Ontario Feed-in-Tariff Review and Earth Day

Today the Ontario government announced the revised rates and rule changes for its pioneering Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) and Micro-FIT programs. While it was not surprising to see the rates being offered for wind and solar reduced in the range or 15-20% (reflecting just how substantially the cost of equipment has dropped), I was disappointed to see [...]

Powerful is a hit in Paris

Transition Cornwall+ hosts great screening and discussion

Transcript of Powerful: Energy for Everyone

One-hour version of Powerful stimulates debate about Energy security

Nuclear emergencies, petro-tyrannies and me

Suddenly the requests to screen my films are pouring in. While this is exciting, and means even more people will get to see, learn from, discuss and even be inspired by our upbeat films, it is with a heavy heart that I am writing this post.
I lived in Japan for two years, and covered the [...]

Clips from Powerful added to YouTube

International distribution deal for Powerful!

I hope you have had a great summer. I’ve spent mine in the last stages of preparing to bring you Powerful – Energy for Everyone. After a successful June 8 Special Preview Screening and loads of positive feedback, (my co producer at Quiet Revolution Pictures, Michael Dobbin) and I are now in the process of [...]

Keeping your cool in a heat wave

In a quest to keep cool, we have been looking for new ways to lower the heat in our family home, save money and take pressure off the overworked grid. Here is a few we’ve come up with:
Turn off or unplug any non-essential appliances whenever possible. Culprits include: modems, digital cable boxes and lamps or [...]

The Powerful train has left the station

With master versions of Powerful now completed, demo dvds ready to submit to festivals, and the first “invitation only” special screening slated for June 8 in Ottawa, it is time for me to hit the road (so to speak) and start promoting this spanking new film. One thing I have learned with my previous film [...]