Watt’s Happening: Watt Happened in 2014? Lots!
By Don Pettit
The world is moving to renewable energy more quickly than anyone thought likely, for a variety of good reasons, from climate change to health care. Today humanity spends over $6 trillion per year to burn fossil fuels, while the transition to 100 percent renewables will cost about $1 trillion per year. Which is the better deal? (more…)
Raglan Mine: Canada’s First Industrial-Scale Wind and Energy Storage Facility
The decision to install a three-megawatt wind turbine at Glencore’s Raglan Mine came after nearly five years of careful investigation, assessment, and analysis, says Jean-Francois Verret, director of strategy, projects, and public affairs. Because of the Arctic conditions at the mining site, which sits on the Ungava Peninsula in Nunavik, roughly 1,800 kilometres north of Montreal, gathering in-depth data was an essential first step. (more…)
Choose 100 per cent green electricity for your home…it’s easy!
As a Friend of Wind, you’re likely looking for meaningful — and easy — ways to reduce your environmental impact and help support wind power in Canada. (more…)
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario: Promoting Electricity Pricing Literacy (Part 1 of 3)
Wind Energy Drives Record Local Investments
Wind energy in Canada will enjoy a record year in 2011 with approximately 1,200 MW of new wind energy capacity projected to be added to provincial grids, representing an investment of $3.5 billion and creating 13,500 person-years of employment.
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Want to learn more about Canada’s power system?
Want to learn more about Canada’s power system? Browse through CBC’s Special Report Power Switch. The interactive report takes a look at how power is generated and distributed in Canada and provides a good collection of information on our electricity system.