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"Farmers warn of unfair electricity price rises"

Cane farmers are sounding a warning to all electricity users that staying cool in summer, running a business and watering food crops is about to get more expensive.“The Australian Energy Regulator is on the verge of making a final determination on a new network tariff structure proposed by Ergon which will.....

CAN (ON): Expanding opportunities for advanced wood pellet producers

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada reports that one of its members – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) – operates the Thunder Bay Generating Station, which is the only plant worldwide that has been converted from coal firing to employ advanced wood pellets as the sole primary fuel.OPG is seeking to expand.....

Canada: Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

Through its Bioenergy Producer Program, the government of Alberta has awarded $60 million to 31 different companies that have built or are in the process of constructing in-province bioenergy projects that lead to greenhouse gas reductions when compared to a conventional alternative.Out of a total of 36.....

Canada: "Controlling energy costs starts with understanding the natural gas bill"

Accountants paying January's natural gas bills may be in for a nasty shock. While the bill itself won't look significantly different, the costs on it will. David Arkell of Canadian energy consultancy firm 360 Energy takes a closer look and explains how to decipher your new energy bills. By David Arkell, 360.....

Rolls-Royce showcases new diesel gensets

Rolls-Royce will be showcasing medium-speed and MTU Onsite Energy high-speed power generation products on Stand S2 D30 at the Middle East Electricity trade fair taking place in Dubai between 14 and 16 February 2017. The product range comprises a variety of power generation solutions delivering between 24 and.....

Australian farmers seek lower energy prices

Farmers have stepped up their campaign to rein in electricity prices, saying their supply has become more unreliable as it has become more expensive.Some irrigators who rely on electric-powered pumps to water their crops, fruit trees and vines say prices have increased more than 100 per cent in less than 10.....

Canada: Windsor chamber calls for suspension of cap and trade program

The Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce has called for immediate suspension of the Ontario government’s “cap and trade” program. “The greenhouses operate with a thin margin and this is making their ability to conduct business no longer feasible,” Matt Marchand, the local chamber’s CEO said in a video posted on.....

Caribbean & Latin American greenhouse industry gets boost

Alquimi Renewables announced that it has successfully formalized an exclusive long term licensing agreement with engineering firm Megalo Solutions, to supply and construct off-grid hydroponic solar greenhouses throughout the Caribbean and Latin America trade regions. Alquimi has also secured project.....

University of Illinois Energy Farm gets biomass boiler

The greenhouse at the University of Illinois Energy Farm will soon receive environmentally friendly heat during the winter months.A new biomass boiler from Germany will replace the greenhouse's propane gas, release fewer carbon-dioxide emissions and use perennial grasses grown on the university's energy farm.....

Canada (ON): Natural gas bills talk of town in Essex County

The new high natural gas bills are currently the talk of the town in Leamington and Kingsville, the towns that are home to some of the most greenhouse operations in Ontario. The growers are upset about the increase of their energy bills as result of the new cap and trade program.Ontario's cap and trade.....

Canada: Ontario to expand natural gas infrastructure

Access to natural gas remains a critical factor for the development of more greenhouse and agricultural operations throughout Ontario. While the greenhouse industry in the Leamington area recently got access to more natural gas via the new Union Gas pipeline project that was approved last year, many other.....

Carbon dioxide capture and utilisation

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has been recently developed to help reduce the levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) entering the atmosphere, where it contributes towards the greenhouse effect and climate change. CCS technology can capture up to 90% of CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels in energy.....

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"Significant cost savings with fuel additives for oil boilers"

VIDEO Heating your greenhouse with fuel oil can become an expensive affair when oil prices are high and winters are harsh. For this reason, Finish greenhouse growers boosted the use of fuel additives to make their heating systems more efficient and cut down their heating costs. According to Ville Valkama of Turun.....

UK: "Act now to reduce energy costs in 2017"

2017 heralds significant change in the British energy market, and farmers should act now to protect against higher power costs, warns rural property consultant Butler Sherborn.This past winter has shaken the energy markets with some of the highest wholesale power costs on record, reaching over £1,000/MWh in.....