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Bruce Power Keeps the Lights on in Ontario

When Ontario's final coal-fired power facility was converted to biomass, Bruce Power was providing 70 per cent of the carbon-free energy required by the province.
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Nuclear facility one of the key elements to Ontario’s survival following massive 2003 blackout

On August 14, 2003, 50 million North Americans were plunged into darkness in the largest electricity blackout in history.

An estimated 10 million Ontarians were impacted. Traffic lights were out, causing commuter chaos. Senior citizen’s homes were without air conditioning on a sweltering summer day.

A dramatic increase was reported in the volume of emergency calls placed to police, fire and ambulance services across the province.

The Smart Bet is on a Clean Energy Future

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by Doug Arent, Executive Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis 

Power systems and the investment landscape are changing. Both at home and around the world, the ways that we produce and consume electricity and arrange fuel transportation are evolving.

The Future of Energy: Unleashing the Power of Innovation and Sustainability

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Welcome to an exciting new GreenMoney issue featuring five perspectives on the World of Energy Today and Tomorrow:

Best Practices for Colocation Data Centers: A Guide to Maximizing Renewable Energy Mix

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Commissioned by BSR’s Future of Internet Power collaborative initiative, a new BSR working paper presents best practices and exploratory concepts to help colocation data center (colo) owners and users address the challenges and opportunities to maximizing the use of renewable energy at colo facilities in the United States.

The Importance of City Action in Combating Climate Change During COP21 in Paris

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Originally posted on mikebloomberg.com

Mike Bloomberg traveled to Paris during the first week of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in his role as UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. During his 5-day trip he hosted and spoke at several events and made numerous announcements significant to his UN Envoy role.

GRID Alternatives Launches 2015 Tribal Solarthon

Two-week event will bring solar power and job training to Native American communities in four states
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OAKLAND, Calif, October 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ – GRID Alternatives, America’s largest non-profit solar installer, today announced its national Tribal Solarthon event. Between September 28 and October 9, GRID Alternatives is partnering with four tribes in California, New York, South Dakota and Arizona to install solar power and provide solar job training for tribal members. U.S.

A Year in, Smart Energy Program Bright Idea for Most

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By Cyrus Moulton
Telegram & Gazette Staff

It was the hottest day of the year, and Richard and Linda Adams were ready: The shades were down, the appliances idle and the air conditioning was off.

“Some of these things just make sense,” Mr. Adams said. “It’s nothing off the wall, I’m not going to save the world. It just makes sense.”

They may not be saving the world, but the Adamses said they’re saving electricity and, by extension, money, by participating in National Grid’s Smart Energy Solutions program.

Matt Winkler: Why the U.S. Gets the Most Out of Cheap Oil

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Originally posted on Bloomberg View.

Cheap oil should be good economic medicine for almost anybody who isn't trying to sell the stuff. Yet only one country has been able to take full advantage of the 14-month collapse in the price of crude: the U.S.

Bloomberg Integrates SASB Standards Into Annual Public Report

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Originally posted on SASB.org.

Bloomberg LP issued its 2014 Impact Report, and readers might be prompted to reconsider everything they think they know about SASB standards.

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