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Prince George wins an award for leadership in the bioeconomy

Hanna Petersen, Prince George Matters Summary Prince George has been recognized as a leader in the bioeconomy. But wait – what is the bioeconomy? Simply put the bioeconomy refers to the parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources. As part of the third annual Biomass North...


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Indigenous support sparks €1.25 million investment into Canadian biomass

Bioenergy Insight Summary Larry Bagnell, a parliamentary member for the Canadian territory of Yukon announced alongside Canada’s minister of Natural Resources a multi-year investment of €1.25 million ($1.43 million) for a forestry initiative in Yukon. According to a Natural Resources Canada...


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Cogeneration Channel: Data on district energy in the USA according to IDEA

Cogeneration Channel: Interview Rob Thornton - President & CEO, IDEA IDEA, the international association for district energy, has been operating mainly in the USA and Canada for over 100 years. The district energy sector is expanding rapidly, illustrated by the fact that in 2017 around...


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Powering the north

Braydon Black, Alternatives Journal Summary Improving energy efficiencies are changing how Northern Ontario's MoCreebec people are taking control of their power consumption. The MoCreebec Eeyoud Council, an association representing the MoCreebec people of northern Ontario, is taking...


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Six Points Interchange wins Urban Design award

DCN News Services Summary OTTAWA — Toronto’s reconfiguration of the 1960s-era “spaghetti junction” interchange in Etobicoke was one of 12 projects announced as National Urban Design Award winners recently. The awards are given out by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Canadian...


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How a century-old idea is heating and cooling new communities in Toronto

Philip Lee-Shanok, CBC News Summary Centralized heating and cooling has taken on new life developments like Regent Park. Toronto is tapping into the city's hot real estate market to bring back an old concept to heat and cool buildings and homes downtown using new technology. It's called ...


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A (bio)massive achievement: New AG campus energy plant a North American first

Ryan McNutt, Dal News Summary Dal’s Agricultural Campus has its sights set on being completely carbon neutral — a goal highlighted at the opening of the new Biomass Energy Plant, which celebrated its grand opening Tuesday morning (Nov. 20). The renewed plant and district energy system, a $26...


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A solution to bitcoin's energy waste: Use it to warm buildings

Adele Peters, Fast Company Summary As mining machines harvest bitcoin, they generate excess heat. Instead of letting it go to waste, a Canadian company is capturing it and using it to warm people's homes. Bitcoin mining uses massive amounts of energy as computers churn through the steps...


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Smart, energy-efficient homes of the future coming to Markham

Press Release, Markham MARKHAM, ON – November 1 5, 2018 — Today, the City of Markham, in partnership with Mattamy Homes Canada and Enwave Energy Corporation announced a ground-breaking collaboration. Together, they will research and design a pilot neighbourhood of approximately 300 homes...


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Incremental Livable - An A\J Q&A with Gordon Harris

Alternatives Journal Summary What happens when a group of urban planners attempt to create a living model of a walkable, energy-efficient and sustainable community at a scale applicable to the country’s largest cities? You get UniverCity , a groundbreaking initiative of urban planner...