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Power of Wind Blog Contest: Third Place Winner
The Power of Wind Blog.
By Daniel Bryce
We are at a crossroads in history. Now is the time to capture the power of wind like never before. Now is the time to start caring about the future of our world, our climate and standards of living, and wean our selves off of fossil fuels.
Energy leaders debate Ontario’s future electricity mix!
Renewable Energy Advocacy & Review of Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan
Wind energy can make an important contribution to Ontario’s future electricity needs. Ontario is working to develop a new Long Term Energy Plan that will guide the development of its electricity sector for the next 10 to 15 years. All sources of electricity have strengths and weaknesses and Ontario will be keen to ensure that future electricity supply is cost-competitive, environmentally sustainable and provides economic benefits to the province.
The wind industry provides submission to Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan review
Commission sur les enjeux énergétiques du Québec : Express your support for wind energy
This entry is only available in French.
Watt’s Happening: Wind Plan for the Peace
By Don Pettit
Building a Wind Farm in Arctic Conditions: Rio Tinto’s Diavik Mine.
By Elizabeth Judd, Canadian Clean Energy Conferences
Finding a way to power the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada’s northwest territories, an area where the thermometer can plunge to -50 degrees Celsius, is a large and costly challenge for Rio Tinto. Until 2012, this remote Arctic site relied entirely on diesel for all its energy needs, using approximately 70 million liters of diesel a year. Today, the mine has four 2.3 megawatt wind turbines that supply an average of 10 per cent of the mine’s total energy needs.
5th Annual Global Wind Day on June 15th
Don Ross, member of the County Sustainability Group (CSG), a gathering of Prince Edward County residents with a common interest and desire to bring sustainability challenges to public attention, was once again this year’s Global Wind Day Ambassador.
2013 Power of Wind Blog Contest – I am change!
I AM CHANGE!
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 second annual Power of Wind Blog Contest.