we c.a.r.e.: Five Per Cent is Not Enough to Save the Planet

Canada’s consumption of energy has decreased only 5% on a per-capita basis since it signed the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, with total consumption at 71,000 kWh per person, according to federal data. Fossil fuels are increasing their market share over electricity, which is not good news for wind, solar and other renewable energies. - December 11, 2017

Renewable Energy Declines in Canada

Despite the record installation of wind turbines across Canada last year, electrical output from this technology declined 1.5%, according to Statistics Canada. Solar panels generated 4.8% more power last year, but that follows a 7.6% decline in 2013. - April 23, 2015

Second Government Agency Confirms Canada’s Decline in Renewable Energy

A second federal agency has confirmed that output from emerging renewable energy sources in Canada declined significantly in 2013. - July 05, 2014

Problems Surface with Reporting on Renewables in Canada

Significant variations in the output of wind and solar energy are noted on three official government sites. - April 09, 2014

Renewable Energy Advocates Question Decline of Solar Power in Canada

Statistics show that total output of electricity from solar panels last year declined from 2012, while wind increased its generation at the same rate as conventional power sources. The Canadian Association for Renewable Energies wonders why? - March 18, 2014

Canadians Would Pay More Than Americans for Renewable Energy

A survey of 2,500 people in Canada and the United States shows that Canadians are more willing to pay a premium for green power than are Americans. - March 07, 2014

Output from Green Power Drops in Canada

Federal statistics show that the contribution from renewable energy sources continues to decline, compared with conventional carbon-based fuel sources. - September 11, 2013

Canada Remains Lowest in Growth of Renewables

Canada’s annual growth of renewable energy will be 1.6% until 2040, compared with 1.8% for the United States and 2.5% for the world, according to the latest projections from the US Department of Energy’s statistical agency. - July 27, 2013

Oil Price to Have Minuscule Impact on Growth of Renewables in Canada

Canada’s below-average growth of green power will not be affected by the future price of oil, according to forecasts from the US Department of Energy. - July 20, 2013

Price of Solar PV Drops 20% Per Year in Canada

The price for solar modules dropped to C$1.52 per watt in 2011, compared with $9.41 in 2001, which is in contrast to other reports which indicate that the growth of renewable energy in Canada is increasing at a slower rate than the consumption of non-renewable energy sources. - July 10, 2013

Canada Will Remain Below the World Growth in Most Renewable Energies

New international data predict that Canada will lag most other nations in the growth of electricity from renewable energy sources, which must serve as a "wake up" call for more action, says the canadian association for renewable energies. - June 27, 2013

Environment Commissioner Underscores Association's Call for Green Heat

Ontario's Environmental Commissioner criticizes the lack of support for green heat options from renewable energy; calls subsidy for solar PV "perverse" because it excludes solar thermal. - June 13, 2013

Canada Fails to Make Top-Ten in Green Power Consumption

Annual review tracks the good news in solar and wind, and the bad news in biofuels for Canada and all countries around the world. - June 12, 2013

Renewable Energy is Declining in Canada

The share of renewable energy in Canada continues to decline as a percentage of total energy consumption, in sharp contrast to the growth rates in most developed nations. Data released today by the World Bank indicate that Canada may be a barrier in the UN goal to double the share of renewables in global energy mix by 2030. - May 30, 2013

Ontario Government Narrowly Defeats Anti-Renewable Energy Proposal

The Ontario legislature has defeated proposed legislation that would have serious curtailed the province’s feed-in tariff for solar and wind energy. Bill 39, An Act to provide for control by local municipalities over renewable and affordable energy undertakings, was introduced as a private... - April 21, 2013

Ottawa Home Sets National Energy Record

A home in Canada's capital city has achieved the country's highest rating for energy efficiency in a residential renovation, scoring 90 on the federal EnerGuide for Houses rating. - February 01, 2013

Older Canadian Home Approaches New Standard of Energy Efficiency with Input from Renewables.ca (we C.a.r.e.)

A 25-year-old home near Ottawa will soon surpass the concept of “net-zero” and become a carbon sink through the adoption of numerous energy efficiency and on-site renewable energy techniques. - December 07, 2009

Canada Remains Static in Global Attractiveness for Renewables

Canada remains the ninth most attractive country in the world for renewable energies, according to the latest global analysis by Ernst & Young. It scored 55 points on the ‘all renewables’ index in the August assessment, behind a rating of 70 for first-place United States and 66 for... - September 20, 2009

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