Climate Action Muskoka

Two countries in Europe are powered by 100% renewable energy as wind capacity soars

Seven countries now generate 100 per cent of their electricity from renewable energy – two are in Europe.

The world installed 116 gigawatts of new wind power capacity in 2023. That is a 50 per cent increase from 2022 making it the best year on record for new wind projects.

China building two-thirds of world’s wind and solar projects

Country on track to reach 1,200GW of installed wind and solar capacity by end of 2024 – six years ahead of Beijing’s target

The amount of wind and solar power under construction in China is now nearly twice as much as the rest of the world combined, a report has found.

Meanwhile in Ontario: Gas plant use triples

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Carbon pricing 101: How it works!

April 11, 2024 – By David Suzuki with contributions from Senior Editor and Writer Ian Hanington

Carbon pricing can be confusing. Simply put, it’s designed to increase costs of burning polluting fossil fuels and encourage cleaner alternatives. It creates a financial incentive for people and businesses to pollute less. Rebates help keep household costs down.

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Artists For Real Climate Action Presents
Meet The Big Oil Alliance: Four Oil Execs and a Vampire Walk Into a Boardroom

Community Carbon Challenge

Get Yourselves and The Kids Outside More

I will ensure the kids get outside more and encourage independent play. “Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature.” ~ Richard Louv

In his 2005 book “Last Child in the Woods” Richard Louv defined what teachers, researchers, and physicians were seeing in many children as Nature-Deficit Disorder. Find out more and link to the June, 2024 interview with Richard Louv – here

“Natural” gas or methane: which would you choose?
Actor Rick Roberts of Artists for Real Climate Action asked some passers by what type of stove they prefer to cook with: natural gas or methane? It’s a trick question – but the reason why may surprise you. – watch the video

FYIFossil gas, aka natural gas is primarily methane. In addition, various amounts of higher alkanes and low levels of trace gases like carbon dioxide,  nitrogenhydrogen sulfide, and helium are present.

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