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2 06, 2017

Zero Carbon Emissions – Every Building on Earth by 2050

By | 2017-06-02T17:27:37+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Green Building|Comments Off on Zero Carbon Emissions – Every Building on Earth by 2050

The building sector is responsible for 36% of global emissions or roughly equivalent to those of the whole of China, must operate at zero carbon emissions by 2050 if global warming is to remain under two degrees Celsius, the limit in the Paris Climate Agreement. New standards require greater energy conservation, energy efficiency, and some renewable energy. A new report from the World Green Building [...]

20 04, 2017

BC Step Code Building Energy Efficiency – What is the BC Step Code?

By | 2017-04-20T09:46:44+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Green Building, Climate Change, Home Heating, Energy Efficiency|Comments Off on BC Step Code Building Energy Efficiency – What is the BC Step Code?

The Province enacted the BC Step Code for energy efficiency into force on April 11, 2017 as a component of the Climate Action Plan. The BC Step Code is a voluntary road-map with five progressive energy conservation targets (5 steps) that support market transformation from the minimum requirements in the BC Building Code to net zero energy ready buildings. The BC Step Code establishes a set [...]

1 02, 2017

Snow On Solar Panels – SunPump Winter Performance

By | 2017-02-02T09:22:22+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized, SunPump, Solar, Home Heating|Comments Off on Snow On Solar Panels – SunPump Winter Performance

Many times we are asked about snow on solar panels and how SunPump performs in parts of Canada and cold climates. We are happy to report that in most cases SunPump will produce heat even with a fresh snow covering. There are however limitations and conditions to that answer. One of the common factors with homes in Edmonton, Kelowna, and Salmon Arm has been [...]

11 11, 2016

Donald Trump Energy Independence – A Solar Renewable Strategy

By | 2016-11-11T13:50:26+00:00 November 11th, 2016|News, Climate Change, Solar, Clean Tech, Solar Heating, Energy Efficiency|Comments Off on Donald Trump Energy Independence – A Solar Renewable Strategy

As a result of the Donald Trump Presidential victory this week, many in the Renewable Energy industry are worried about the likely changes coming to their business, and rightfully so. A divided America has elected a Climate Change Denier who believes all the scientists are wrong, that Human activity is not a cause, and that it is all a Chinese hoax to undermine US manufacturing. [...]

2 10, 2016

Is Natural Gas Reduction for Home heating Making Progress in BC

By | 2016-10-02T18:28:10+00:00 October 2nd, 2016|Natural Gas Alternatives|Comments Off on Is Natural Gas Reduction for Home heating Making Progress in BC

After a decade on inaction, and continued expansion of Shale (Natural) Gas it is difficult to see the clean transition is underway. Canada has committed to responsible reduction of Green House Gas to keep Climate Change under 2-degrees C. Most Provinces are trying to upgrade GHG mitigation policy for one of the largest sources of CO2 emissions - heating buildings. The Ontario Climate Action Plan is a [...]

28 09, 2016

Ontario cancels $3.8 Billion in Solar and Wind Power

By | 2016-09-28T21:45:42+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ontario cancels $3.8 Billion in Solar and Wind Power

Ontario cancels $3.8 Billion in Solar and Wind power being added to the Utility on September 27. A big setback for Renewable Power is a positive for Renewable Heating with the Ontario Climate Action Plan aimed to reduce all Natural Gas heat for buildings. Ontario Climate Action has pledged to spend up to $600 million to help homeowners install low-carbon technologies such as geothermal and heat [...]

15 06, 2016

Canucks Stanley Cup Loss Riot – 5 years later – Where were you?

By | 2016-06-15T21:39:38+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized, Clean Tech, British Columbia|Comments Off on Canucks Stanley Cup Loss Riot – 5 years later – Where were you?

Where where you 5 years ago on June 15th 2011 during the Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup Loss Riot? Many of us remember the news images of burning police cruisers, looting, and a violent mob of fans. It was an infamous day for Vancouver and BC citizens in general as frustration of losing turned ugly. Me? I was attending a Clean Capital tech conference in the [...]

31 05, 2016

Solar Thermal Power From China To Antarctica

By | 2016-05-31T13:56:54+00:00 May 31st, 2016|SunPump, Clean Tech, solar thermal|Comments Off on Solar Thermal Power From China To Antarctica

Solar thermal power has been a key member of the renewable energy industry for years now, far outshining solar PV in terms of efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Taking the solar thermal industry as a whole, the main uses of solar thermal power are space and hot water heating (for homeowners and businesses) and, on a more industrial scale, electricity generation. It's funny then, that when I have a conversation [...]

30 05, 2016

Solar Thermal Energy A ‘Complete’ Fuel Solution

By | 2016-05-30T13:50:37+00:00 May 30th, 2016|SunPump, Solar, solar thermal|Comments Off on Solar Thermal Energy A ‘Complete’ Fuel Solution

No-one can question that solar PV has become the face of the solar industry worldwide. The advantage of solar PV is the same as the advantage of the electricity it generates - it's flexible. You can stick a handful of solar panels on virtually any roof anywhere, and the system will start ticking away, quietly offsetting the bills you pay for taking power from the grid. If you need [...]

27 05, 2016

Renewable Energy Industry Employment At New High

By | 2016-05-27T12:34:52+00:00 May 27th, 2016|News, Solar, Clean Tech|Comments Off on Renewable Energy Industry Employment At New High

Record numbers of people are now employed in the renewable energy industry, a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has claimed. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016, was released this week, and shows a global increase in employment of 5% over last year to a global total of over 8.1 million. A further 1.3 million people are estimated to work in the [...]

26 05, 2016

Canadian Clean Tech Grows And Calls For Support

By | 2016-05-26T14:11:18+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Clean Tech, Canada|Comments Off on Canadian Clean Tech Grows And Calls For Support

If you tried to think of a Canadian industry that had more firms (774) than Canada's aerospace industry (700), employed more people than the Canada's forestry and pharmaceutical industries, and was growing at four times the pace of the overall national economy up until just a couple of years ago, Canadian clean tech probably wouldn't be your first thought. “It’s the silent industry in Canada; we’re not even [...]

25 05, 2016

Energy Independence At Home Is A Great Feeling

By | 2016-05-25T13:44:33+00:00 May 25th, 2016|SunPump, Clean Tech, Home Heating|Comments Off on Energy Independence At Home Is A Great Feeling

Energy independence is something you tend hear when talking about whole countries and their efforts to stop importing so much oil. However, for decades individual homeowners have been getting in on the act too, reducing the amount of fossil fuel they burn and/or electricity they pull from the grid. The idea is simple; to replace these external sources of energy with renewable energy that is generated on-site [...]

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