Thursday, January 18, 2007

Solar energy in Canada

Solar heated house built in the 1970s by Jack Nicholson in the Eastern Townships, south of Montreal.

Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn said he wants to study ways in which to build solar heated homes and communities. Where has he been in the last two or three decades? The technology exists and has been applied all over the globe, including Canada.

There's no need to study it any further. Just give it the same subsidies our government provides for the oil industry to help implement it. Better yet, eliminate the subsidies to the dirtiest projects in the land - the oil sands - and give twice as much to solar.

Then relax and see Canada's water and space heating covered to a great degree by solar energy.