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Alberta waste technology projects get $32 million boost
Solid Waste Mag
Six innovative Alberta waste management and waste-to-energy projects have received nearly $31.8 million in funding from an independent organization that battles greenhouse gas emissions in the oil-rich province. The independent organization, Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation, is funded through payments to an emissions fund that collects cash for each tonne that exceeds a company's emissions limits.
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Canadians stock up on incandescent bulbs in wake of ban
The Globe and Mail
It has hardly been a stampede, but Canadians have stepped up their purchases of old-style incandescent light bulbs, as buyers stockpile them in the wake of the first phase of a ban on manufacturing the power-guzzling product. Retailers report a jump in sales as a result of the recent implementation of federal rules that prevent 75 watt and 100 watt bulbs from being made or imported into Canada.
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Organic battery hailed as cheap renewable energy solution
CBC News
A cheap rechargeable battery that harnesses energy by using the electrochemistry of organic molecules rather than metals is being touted by Harvard researchers as a breakthrough for renewable energy. The Harvard team reports that the battery, which they say can be applied on a power-grid scale, uses naturally abundant and small organic compounds called quinones rather than electrocatalysts from costly precious metals such as platinum.
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Alberta wages surged, young men chose work over school
Calgary Herald
A new Statistics Canada report provides fresh insight into the skyrocketing wages that accompanied Alberta's most recent energy boom. The report examines the years between 2001 and 2008, a period during which oil prices received by Canadian producers more than doubled. During that time, young men between the ages of 17 to 24 living in oil-producing provinces saw their average hourly wages increase by 21 per cent.
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Straw to be turned into power
Manitoba Co-operator
Spinning it into gold may be out of the question, but one Manitoba company is hoping to turn straw and other agricultural waste products into electricity. The St. Adolphe-based Triple Green Energy — formerly known as Biomass Best — is preparing to test a new system that it hopes will generate 70 kilowatts of power, using a three million BTU biomass burner.

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500-kV power line operational
Sherwood Park News
The 500-kV Heartland Transmission line is operational after construction on the project was recently finished. According to Epcor, which built the line with AltaLink, people in residences and businesses near the line can expect to hear buzzing or crackling noise emanating from the power line. The noise, however, will return to normal levels once operations settle in, according to a joint press release issued by Epcor and AltaLink.

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Calgary company harnesses solar power for retail centre
Global News
A Calgary development company has flipped the switch on what will eventually be the biggest solar panel array in Alberta. Brookfield Residential has installed 252 panels on some of the rooftops in its Seton retail centre. "We have buildings that have large flat roofs and for the most part sit doing nothing. Now we're putting those roofs to use," says Garrick Fryklind, construction manager for the Seton shopping district.

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Edmonton in negotiations with Oilers owner for new skyscraper
Edmonton Journal
The city is working on a deal to consolidate many of its workers in a new downtown office tower the Katz Group would build in the arena district, the Edmonton Journal has learned. The structure would be constructed at the southwest corner of 101st Street and 104th Avenue. While no one from the city, the Katz Group or its partner WAM Development Group would confirm the project is going ahead, Avison Young office leasing principle Cory Wosnack said recently such a deal makes sense.
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Cold weather helps keep natural gas price up
Medicine Hat News
Natural gas prices climbed into territory seen as profitable by the City of Medicine Hat's Gas Utility for the first time in almost five years recently, but analysts warn that's due to severely cold weather that can't last long. Utility officials generally consider the $4 per gigajoule threshold as the point that covers all costs of doing business — from production to delivery — as well as pays to replenish its reserves.
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Calgary city council approves 58 storey Telus Sky tower
Calgary Sun
Calgary's skyline will soon be changing once again with the recent approval of Telus Sky, a 58 storey highrise. Slated for 7 Ave. and Centre St. S.W. — where Art Central now stands — it will also be environmentally sound, with a green roof, triple glazed windows, on-site campus plant and electric vehicle charging stations.
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Google buys 'smart' thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion
Digital Journal
Google recently announced that it is buying smart thermostat start-up Nest in a deal valued at $3.2 billion. "They're already delivering amazing products you can buy right now — thermostats that save energy and smoke/CO alarms that can help keep your family safe," Google chief executive Larry Page said in a press release.
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