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Version 4 of the popular RETScreen program was launched late last year. Learn how this free software developed by Natural Resources Canada can help people make decisions about the efficiency and cost of installing clean energy projects. To watch the video click here.
The LEED green building rating system is a useful guide for building owners and developers who want to create greener, more environmentally friendly workspaces. LEED Canada Complete is now taking the certification to a new level, making it easier for developers and owners to apply for certification, and offering more effective feedback on how buildings perform over time.
Millions of nearly invisible wires may hold the answer to making solar cells a more affordable source of alternative energy.
Siemens and E.ON Energie have announced a partnership to develop climate-friendly power plant technology. The aim of this partnership is the development of an economic and efficient method for carbon capture — an important aspect in the development of low-carbon power plants. The starting point is a solvent with special characteristics that provide the basis for a new process to capture CO2 from the flue gases of power plants. A pilot installation on an E.ON power plant site in Germany will be operational by 2010. Further developments will follow, up until 2014. The mid-term target is to develop this new CO2 capture process ready for large-scale, commercial deployment by 2020.
Canada can achieve deep greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions by 2050, but only by putting a price on carbon emissions throughout the entire Canadian economy beginning as soon as possible, concludes the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) in a new climate change report released Monday, January 7, entitled Getting to 2050: Canada’s Transition to a Low-emission Future.
The inaugural EEGlobal Forum, held in Washington, D.C. in November, brought together leaders and experts from around the world to explore all aspects of energy efficiency – from financing to emerging technologies to public policy. The kick-off plenary session offered insight into why energy efficiency has become a priority in many jurisdictions, and how government’s are tackling the challenge. Speakers included Lena Ek, Member of the European Parliament (from Sweden), Tanja Gönner, Environmental Minister for the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg in Germany, and Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Chair of the California Energy Commission.
The better you understand your facilities and the market within which they operate, the better you can manage your portfolio energy needs. That was the essential message conveyed by a roundtable of energy market experts at PMExpo Toronto, held November 28-30. The panelists supplied insight into emerging market challenges, and key management advice.
On Friday, November 23rd, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) released a new report that provides a blueprint for the creation of greener commercial buildings in Canada. The report highlights the technical and non-technical changes in the design, construction and maintenance of Canada’s commercial buildings that need to be made to reduce their energy use, water consumption and waste production. 
Canada needs huge national projects comparable to the building of the transcontinental railway or the oil sands to become a sustainable, environmentally sound, energy superpower, energy experts meeting in early October at the University of Calgary say.
The Resort Community of Whistler, B.C. installed energy saving hybrid heating systems in area hotels and reduced costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 14%.
Ethanol could be a valuable addition to our fuel resources, but it will require a new approach to its production.
Making it Better - reducing our ecological footprint Now more than ever people are looking to make environmentally friendly choices and every little bit counts.  From buying products with recyclable packages to driving hybrid cars, everyone can make a difference.Making it Better - reducing our ecological footprint
Schneider Electric’s Building Automation Business Unit joined the Clinton Climate Initiative in a global effort to help cities around the world improve the energy efficiency of buildings and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.  
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