Archive for February, 2007

Energy Autonomy. The Economic, Social, and Technological Case for Renewable Energy, by Hermann Scheer

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

Hermann Scheer is one of the most outspoken advocates for renewable energy in Germany, a country that takes renewable energy seriously.  He is a member of the German Bundestag, and is the achitect of the German Feed Laws that have allowed Germany to lead the world on adoption of wind energy, solar photovoltaic, and significant biomass and solar thermal resources. (more…)

David Suzuki Visits Barrie

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

David Suzuki is on a cross country tour of Canada, giving a series of speeches on climate change.  I was invited to the Barrie event by the local green community, who was hosting the event.  I gave a short 3 minute talk about my project, to demonstrate the art of the possible.


Book Review – Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars That Will Recharge America

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

I read an interesting book on the weekend by Sherry Boschert, that certainly has some interesting ideas.

Production Update Jan 2007

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

The wind farm performed well in Jan, with the original turbine requiring a repair on a hydraulic valve, which was accomplished in a time of low wind, and in less than a day, with very little production lost, and no other problems.  Net production was 1,683,000 kWh.


Eco ENERGY for Renewable Power Program

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

The Federal government has announced its “Eco ENERGY Renewable Initiative.”  The program is essentially a re-work of the Wind Power Production Incentive (WPPI) that was in place under the previous government.