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December 2010 - Western Edition

Bullfrog Power offers homes and businesses a 100 per cent clean, renewable electricity choice. Thousands of Canadian homes and businesses are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by switching to green electricity with Bullfrog Power.

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Renewable Energy News: December 2010

New Alberta transmission line doubles wind energy access for Albertans

In November, a new 90-kilometre Alberta transmission line between Pincher Creek and Lethbridge was activated. The transmission line provides electricity transfer capacity for another 1,000 MW of wind energy in the province, doubling the amount of wind energy available to Albertans.

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Wind farm goes online in B.C.

In December, the Dokie Wind Project in British Columbia came online. Consisting of 48 Vestas V90 wind turbines, the project is expected to deliver 340,000 MWh of clean electricity to the province every year.

Read more.

B.C. Government considering FIT program for the province

The B.C. Ministry of Energy announced in December its consideration of a Feed-In Tariff (FIT) regulation under the province’s Clean Energy Act. According to the B.C. government’s website, the regulation would require B.C. Hydro to establish a FIT program in accordance with the Clean Energy Act, and would set out eligibility criteria for participation in a FIT along with other key aspects of the program.

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Canada ranked 52nd out of 57 countries for climate change performance

According to the annual Climate Change Performance Index released by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe earlier this month, Canada was ranked 52nd out of 57 countries for its performance in addressing global climate change. The index is based on how well countries control greenhouse gas emissions and the strength of their climate policies.

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Green stocking stuffer suggestions from Bullfrog customers

Deciding on the perfect gift to give your loved ones during the holiday season can be challenging—so Bullfrog wants to help! We asked bullfrogpowered organizations—such as WWF-Canada, Ecobee, and P'lovers, The Environment Store—to submit their favourite green stocking stuffer products to give you some ideas.

 Check out all the green stocking stuffer suggestions!

 

The Winter Bullfrog Buzz newsletter is here

The Winter 2010 edition of The Bullfrog Buzz, Bullfrog Power's print newsletter, is in the mail! This issue features interviews with—among others—bullfrogpowered customers Kristina Groves, an award-winning speed skater and Olympic medalist, and Michael McGowan, writer, director, producer and lyricist for Score: A hockey musical.

If you are a subscriber and do not receive your copy—let us know at buzz@bullfrogpower.com.

 

Ethical Bean is a favourite thing

Ethical Bean Coffee, a bullfrogpowered B.C. business, is featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine as one of the queen of daytime TV’s favorite things! From Oprah: “With Ethical Bean, I can send coffee lovers bags of medium or dark roast that taste good and do good.”

Ethical Bean CoffeeEthical Bean Coffee is committed to sustainability, quality, and fairness and supports various local and international NGOs such as Child Aid and the Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia. The organization has been bullfrogpowered since March 2009.

Congratulations, Ethical Bean Coffee!

Visit Ethical Bean online. 

 

New Good Earth Café opening in Strathcona, Alberta

Good Earth CafesIf you enjoy good coffee and wholesome food—and live in Strathcona County, Alberta—you’re in luck. Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery is opening a new Good Earth Café in Sherwood Park in January 2011. Visit the café to keep warm with delicious beverages and food from a company that supports direct and ethical trade and Rainforest Alliance-certified coffee.

Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery currently bullfrogpowers all of its 27 locations in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Visit Good Earth online.

 

Snack healthy with Natural Source Vending

Natural Source VendingWhen you’re on the go and hunger strikes, it is often difficult to find a healthy snack. Enter Natural Source Vending. The organization provides vending machines containing all-natural and organic snack and beverage choices, including healthy varieties of cookies and juices, to public and private sector facilities like schools and office buildings.

The B.C.-based organization also sources many of its products locally and supplies machines that meet the NRCan and/or Energy Star energy efficiency criteria. In addition, the organization recently chose to bullfrogpower its vending machines with 100 per cent B.C. wind power!

Visit Natural Source Vending online.

 

Carbon Environmental Boutique is bullfrogpowered

Carbon Environmental BoutiqueLiving in the Edmonton area and looking for healthy, sustainable products for your home? Consider visiting Carbon Environmental Boutique, a newly bullfrogpowered retail store run by a husband and wife team Allison MacLean and Marc Nipp.

Committed to supporting sustainable manufacturing, encouraging ethical business practices and promoting non-toxic living, the store provides everything from organic napkins and 100 per cent natural, fully compostable diapers to non-toxic paint and bleach alternatives for your laundry.

Learn more about Carbon Environmental Boutique.

 

Bullfrog on Location

 

More and more event organizers are choosing to reduce their environmental impact by bullfrogpowering their events. Click here for a full listing of events.

Naturally Trade FairNaturally Trade Fair

Carriage House Inn
January 16, 2011
Calgary, AB

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Want to appear in the next Bullfrog e-buzz? Send us a photo of you with your Bullfrog gear and tell us what you're doing to reduce your environmental impact. Going on a Canadian outdoors adventure? We'd love to hear from you!

Paula McGarrigle, a bullfrogpowered customer in Calgary, sent in this photo of her two children, Declan and Ailish. Paula is the author of A Baby Guide to Calgary—an ideal gift for parents in the area!

Thanks for sharing, Paula!

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