Final arguments are being held by the National Energy Board of Canada in April on the Mackenzie Pipeline. The proposed $7-billion pipeline in the N.W.T. runs 1,220-kilo-metres north-south from gas fields near the Beaufort Sea to northwest Alberta.
The NEB has also established a joint review panel for the proposed 1,170-kilometre Northern Gateway Pipeline. It would carry crude oil west, and condensate east, between Bruderheim, Alberta and a marine terminal near Kitimat, B.C.
Hush, it’s just a wind turbine
A scientific advisory panel has found that “there is no evidence that the audible or sub-audible sounds emitted by wind turbines have any direct adverse physiological effects.” The scholarly panel, established by the American and Canadian Wind Energy Associations, also found that ground-borne vibrations from wind turbines are too weak to be detected by humans.
The International Energy Agency presented a session on using solar energy for air-conditioning and refrigeration at the ASHRAE Winter Conference in January.