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As the Clean Energy Ministerial meetings unfolded in San Fransisco this week, one issue in the spotlight was the underrepresentation of women globally in the clean energy sector. The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) women’s initiative has worked to fill that gap since the program launched in 2010. Its goal is to recognize accomplished women working in…

‘Clean energy is not only a good climate change solution, says Ms. Smith, it’s also “good business” and creates jobs.’ As the 2015 United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris takes off, the Globe and Mail sits down with climate policy and clean energy experts, including our executive director Merran Smith, to discuss the momentum behind Canada’s race to clean…

British Columbia is considering its next steps to fight climate change, and increasing the carbon tax is one of the options on the table. B.C.’s carbon pollution is on the rise. To get back on track to reducing carbon pollution, the government will need to consider new tools (like clean vehicle standards), and strengthen existing…

Now a new analysis shows that B.C.’s efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions is compatible with growing jobs and a strong economy in coming decades. DeSmog’s Carol Linnitt covers our Clean Economy and Jobs Plan for British Columbia as Trudeau and Canadian Premiers prepare for Paris climate talks. Will BC take a new spread of carbon-cutting commitments…

“While Canada could be a world leader in renewables, it instead runs the risk of missing a window of opportunity.” The CBC’s Amanda Lang sits down with our Merran Smith to talk a “good-news-bad-news” story of Canada’s banner year in clean energy. While provinces, namely Ontario and their Green Energy Act, are largely to thank for…

That amount of construction is “astounding” and represents almost double the amount of money spent on agriculture, fishing and forestry combined, said Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada. The Globe and Mail’s Richard Blackwell discusses Canada’s clean energy performance with Clean Energy Canada’s executive director Merran Smith. As political parties announce their clean energy goals…

The Climate Summit of the Americas is taking place in Toronto today, bringing together Pan-American jurisdictions. In this segment, BNN speaks with Al Gore’s right-hand man at Climate Reality Project, Stefan Sjöstrand, the president of IKEA Canada, and Merran Smith of Clean Energy Canada about what businesses are doing to adapt to climate change.

Watch Clean Energy Canada director Merran Smith discuss Tracking the Energy Revolution- Global 2015 on CBC’s The Exchange with Amanda Lang. Tracking the Energy Revolution – Global 2015 flags the 10 most important clean-energy technology, policy, and business trends worldwide. It touches on the fossil fuel divestment movement, Tesla’s battery-storage revolution, the dropping installation costs that…

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