Manitoba’s energy future is at a crossroads: Do we go down the road of building ever more generation to feed a never ending thirst for electricity, or do we recognize the limits of growth and look for ways to reduce demand while maximizing the benefits of the energy we do consume for all Manitobans?
Are you ready for the 1% electricity challenge?
Reduce your electric use 1% each year;
ask Manitoba Hydro to follow your lead;
Did you know that 70% of the ‘garbage’ that comes out of our houses and apartments can be recycled or composted?
On January 25, Winnipeg City Council voted to approve a preliminary plan to widen Kenaston Boulevard from 4 lanes to 6 between Ness and Taylor Avenues. Read the Green Action Centre brief on the project.
Cap and trade is a market-based system that could play a small role in helping to reduce greenhouse gases in Manitoba, but only if it is properly implemented. With the wrong policy choices, cap and trade could be an expensive distraction that facilitates increased emissions across the region.