Monthly Archives: February 2012

The QUEST for Integrated Community Energy Solutions

On Wednesday Feb 22nd, municipalities, utilities, and other energy stakeholders from across Ontario gathered in Toronto to strategize on how to start building tommorow’s energy infrastructure - today. QUEST – Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tommorow – is a cross-canadian collaborative network with a mandate to … Continue reading

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Hey Equinox thinkers…think efficiency first

The 2-page centre-spread article in last Thursday’s Globe & Mail  is another example of how energy efficiency just does not get the credence, respect and profile it deserves.  University of Waterloo’s Institute for Sustainable Energy just released the Equinox … Continue reading

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Good or bad: telling the EV story

It’s been a great week for electric vehicles in the news. My inbox has been filled to the brim with announcements, stories and celebrations. There was this great piece in the Toronto Star about The Agenda’s Steve Paikin loving his … Continue reading

Posted in Electric vehicles, Transportation | Tagged ACEEE, electric vehicle, ev, EV300, FleetWise, iMiEV, Steve Paikin, TDSB, Toronto, Toronto Star, Volt | Leave a comment

Celebrating great social ventures – with a suprise ending

Nearly 300 guests gathered last night at the Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library to learn about and celebrate some of Toronto’s most interesting green social ventures. On the heels of a nine-month, multi-faceted innovation challenge, contestants, investors … Continue reading

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Investing In Tomorrow’s Infrastructure – How Smarter Choices Can Help Battle Climate Change

The challenge of renewing aging infrastructure while simultaneously finding the funds to invest in sustainable new facilities is one of the hardest tasks facing public sector decision makers today.  Municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals across the country are forging new relationships … Continue reading

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