Tag: Renewable Energy

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Watt’s Happening: Clean energy Canada

By Don Pettit

Clean Energy Canada, a Vancouver-based think tank, has released a new report on the growth of clean energy in Canada, and the results are surprising. Canada’s clean energy capacity has grown by 93 percent over the past 5 years, with direct clean energy jobs in 2013 pulling into the lead ahead of total direct oil sands jobs! (more…)

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Renewable Energy Design Challenge

Our future needs green energy leaders! (more…)

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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…)

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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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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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Affordability

Watt’s Happening: Greening the grid

By Don Pettit

GREENING THE GRID

Readers may be expecting, as promised, an update on my recently completed 5.6 kilowatt solar power array that is sitting up on my roof waiting for an electrical inspection. Well, I’m still waiting, but it is close. Very close. (more…)

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The Fresh Dirt on W. Canada’s Wind Energy Fortunes

Blog originally posted April 2014 on Terra1 Renewables by Randolph Seibold.

The reality is hard to paint in warm colours; If the governments of Alberta and BC don’t get serious about drafting policies that offer security for new renewable energy, specifically wind power construction, this industry in the short and medium term may fade away here. (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: powering the planet with renewables

By Don Pettit

MYTH #3: “We can’t possibly power the whole planet on renewables because there’s not enough of it and it’s intermittent and unreliable.” WRONG!

Renewable energy has always seemed kind of magical to me. Stick a wind turbine up in the air or let the sun shine on a solar panel and out comes electricity. That’s pretty cool. (more…)

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Here on the right side of history

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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