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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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Events

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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Communities

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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Communities

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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Affordability

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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Communities

Working In Wind

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

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How Wind Works

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.” (more…)

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