Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cranbrook has Solar Energy Opportunity

Prior to Cranbrook's Municipal Election, a report was made by administration about the developing potential of a solar energy experimental site being located on the City's Farm.  This would give an enhanced and sustainable use to the already well used spray irrigation fields.  

With much bickering going on amongst world leaders and their contributions to mitigating further effects of climate change, Cranbrook has an opportunity to begin playing a small part.  Let's hope it is successful.

From in Peru:
December 10, 2014 , senior climate economist, Climate and Energy

I’m in the beautiful city of Lima, at the annual United Nations climate talks, or COP 20. Even as negotiators labor over “non-papers” and “elements of draft negotiating text,” the real buzz here is about the incredible opportunity to drive down global emissions by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency. What makes this a particularly exciting time is that the costs of renewable energy are falling dramatically. The clean energy transition has never been more affordable – or, frankly, more urgently needed.

Solar energy, in particular, has experienced tremendous growth.
In 2013, for the first time, global growth in solar photovoltaic (PV) outpaced new wind capacity. Annual growth in global solar PV capacity has averaged almost 55 percent over the past five years.


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