Mayan history

The Dominican missionaries in Guatemala observed that the Indians were passionately fond of dancing and singing. The joyousness which originally existed in their nature or temperament has become extinct. The usual tenour of their lives seems to be accompanied by a quiet, subdued melancholy. It is not improbable that, as a consequence of several centuriesContinue reading “Mayan history”

I Don’t Trust Doug Ford on Electric Vehicle Policy – and Neither Should You

With less than 100 days until Ontario’s next provincial election, Doug Ford’s incumbent conservatives are now pitching themselves as champions of the electric vehicle (EV) industry. The government’s “Driving Prosperity” plan – which is at the heart of the province’s economic agenda – intends to make Ontario a juggernaut in EV and battery manufacturing. Additionally,Continue reading “I Don’t Trust Doug Ford on Electric Vehicle Policy – and Neither Should You”

The 3 top-performing solar stocks right now—and why they’re gaining so much momentum

In 2020, clean energy demand proved resilient as renewables and storage recorded declining costs and rising capacity and usage factors. Other analysis indicate this trend will continue in 2020 As solar photovoltaic technology continues to grow in popularity, with a progressive U.S administration and Canadian government focused on climate change, investors are turning to solar stocks forContinue reading “The 3 top-performing solar stocks right now—and why they’re gaining so much momentum”

After years of waiting, Canada finally has a federally-funded solar incentive program

The Leaders Summit on Climate, hosted by President Biden represented a critical step forward in the fight against climate change. The summit underscored the urgency of the climate crisis, along with the breadth of economic opportunities associated with decarbonization. Throughout the summit, countless nations committed to more aggressive carbon emission reduction targets, including Canada, which pledgedContinue reading “After years of waiting, Canada finally has a federally-funded solar incentive program”

Automakers Choose Silicon as Key Li-ion Battery Material to Boost Electric Vehicle Performance

Silicon represents 27.7% of the earth’s crust, making it the second most abundant substance after oxygen. This plentiful material is a hard metalloid, and in crystalline form, is characterized by a metallic lustre. Silicon metal‘s stable tetrahedral configuration makes it incredibly useful in a wide range of industries, such as aluminum, where it’s used to strengthen alloys, personalContinue reading “Automakers Choose Silicon as Key Li-ion Battery Material to Boost Electric Vehicle Performance”

The Role of Municipal Government in Fighting Climate Change

Discussions of climate change mitigation strategies are often centered around provincial and federal initiatives. Municipalities are often excluded from the conversation altogether, which is unfortunate, as they play an important role in developing environmental public policy. If Canada is to achieve the aggressive, time-sensitive emission reductions needed to maintain a healthy biosphere, all levels ofContinue reading “The Role of Municipal Government in Fighting Climate Change”

Canada’s 2021 budget promises $40K interest-free loans for home retrofits such as rooftop solar

Canada’s federal government unveiled its first budget in more than two years. The budget represents a strong effort to reduce Canada’s per capita greenhouse gas emissions. It adds an additional $101.4 billion dollars in new spending—much of which is geared towards economic stimulus to get Canada through the Covid-19 pandemic. The budget allots $17.6 billionContinue reading “Canada’s 2021 budget promises $40K interest-free loans for home retrofits such as rooftop solar”

Environmentalists Need to Stop Talking About Overpopulation

During the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, overpopulation became a topic of interest — primarily because of world-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, who asserted that “most environmental problems wouldn’t exist” if the world’s population was at the level it was at 500 years ago. I have great respect forContinue reading “Environmentalists Need to Stop Talking About Overpopulation”

What a Biden Presidency means for American Cleantech

Saturday afternoon, on November 7th, 2020, Biden was declared President-Elect by major media outlets across the United States, putting an end to an election characterized by unprecedented levels of voter and industry anxiety. The candidacies and visions of Joseph Biden and Donald Trump could not be more juxtaposed, demonstrating the severe degree of polarization inContinue reading “What a Biden Presidency means for American Cleantech”

Is Canada’s Carbon Tax Enough to Fight Climate Change?

As Canada’s 2019 Federal election looms closer, carbon pricing has shown itself to be a highly contested and divisive issue. Since the Federal Liberals announced their carbon pricing plan, it’s dominated the conversation surrounding climate change. The NDP and Greens back the Federal Liberal’s proposal, whereas the Conservatives do not, meaning the issue has fallenContinue reading “Is Canada’s Carbon Tax Enough to Fight Climate Change?”

Making the Case for a Canada-Wide Solar Incentive

In just a few short months, the coronavirus pandemic has profoundly destabilized the world’s economies and brought on a devastating recession sure to have lasting impacts. Governments around the world have scrambled to unload a tsunami of government expenditure and social programs to avoid economic collapse. Where countries choose to direct this expenditure will haveContinue reading “Making the Case for a Canada-Wide Solar Incentive”