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Watt’s Happening: Canadian Update

By Don Pettit

CANADIAN UPDATE

It just makes sense to move to renewable energy sources like wind, solar and geothermal. Once the energy-harvesting infrastructure is in place, the energy source will last forever since the “fuel” is supplied and constantly renewed by nature ­– the sun shines, the wind blows, and the Earth emits heat from its molten core. (more…)

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EDP Renewables Welcomes Local Summer Camps to South Branch Wind Farm for Day of Science and Engineering

On Thursday, July 24th, 2014 – EDP Renewables Canada along with Siemens Canada LTD, and a team of educators from the KidWind Project joined together to host more than 150 local summer campers from across the towns of Crysler, Embrun, Russell, Avonmore, Chesterville, and Morrisburg  (more…)

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Windshare: A stellar investment, a gallant icon

Blog originally posted by Stewart C. Russell on http://scruss.com/blog/

I’ve never regretted my investment in WindShare. When I heard about the plan to put a wind turbine at Exhibition Place, I’d been in Canada for less than a month. We didn’t even have a permanent place to live when I put down my $501. I knew, though, that it would be an investment in the future. (more…)

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Happy Earth Day! Global Warming Speech by Morgan

Morgan is 10 years old and chose to do this year’s school speech on Global Warming. Morgan has been asked to present his speech at his school’s assembly today, for Earth Day.

Happy Earth Day Morgan and thank you for letting us celebrate this important day with your wonderful speech! (more…)

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Watt’s Happening: The Road to Hope

By Don Pettit

The Peace Region has attracted a lot of attention lately. We’re talking big energy here: natural gas fracking, new coal mines and more mega-dams on the Peace River. It all comes with quite a load of controversy, and the world is taking notice. (more…)

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Watt’s Happening: High energy prices – a good thing?

By Don Pettit

As someone wiser than myself once said: “If we don’t change direction, we’re likely to end up right where we’re headed.” (more…)

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Working In Wind

Originally posted on Meredith MacDonald’s blog Life Among Giants (more…)

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Watt’s Happening: Clean Energy – it’s back to the future

By Don Pettit

Global warming. Climate change. The greenhouse effect. Sounds like things we’ll have to worry about in the far distant future, something that our children will have to deal with. Not us. Not now. (more…)

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Calendar sales support grassroots activities

The 2014 Friends of Wind calendar focuses on stories of people from across the country who are embracing the enormous potential of wind energy. This year’s theme – Faces of Wind – profiles those individuals who are leading the way in the renewable energy industry.

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Watt’s Happening: The Three Shades of Green

By Don Pettit

The environmental ethic has evolved over the last 50 years. It has now separated into three distinct shades of green: Deep Green, Dark Green, and Bright Green. Which shade of green are you? (more…)