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50 million lost power in 2003 blackout, but what if our energy had been locally produced?

Sudbury.com Summary Imagine you are producing renewable energy on your home, and your neighbours are too. When you produce extra, you can sell energy to a neighbour. When you need a bit extra, they can sell some to you. You help power your neighbourhood community centre, hospital and...


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Reviewing Ikea’s geothermal chiller

Canadian Consulting Engineer Summary In 2011, furniture retailer Ikea commissioned and implemented a frictionless magnetic levitation (maglev) centrifugal chiller to heat and air-condition a major distribution centre in Brossard, Que., by means of geothermal energy. The system achieved...


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According to Sussex Strategy Group, Alberta Court Rules Against Federal Carbon Tax

Sussex Strategy Group Press Release Summary The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled in a 4-1 decision that the federal carbon pricing backstop is unconstitutional. The finding applies to both the system for large emitters known as the Output-Based Pricing System and the distributed fuel charge. ...


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Canada Oil-Sands Plan Collapses Over Politics and Economics

New York Times Summary A major effort to develop growth of Canada’s oil sands has collapsed shortly earlier than a deadline for presidency approval, undone by investor issues over oil’s future and the political fault traces between financial and environmental priorities. 9 years within the...


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'Aggressive' game plan touted to tackle climate change emergency

Windsor Star Summary The lowest-hanging fruit when it comes to solving Windsor’s recently declared climate change emergency is our woefully inefficient homes, which use 35 per cent more energy than the Ontario average. So creating a Residential Deep Energy Efficiency Retrofit program aimed at...


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City of Prince George says Downtown Renewable Energy System Performed Perfectly During Cold Snap

Prince George Matters Summary The City of Prince George is sharing their impressions of the Downtown Renewable Energy System's performance during the recent cold snap that saw temperatures read -44 C. A news release says the system operated at its "highest level ever and may have set a new...


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Carleton Ranks 2nd in Canada and 35th in the World for Campus Sustainability

Carleton Newsroom Summary Carleton University has placed 35th among 780 ranked universities – as well as first in Ontario and second in Canada – in the 2019 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings measuring campus sustainability around the globe. Universities participating in the ranking...


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Communities Are Choosing Greener Energy

Canadian Sports 'N Science News Summary There’s nothing quite like those icy Canadian winter months to cultivate anew a precious appreciation for any conceivable device able to generate heat. Heaters and furnaces and boilers become our new best friends, equipment we rely rather heavily on for...


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Park company offering free calculating energy requirements software

Travis Dosser, RIPPLE Summary A Sherwood Park-based company is becoming a well-known name in alternative energy solutions. GSS Integrated Energy LTD. has been in the community since 2007 when it started as a geothermal company that began evolving into a thermal micro-grid developer for...


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West Village District Energy Centre & Park an award-winning build

Jean Sorensen, Journal of Commerce Summary Two award-winning construction firms are helping the city of Surrey take a significant stride toward its objective of building Canada’s largest district energy heating system with their work on the West Village District Energy Centre and Park project...