Posts tagged: British Columbia

Vancouver commits to run on 100% renewable energy

Canadian city of 600,000 people is the latest to announce it will use only green energy for electricity, transportation, heating and air conditioning within 20 years By: Stephen Leahy Vancouver has become the latest city to commit to running on 100% renewable energy. The city of 600,000 on Canada’s west coast aims to use only […]

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British Columbia’s Climate Better For Solar Power Than Germany’s Or Japan’s

British Columbia’s Climate Better For Solar Power Than Germany’s Or Japan’s (via Clean Technica) Originally published on The Ecoreport. According to a provincial government study called the Potential for Solar Power in British Columbia: 2007 to 2025, BC’s climate is much more amenable to solar than either Germany’s or Japan’s. The average… Tweet

Solar energy could supply one-third of power in U.S. West

BERKELEY — Low-cost solar power could supply more than a third of all energy needs in the Western U.S., if the nation can hit its targets for reducing the cost of solar energy, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The UC Berkeley scientists used a detailed computer model […]

Off-the-Grid Floating Cabin and a Family of Three in a 70-Sq-Ft Space

A $25,000 floating cabin and a 70-square-foot “tiny home cube” in one story can only mean one thing: it‘s Friday and it’s time for your weekly dose of “tiny houses” and/or interesting “off-the-grid” lifestyles. This week, both are brought to you from Fair Companies, which regularly features the tiny house movement and other alternative living […]

Canada Nearly Doubles Annual Wind Installations

This year Canada is on track to set a record for new installed wind power, with 1,338 MW projected, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association. This level of installations would almost double the 690 MW installed in 2010. It would represent almost $3.5 billion in investment and more than 13,500 person-years of employment, Canwea […]