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OPG hoping to build battery energy storage at Saunders dam

Cornwall Standard-Freeholder / Todd Hambleton / 07 September 2017

A community meeting will be held just under two weeks to discuss an Ontario Power Generation project for the R.H. Saunders Generating Station in Cornwall that will involve the use of a battery-based energy storage facility.

Ontario Power Generation wants to build the facility adjacent to the dam, which would be used to absorb energy in times of excess system generation, or release energy in times of a system generation shortfall […]

“Battery Energy Storage complements renewable generation like wind and solar, and will help (the Independent Electricity System Operator) maintain system reliability,” said OPG director of media, issues and information management Neal Kelly.

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New book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change

Vox / David Roberts / 10 May 2017

By now, the looming dangers of climate change are clear to anyone who’s been paying attention, covered extensively in both academic literature and the popular press.

But what about solutions?

For all the hand-wringing on climate change over the years, discussion of solutions remains puzzlingly anemic and fractured. A few high-profile approaches, mainly around renewable energy and electric cars, dominate discussion and modeling. But there’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors.

At least until now.

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Local planning, sharing benefits key to wind-farm buy-in

CBC News / 05 March 2017

Involving community members in wind-farm planning and ensuring nearby residents benefit from turbines would go a long way toward winning local buy-in for such projects, a new Canadian study concludes.

The study, published in a recent edition of the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, notes that fast-paced development and limits on local decision-making have resulted in strong opposition to wind projects. Those objections can be mitigated by the fair distribution of area benefits, the authors write.

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Help develop Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan

Ministry of Energy / 13 October 2016

help-develop-ontarios-ltepOntario is seeking public input to help develop the province’s next Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) to maintain a reliable supply of clean, affordable electricity.

Minister of Energy Glenn Thibeault visited Holy Cross Elementary School in Sudbury to launch consultations with a Grade 5 class of students, who recently wrote to the minister with questions about energy issues in Ontario.

Get involved in the conversation by visiting Ontario.ca/EnergyTalks:

  • Share your ideas online starting on October 17
  • Attend one of the in-person consultations across the province
  • Send in a written submission on the Environmental Registry

Supporting a reliable supply of clean, affordable electricity is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

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Ontario scraps plans for $3.8B in renewable energy projects

Toronto Star / Rob Ferguson / 27 September 2016

wynne-on-tractorIn another measure to keep hydro bills in check, Ontario is scrapping plans to sign $3.8 billion in contracts for renewable energy like wind and solar, Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault said Tuesday.

The move — which the Progressive Conservatives have been calling for regularly — will keep $2.45 from going on the average homeowner’s monthly hydro bill and halt the building of new wind farms opposed by many rural residents.

Thibeault said the decision was made after the province’s electricity planning agency released a report earlier this month saying there was no “urgent need” to procure additional supply.

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The Three Amigos’ clean energy target explained

Clean Energy Canada / Clare Demerse / 29 June 2016

clean-energy-canadaToday’s meeting of the three North American leaders put climate and clean energy at the centre of a packed agenda — an important signal in and of itself.

And the leaders took advantage of their time together to deliver several new and promising clean energy commitments. This blog digs into those continent-wide clean energy plans: what they mean, why they matter, and what Canada should do next.

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The Transition Towns movement aims toward veering away from excessive consumption – to deal with the conjoined problems of peak oil and climate change – but also in the belief that we may create an essentially more contented society, through building strong and resilient local communities. We will get to know our neighbours better, because we shall all need one another in the time to come.

— Chris Rhodes, Resource Insights (03 June 2013)
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