Organic battery hailed as cheap renewable energy solution

January 21st, 2014 by Leave a Comment ↓

A cheap rechargeable battery that harnesses energy by using the electrochemistry of organic molecules rather than metals is being touted by Harvard researchers as a breakthrough for renewable energy. The Harvard team reports that the battery, which they say can be applied on a power-grid scale, uses naturally abundant and small organic compounds called quinones rather than electrocatalysts from costly precious Read more ›

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Wind Energy Contribution to Ontario Grid has Doubled since 2009

January 10th, 2014 by Leave a Comment ↓

The amount of wind energy produced in Ontario has been on a steady incline in recent years, and last year was enough to power 550,000 homes in the province, according to a new report. In its 2013 Ontario Electricity Data report, the province’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) found that the production of wind energy in Ontario Read more ›

Harper government gave oil and pipeline companies $400M to go green

December 27th, 2013 by Leave a Comment ↓

Canadian taxpayers have given more than $400 million to some large oil, gas and pipeline companies in recent years to support green projects that are also boosting the industry’s environmental credentials. An analysis of federal accounting records by Postmedia News shows that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has offered these subsidies to money-making companies such Read more ›