CALGARY – Alberta saw a larger year-over-year spike in peak electricity demand than any other jurisdiction in North America this winter, a phenomenon that is being attributed to abnormally cold temperatures coupled with rapid oilsands development.
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Alberta is famous for its black gold, but a newly commissioned $30-million biogas plant in Lethbridge is drawing attention for being on the cutting edge of green power.
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King Coal, it seems, is coming back. Scott Cohn reports on the projected increase in demand for coal. Even the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that “40 percent of America’s electricity in the future, in 2030, is going to come from coal.”
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The light bulb is arguably one of the most important inventions in modern history, yet its evolution to becoming “smart” has generally been focused on energy-savings and longevity, not control and functionality. This is why the onset of Internet-connected bulbs will play their own role in the new era of home automation.
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As the President moves further into his second term, he appears to be growing more willing to tackle the concerns that his supporters have over projected Climate Change over the next century. Given the makeup of the Congress it is likely that this will be through additional regulation and Executive orders. There have been a number of reports that have documented the projected costs of climate change. Some of these have been relatively modest in statement. The Copenhagen Consensus Center, for example, noted:
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ATCO explained its plans to build a generation station in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland at the Strathcona County council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
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There can be nothing more picturesque than a winter landscape with big, fluffy snowflakes falling silently to the ground. However, winter can also cause some headaches in the form of power outages caused by freezing rain, sleet storms or high winds, which can damage power lines. With a few simple steps you can be prepared for an unexpected outage thanks to Mother Nature.
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The Alberta Electric System Operator has announced that five companies will bid on the opportunity to build, finance, own and operate a major transmission project stretching from outside Edmonton to Fort McMurray.
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The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people’s pockets was a Palm pilot and anyone talking about a tablet was probably an archaeologist or a preacher.
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EDMONTON-The Heartland transmission line is alive and crackling, Epcor announced Saturday.
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