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Report Finds Weak Business Case for Site C Hydroelectric

April 20, 2017 - 1:12 pm

The University of British Columbia’s Program on Water Governance has released a new report that suggests that continuing with the Site C hydroelectric project will cost ratepayers approximately $1.5 billion more than if alternative energy projects had been developed. The Program stated that the...

Categories: News, Western Canada

SNC-Lavalin Wins Clean Energy Award for Jimmie Creek Project

February 21, 2017 - 10:37 am

SNC-Lavalin has announced that its work on Alterra Power Corp. and Axium Infrastructure Inc.’s Jimmie Creek Hydroelectric Project won Clean Energy BC’s Project Excellence award at its annual Generate 2016 conference in Vancouver. Clean Energy BC’s mission is to promote and support the growth...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Halifax to Mandate Wastewater Energy in Redevelopment

February 7, 2017 - 8:49 am

Halifax regional council’s Environment and Sustainability Standing Committee (ESSC) will pursue a mandate that anything built in its Cogswell Interchange redevelopment be powered by energy captured from a nearby wastewater treatment facility, reducing fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Thermal...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Tla'amin Assessing Water, Fish Ahead of Hydroelectric Development

December 7, 2016 - 10:56 am

The Tla’amin Nation in British Columbia has received funding from the B.C. First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) to conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of three-megawatt hydroelectric facility. The nation will use $40,000 from the FNCEBF to study fish habitats in the project...

Categories: Indigenous, News, Western Canada

Water Cooling a Campus

September 21, 2016 - 1:13 pm

The University of Guelph has built thermal energy storage facility that uses cooled water to deliver air conditioning throughout its facilities.

Categories: News

GE’s Demonstrates that Energy-Neutral Wastewater is a Reality

July 28, 2016 - 9:30 am

A majority of the municipal wastewater treatment facilities that are in operation today were built before “going green” was a thing. Back then, treatment performance was a priority and energy efficiency—let alone energy neutrality—was not top of mind. According to the U.S. EPA, community drinking...

Categories: Features

Charges Laid in Alberta Oil Spill

June 4, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Plains Midstream, the owner of a pipeline that leaked nearly half a million litres of oil into Red Deer River in 2012, is facing charges from the province for failing to report the leak. It also faces charges under the federal Fisheries Act for contaminating the river. The law requires pipeline owners...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Making Water Utilities More Energy Efficient

May 1, 2012 - 2:14 pm

How can water utilities use energy more efficiently? I was pleased to investigate the finer details of the water-energy nexus--right down to microbubbles--for the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association's bi-annual publication, the Canadian Municipal Water News & Review. PDF: Electricity...

Categories: Blog

Savings at the Pump

December 9, 2011 - 4:08 pm

In a recent University of Toronto publication discussing the water-energy nexus, Bryan W. Karney writes: “…if you are thinking about big challenges, and big threats, and those topics that are likely to dominate humanity over this century, you might want to think of water and energy.” In the context...

Categories: Features

Good Vibrations

October 24, 2011 - 11:17 am

Crumbling asets. Rusting pipes. Leaking watermains. Musings about the state of our civil infrastructure usually come around to this type of talk. It may seem overwhelming to consider the thousands of kilometres of pipe that need replacing—or at least serious upgrading. But any asset manager will...

Categories: Features

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