Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer to Entry into Force in 2016 as 60 Countries...

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer towards entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Several large emitting countries, which had not yet completed their domestic approval processes in time for the …

Cities Are at the Frontline of the Energy Transition

Cities dominate energy demand, and by extension are responsible for a significant share of carbon emissions. In 2013, the world’s urban areas accounted for about 64% of global primary energy use and produced 70% of the planet’s carbon dioxide emissions. These shares will rise as cities grow and urban economic …

Energy Storage in Canada: Accelerating the Future conference

In partnership with Energy Storage Ontario (ESO) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), we are excited to be co-hosting the Energy Storage in Canada: Accelerating the Future conference, Sept. 20-21, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. The first-ever conference dedicated to advancing energy storage across Canada, this is a unique …

In Ontario, Going Coal-Free Costs Less Than a Coffee and a Donut

How electricity generation from coal in Canada’s most populous province went from 25 percent to zero in just over a decade. On April 8, 2014 the last remaining coal-fired power plant in Ontario, Canada was shut down for good, making Ontario the first jurisdiction in the world to phase out …

Mexico, Canada, U.S. to Make Clean Power Pledge

The U.S., Mexico and Canada are expected to pledge Wednesday to collectively generate 50 percent of their electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2025, according to White House officials. The agreement is expected to be struck at the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa. It means that when all the electricity …