in News Departments
print the content item

According to a modeling analysis commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund-Canada (WWF-Canada) and the Pembina Institute, an electricity plan that emphasizes wind and other forms of renewable energy rather than coal and nuclear would be both beneficial and achievable for Ontario, Canada.

The study, conducted using a computer simulation of Ontario's electrical system, uses data from the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) - cross-referenced with comparable energy efficiency and renewable energy project performance in the U.S. and Europe.

Data showed that reducing unnecessary energy waste, switching to renewable energy and recycling waste heat into electricity would cost consumers less than building new nuclear plants, the organizations say. In addition, the green energy plan was shown to cut in half the greenhouse gases that would be emitted under the OPA plan over the next 20 years.

An executive summary of the study, along with technical reports, is available at renewableisdoable.ca

IowaDeptEconDevel_id1863

Helukabel_id1908
Latest Top Stories

Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.


Five Common Gearbox Failures And How To Identify Them

Wind turbine gearbox failures are a major source of unplanned maintenance costs. An expert explains the most frequent failure modes and offers prevention tips.

WomenofWind_id
JLG_id1900
UEA_id1896
Acciona_id1907
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886