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Environmental Encouragement

Summary Intro: Grants for homeowners help reduce energy efficiency upgrades and while it is true that the Provincial LiveSmart Homeowner grants have ended, the federal ecoENERGY grants... 



Environmental Stimulus

By now I’m sure that everyone has already heard plenty about all of the money being handed over to big banks, insurance companies, and automakers to “stimulate the economy”.... 



Darn Those Low Fuel Prices!

I think I heard a global sigh of relief when fuel prices decided to drop recently! All of our lives depend on fuel, and obviously the higher fuel prices were cutting into our budgets... 



Out of Oil?

What if the world’s oil supply were to run out? Optimistic projections predict that peak oil production will occur in about 10 years, others say we have already passed that peak.... 



Energy Shift

We are on the verge of a major energy transition. The days of oil being our main supply of energy are quickly coming to an end, and giving way to new and better energy sources. Not... 



Alternative Investments

The problem with alternative energies is that most people can’t afford them, while as a society we can’t afford not to have them. Fortunately, as the technologies progress... 



The West Coast Hippie Project – Distributed Energy

There has been a lot of talk about renewable energy recently, and much of it has been in the form of various governments and big corporations getting ready to cash in on the green wave.... 



Red Tape Pollution

Let’s face it – Canada is not sustainable. The way we’re treating our country is something we just cannot keep doing if we want our children to live decent lives. We’re... 



Westcoast Hippie Project: Electric Cars

The first things many people think of when they hear "electric vehicle”, are slow, small, and limited. However, you don’t have to look far to realize how outdated those... 



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