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Northern Pipelines Inch Forward

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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 fie...

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.

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Seems counter-intuitive

The International Energy Agency presented a session on using solar energy for air-conditioning and refrigeration at the ASHRAE Winter Conference in January.

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