Category: Clean Energy


Action Alert: We need a real clean energy strategy for Ottawa

The City of Ottawa stands at a critical juncture for action on clean energy. Mayor Watson and City Council have an opportunity to initiate Ottawa’s clean energy transition with a strong Renewable Energy Strategy, but the window of opportunity for…

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The Future is Renewable: Switch Ontario to 100% Renewable Energy

In the run-up to the provincial government’s Ottawa consultation on the Long-Term Energy Plan on November 23, Ecology Ottawa signed onto a joint letter with leading environmental organizations across Canada regarding the transition to 100% renewable energy. The text of…

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The Summer of Consultations: Ottawa and the Theatre of Listening

Last spring, the Premiers of the country met in Vancouver. The meeting led to the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change. This meeting was the follow-up to the government committing to 1.5 degrees’ maximum of global warming in…

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5 Most Common Concerns from Recent Climate Townhall

Last nights Ottawa Vanier Town Hall was a fantastic demonstration of grassroots democracy in its rawest form: concerned citizens meeting with their elected officials in order to work towards solutions. Over the course of the evening, two things struck me as interesting:…

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Opposition to Energy East an Easy Decision for Former Calgarian

What is wrong with you people?! – Those were the words immediately out of my step-dad’s mouth as he heard about my exciting new position at Ecology Ottawa. That new position, is replacing my friend Avery Dawes on the Tar Free 613…

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Urban Green-Space From a Country Kid’s Point of View

I’m a country girl. I was born in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and grew up on a solar-powered farm in the midst of Ontarian wilderness. As a kid, I spent entire summers with my brothers getting lost (and found…

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Ongoing Climate Consultations in Ottawa an Important Opportunity

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and provincial and territorial leaders committed to creating a national climate strategy for Canada. This commitment is enshrined in the March 2016 Vancouver Declaration. Over the next several months, public consultation related to the a national…

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TransCanada’s Incomplete Application to the National Energy Board Provides More Evidence For What We Already Knew

TransCanada did not include a feasibility study and has no plan for how the Energy East Pipeline will cross the Ottawa River. It’s now mid-May and, just days after the National Energy Board received the 38,885-page application from TransCanada, there’s…

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The New Kinder Morgan Pipeline Has Been Approved but the Fight Is Not Over

The National Energy Board approved a new Kinder Morgan pipeline which would run through Alberta and British Columbia and this, unfortunately, comes as no surprise. The NEB has proved time and time again that it is out of touch with…

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From Calgary to Ottawa: How I Got Involved And Why I Oppose Energy East

I moved to Ottawa from Calgary four years ago an 18-year-old Conservative. I was indifferent at best to the environment and the economy was far more important to me than anything else. Growing up in Calgary, however, the word ‘economy’…

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