Many people talk about the continuing need for a productive energy dialogue to get at the many issues facing Canada but I want to get to some of the tough questions that we need to be willing to ask if we want to make real progress in such a dialogue
Humanity’s quest for fire has increased in intensity. We have dammed rivers, flooded arable land and cut lumber to feed our energy appetite. Today we burn billions of tons of coal, oil, and natural gas, all the while emitting greenhouse gases.
Electric and hybrid vehicles had been criticized for being too expensive for the average individual to purchase. In 1998, Toyota began to mass produce a hybrid vehicle called the Prius. In doing so, they made the hybrid car affordable.
In the face of global energy concerns, many automobile companies are producing electric cars in order to become more energy efficient. Following the Oil Crisis, there was resurgence in innovation of personal electric transportation.
Conversations about oil may be more prominent but our dependency on oil and petroleum products is nothing new. It began with the discovery of oil in North America in the 1850s, providing a resource that would come be consumed on a global scale.
With more hybrid and electric cars on the road than ever, Canadians are looking at innovative options for fueling transportation. But can we do more? University of Waterloo student Jonathan Tang makes a compelling case for solar cars!
Alberta kids should get the full meal deal when it comes to energy education. They need to increase their energy IQ and get a better handle on where our energy comes from and how it gets to their home.
A brave vision of the future of energy will be needed to develop creative solutions, and it is today’s Millennial generation that will need to step up. But why is this our responsibility? And why should we even care? Here’s why…