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Urban Magnets & Architecture — CleanTech Talk

June 21st, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the first half of this two-part interview for our CleanTech Talk podcast series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down with Bruce Haden, architect, urbanist and author, about urban magnets and architecture in the time of COVID-


Top 5 U.S. Cities For Bicycling

June 18th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

People for Bikes has published the top 5 cities, perhaps happier cities than most, for bikes in the US, out of a total of 567 cities


How Showrooms Accelerate EV Adoption

June 12th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

In the last few years, three separate nonprofits opened up electric vehicle (EV) showrooms in Toronto, Canada; Portland, Oregon; and Columbus, Ohio to help the public experience and learn about a range of electric transportation options in a unique, no-pressure, brand-neutral atmosphere


Halifax Aims To Add 210 Electric Buses In Next 8 Years

June 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Halifax Regional Municipality up in Canada is getting more serious about climate action and stopping air pollution in its borders. The municipality has plans to put $780 million into getting the 210 electric buses onto the road and 3 new ferry routes into service by


7-Seat Tesla Model Y Deliveries May Begin This Quarter

April 27th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

A Canadian Tesla owner who purchased the Tesla Model Y with 7 seats has reportedly received a phone call from Tesla asking if he would be ready to take delivery of this Model Y in the second quarter of


A Tale Of Two Oil States: Norway & Alberta, Canada

April 23rd, 2020 | by Barry A.F.

Both Norway and Alberta, Canada are economies that gain huge profits from selling oil. They have huge natural reserves of it and make ginormous profits from feeding our "need" for oil powered transportation. However, their method of deploying those profits is in sharp contrast, and interestingly it even guides their philosophies and how they view climate change


Adventures In Municipal Data Science

April 17th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

As we deal with the fallout of the big Cs -- climate change and the coronavirus -- we need to be able to rapidly adapt our urban fabric and buildings


Politics Of Coronavirus, Climate, & Commercial Real Estate – Part 1/2

April 3rd, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

We foresee a softening of new commercial construction, a reduction in cosmetic renovations of existing stock, an increase in renovations focused on improving the net operating income including a strong focus on heat pumps displacing gas furnaces and existing air conditioning and an increased shift to distribution-center business models


No One Is Buying Canada’s Oil: A Preview Of The Near Future New Normal

March 29th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

When will Canada learn? Stop throwing money at the fossil fuel industry. Let it live or die on its own with its decades of profits. Shift investment to clean technologies, technologies which are also much lower in contagion pathways for Canadians. Stop investing in the past and start investing in the future. 


When Oil Companies Go Too Far — This Is Disgusting

March 3rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

An Alberta oil company, X-Site Energy Services, handed out promotional stickers at job sites for workers to wear on their hard hats. These stickers had a cartoon image of Greta Thunberg, who is now 17, being sexually assaulted



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