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Japan’s Mizuho quietly withdrew from Chilean hydro project: sources – Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Japan’s Mizuho Bank [MZFGAE.UL] quietly withdrew from the Alto Maipo hydroelectric project in Chile earlier this year, writing off about $20 million it had disbursed, amid concerns over the project’s financial viability, three sources told Reuters. The decision to back out of AES … [Read more...]

Ontario ethanol plant sends heat to nearby greenhouse – Canadian Biomass

Canadian BiomassOntario ethanol plant sends heat to nearby greenhouseCanadian BiomassHilco Tamminga (co-owner, Truly Green Farms) explains the greenhouse pollination process to John Wilkinson (Senior VP of Sustainability, Greenfield Global) and MP Peter Fragiskatos (London North Centre). Photo: Agriculture and Agri-Food … [Read more...]

Ontario ethanol plant sends heat to nearby greenhouse – Canadian Biomass

Canadian BiomassOntario ethanol plant sends heat to nearby greenhouseCanadian BiomassHilco Tamminga (co-owner, Truly Green Farms) explains the greenhouse pollination process to John Wilkinson (Senior VP of Sustainability, Greenfield Global) and MP Peter Fragiskatos (London North Centre). Photo: Agriculture and Agri-Food … [Read more...]

Geothermal energy: Why hasn’t it caught on yet? – Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleGeothermal energy: Why hasn't it caught on yet?Deutsche WelleOne of the most famous tourist sites in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon, a man-made lake close to Reykjavík Airport that is fed and heated by a nearby geothermal power plant. Such power plants are common across Iceland -.but little-known in the rest of … [Read more...]

New campaign seeks to require half of Maryland energy to come from renewable sources – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunNew campaign seeks to require half of Maryland energy to come from renewable sourcesBaltimore SunA coalition of environmentalists, clergy and solar and wind energy companies launched a campaign Wednesday calling for half of Maryland's electricity to come from renewable sources. That would double a policy adopted … [Read more...]

During Irma’s Power Outages, Some Houses Kept The Lights On With Solar And Batteries – Fast Company

Fast CompanyDuring Irma's Power Outages, Some Houses Kept The Lights On With Solar And BatteriesFast CompanyTypically, rooftop solar panels send power directly back into the grid. Power customers usually get a discount on their electric bill, but in a disaster, the fact that solar panels keep generating power isn't useful. The … [Read more...]

Waterloo council hears renewable energy report – hngnews.com

Despite not having a quorum Thursday night, Sept. 7, the Waterloo Common Council heard a report from the Renewable Energy Committee chairman Andrew Lewandowski. No action was taken on any business on the agenda. The next scheduled council meeting is 7 p.m. Sept. 7. Lewandowski gave the report to the four council members, mayor … [Read more...]

Clean energy collaboration to give presentations in Richmond, Berkeley – East Bay Times

East Bay TimesClean energy collaboration to give presentations in Richmond, BerkeleyEast Bay TimesBERKELEY –– A clean energy consortium created by cities and employers in the nine Bay Area counties is holding a pair of local renewable energy workshops to share information with the public. The SunShare program offers … [Read more...]

ON WSIB changes how it calculates employer premium rates – Canadian Biomass

ON WSIB changes how it calculates employer premium ratesCanadian BiomassSept. 13, 2017 - Ontario's Workplace Safety & Insurance Board says that – after conducting a multi-year engagement with experts and stakeholders – it is changing the way the board calculates employer premium rates, adding the process will be … [Read more...]

ON WSIB changes how it calculates employer premium rates – Canadian Biomass

ON WSIB changes how it calculates employer premium ratesCanadian BiomassSept. 13, 2017 - Ontario's Workplace Safety & Insurance Board says that – after conducting a multi-year engagement with experts and stakeholders – it is changing the way the board calculates employer premium rates, adding the process will be … [Read more...]