Thanks to technological advances in the last decade, green energy is an increasingly viable option for our global energy needs. But while wind, solar and geothermal grab all the headlines, have you ever wondered what else is out there? Check out these five weird energy sources that could be making headlines in the decade to come.
There are many new ways to create clean alternative energy. Find out about these new power sources that could one day provide electricity for your home.
A WWF report that was published on Monday has taken a hard look at Scotland’s environmental policies and has revealed that it’s in fact not only likely that Scotland will be fossil fuel-free by 2030, but that it’s also the cheaper and safer option than if they were to continue fossil-fuel based development. DNV-GL, a consultancy firm, [...]
One of Alberta’s biggest economical contributors is the beef industry. But this industry started as a way for grain farmers to diversify, as prices were, and still are, very volatile. But now farmers, especially those that run feedlots, have another problem: knowing what to do with the poop. Once you have a lot of cattle in one feedlot, [...]
Look up into the night sky in North Carolina where fracking is common and you’ll note the methane gas flares that light up the sky. So visible are they that these can be seen clearly from even outer space. This is fairly common in the United States, but not for Canada. It’s this type of waste that has many environmentalists criticizing [...]
Canada’s beautiful scenery, expansive coastlines, dark forests and prairies offer more than just a postcard idyllic landscape – these contain essential raw materials for the new and developing generation of alternative energy production. Unlike other developed countries, more than 60% of Canadian electricity now comes from a renewable [...]
During the next power outage, you may just whistle to the wind, continue working on your computer and even turn up the furnace. More than ten years ago, Canada and the Eastern seaboard of the USA went through a huge power outage that affected more than 50 million people and businesses. The lessons learned were many, but for energy [...]
Most of us refer to alternative energies as those that are different from electricity. However, across the developing world, alternative energies to electricity are the only choice. Unfortunately, these usually take the forms of wood, dung, candles and kerosene, used for lighting and for cooking. These alternatives are dangerous and [...]
Back in the 1950s, the Salton Sea area was a happening tourist area. This California tourist hotspot drew thousands of visitors, developers and businesses who thought to take advantage of this paradise surrounded by the desert; one that was created by accident. However, a few years later, it was found that the salt content resulted in [...]
Marine experts have always known that there is a lot of energy in the world’s tidal currents, ocean waves and river currents. But up until now, there haven’t been any renewable energy projects that work at harnessing this energy. However, recently there has been a lot of activity on Canada’s east coast, as marine experts are testing and [...]
General Electric has a new membrane-based wastewater treatment that combines its Zee Weed 500 membranes and the newest in anaerobic digestion, which in turn creates a new anaerobic membrane reactor (AnMBR). This new technology could be a real asset to industrial customers who need to find better water reuse methods. The problem is that [...]