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Geothermal energy development offers opportunity for diversification

Airdrietoday.com Summary While not often on the same page, it appears the UCP government and the NDP are at least reading from the same book when it comes to the potential for diversifying Alberta’s energy sector through geothermal energy development. Describing it as a “no-brainer,...


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President Renews Sustainability Committee for Greener Campus

Western News Summary Western is accelerating its sustainability efforts with a renewed advisory committee that will guide the university’s environmental strategy across campus. The President’s Advisory Committee on the Environment and Sustainability (PACES) will include broad...


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Enmax Selling Downtown District Energy Centre for $27M — Nearly $5M Less than it Cost to Build

Calgary Herald Summary Enmax Corp. has reached a deal to sell its downtown District Energy Centre to a U.K.-based clean energy company The $27-million deal with Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure PLC — a publicly traded sustainable infrastructure company that owns and manages renewable...


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Corix Announces Board Appointment

PR Newswire Summary The Corix Group of Companies (Corix) announced today that Lila Jaber has joined their Board of Directors effective immediately. "We are very pleased to have found someone with Lila's depth and breadth of knowledge across the entire utility spectrum and expect her...


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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...