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Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...electric vehicle image via Creative Commons Helping citizens transition to electric vehicles (discounts of up to $14,000) Developing infrastructure for public t...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...electric vehicles, and a trend towards electric power tools and heavy equipment. As we face an ever-increasing risk from climate change, the urgency to reduce g...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...electric coil as a normal electric hot water tank does, employ an evaporator to extract heat from the air (either interior or exterior) and use it to make hot w...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...electrical loads. At Quebec hydro rates of only 7.13 cents /kWh, the entire heating and electrical load would amount to approximately $665.00 CAD per year or ju...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...Hydro-Québec; that is to say that each kWh his home feeds into the electrical grid will be deducted from his next electricity bill. While exact levels of supp...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...Electric vehicle rebates: Ontario's efforts to get more electric vehicles on the road have them currently offering up to $14,000. More details here . Quebec: ...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...electricity to pump heat energy from the place it isn't wanted to where it doesn't matter. Run it backwards and it pumps heat, more efficiently than using the e...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...electricity on sunny days, which should provide the bulk of the house's electricity consumption. Enough power to meet the total electrical demand during 4 days ...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...electricity per day, or an average over the year of $1.39 (Canadian) per day based on current electricity rates from Quebec Hydro. For a full year, heating, coo...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...electricity you use is for the most part not the electricity you generated. The bulk of electricity generated by home solar panels happens in the middle of th...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

Representatives from 18 communities across Canada attended three week-long intensive sessions last summer as part of the clean energy capacity-building 20/20 C...