Energy

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by Mike LewisKristianstad is district municipality scattered across 1300 square kilometers of prime agricultural land in southeast Sweden. The largest of its 25 communities has a population of 33,000...
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Summary:“Green” energy can realize more than a reduction in carbon emissions. Organizations like Toronto Renewable Electricity Co-op (TREC) can make green energy even “greener.” They can fire public...
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SummaryIn southeastern Sweden, Kristianstad (population 77,000) is home to vibrant agricultural and food-processing industries and to Absolut Vodka. It was also the first municipality in the western...
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 Residential housing in Kirklees, England. Credit: Darren Beaumont In this issue ... i4 news release: Energy Efficiency Buy-InPoverty ReductionTransition SharingUpcoming Conferencesi4 SupportersIPCC...
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Good news, home renovators!With the recent success of the Conservative Party at the polls, Canada’s Eco-Energy Retrofit Program gains a new lease on life. Once again, householders will be able to...
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SummaryAs fossil fuel prices continue to rise, millions of households are threatened with “fuel poverty.” We might address this by controlling energy costs, raising household income, or challenging...
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The flow of energy sustains all of life. Sunlight is the ultimate source. The unlocking of its ancient stored forms over the last 300 years – coal, then oil and natural gas – has been the feedstock...
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In October 2006, Hupacasath First Nation opened Upnit, a $14.5 million, 6.5 Megawatt hydroelectric plant in their traditional lands near Port Alberni, B.C. They accomplished this despite their small...
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The 1964 Columbia River Treaty became a major coup for provincial authority over natural resources. But subsequent damming of the river's upper reaches brought only transient benefits to the...
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Wondering just how the great mass of community-based organizations will ever leverage some significant economic clout? Keep your eye on the energy sector. With the sophistication of microturbines,...