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Ontario close to eliminating coal as electric power source
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Word that Ontario is nearing its long-promised goal of eliminating coal-fired power plants has gotten a lot of play outside the province in scientific, environmental and power industry publications. Premier Dalton McGuinty trumpeted the fact that the last two large-scale coal-fired generating plants will close, leaving only a small backup facility in Thunder Bay operating until the end of 2014. More

Generator damage affects Newfoundland power
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A damaged main generator will cause rotating blackouts in Newfoundland if peak winter power demands can't be managed, says Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. One of three generating units at the oil-fired Holyrood plant. The island's key electricity source shut down in an intense blizzard. The howling storm dumped 52 centimetres of snow on St. John's and packed wind gusts of more than 100 kilometres an hour. More

Cow manure to generate power    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Meaford council had given the thumbs up to a plan by a local farming family to install a bio-digester on their property that would use cow manure to generate electricity. Meaford council at its regular meeting received a delegation from David and Keith Davenport. The Davenport family owns and operates a dairy farm which includes 250 dairy cows and 1,800 acres of cropping used to feed the cows. The Davenports are applying for a FIT contract to install a bio-digester that would use cow manure to generate electricity. More

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Upcoming Events
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Canadian Nuclear Association Conference + Trade Show 2013
Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada
Dates: February 27, 2013 to March 1, 2013

IPPSA 19th Annual Conference
The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta
Dates: March 10, 2013 to March 12, 2013

Ontario Feed-in Tariff Forum 2013
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Dates: April 2, 2013 to April 4, 2013

Ontario Power Perspectives
InterContinental Toronto Yorkville
Dates: April 16, 2013 to April 17, 2013

New undersea cables to Brier Island
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Nova Scotia Power is installing four new undersea power cables to Brier Island. The $2.2 million dollar project will replace the three cables installed in 1997. Nova Scotia Power spokesperson David Rodenhiser says one of those cables had failed causing an outage in 2010. More

U.S. Federal court declines to bind EPA to new source MATS deadline    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A federal appeals court last week denied a motion from developers of new coal and oil-fired power plants to force the Environmental Protection Agency to finalize its reconsidered Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for new sources and help them avoid a regulatory Catch-22 posed by a looming rule to curb greenhouse gas emissions in new plants. More

Bruce Power nuclear takeover suggested in poll
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A polling firm is asking what people would think about Bruce Power taking over other nuclear plants in Ontario. But neither Bruce Power, which operates a nuclear station near Kincardine, nor Ontario Power Generation, which owns and operates the two other nuclear stations in the province, has much to say about it. More

Green energy exchange proposed
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Approximately 100 years ago the city of Niagara Falls was aggressively marketing its competitive advantage of cheap electrical power generation. This was posing a grave threat to the city fathers of Toronto in that much heavy industry was moving there to take advantage of the cost savings. More

U.S. Department of Energy unveils used nuclear fuel strategy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Department of Energy quietly unveiled a new strategy for the management and disposal of the nation's spent nuclear fuel. The strategy calls for a phased, consent-based approach to siting and implementing a nuclear waste management and disposal system, and it endorses building a pilot interim storage facility by 2021. More

Toyota to sell electricity management system using recycled hybrid vehicle batteries
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Toyota Motor's announced it will sell an electricity management system that uses recycled nickel-metal hydride batteries from hybrid vehicles to Toyota vehicle dealers throughout Japan. Through such means, TMC is aiming for the more effective use of resources used in batteries. The systems will be sold via TMC's energy business company, Toyota Turbine and Systems. More


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