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Did Canada really ban off-grid living?

Did Canada really ban off-grid living?

If you believe the headlines, it’s illegal to live off-grid in Canada and the U.S. But, should you believe them? I guess that depends on what your definition of off-grid really is. It’s a matter of semantics. My short answer to the headline question is: no. Let’s delve into it a little more. According to […]

Belgravia Green Edmonton net zero project

Judging by the attendance at the Belgravia Green net zero home open house yesterday, people in Edmonton are really interested in energy efficiency and alternative energy. As environmentally responsible as people want to be, it probably doesn’t hurt that Epcor, the local electrical utility, was charging an outrageous 15 cents per kilowatt hour in January […]

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Solar energy class

I recently started a night class on solar energy and its uses. It’s a six-week class that gives students an overview of the different types of solar technologies available, their advantages and disadvantages, applications, etc. The class is offered by the Solar Energy Society of Alberta and it covers a lot of ground. We’ve got […]

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