Renewable Energy

Leaky Faucet by Maarten van Damme
A lot of energy goes into treating and distributing municipal water, so if you want to conserve energy, you need to conserve water.
The US flushes about 350 billion kilowatt-hours of heat energy down the drain every year. Enter wastewater heat recovery.
Starry Night-inspired bike path.
Why architectural principles hold the key to wind and solar acceptance.
Preamplifier at the National Ignition Facility
Once again, military advantage is fuelling nuclear technology advancements. This time, Lockheed Martin has announced a nuclear fusion breakthrough.
Solar photovoltaic cell panels under sunny sky
New research out of Cambridge has game-changing implications for the future of energy production.
Drop of water
Our increasing rate of consumption means that the huge reservoir found under the ocean floor won’t do much to change water scarcity.
60 MW geothermal power plant in Iceland.
Geothermal energy pays off – if you can front the cash needed to find it.
Biomass wood pellets
What’s to blame for high emissions: biomass itself, or lax regulations?
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 AlternativesJournal.ca
New energy storage capabilities could help renewables increase in popularity.
Desalination Spain Jordan A\J AlternativesJournal.ca
Global desalination projects need to include renewable energy sources, despite the possibility of a negative rebound effect.
MS Turanor Planet Solar A\J AlternativesJournal.ca
The massive solar-powered catamaran might be a catalyst for changing the shipping status quo.
hydropower water wars A\J AlternativesJournal.ca
US water shortages may lead to reduced hydroelectric production in Canada as we sell off our water.
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Toronto, Ontario
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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