green energy

Apr 16, 2012
Full-scale anaerobic digester. Photo: kqedquest/Flickr

Biogas and fertilizer in a new age

Bob Harrington
The use of biogas as a fuel in Sweden suggests that there is a replacement for fuel oil that is derived from wastes buried by ecological processes of decomposition and storage.
Dec 16, 2011

Facebook unfriends coal

A Greenpeace victory: After 20 months of mobilizing, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, this week the Internet giant announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy.
Oct 24, 2011

Home energy retrofits: Part two

Marc Lee
This summer I put our household through an energy efficiency retrofit. I was working on a paper on energy efficiency, and then the B.C. and federal governments announced funding for retrofit programs.
Oct 13, 2011

Are smart meters worth the cost?

Marc Lee
A notice in my mailbox last week told me that smart meters are going to be installed in my neighbourhood. As an economist, I'm interested in costs and benefits of the program.
Sep 15, 2011

New initiatives in the green energy sector

Two new projects that are coming to light right now give a great glimpse of the outside-the-box approaches that are bridging the green energy industry's needs for breadth, resilience and financing.


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