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tidal power generators
Renewable energy

Tidal generators offer a predictable supply of renewable energy

...power again. The success of that pilot project earned Verdant Power the first ever commercial licence in the U.S. for tidal power generation, a green light for the installation of up to 30 turbines over 3 years that will produce 1 megawatt of power, or enough for 900 homes. The pace of the project is being intentiona...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...renewable sources, so depending on where you live, some people are automatically using renewable energy. For those in regions with a mix of dirtier fuel sources feeding the grid, there are alternative methods of ‘buying’ green power. US homeowners can reduce their home carbon footprint by purchasing Renewable Energy Ce...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

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

...Power is audited annually to confirm that as much green electricity (or gas) has been injected onto the energy system as their customers have used. By voluntarily paying a premium for green energy, you are creating market demand for more renewable power sources. Since Bullfrog's launch, several new wind projects have...

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.

...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 impressive technolog...

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

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...renewable energy One downside of injecting clean, renewable energy into the power grid is that many green power sources lack predictability, making balancing the supply more challenging . Power authorities work hard to anticipate supply and demand so they can provide sufficient power when needed, without over produci...

Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

The Trinity portable wind turbine will charge your gadgets on the go.

...renewable clean energy sources if we are to have any impact on slowing climate change . We recently posted a story on the pedal-powered Bicycle Generator , and its rather lofty claims that one hour of riding can power a house for a day, which simply is not the case. However, with homes that are designed with the goal...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work

...power, demonstrate that this form of renewable energy is desirable, manageable, and applicable for both residential and industrial areas throughout Canada. The CanmetENERGY program, funded and run by Natural Resources Canada , focuses on introducing and developing renewable energy sources both across the country and ...

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

Heating with electricity

...renewable sources and 82% from non-GHG emitting sources - Canada is the world’s second largest producer of hydroelectricity. The thing with Electric heating though in new or renovated Green high efficiency homes and when looking for heating zero energy homes , is that as the percentage of electricity generation by re...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...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 buy in quantity and freeze it, the price can be competive. 4. Basic home upgra...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...renewable energy sources like roof top solar panels must provide enough power to operate the home. Read more about the Net Zero Home Pilot program beginnings, and here we will cover the results. ZNE Zero Net energy / Net Zero Homes built for the Canada Zero Energy Pilot Project Net Zero Energy Homes pilot progr...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...Powerhouse Drøbak Montessori Secondary School in Norway © Powerhouse Another way that Powerhouse stands out is how the energy balance must be calculated; it assumes a 60 year operational phase and specifies that the project's energy production must come from renewable sources located on or near the building. Is P...