This new tax, which even has the support of some oil industry executives, could create an enormous paradigm shift in the private sector with a dramatic incentive for corporations to use oil more efficiently...

Cancún’s mangroves destroyed, but hope grows again

Feb 5, 2016: Just a month ago, if you passed by Tajamar in Cancún, Mexico you would have seen 57 hectares of thriving mangrove forest lining the coast. Today, only stumps remain.Image courtesy of Salvemos Manglar Tajamar.For years, hundreds of citizens – including a group of children – worked to protect the Tajamar mangroves, one last swathe of wetlands in tourist-dominated Cancún. But in the middle of the night on 16 January, developers hoping to build a new resort – “Malecón Tajamar" – made their move. Under cover of darkness, they tore down the mangroves.Local authorities allowed this destruction despite evidence that those promoting the resort had provided highly irregular inform…

From cyanide gold mine to protected historical site. How people power saved Roșia Montană

Feb 5, 2016: For the past 15 years, Canadian mining firm Gabriel Resources has been trying to obtain a permit to extract 300 tonnes of gold from underneath Roșia Montană, a picturesque village in western Romania, with a population of almost 4,000 people. But today, the Romanian government has added the village and its surroundings to their official nominee list for the UNESCO world heritage site. This decision comes a few weeks after Roșia Montană was declared a site of historic interest by the Romanian Ministry of Culture, and stands as a testament to the power of peaceful protest. The story of how the government changed its mind starts with the story of the Romanian people speaking up against irresponsible corporations and environm…

Big news for bees

Feb 5, 2016: As ecological farming and the market for organic food continues to grow across the globe, I’m heartened to see that the same is true in Spain, my home country, where we are going through one of the worst economic crises in recent history.In challenging times, good news is welcome. This week we’re celebrating news from Valencia where the coastal region has just committed to more than double the share of agriculture land dedicated to organic farming, from 8 to 20 percent, by 2020.This is great news for farmers, food lovers and bees!On one hand, the demand for good food produced without harming the environment and wildlife is increasing. People are becoming more and more aware of the impacts of industrial agriculture on their healt…

Evaluating the Paris Deal

Feb 5, 2016: Hope and failure coexist in the Paris climate agreement. One may want to curse or cheer the deal, but it is history now, and we have to get on with it. The agreement provides an opportunity to assess our ecological progress and prepare to be effective in the future.The journey to ParisThe road to a Paris climate agreement began two centuries ago in Paris, at the French Academy of Science, when Joseph Fourier researched ice age cycles and determined that atmospheric gases trap solar heat. A generation later, in 1896, Swedish chemist Svente Arrhenius calculated that doubling atmospheric CO2 would increase Earth's average temperature by 5-6°C.Governments at the time showed no visible interest, as cheap energy from coal, oil, and gas fuelle…

Refugee turtle

Feb 5, 2016: The news passed quietly, but not without significance. I heard that a wounded and weakened loggerhead sea turtle washed ashore on the rocky Farmakonisi Island in the Aegean Sea, where it lay for several days slowly losing its strength.Soon after, at the same isolated beach, a few hundred souls fleeing persecution and violence washed ashore after their boat capsized. Turtle and stranded refugees met each other there, exhausted from their long journeys.The refugees had suffered their own losses, while the turtle was weakened and suffering hypothermia from the wintry waters. When another boat arrived to carry the people to safety on the island of Leros, media reports say the turtle went with them.At Leros their paths separated.The sea tur…

Obama’s Plan to Increase Transportation Investments also is Good for Climate

Feb 4, 2016: WASHINGTON (February 4, 2016) -- President Obama in his budget proposal next week will propose increased  U.S. investments in public transit, high-speed rail and a new generation of energy-efficient cars, trucks and aircraft, to be paid for with a $10-per-barrel fee on oil that would be phased in over five years, the White House announced Thursday.

NRDC, Allies Urge Supreme Court to Deny Industry’s Bid to Block Carbon Pollution Limits

Feb 4, 2016: WASHINGTON (February 4, 2016) -- The Natural Resources Defense Council today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny a coal industry request to block President Obama's Clean Power Plan, saying the industry’s assertions of irreparable harm have no substance.

Solar is changing lives in Brazil. Here’s how.

Feb 3, 2016: Around the world, solar power is transforming communities and changing lives. From India to Canada, this clean and abundant energy source is creating jobs, providing clean water and powering schools.In Brazil, the solar revolution is just beginning, but it is already making a difference for people across the country. Watch these snapshots of just some of the benefits solar is providing for Brazilians.Potable waterDrinking water was scarce for this community in Rio Grande do Norte. But today, solar power helps supply clean, fresh water to over 200 people.Brighter classroomsThis school was the first to receive solar panels in Brazil. There is now hot water on tap, the classrooms are brighter and students are teaching their parents and communi…

Closing This Nuclear Plant Could Cause an Environmental Disaster

Feb 3, 2016: The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant sits by the scenic hills overlooking the California coast, a few hours' drive north of Los Angeles. It's the state's only remaining nuclear plant (after the San Onofre plant was closed in 2013), and it's responsible for about one-tenth of the state's electricity, serving more than 3 million homes and businesses. Since construction on the plant began in the late 1960s, Diablo Canyon has been a focal point of the nationwide controversy over nuclear power. In 1981, roughly 2,000 protesters (including the singer-songwriter Jackson Browne) were arrested at the construction site. Ever since, the plant has faced opposition from environmental groups like the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth. But now, the p…

NRDC: Flint Hearing Most Notable for Key Absences

Feb 3, 2016: NEW YORK (February 3, 2016) – The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing today to explore the Flint water crisis.  …

INFOGRAPHIC: Ending our fossil fuel addiction by 2050

Feb 2, 2016: The world is totally hooked on fossil fuels, and this fatal addiction has us living on borrowed time, facing climate change that threatens to wipe out life on this planet. But while we remain dangerously over-reliant on fossil-fuel power right now, it isn't too late to make a change. If we take steps in the right direction we can beat our addiction. To safeguard the future, we must spark an energy revolution and if we do, we could end our fossil fuel addiction by 2050. This infographic shows how...

After 20 years, Canada's Great Bear Rainforest gets the protection it needs

Feb 2, 2016: At long last, today we celebrate the protection of the Great Bear Rainforest – one of the largest remaining coastal temperate rainforests on earth.Greenpeace Canada began protesting against the destruction of the Great Bear Rainforest in the mid-1990s – exposing the story to the world through blockades, protests and banners. Along with other environmental organisations and Indigenous leaders, Greenpeace shined a light on the impacts of forest destruction on First Nations communities who have lived there for thousands of years and on wildlife like the rare white spirit bear. We used this spotlight to pressure logging companies and the local government to change their approach. And it worked! After customers around the w…

The North Face and Mammut can't take PFC pollution back

Feb 2, 2016: Nature lovers and long-time customers across the globe are asking outdoor brands Mammut and The North Face to stop using hazardous chemicals to produce their gear.The past 4 days alone have seen almost 100 protests in 13 countries around the world. From Hamburg to London, and Stockholm to Hong Kong, Greenpeace volunteers and outdoor enthusiasts stood up in flagship stores to expose the toxic addiction of Mammut and The North Face.How are the brands responding?Since the release of product testing results last week, The North Face has announced that they will eliminate PFCs from apparel by 2020!This may look like a partial victory, but it is not enough. We can't accept hazardous chemicals in our sleeping bags, backpacks, tents, shoes and…

Scientists say current pace of environmental change is completely unprecedented

Feb 2, 2016: Researchers at the University of Bristol Cabot Institute in the United Kingdom recently published a report that extensively demonstrates that Earth is experiencing ecological change at a greater rate than previous eras under natural conditions. To reach this conclusion, the team documented the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide released during a global environmental event 120 million years ago, in which volcanic activity contributed to the rise in atmospheric CO2. After comparing this data...

Futuristic ‘Next Tokyo’ eco city is designed to withstand climate change

Feb 1, 2016: The proposal includes coastal defense infrastructure that acts as a buffer, as well as island housing clusters that can accommodate a half-million of people seeking to leave high-risk coastal areas and reduce commute times. Hexagonal water-filled rings would allow sharing of resources such as freshwater reservoirs, public beach harbors and urban farming plots, while faceted breakwater bars and additional operable floodgates providing additional defense. The scheme would serve as a transit hub, with...

Copenhagen plans to divest over $1 billion from fossil fuels

Feb 1, 2016: The mayor of Copenhagen, Denmark, made a bold move last week by announcing plans to divest the city’s hefty investment fund tied to coal, gas, and oil. The fund, valued at 6.9 billion kroner (just over $1 billion USD), could potentially reach more green initiatives in the future, which would not be surprising as Denmark and its European neighbors have made several commitments to fight climate change. Frank Jensen, Copenhagen’s mayor, told the local Information newspaper, “Copenhagen...

This Chart Shows Why Your Conspiracy Theory Is Really Dumb

Feb 1, 2016: Update, 2/2/2016: Chris Bauch, an editor for PLOS ONE, said in an email that the author of the study we reported on below "should have used a different model for some of the analyses" and that the author "is working on submitting errata." Bauch added, however, that he is "pretty sure the correction will not change the conclusions” and that he does not "foresee a retraction.” We'll update when we know more. By now, climate change has joined the moon landing and the JFK assassination in the upper echelons of fodder for conspiracy theories. Back in 2004, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) called global warming the "greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people." A few years later, Inhofe told our own David Corn that the climate h…

Florida Is Sinking. Where Is Marco Rubio?

Feb 1, 2016: This story originally appeared in Newsweek and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. An unusual January storm bent palm trees and turned city sidewalks into creeks as a small group of Miami-area mayors and administrators huddled in Pinecrest, one of Miami-Dade County's 34 municipalities. They had come at the invitation of Pinecrest's mayor to discuss rising sea levels, long predicted by climate change scientists and now regularly inundating their towns. The mood in the room was somewhere between pessimism and panic. On the agenda: making flood prediction maps to help prioritize which roads, schools and hospitals to save as waters rise; how to keep saltwater from leaching into the aquifer; and what to do about 1.6…

Is "Fragrance" Making Us Sick?

Feb 1, 2016: For Joyce Miller, a 57-year-old professor of library science in upstate New York, one sniff of scented laundry detergent can trigger an asthma attack. "I feel like someone is standing on my chest," she says. "It's almost like a choking feeling—pressure and choking. And then the coughing starts." Miller is just one of countless Americans who are sensitive to "fragrance," a cryptic category of ingredients manufacturers add to products from cleaning supplies to toiletries. This generic term encompasses thousands of combinations of chemicals that give consumer goods their odors, but the identity of those chemicals is rarely disclosed. For decades, fragrance makers have insisted on treating their recipes as trade secrets, even as compl…

Copenhagen’s Enghaveparken public park is designed to be flooded

Jan 31, 2016: Following the devastating cloudburst in 2011, which caused huge damages throughout the capital of Denmark in just one day, Copenhagen devised a climate adaptation plan to help the city deal with severe weather caused by global warming. Since the sewage systems were deemed unable to handle extreme rainfall, the city created a plan which tackles this issue in specific ways in each district. Related: Amphibious Houses Could Provide A Permanent Solution For Flooding In Thailand One such plan...

There’s Only One Presidential Candidate Who Wants to Ban Fracking

Jan 29, 2016: This story originally appeared in The New Republic and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There isn't much daylight these days between the Democratic candidates on the environment. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Martin O'Malley all agree that humans are responsible for climate change and that it's one of the world's most pressing problems. To that end, they support clean energy tax breaks, reject drilling offshore and in the Arctic, and oppose the (now-rejected) Keystone XL pipeline. But there's one environmental issue where Sanders truly stands apart: He wants to ban hydraulic fracturing outright. Clinton and O'Malley have proposed lesser measures, and show no sign of going further. That's an indication…

Artist George Sabra wants us to “tie the knot” on petroleum

Jan 29, 2016: ‘Tying the Knot on Petroleum’ Using reclaimed oil barrels; Artist George Sabra's Artwork addresses Climate Change. In a universal language that bridges all barriers; Sabra’s Artwork speaks directly to the very core of Environmental issues and conveys a message of urgency for a need to take action while also conveying a message of hope, that people can be inspired to find solutions. A study in contrasts, Sabra’s Artwork is inspired by the simplicity and beauty of Nature...

Long Before Helping Flint, Michigan Officials Were Shipping Clean Water to Their Own Workers

Jan 28, 2016: According to newly discovered emails, Michigan officials were trucking clean water to a state building in Flint in January 2015, long before they acknowledged to residents that the city had a contamination problem. Read about the mom who helped expose Flint's toxic water nightmare. One of the emails, which were obtained by the group Progress Michigan, was sent from the state Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. It reads, "While the City of Flint states that corrective actions are not necessary, DTMB is in the process of providing a water cooler on each occupied floor, positioned near the water fountain, so you can choose which water to drink. The coolers will arrive today and will be provided as long as the public water…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Jan 28, 2016: Thomas BennettThursday, January 28, 2016 Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia. They have proved to be so popular that British Columbians have ‘burned’ through the B.C. Government’s $6.64 million incentive fund. The fund was expected to last until 2018, indicating that the demand for electric vehicles in B.C. is driven by more than those who are passionate about clean energy vehicles. With enough support from the public, B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett will refund the incentives program, so now is a great time to write in with support of the policy. Battery Powered Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, are viewed by many as the future of…