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Todd Litman’s win-win transportation solutions

“Would we have a sustainable transportation system if all automobiles were electric powered?” asked Todd Litman, the founder and Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute.

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The CamoSun System, a new Solar Thermal Technology

By Roy L Hales

Back in the early 1970‘s, Canada led the world in the development of Solar Thermal energy. Then the oil embargo ended, prices came down, and the incentives and grants dried up. More than a decade passed before what had once been Canadian technology resurfaced in Germany. It became part of that nation’s “energiewende,” a state mandated green energy policy that has transformed Germany into the world’s foremost producer of solar energy. Yet, according to Canada’s only NABCEP Certified Solar Thermal Installer, James Smyth, there is more potential for solar thermal technology on the West Coast.

“Looking around the street where I live, I can see that every house could gain by adopting Solar Thermal energy,” he said.

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