Archive for September, 2007

Footprints Conference

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Bruce Peninsula District School (BPDS) hosted 200 high school kids from across the Bluewater Board for the first ever Footprints Conference.  It offered a combination of increased environmental awareness, along with a look a career opportunities in environmental fields.


Enbridge Launch Party

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Enbridge has a major project underway near Kincardine.  They have had more than their fair share of challenges in obtaining permits.


Just Rewards

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

CNN had an interesting story about the impact of rising sea levels on US historic sites.  Jamestown, the launch pad of the Apollo missions, parts of Wall Street and Silicon Valley will be under water, or vulnerable to storms.  The scientists forecast that the US will lose an area the size of West Virginia.  And this will occur in 50 – 150 years.  And this is because of the climate change that we have already contributed to – it doesn’t include what we will do in the future.  Seas are forecast to rise by 1 metre in that time frame.


Cost progress on photovoltaic

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Renewable Energy World had an interesting article on a recently published report on the photovoltaic (PV) market.


Financial Close

Monday, September 17th, 2007

I achieved financial close today!  That means the credit from the bank for the Ravenswood project has finally been approved.  Whew!


August Production Update

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

August winds increased substantially compared to July.  The Ferndale wind farm produced 841,000 kWh, up from the year’s low of 592,000 in July.  The wind farm produced at least some power 78% of the time.  The capacity factor in Ferndale was 22.2%.

Kaitlin is back

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

I have had a rough few days. My 16 year old neice, Kaitlin, was in a terrible car accident last Wednesday. She lives in Ames, Iowa. She was in the passenger seat of a car of girls driving from a cross country meet to a spaghetti dinner with the team. She is my brother Lyle’s daughter, who lives in North Carolina. Distance has made this particularly difficult.