Tag: Wind Power

Facebook Texas data centre to use wind power to run servers

July 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Facebook Texas data centre to use wind power to run servers

Facebook Texas data centre in Fort Worth FORT WORTH, Texas – Facebook is building a massive data centre in Texas to provide more computing capacity for the online social network’s 1.4 billion users to share tidbits of their lives with friends and family. The first phase of the $500 million project in Fort Worth, Texas will span […]

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Renewable energy all pain, little gain: Fraser Institute

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Renewable energy all pain, little gain: Fraser Institute

Renewable energy all but guarantees higher electricity bills By Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson for Troy Media BC Hydro’s planned project for a hydroelectric dam on the Peace River – known as the Site C dam – is proving to be controversial, with some industry groups panning the plan while touting renewable energy sources such […]

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2014 renewable energy investment in Canada up 8 per cent

March 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
2014 renewable energy investment in Canada up 8 per cent

Canadian renewable energy investment sixth in the world A United Nations-sponsored report says Canada remained among the top 10 countries in the world for investment in renewable energy last year. The annual report released this morning found global investment in renewable energies, not including hydro-electric power, climbed 17 per cent in 2014 to around $270 […]

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Sask First Nations see turbines, battery storage as solution for remote communities

January 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sask First Nations see turbines, battery storage as solution for remote communities

$5.5M Battery storage program playing role in clean energy grid of the future By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney A California-based utility recently put a 100-megawatt peaker plant up for bid. This is the type of plant that can ramp electricity production up quickly to meet demand — almost always using natural gas. This time, […]

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NAIT Alternative Energy Program trains future green techs

November 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
NAIT Alternative Energy Program trains future green techs

NAIT Alternative Energy Program attracts 6 times more students than it has spaces By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney, Green Energy Futures  Kolton Kasur sees plenty of green in his future. The 22-year-old from rural Bashaw Alberta is enrolled in the new NAIT Alternative Energy Program. “I think there’s going to be a huge future in alternative energy […]

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Wind power no problem for Albertans

July 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Wind power no problem for Albertans

Once wind power projects are operating, few complaints from Albertans Wind power has been in Alberta for 20 years and, if the small volume of complaints about it are any indication, seems to have been well accepted, according to a new study. According to the Pembina Institute, Albertans file very few complaints about wind power projects […]

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