Toronto W2E project is the first of its kind in the Canadian City

Toronto W2E Project - View of Toronto

Canada’s largest city has announced its plans to build a waste-to-energy (W2E) facility. The Toronto W2E project will be a renewable natural gas (RNG) facility and will be the first of its kind in Ontario’s capital. The project is a joint venture between the City of Toronto and Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., a Canadian multinational energy transportation company. The facility will produce RNG from the city’s organic waste. At the Dufferin Solid Waste Management Facility in North York, the City’s Solid Waste Management Services Division will start installing new equipment…

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Canadian university to pioneer alternative energy heating system

Alternative energy heating project - University of Winnipeg

The University of Winnipeg will be using biomass to heat its downtown buildings. Starting this fall, the University of Winnipeg, located in Manitoba, Canada, will be switching on an alternative energy heating system that consists of boilers that burn wood pellets. The bioenergy system is also a demonstration project. In the fall of 2017, the university, which is located in downtown Winnipeg, had two 100-kilowatt biomass boilers delivered to its halls for the purpose of providing supplementary heating. The biomass system became operational this spring and as a result, a…

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UK and Canada team to embrace renewable energy and phase out coal

UK and Canada Team up - Renewable Energy

Nations come together to cut their usage of coal power The United Kingdom and Canada have announced that they will be working together to end their use of coal in the coming years. Through this partnership, the UK hopes to phase out coal power by 2025, with Canada following suit by 2030. The two countries are set to invest more heavily in renewable energy in order to accomplish this task. The countries have confirmed their commitments to fighting climate change be reducing emissions and increasing their consumption of clean power.…

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First geothermal energy plant in Canada under construction

According to reports, construction of the pilot plant is underway in Saskatchewan. Deep Earth Energy Corporation, the company behind the geothermal energy plant, has had plans to develop the facility, which will be the first of its kind in Canada, since the end of 2014. According to recent reports, the pilot plant is finally under construction in the province of Saskatchewan, at the project’s site, which is located about two hours southeast of the city of Regina, reported Clean Technica. The project could provide hundreds of megawatts of energy production…

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Underwater balloons could provide renewable energy storage

A Canadian startup has invented a pressurized underwater balloon system that can store renewable energy. Hydrostor, a Toronto-based Canadian startup, has said that it has created a renewable energy storage solution that is a system of pressurized underwater balloons, which cannot only store energy generated by renewable sources until it is needed, but can also last two times as long as the current best batteries and at a far cheaper cost. The energy storage system could lower the need for traditional energy sources as backup power sources. Traditional energy sources,…

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Vancouver’s commitment to use 100% renewable energy requires more passive houses

The Canadian city in British Columbia has released its strategy to adopt 100% clean energy by 2050. City councilors have officially green-lighted the goal of switching Vancouver to total renewable energy use over the next 35 years, which means implementing a variety of green strategies, among which includes increasing the development of passive houses, extremely energy efficient homes. Currently Vancouver obtains just over 30% of its energy from green sources. The target of the Vancouver’s Renewable City Strategy is to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% below levels in…

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Wind Power in Canada, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 According to New Research Report

The Report Wind Power in Canada, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. – MarketResearchReports.biz “Wind Power in Canada, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the wind power market in Canada. The…

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Bay of Fundy tidal energy operations receive boost from federal government

The Canadian government is providing over $6 million to OpenHydro’s Fundy tidal project. OpenHydro Technology Canada is receiving $6.35 million from the government for its Bay of Fundy tidal stream project, a project that has the potential to provide thousands of homes with renewable energy by harnessing the bay’s tidal power, and OpenHydro is considering Digby, Nova Scotia as a potential base for some of its tidal energy operations. A group of turbines will fuel the performance and cost of a commercial tidal farm in harsh conditions. The Fundy project…

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Vancouver embraces renewable energy

City Council votes to adopt renewable energy in a major way The City of Vancouver, British Columbia, has become the first city in Canada to aim to derive no less than 100% of its electrical power from renewable energy sources, following a vote from the City Council. The council unanimously voted to embrace renewable energy, hoping to abandon more conventional forms of power that are environmentally hazardous. British Columbia has become a very prominent clean technology and energy market, where innovation is being supported by provincial policies and initiatives from…

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Renewables sector employs more Canadians than the oil sands industry

Canada’s green energy growth has lead to a boom in green jobs. Over the past five years, the green energy sector has expanded in the country and, according to a Clean Energy Canada report, there are more Canadians (23,700 people) employed in the renewables industry, which includes biomass, wind, solar, and hydropower, compared to the number (22,340 people) employed in the oil sands. Approximately 6.5 million people are employed in the clean energy industry worldwide. Clean Energy Canada is an advocate for renewable energy and its report on the state…

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Green technology to be used to power unique Canadian observatory

New observatory in Canada will run off renewable power. The plans to build an observatory in the Madawaska Highlands, a range of hills in Southern Ontario, would not only mean the construction of an observatory equipped with the most powerful telescope in Canada, but a building that would be powered using green technology, which would make it the largest off-grid commercial building in North America. The Madawaska Highland Observatory would be home to the largest public telescopes in the world. The project started in 2007 and was founded by entrepreneur,…

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Geothermal energy to grow in Richmond

A city run company in British Colombia, Canada provides condos with geothermal power. Alexandria District Energy Utility (ADEU) is a geothermal energy project that is owned and operated by the City of Richmond and, by 2018, this renewable energy system, which primarily cools and heats condominiums in the West Cambie neighborhood, is set to triple in size. The $12.3 million expansion of the project has received approval by Richmond City Council. By 2018, the system will service 10 developments in total. The largest development will be the section of the…

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New solar energy system takes root in Canada

ABB to build new solar energy plant in Ontario ABB, a leading energy and technology firm, is preparing to build a new solar energy system in Ontario, Canada. The system is being called the Grand Renewable Energy Park and will boast of a total capacity of 100 megawatts. The solar energy system itself will be located relatively close to Toronto, which is becoming a hub of activity when it comes to renewable energy and clean technology. ABB will be responsible for engineering the solar energy system as well as installing…

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New partnership seeks to promote renewable energy and fight climate change

Renewable energy and climate change are the focus on a powerful new partnership The west coast of North America has banded together in order to fight climate change. The governments of British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington have entered into a new partnership in order to reduce harmful emissions and accelerate the adoption of renewable energy. This partnership is called the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy and is one of the first of its kind to be focused on derailing climate change specifically. Climate change continues to…

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Ontario launches contest to promote renewable energy awareness

Contest could help draw more attention to renewable energy The provincial government of Ontario, Canada, has begun encouraging applications developers to make energy consumption information more available to homeowners and businesses. As such, the government has launched a contest that will award the developer of an innovative smart meter data application $50,000. Renewable energy has been gaining ground throughout Canada and government officials have been working to make energy consumption readily available in order to highlight the economic aspects of clean power. Energy consumption is often a misunderstood subject Energy…

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Canada devotes $82 million to renewable energy

Canada Renewable Energy

Canada continues to be a hub for renewable energy innovation Canada has been showing some strong support for various forms of renewable energy in recent years. The country is home to several ambitious projects concerning the use of hydrogen fuel and wind energy. The Canadian government is one among several around the world that is beginning to consider climate change to be a serious threat. While the government may be unable to devote the entirety of its resources to the support of renewable energy, the government has announced that more…

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