Green Energy Futures
People everywhere are interested in cleaner, greener more sustainable forms of energy. This board is dedicated to sharing people's ideas, projects, photos and stories. See our stories at www.greenenergyfutures.ca
Beautiful narrow-lot infill housing reduces your energy footprint (and costs) and rejuvenates mature neighbourhoods!
Chasing Net-Zero Through Location and Innovation
79. Net-zero Beautiful - Sustainability through design and location - see the amazing home of home designer Louis Pereira who built a beautiful family home on a 25-foot lot - close to schools, close to parks and close to work. We also visit the Spo'pi Solar House and Kim Gould one of the more than 100 University of Calgary students who designed and built the 2011 entry in the Solar Decathlon competition in Washington DC.
Get rich and save the world – A look at cleantech entrepreneurship and the MaRS Cleantech practice and fund. Tom Rand offers the four key ingredients for a successful clean tech venture that just might tap the emerging $3-4 trillion clean tech market!
Meet Cam Carver, the CEO of Temporal Power a company developing energy storage for the Grid, the Holy Grail of clean energy!
Here I am taking in the largest solar PV system in western Canada on top of the future Environment Canada building in Edmonton with Shafraaz Kaba, architect with Manasc Isaac. The 150 kW solar array consists of about 600 modules that will produce electricity at an estimated price of about 11 cents per kWh! Astonishing if this works out! — with Shafraaz Kaba
It all started as rocket stoves, very fuel efficient little cooking stoves that help reduce pollution in the third world and make much more efficient use of wood fuel in places where deforestation is a serious issue. What started as an idea to help making cooking a safer, more healthy exercise in the third world has taken on a new life as permaculture advocates have adapted the rocket stove into the rocket mass heater in North America. www.greenenergyfu...
THIS WEEK'S BLOG on Green Energy Futures: The Rocket Stove - it's an idea that's helping reduce emissions, conserve wood fuel and protect the health of people in the third world. Advocates are so keen on this simple, inexpensive technology that they are adapting it to a new super efficient wood heating technology called the Rocket Mass Heater thats gone viral in permaculture circles.