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NW Alberta may see more geothermal energy development

AirdieToday.com Summary An $80 million commercial geothermal facility in the Municipal District of Greenview will be the first of its kind in Alberta. Though the Alberta No. 1 project by Terrapin Geomatics isn’t scheduled for completion for another three years, the Alberta government is...


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Celebrating Energy Efficiency at UM and at Home

UM Today News Summary National Energy Efficiency Day (Oct. 7) celebrates the importance of increasing our energy efficiency to reduce consumption and greenhouse gases. The University of Manitoba (UM) continues to make a difference by advancing sustainable energy initiatives on its campuses...


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Province Awards Contracts for 6 Wood Heat Projects in Public Buildings

CBC Summary Conversion to district heating intended to help forestry sector, reduce fuel costs The Nova Scotia government's most tangible effort to diversify the forestry sector since the closure of Northern Pulp happened Monday with the awarding of contracts for six district heating...


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First DEEP Geothermal Well In Saskatchewan Exceeds Expectations

Clean Technica Summary As a source of renewable energy, geothermal has one advantage over wind turbines and solar power plants. It is operates continuously all day, every day. That means the electricity it provides is dispatchable whenever it is needed regardless of how windy or sunny...


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$6.2 million funding expedites Oval Village energy project

Richmond Sentinel Summary The City of Richmond, on behalf of Lulu Island Energy Company, has received $6.2 million from the provincial and federal governments to help speed up implementation of another phase of the Oval Village District Energy Utility (OVDEU), reducing greenhouse gas...


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GM Powers Canadian Facility with Landfill Gas

Biomass Magazine Summary Today, General Motors Canada and partners announced the completion of a $28 million cogeneration investment at the GM St. Catharines Propulsion plant that will enhance the operation’s competitiveness by lowering greenhouse gas emissions and reducing future energy...


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A win-win

Canadian Biomass Summary As many members of our industry already know, district energy systems are a renewable, low-carbon way to heat buildings – and even entire cities. Cold countries like Norway and Finland in particular have seen success using these systems. But despite Canada’s...


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Remotely powerful: Nine rural communities’ experience with bioenergy – Part 4

Biomass to Energy Summary The use of community-based biomass energy systems in rural and remote communities in Canada is relatively new, as indicated in the previous articles in this series, with most communities having only a few seasons of operational experience at most. This fourth and...


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STARS Gold hat trick for UVic sustainability

University of Victoria News Summary UVic has earned a Gold rating for the third time since 2014 with the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), a self-reporting framework for colleges and universities administered by the Association for the Advancement of...


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Province providing $20M for University of Lethbridge Heating Upgrade

Lethbridge Herald Summary The Alberta government is providing $20 million to upgrade the University of Lethbridge’s district heating and cooling centre, which will create about 112 jobs in the Lethbridge area. The district heating and cooling centre is located in the original University...