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Alberta solar power rebate offered to municipalities, farms

Alberta solar power rebate offered to municipalities, farms

Alberta solar power rebate another plank in NDP climate change platform EDMONTON _The Alberta government is adding another plank to its climate-change platform by providing more than $5.5 million to help farms and municipalities install solar panels. “This is just the beginning,” Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said Friday. “By investing now in proven programs we […]

February 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Concentrated solar power plant launched in Morocco, will power 1M homes

Concentrated solar power plant launched in Morocco, will power 1M homes

Concentrated solar power plant will reduce oil dependence and lower carbon emissions OUARZAZATE, Morocco _ On Thursday, His Majesty Mohammed VI of Morocco launched the first phase of the Noor-Ouarzazate comples, the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the world. When fully operational in 2018, the plant will produce more than enough energy […]

February 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Limited Canadian solar potential at home has major players expanding globally

Limited Canadian solar potential at home has major players expanding globally

Canadian solar companies pursue billion dollar projects in other countries CALGARY – The few major players in the Canadian solar industry are growing up and heading out into the world. Private companies like Amp Solar Group Inc. and SkyPower Global, both of which were raised on Ontario’s generous renewable energy subsidies, are now making big pushes into emerging […]

October 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Big Green ‘battle’ cry for renewable energy all wrong

Big Green ‘battle’ cry for renewable energy all wrong

Big Green wants to turn renewable energy into a battleground Someone needs to tell Big Green – starting with this guy – that the transition to renewable energy is a process, not a battle. This thought is top of mind because an op-ed in The Guardian entitled “The switch to renewable power is a battle we […]

December 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Renewable energy part of earning social licence for Alberta oil sands?

Renewable energy part of earning social licence for Alberta oil sands?

Renewable energy – primarily wind – already cost-competitive without subsidies in Alberta, says BluEarth CEO Calgary entrepreneur Kent Brown has been named Clean Energy Canada’s “Innovator of the Year” for 2015. Not bad for a guy who manages renewable energy assets whose value is expected to reach $650 million next year. And who expects Calgary […]

December 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More