Archive for December, 2007

Year End Report Card on Ontario Electricity Supply

Monday, December 31st, 2007

At the end of 2007, how is the Province of Ontario doing on its commitments to supply additional renewable energy?


Energy Independence and Security Act

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

What a name for an energy bill. Only in America.


Embarrassed to be Canadian

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

The position taken by the Canadian government in Bali at the climate change negotiations is an embarrassment to citizens of the nation.


The End of Independent Nuclear Regulation

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

The outage of the Chalk River nuclear reactor has worrying implications for the future of nuclear safety in Canada.


Let It Blow, Let It Blow, Let It Blow

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Today, the final turbine at Ravenswood was erected.  The winds were calm enough to complete the lifts.  The very expensive large crane has been sent on its way.


Hybrid Car Replacement

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

I finally traded my Honda Insight hybrid. After 6 1/2 years, and 280,000 km, it was time.


A Day in the Life of a Wind Project

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

“Did you guys feel that?”  The walkie talkie crackled from the crew at the top.

“Holy #$%^&!”, cried the crane operator.


Production Update November 2007

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

November had very good winds, and the Ferndale wind farm performed very well. There were just a few hours of downtime for maintenance, and a few grid problems during some aggressive weather. The wind farm produced 1,574 MWh, for a capacity factor of 43%. The wind farm produced at least some power 90% of the time.