The Local Climate – Vote Earth

I’ve never enjoyed talking politics, always searching of the genuine behind blatant facades, but at times like this it’s critical we pay attention. This coming election is the most important in my lifetime. I say that about every election and it’s always true, because each takes us closer to the climatic deadlines which will shape...

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Renewable Revolution

In the space of a few years around 2010 something wonderful happened, permanently altering our electrical landscape and bringing a sustainable future within the grasp of even us humble Maritimers. I’m talking about solar power, the price of which dropped a staggering 400 per cent in those aforementioned years, followed by ongoing improvements in output...

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Local solar co-op shines on with third group-buy

ANTIGONISH – The Antigonish Community Energy Co-op (ACE co-op) is entering its third year in operation and gearing up for a fresh round of info sessions and solar home tours to promote its 2018 solar power bulk buy. Since its inception, ACE Co-op has organized the purchase of some 50 solar power systems  – or...

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This Is Adventure

Inspiration and motivation come from different places for different people: A movie, a book, a song, a memory. For Rich Brand, it comes from within and he’s doing his utmost to share it with as many people as he can. From a kayak. Alone. With nothing to keep him company except his thoughts of inspiring...

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Antigonish has new solar net-metering program

ANTIGONISH – The town’s new program to allow property owners to install solar panels and sell clean energy back to the municipal power grid – announced yesterday – creates new incentives for green energy in Antigonish and will help the town accelerate its shift to sustainability. With net-metering, home-owners, business owners and organizations can sell...

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ACE Co-op garners praise as new community solar pilot announced

ANTIGONISH – Supporters of solar power and clean energy gathered this morning outside the Antigonish County Municipal Building for the official launch of the provincial Department of Energy’s Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Pilot program. Under the program, non-profit organizations will be able to bid on contracts to produce solar power and sell it back...

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