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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.” When it comes to paying for energy, I think we are about to arrive where we are headed.
Working In Wind
Originally posted on Meredith MacDonald’s blog Life Among Giants
In September of 2010, I set foot on my first wind project as a security guard. I must admit I had set foot on wind farms prior to this, but just as a gawker who wanted to see the giant components up close.
Wind turbines are efficient in cold climates
Contrary to what was stated in the article published by Samuel Auger in the January 5, 2014, edition of Le Soleil, it is wrong to claim that “wind turbines [are] inefficient during prolonged periods of cold weather.” That article is based on mistaken information and conveys a message that is the opposite of reality. As a wind energy technical and scientific resource centre, the TechnoCentre éolien must step in to correct it.
Watt’s Happening: Clean Energy – it’s back to the future
By Don Pettit
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.
Watt’s Happening: The Three Shades of Green
By Don Pettit
Power of Wind Blog Contest: First Place Winner
Tomorrow – Spoken Word Poetry
By Gautham Krishnaraj
Power of Wind Blog Contest: Second Place Winner
Le changement c’est moi
Par Laurence Dupuis
Même si l’homme tente de séparer les territoires par des tracés ou par des noms, la nature elle, n’a aucune barrière. Chaque étendu d’eau, chaque forêt de notre pays sont d’une certaine façon reliés. Depuis maintenant presque une dizaine d’années, les discours sur le réchauffement climatique et l’essoufflement de nos ressources naturels du à la surproduction s’intensifient. Je crois qu’en me positionnant comme un élément important de la nature, j’arriverai mieux à comprendre que je fais aussi partie de la solution.