Hydroelectric / Guides

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?

...hydroelectric generation: The proper conditions for generating hydroelectric power are rare enough in rural settings, and virtually unheard of in urban cores. Hydroelectricity is without a doubt renewable, but the ecological impact of setting up a system can be quite heavy, certainly if you intend to extract enough p...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...hydroelectric power. Yes, the naysayers are right, a whole lot of land got flooded and a lot of methane gets released from it, but the damage is done so we might was well make the best of it. The Quebec government has an ambitious plan for electric transportation in the province, including a goal of having 100,000 ...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...hydroelectric power generating turbine from Lucid Energy How do you know if your electricity is clean? The way the power grid operates makes it impossible to actually determine how much, if any, of your home electricity consumption comes from clean and renewable energy sources. The reason is that the power grid o...

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

...hydroelectric generation sources 100% of all cleaning products meet green cleaning standards Native and drought hardy landscaping that needs no irrigation and uses no pesticides An extensive preventative maintenance program that includes infrared scanning of building components An online commuting alternative p...

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

Heating with electricity

...hydroelectric is far cleaner than electricity generated by burning fossil fuels, such as coal or gas fired generation plants. Thankfully the percentage of green electricity in the US is on the increase with renewable generation provided a new record of 742 million megawatthours (MWh) of electricity in 2018, nearly doub...

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...

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...

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

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...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, it is your local power source that really determines whether you will be reducing your personal emissions by installing solar panels. Installing home...