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Cleantech Manufacturing in BC

By Ken McFarlane This is a response to Andrea Reimer’s recent National Observer article - https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/02/18/opinion/cleantech-bcs-100-billion-dollar-opportunity The article itself refers to KPMG’s third BC Cleantech Report Card. As with most ...
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/ energy, lifestyle, news, opinion, technology
close up of a herd of cows

Herd Immunity

By Ross Thrasher The goal of "herd immunity" against COVID-19, whereby enough people are protected (by vaccines or recovery from infection) that the disease no longer circulates. may not be ...
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Virus Evolution

By Ross Thrasher There are growing global worries about the development of new strains of the COVID-19 virus. The variant originally detected in the United Kingdom, labelled B117, has now ...
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discarded face mask, now synonymous with the covid pandemic

Pandemic Fatigue

by Ross Thrasher Pandemic fatigue is popping up all over the planet, with widespread street protests, violations of closure restrictions, even torching a testing facility in the Netherlands. The economic ...
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age and Covid-19 infection rates

Age and Infection Fatality Rates (IFR)

By Ross Thrasher The world is now approaching 100 million COVID-19 cases, and 2.1 million have died from the pandemic. So the global Infection Fatality Rate is just over 2% ...
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COVID at the Outset of 2021

By Ross Thrasher 2020 has truly been a year of living dangerously, as the coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a halt and killed millions.  We have seen the ...
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/ Covid-19, international news

CleanBC Go Electric EV Infrastructure Rebates

World-Leading Assistance for Garage Orphans Vancouver, BC December 22, 2020 – for immediate release Time is running out for residential building owners to benefit from world-leading funding for electric vehicle ...
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/ e-vehicles, energy
The Next 100 Days by Ross Thrasher

The Next 100 Days – Covid19

By Ross Thrasher The latest COVID19 mortality projections from the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation cover the next 100 days, to April 1, 2021. This will likely be the ...
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/ Covid-19
Dr Linda Thyer Speaks To Vancouver City Council

GTEC Board member Speaks to City Hall

This is the text of GTEC Board member, Dr. Linda Thyer’s talk to Vancouver City Council about the Vancouver Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP). Good evening Mr. Mayor and Councillors, ...
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GTEC Board Chair Arden Henley speaks to Vancouver City Council

GTEC Board Chair Speaks to Vancouver City Hall

Over the past several months GTEC, represented by my capable Executive Assistant, participated in a community consultation process about the City of Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP). The plan ...
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