It was time to “walk the talk” on sustainable buildings, says Louis Lemay, president of architectural firm Lemay. That’s why the energy-efficient building in Montreal that houses his architectural firm can claim net-zero annual energy consumption, among other innovations.
A federal infrastructure agency created to finance new infrastructure is not expected to back projects involving existing public electricity grids. Many provinces need to upgrade their power transmission systems to deal with green energy projects and are desperate for money to do it.
Enwave Energy Corporation announced a $100 million expansion of its Deep Lake Water Cooling (DLWC) system. DLWC draws cold water from Lake Ontario to cool hospitals, educational campuses, government buildings, commercial and residential buildings in Toronto’s downtown core.
DEEP Earth Energy Production Corp. is moving ahead with a geothermal power plant near Estevan, Sask. after a test that saw the deepest well in Saskatchewan history successfully drilled. The next phase involves having a production well and an injection well running in a loop.
Calgary-based Eguana Technologies (EGT-X) and Creative Solar USA announced a fleet of more than 20 residential energy storage systems has been installed and commissioned in the Greater Atlanta Area and Carroll County regions of Georgia as part of the Solarize Atlanta and Carrollton-Carroll campaigns.
Many companies that generate huge amounts of electricity, including data centres, have pledged to switch to renewable energy. This is great news since it is estimated that by 2030, data centre demand will increase up to 10 times its current levels, equaling 13 percent of global electricity consumption.
Community microgrids can be initiated by a wide range of individuals or organizations — including mayors, utilities, “anchor” off-takers such as hospitals, developers or community organizations — but to succeed, they require at least one person really take the lead and drive the project forward.
The Insurance Bureau of Canada says severe weather caused $1.9 billion in insured damage last year. The national industry association says it’s the fourth-highest amount of losses on record, but no single event caused the high total for 2018.
It’s taken a decade of technological improvement and a new competitive bidding process for electrical generation contracts but wind may have finally become one of the cheapest ways to create power. Ten years ago, Ontario was developing new wind power projects for 28 cents per kilowatt-hour.
This time last year, Canadian clean energy investment company CoPower and geothermal installer GeoTility began a conversation about financing. The B.C.-based company was seeking $6.4 million in refinancing for a portfolio of 658 residential geothermal installations they had recently completed for Kelowna area homes.
A new MarketsandMarkets research report has found ‘Smart Home Market by Product, Software & Services, and Region – Global Forecast to 2024’, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the overall smart home market is expected to grow from USD 76.6 billion in 2018 to USD 151.4 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 12.02%.
Solar Power Rocks (SPR), the nation’s most comprehensive source of information for homeowners about state and national solar policy, incentives, and financial estimates, has released its 2019 State Solar Power Rankings Report. The Report is a ranking of the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on their friendliness to residential solar installations.
Near the town of Pelham, Ont. — in the Niagara Region wine country — commercial pot growers have snapped up greenhouses and converted them from flowers and vegetables to the more lucrative crop. There are now six licensed marijuana production operations in the community of 17,500 people.
Wildfires that scorched vast tracts of southern British Columbia and led to forced evacuations in the summer of 2017 were stoked by climate change and are likely to become more common as global temperatures edge up, federal scientists warn in a new study.
A United Nations committee has warned Canada continued construction of the Site C hydro dam in northeastern B.C. may violate international agreements. An agreement it signed 50 years ago commits Canada to prevent development on Indigenous land without adequate consultation.
More U.S. coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump’s first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama’s first term, despite the Republican administration’s efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states.