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Five advantages of energy curtains

When it comes to adding energy curtains (sometimes referred to as thermal blankets) to a greenhouse everyone focuses on energy savings. And certainly energy savings should be a major factor in any greenhouse grower’s decision to purchase energy curtains. In northern climates, winter growing adds expensive.....

Canada: FPAC welcomes low-carbon economy fund announcement

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) supports the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, and her government’s $2 billion in federal funds over the next 5 years for the Low Carbon Economy Fund. Details are as follows:An envelope of $1.4 billion will be available.....

US: How cold climate communities eat and heat locally

Alaska’s Southeast Island School District operates four bioenergy-heated greenhouses in Thorne Bay, Kasaan, Naukati Bay, and Coffman Cove. Each greenhouse provides fresh produce to the school cafeteria and surrounding communities, jobs for district students, and an opportunity for teachers to bring textbooks.....

Greenhouses that generate electricity

Renewable energies are revolutionising the global energy market and offering real alternatives to traditional polluting sources, such as hydrocarbons, whose combustion has been linked to climate change. In the case of photovoltaic solar energy, there has also been advances in newly developed areas, such as.....

CAN (ON): Patrick Brown vows to scrap cap-and-trade

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown focused Monday on the plight of local greenhouse growers — who use the carbon dioxide they produce to feed their plants — to attack Premier Kathleen Wynne’s cap-and-trade program and present his alternative.“We will scrap Wynne’s cap-and-trade scheme and give the greenhouse.....

US (CA): Automated water records to support Western growers

PowWow Energy, a Software-as-a-Service provider assisting farms turning data into simple answers, announced at the Forbes AgTech Summit that its patent application for pump alerts and water records using energy data has been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and that its method for measuring.....

Association for Decentralised Energy:

"UK should do more with CHP"

The Capacity Market is undermining the UK’s Industrial Strategy, resulting in hundreds of millions in extra costs to decarbonise the energy system, a new report by the Association for Decentralised Energy said. New modelling and analysis performed by the ADE found that building combined heat and power (CHP).....

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CAN (ON): Cogeneration conference comes to Guelph

To highlight the opportunities for cogeneration in the Canadian industry, a special On-Site Power Conference will be organized in Guelph, Ontario in October this year. The event is organized by EPS AB, supported by APPrO, DEC and Quest, with the Cogeneration Channel as their media partner.The event will be.....

UK: "The summer of uncertainty"

So far, it’s shaping up to be an unpredictable summer. The political landscape has altered somewhat from what we have been used to, the weather can’t seem to make up its mind what to do, the grid electricity carbon emissions have fallen to their lowest ever level and on top of all this, we still don’t know.....

Dutch growers install more CHP's, but deliver less electricity back to grid

In Holland, the installed capacity of combined heat and power units is still rising. However, the return of electricity to the high-voltage grid has decreased in The Westland. That is concluded by Westland Infra in their annual report. "At present, it is evident that combined heat and power units (CHP) are.....

"Food waste could be turned into renewable energy and fertilizer"

Researchers from Concordia’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes.Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria.In a study published in Process Safety and Environmental.....

Australia: Wind power drives Nectar Farms expansion

More than 1,300 new jobs are set to be created in Western Victoria with a massive expansion of Nectar Farms, powered by wind energy and backed by the Andrews Labor Government.Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has now been.....