Green, Alternative Energy
Natural Resources Canada announced in October that it is investing $1.5 million in a new tidal power technology that could operate in remote offshore areas.
University researchers in Canada and the U.S. are coming up with promising ways to draw on the sun for energy. These solar technologies will eventually mean energy savings for buildings and could even help to clean up the oil sands.
A significant amount of renewable heat flows through Metro Vancouver’s sanitary sewers each day as warm sewage. This excess energy can be recovered and used to heat buildings and is an economical means of displacing natural gas and…
Wind turbines are being developed for a large French wind farm to overcome the problems they cause for radar.
Canadian solar technology is being honoured as one of the best 80 inventions of the past two centuries in an exhibit in New York City.
The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association is looking for venues to be part of their Green Energy Doors Open event being held on Saturday, October 4.
In November 2013, the Ontario Hospital Association named Lakeridge Health the Green Hospital of the Year. The award recognizes the hospital’s multi-faceted energy efficiency and waste reduction measures.
Geoexchange and heat pump technology is long established, with the first systems developed and implemented in the 1950s. With increasing awareness, improved equipment and industry expertise, and the rising cost of energy in recent years, the…
Renewable energy promises
Scientists from Stanford University have found a promising technology that could help in the search for more environmentally benign fuels.
Hydro-Québec and Sony and have announced a joint venture to develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids.
At the All-Energy Conference in Toronto last week, a panel of speakers from First Nations showed how important they are becoming in developing Canada’s renewable energy sector.
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE / NATURAL RESOURCES, MINING, INDUSTRY & ENERGY Alexandra District Energy Geothermal System
Juror Comments: “Well integrated into a growing community, this project makes possible a large reduction in greenhouse gases that is a model for future projects.”
Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a promising way to drastically improve the energy efficiency of stacked solar cells, and indirectly reduce their costs.
An article in Maclean’s magazine’s June 24 issue covered some of the latest inventions by green scientists to produce renewable energy or reduce global warming.
Having a wind turbine near your property does not devalue it — or at least there is no evidence to show it does — said an Ontario Superior Court Justice earlier this month.
A team of researchers at the University of Essex in England is developing a way of producing diesel fuel on demand. To do so the researchers led by Professor John Love are using what we might flush down the toilet and through a sewage treatment…
Wind energy came under attack last week in a report published by the Fraser Institute. The report, “Environmental and Economic Consequences of Ontario’s Green Energy Act,” finds that Ontario’s efforts to encourage renewable energy sources will…
A team of researchers at Stanford University has designed an “entirely new” radiative cooling panel that could be used on buildings. The online newsletter, Phys.org reports that the panel reflects the vast majority of sunlight back into space,…
Universities and federal agencies in the U.S. are collaborating on a project to gather old data on over 1.25 million oil, gas, water and thermal wells.
About 1,000 residences in Halifax, Nova Scotia will be heating their hot water with solar power, thanks to a program approved December 11 by the Halifax Regional Council.
Natural Resources Canada is investing $1 million through the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative for a research project that will verify a new International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard (61853) for solar photovoltaic (PV) module power…
According to a nano-energy expert who spoke in Toronto last week, in the future the glass walls on our buildings could be generating the energy we need to run those buildings, while “e-boxes” would enable us to transmit that power wirelessly…
A wind turbine with the largest rotor in the world went into operation on October 6. Siemens began field testing a 154-metre rotor as part of its 6-MW offshore wind turbine in Osterild, Denmark.
With green energy companies bursting with ideas to find an answer to our energy needs that don’t involve carbon combustion and greenhouse gases, the latest technology gaining attention is energy storage. Storing energy means it can be collected…
Engineers at Hatch have teamed up with researchers at the University of Toronto to find the best layout for turbines on wind farms. The approval of wind farm sites has become difficult in Ontario where opponents complain that they produce…
The agricultural industry deserves more attention insofar as energy savings are concerned. “Farms and ranches have the potential to become completely energy independent due to available resources and space for their development,” says a student…
The Canadian government has announced its support for 16 “ecoENERGY” projects in First Nations communities in British Columbia.
The federal government and a group of private angel investors are funding a pilot project in Ontario to produce biofuels using industrial emissions.
The Government of Nova Scotia released a plan this week that outlines how it intends to develop its fledgling tidal energy industry, which in the Bay of Fundy, for example, has the potential for delivering 2,400 MW of power.