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Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

...hydroelectric power stations. The concept is quite simple, and facilities like this already exist in many countries around the world. It is a matter of taking unneeded renewable power at off-peak times to pump water to a location where it is ready to be released and generate hydroelectric power. There are close to a ...

the installation of a LucidPipe power generator via Lucid Energy
Micro-hydroelectric

Portland, Oregon will Soon Generate Hydroelectric Power in Water Pipes Under City Streets.

...Hydroelectric power generation is definitely renewable but not always 'green' when you consider all the side effects, especially when it comes to large hydroelectric dams. In the quest to find alternative power sources to replace fossil fuels, the energy that can be harnessed from moving water is leading to some impres...

tidal power generators
Renewable energy

Tidal generators offer a predictable supply of renewable energy

...hydroelectric power Harnessing the power of flowing water is anything but a new technology; what is new is the benign ecological effects of free-standing underwater turbines compared to the damming of rivers. While power from hydroelectric dams is certainly renewable, it is by no means clean. There are many social ...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...power generation such as having solar panels on your roof . If you live near a windfarm, that's where most of your power comes from. If you live near a solar farm, or a hydroelectric station, same thing, you are powering your home with clean renewable energy. For example, 95% of the power used in Quebec is largely fe...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...power solutions. And there is no shortage of potential sources - such as tidal power generators , wave generators, and water-main turbines that can generate power under your feet while you stroll down a sloped road. Water main hydroelectric power generating turbine from Lucid Energy How do you know if your elec...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...power source. Meaning, if you live next to a nuclear power station or a gas or coal plant, that is how your house is powered. If you live closer to a hydroelectric dam, solar farm or a windmill, you are already a consumer of renewable energy. Guided by that sort of thinking, from a climate-conscience point of view, i...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...powered by Quebec's renewable hydroelectric power. So are electric cars ideal? No, staying home is. And unless you are prepared to do that or only travel by bus, rail, foot or pedal, this is really the best option for dealing with the sizable mess we have created from driving, so plug in! That covers some Provincia...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a LEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...power 12 average Canadian homes for a year) 1.5 million liters of water recycled in 2011 100% of power supplied comes from renewables or low impact hydroelectric generation sources 100% of all cleaning products meet green cleaning standards Native and drought hardy landscaping that needs no irrigation and uses ...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...hydroelectric dams have ceased to be productive, increasing production of non-renewable power sources. For the serious carnivores out there that can't bear the thought of a tofu burger, look into local organic farms. It's much healthier and tastes better than most of what you'll find at a grocery store. And if you bu...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...power generation is only around 30-60% efficient. There is also significant loss from transmission lines, so the overall energy efficiency of electric heat varies significantly by location and the local source of electric production. Heating with electricity from renewable resources like wind, solar or hydroelectric ...

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - How to apply fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - the "how to apply" guide - step by step

...hydroelectric power to their neighbours to the south at a premium, so it's a win/win, eh? The Canada Greener Homes Grants 2021 have been launched to help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors, grow domestic green supply chains, and help fight climate chan...