2020 / News

Earth Day 50th Anniversary April 22 2020 - Ecohome
Climate Change

Earth Day 50th Anniversary is the 22 April 2020 - What's the History, and How can we all Help?

...2020, and with the renewed Media interest in "The Environment" we're going to call " The Greta Effect ," we decided to see what Earth Day is really all about, w...

Ontario's new building-codes for Legal Laneway Homes Toronto
Policy and Regulations

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

...2020 initiative – an approach to increasing urban density in existing areas that Toronto is only recently starting to embrace following a period (literally) of ...

BC Energy Step Code - Building Sustainable Homes in Canada
Policy and Regulations

BC Leads the way in energy efficient housing and green job creation though the BC Energy Step Code

...2020. This work was published in Vancouver 2020: A Bright Green Future, and in subsequent Action Plans, ensuring that a movement towards energy efficient housin...

Renewable Energy - Houston goes for 100% green
Renewable Energy

City of Houston to be powered with 100% renewable energy

City of Houston to be powered with 100% renewable energy In April, 2020, The City of Houston announced a renewed deal with NRG Energy as the City’s retail el...

World's First All Electric Commercial Aircraft Test Flight Richmond Vancouver BC
Renewable Energy

World's First All-electric Commercial Aircraft - Successful Test Flight Richmond Vancouver BC

...2020 "Greenest City" fast approaching, Harbour Air announced in March 19 that it had partnered with engineering firm MagniX in Washington State with the goal of...

New Tiny House Laws in San Jose California Passed
Policy and Regulations

Tiny Houses on Wheels Approved in San Jose, California

...2020. Now we just heard that the laws for siting tiny homes on wheels in San Jose, California is to be updated too, great news for those looking to live in a ti...

2019 Renewables produced more Electric than Coal, Gas, Oil
Renewable Energy

In 2019, renewable energy sources produced more power in the US than fossil fuels

...2020, all new homes will need to include at least some solar panels to offset their energy consumption The city of Las Vegas announced a $1 billion investment...

Carbon Emissions in the US reduced in 2019 - IEA Report Reveals
Climate Change

Carbon emissions declined in US in 2019 - a glimmer of hope for climate change goals?

...2020) , any bit of good news we can share is a good thing. We must admit a bit of surprise that the best performer this year in reducing climate change-causin...

Coronavirus - clean energy & sustainables in jeopardy after covid-19 - IEA
Climate Change

Coronavirus poses a threat to climate action says The International Energy Agency (IEA)

...2020. How to maintain the switch to renewable energy after coronavirus? “We should not allow today’s (virus) crisis to compromise the clean energy transitio...

SUMO EV Car Sharing Launched in White Rock & Surrey BC
Commuting

New EV car-sharing program SUMO launched in Surrey & White Rock, British Columbia

...2020, which would make SUMO the first all-electric car share company in Canada. SUMO car-sharing service is coming to surrey & white rock BC Canada The ...