Renewable Energy

Wind Turbine near a town
New wind turbines designed for remote installation are bound to make some people very happy, but will they undermine the community energy movement?
Heavy truck traffic in Towanda PA as a result of Marcellus Shale natural gas fra
Frequent truck traffic is destroying rural roads near fracking wells – leaving small communities with repair bills bigger than the tax revenue the oil and gas brings in.
Edmonton waste-to-biofuel plant. From City of Edmonton YouTube video.
Edmonton demonstrates how to make waste management interesting enough to get people talking about it.
Midnight Sun VII, University of Waterloo
The latest challenge in solar car competitions is practicality.
Dutch Disease: extractive industries drive currency up, manufacturing declines.
Countries that frantically produce a single resource – like oil – often develop this known economic killer. We need to inoculate the economy with energy diversification before it’s too late.
No windmills here
Dismissing wind and solar protesters as cartoon villains is a common red herring which distracts from the real origins of Ontario’s renewable energy unrest.
Solar panel "trees"
Renewable energy does not need to be the diametric opposite of fossil fuels in order to be a much better solution.
WiRE co-founders Rebecca Black and Joanna Szarek Osawe.
WiRE is creating unique opportunities for women to connect with the renewable energy sector.
batteries Stu Campana A\J
New energy storage capabilities could help renewables increase in popularity.
Desalination Spain Jordan A\J
Global desalination projects need to include renewable energy sources, despite the possibility of a negative rebound effect.
MS Turanor Planet Solar A\J
The massive solar-powered catamaran might be a catalyst for changing the shipping status quo.
hydropower water wars A\J
US water shortages may lead to reduced hydroelectric production in Canada as we sell off our water.
planetsolar solar boat A\J
Does the world really need a $12-million catamaran?
windmill education wind farms co-operatives A\J
Co-ops provide a new way to educate communities on the benefits of renewable energy.
solar leaf A\J
The world's first artificial leaf provides reliable solar energy production.
Renewable Energy nuclear fusion A\J
Isaac Newton risked his sight for science; what will we risk for renewable energy?
algae BIQ IBA Hamburg A\J
The first building with a "bioreactor facade" has been completed in Germany.
gas station A\J
"Mountains" and "Oceans" suggest a future of oil, gas and coal, with renewables in the distance.
electric car A\J
Electric cars are only a good sustainable solution if complementary technologies are developed.
Would you cut down a tree to put up a solar panel?