Power Up
Jun. 18, 2015

Report: Alberta energy efficiency would create 3,800 jobs
Bloomberg Business
Implementing an energy efficiency program in Alberta, the only region in North America without one, would create thousands of jobs and save consumers $460 million each year, a report said. Incentives for homeowners and companies to refit premises and equipment to better conserve energy would create 3,800 jobs and reduce emissions equivalent to taking 800,000 cars off the road, according the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance.More

Sunvault Energy launches power utility sales in Alberta through Aboriginal Power Corp.
Digital Journal
Sunvault Energy Inc. announced that it has, through its incubation company Aboriginal Power Corp., begun to add customers to its electricity utility power sales program. Over the next few months the company expects to add approximately 3,000 customers through existing agreements with Aboriginal communities. More

The Earthship: Take a tour of Alberta's first solar powered, off-grid home
Yahoo! News
The concept might sound unusual at first, but nestled right in a valley just north of Lethbridge, Alta., is the location of one of the most sustainable homes in Canada: The Earthship. Owned and operated by the Kinney family, the infrastructure is built out of 12,000 aluminum cans, encased in concrete and recycled tires that are filled with dirt.More

Chirp to offer green energy at a premium
Edmonton Journal
Encor, a division of Epcor Utilities, says consumers can now buy some or all of their electricity and natural gas from renewable energy sources. People who sign up for the new Chirp service can purchase 15 per cent, 50 per cent or 100 per cent of their gas and/or electricity from Canadian renewable energy projects.More

Construction starts on Phil Mickelson-designed golf course near Calgary
Global News
After years of dreaming and planning, Barry Elhert's vision of a building one of the finest golf courses in Canada is finally taking shape. Construction has now begun on the over 200-acre lot, just west of Calgary in Rocky View County, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. "Every time I come out here something's changed, and the project's evolved," said Ehlert, managing partner of Windmill Golf Group.More

The data is in: Wind energy has become the leading choice for new electricity generating capacity
Some critics of wind energy love to point out that while wind energy is making a significant and rapidly growing contribution to electricity generation in Canada and around the world, its overall contribution is still relatively small compared to conventional sources of electricity generation. What these critics fail to recognize is that the contribution made by conventional sources of electricity generation represent a historical legacy — they do not reflect modern investments in the electricity grid.More

Canadian wind capacity surges past 10,000 megawatts
Canadian Manufacturing
Canada's wind energy industry has taken another significant leap forward. With the recent commissioning of the K2 Wind Power Project in southwestern Ontario, Canada has now become the seventh country in the world to surpass 10,000 megawatts of installed wind energy capacity, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association.More