Announced yesterday, Toyota will be manufacturing gas and electric versions of its EV4 at the Woodstock, Ontario, Canada Toyota manufacturing plant, beginning 2012. The real news is that Tesla Motors, the manufacturer of the all-electric sports car (The Roadster), will be manufacturing the battery systems, motors, and transmissions for the EV4 in California, and shipping [...]
If you aren’t aware of it, urban centers use a lot of energy to heat and cool the buildings within their area. We’re talking millions of dollars worth of electric, natural gas, or coal energy each month.
Traditionally, each building in an urban center, large or small, has its own heating and cooling plant. Be it a boiler, furnace; forced-air air conditioning or chiller systems, these systems are energy hungry. When you have a heating plant and an air conditioning plant in each building, it becomes very inefficient.
There is alternative however, its call “District Energy”.
Solar PV Creates 12 Times More Jobs Than Nuclear–15 Times More Than Coal Ontario Solar PV Attracting $8 Billion in Private Investment Clean Generation Saves Ratepayers 20% November 23, 2010 By Paul Gipe Using a measure of cost that all Canadians understand, a provocative new report says the impact of Ontario’s feed-in tariffs for solar [...]
(This article originally posted April, 2010, and is even more pertinent today; reprinted with permission.) Derek Wong is a Toronto based sustainability consultant. He holds an Engineering degree from University of Melbourne and is a CSA America certified greenhouse gas professional. See contact info and more posts like this at Carbon49.com. Ontario, the largest province [...]
By Tyler Hamilton Energy and Technology Columnist Ontario’s feed-in-tariff program is one year old on Oct. 1 and most would call it a success, judged strictly by the number of green-power projects it has attracted. But the word “success” can be good or bad depending on where you stand. For many, the success of this [...]
Electricity Feed Laws, Feed-in Laws, Feed-in Tariffs, Advanced Renewable Tariffs, and Renewable Energy Payments
While not exhaustive, this site contains an extensive collection of articles on Feed-in Tariffs, Advanced Renewable Tariffs, and Renewable Energy Payments. Learn more about feed-in tariffs and how they have been successful in Europe, and how they can benefit North Americans by following the links below. Primers on Feed-in Tariffs and Advanced Renewable Tariffs Renewable [...]
Now in a Race for Second with New Jersey August 23, 2010 By Paul Gipe Finally, it’s official. Last year Ontario was the third largest market for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in North America. The Canadian province pushed aside Florida with an installation of 46 MW of solar PV and was only behind New Jersey, [...]
What Is A Feed-In Tariff? To maintain objectivity, we are quoting: From Wikipedia: A Feed-in Tariff (FiT, Feed-in Law, FiL, solar premium, Renewable Tariff or renewable energy payments) is an incentive structure to encourage the adoption of renewable energy through government legislation. The regional or national electricity utilities are obligated to buy renewable electricity (electricity [...]