Posts tagged: greenhouse gas emissions

New York City Turns Organic Waste into Green Energy

Brooklyn resident Sara Schiwal is among more than 2 million New Yorkers who have access to a brown bin. The bins are part of the citywide curbside food scrap and yard waste collection program, already the largest in the United States. Schiwal, who enjoys cooking with her two-year-old daughter Nora, said that recycling organics is […]

Renewable Energy to Hit 9 Percent of U.S. Total in 2017

By: Stephen Edelstein U.S. renewable-energy generating capacity is not only growing, but it is beginning to erode coal’s share of the electricity-generating mix, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The agency predicts renewable energy—particularly solar power—to continue growing. At the same time, a combination of renewable energy and natural gas are […]

Net-zero Egg Barn with Solar Energy Opens in Alberta

High-tech egg farm will test a variety of technologies to cut carbon footprint By: Kyle Bakx The Brant Hutterite Colony in southern Alberta is trying to do something that has never been done before — it aims to produce roughly 13,000 eggs a day while creating no net greenhouse gas emissions. The colony of 105 people recently cut the ribbon on Canada’s […]

The House of the Future: It’s Heated by Sand and Being Tested on Carleton’s Campus

  A home heated by sand? It’s just one of the enticing technologies being tested at the Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research, a glossy name for a very ordinary-looking home perched on a sunny rise at the north end of Carleton University’s campus. Visible from Bronson Avenue, the recently completed two-storey, wood-clad house is […]

Yves Parlier: Driven by the Wind and the Waves

The French yachtsman is pioneering the use of kite technology to produce clean power for cargo ships By: Patricia Jolly The only souvenir Yves Parlier has kept from his long career sailing the seven seas is the skeleton of a mahi-mahi, or common dolphinfish, almost one metre long. In February 2001, somewhere near the island […]

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