SiteCAlternatives

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Watt’s Happening: British Columbia, Site C alternatives

By Don Pettit

I have been asked by several readers to discuss alternatives to the Site C dam proposed for the Peace River. I want to be very clear that I am expressing my personal opinion – I speak for no one but myself in this or any other issue of Watt’s Happening. (more…)

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Environment

Introducing Bullfrog Power for Student Life

Are you a Friend of Wind and a university or college student? Then you’ll be interested in Bullfrog Power for Student Life. (more…)

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Communities

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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Events

(3rd) Climb The Turbine is taking place October 4 – 7, 2014. 

Here is your opportunity to climb the wind turbine in Toronto.

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Communities

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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Communities

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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Communities

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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How Wind Works

Alberta’s best deal

There exist some pretty significant misperceptions about wind energy in Alberta, some were put forward in a recent letter-to-the-editor in the Calgary Herald – Blowin’ in the wind   (Jun 16, 2014). (more…)

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Contests

Power of Wind Contest

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To celebrate Global Wind Day, the international annual day for discovering the power of wind, and the growing contribution of wind energy in Canada, CanWEA has launched the third annual Power of Wind Contest. (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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