Tag: Electricity

Calgary LED streetlights improve energy efficiency, give better quality lighting

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Calgary LED streetlights improve energy efficiency, give better quality lighting

Calgary LED streetlights first phase in five communities The City of Calgary is phasing in a new way to light the night.  This summer, five communities in the city will be outfitted with 2,500 new energy-efficient LED streetlights. The communities of Altadore, Douglasdale, Marlborough, Tuxedo Park and Brentwood will be the first neighbourhoods in the project aimed […]

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Alberta coal – Phase it out to reduce GHG emissions

| January 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
Alberta coal – Phase it out to reduce GHG emissions

2011 Alberta coal consumption roughly equal to oil sands GHG emissions By Dr. Joe Vipond, Dr. Raquel Feroe, and Gideon Forman   In a recent interview, Premier Alison Redford expressed frustration with Ottawa’s foot-dragging on the GHG-regulation file. She has good reason to feel this way because the federal government has shown an appalling lack […]

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Distributed power generation: How to slay your electricity bill

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Distributed power generation: How to slay your electricity bill

Distributed power generation means building smaller, more efficient electricity plants where they’re needed By David Dodge, Green Energy Futures Distributed power generation is an idea whose time has come. Why spend billions building behemoth power plants and hundreds of kilometres of expensive transmission lines? Ever since I was a little kid three smoke stacks dominated horizon […]

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Lethbridge Biogas: Turning manure into green energy, money

| December 9, 2013 | 1 Comment
Lethbridge Biogas: Turning manure into green energy, money

Lethbridge Biogas partly funded by Alberta carbon tax revenue Lethbridge Biogas, the largest anaerobic digester co-generation facility in Canada, opened in Lethbridge last week. The $30 million facility will power 2,800 homes. Lethbridge Biogas will produce 2.8 megawatts (MW) of electrical power and up to 4.2 MW with additional generating units in the future. “Alberta is one of the […]

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Body found at ENMAX substation compound

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Body found at ENMAX substation compound

Body found at ENMAX substation – victim may have been stealing metal The Calgary Police Service is investigating the death of a man after his body was found in an ENMAX substation in the southeast on Wednesday morning. CPS say the man is in his 40′s, but they have yet to formally identify the victim. […]

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Electric vehicle superhighway already a reality in Canada

| November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Electric vehicle superhighway already a reality in Canada

Entrepreneur spends own money to install electric vehicle charging stations By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney, Green Energy Futures   Kent Rathwell pulls up to Peavey Mart in Red Deer, Alta. in his electric vehicle, a Tesla Model S performance car, parks in the big green parking spot at the front doors and plugs his car in to […]

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Alberta power rates fixed by electricity companies – report

| August 21, 2013 | 1 Comment
Alberta power rates fixed by electricity companies – report

Alberta Electric System Operator says Alberta power rates manipulation “minuscule” in larger picture Power companies have manipulated the Alberta power rates on the wholesale market 10 different occasions since 2011, according to a new report by the province’s energy watchdog. The Alberta Market Surveillance Administrator is calling on the province’s energy regulator to take action […]

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Alberta electric system under strain over long weekend

| June 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Alberta electric system under strain over long weekend

Alberta Electric System Operator says energy demand high across province The Alberta Electric System Operator is appealing to the public to cut down on electricity use over the weekend. The appeal comes as hot weather persists throughout Alberta, driving high demand for electricity. Environment Canada is forecasting 29C for Canada Day and 32 for Tuesday. […]

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University of Calgary electric motorbike team prepares for competition

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
University of Calgary electric motorbike team prepares for competition

Electric motorbike team set to tear up the tracks this summer Student teams from the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering are preparing to head off to events in the United States and kick off the summer competition season. Team Zeus will take part in the North American TTXGP, an international zero-emissions motorcycle competition near […]

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Customers go greener with help of the Net Metering program from BC Hydro

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Customers go greener with help of the Net Metering program from BC Hydro

BC Hydro customers sell energy excess energy under program BC Hydro’s Net Metering customers are some of the most creative and committed when it comes to developing innovative projects to offset their electrical load. Net metering lets residential and commercial customers connect a small generating unit, like solar panels, to the BC Hydro grid. Customers can then generate their […]

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