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TransAlta timed power outages to drive up prices
CTV News
TransAlta Corp. deliberately timed outages at power plants in Alberta at peak times in order to drive up electricity prices, the province's utilities commission said in a recent ruling. The Alberta Utilities Commission conducted hearings after the province's market surveillance administrator alleged that the Calgary-based company manipulated the electricity market by shutting down coal-fired power plants in late 2010 and early 2011 to drive up power costs during periods when demand was high.
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Edmonton breaks building permit records with booming construction
Metro
Edmonton's construction sector is booming despite Alberta's economic downturn, according to a report from the city. The City of Edmonton issued building permits worth about $2.4 billion in construction value this year — a 14 per cent increase from the same time last year, and an increase of 33 per cent when compared to the five-year average.
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Capital Power releases second quarter results, increases dividend
Edmonton Journal
Edmonton-based power producer Capital Power Corp. released financial results recently for the second quarter of 2015, announcing a 7.4 per cent dividend increase for its common shares. The quarterly dividend will increase from $0.34 per common share to $0.365, representing an annualized rate of $1.46 per common share.
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Calgary student to power lights with vibrations created at folk fest
Global News
For 36 years, locals have be moving and grooving to the sounds of the Calgary Folk Music Festival. But what if the music, the beats, even the dancing could be used to create more than just a chill atmosphere? That's where Natalie Robertson hits the stage, but it's not to perform.
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TransAlta goes to Massachusetts to buy first solar power projects
Calgary Herald
Calgary-based TransAlta Corp. is buying its first solar power project but it's not in sunny Alberta. Recently, the company announced the acquisition of solar projects in Massachusetts producing 21 MW and a 50-MW wind facility in Minnesota from an affiliate of Rockland Capital LLC for $76 million, plus $42 million in project debt.
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Trains and a cycle track to displace traffic on 102nd Avenue
CBC News
The city thinks they've figured out a way to take one of downtown Edmonton's busiest roads and fill it up even more, adding room dedicated to two more modes of transportation. The city plans to add LRT tracks, platforms, and a separated cycle track to the already bustling 102nd Avenue.
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New material combines photons for big solar energy gains
Extreme Tech
An innovative new approach to solar energy from University of California Riverside could dramatically increase the amount of light available to contemporary solar panel designs. Rather than widening the absorption spectrum of the solar panels themselves, this new study looked at taking currently inaccessible infra-red light and turning it into visible light.
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Solar power helps ice cream shop keep cool
Star Phoenix
When hungry folks dig into a freezing-cold ice cream cone, the last thing they're thinking about is sustainable energy, but a Riversdale business is working to change that. A partnership between The Scoop and Roots Rock Renewables, the small ice cream shack, which offers inner-city and First Nations youth a summer employment opportunity, is energy neutral; five solar panels installed on the small structure's roof harness the power of the sun to help people cool down.
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