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Press Releases from canadian association for renewable energies (we c.a.r.e.) (9 total)

Output from green power drops in Canada

Electricity generation from wind turbines and solar panels across Canada dropped more than 14% in the first five months of this year, according to Statistics Canada. For the January-to-June period, the output from windfarms was 4,032,649 MWh and 127,507 MWh from solar PV, notes CANSIM table127-0002 on electric power statistics. This compares with 4,712,058 MWh from and 132,208 MWh from solar during the same period of 2012. By contrast, output

Ottawa Home Sets National Energy Record

A home in Ottawa has achieved Canada’s highest rating for energy efficiency in a residential renovation. The quarter-century home scored 90 on the federal government’s EnerGuide for Houses (EGH) rating, well above the 80 required for a new R-2000 house. Of all homes built in the 1980s that have upgraded their efficiency levels, the average EGH rating is 72. The green home is owned by Bill Eggertson, head of the Canadian

Canada Remains Static in Global Attractiveness for Renewables

Canada remains the ninth most attractive country in the world for renewable energies, according to the latest global analysis by Ernst & Young. It scored 55 points on the ‘all renewables’ index in the August assessment, behind a rating of 70 for first-place United States and 66 for second-place Germany. China, India, Spain, Italy, Britain and France all ranked ahead of Canada, which was tied with Portugal. The balance of the

Canada Slips in Attractiveness for Renewable Energies

Canada has slipped in its global attractiveness for renewable energies due to "the failure of the federal budget to deliver support to existing renewable technologies by not extending the existing ecoENERGY program," according to quarterly indices compiled by Ernst & Young. Canada dropped to 9th spot from 8th, with a rating of 54 for all renewables, compared with 70 for top-ranked United States and 66 for second-place Germany. Canada scored 59 for

Renewable Energies in Canada to Grow 1.6% a Year, says US report

OTTAWA - Total consumption of renewable energies in Canada will grow by 1.6% per year until 2030, behind the growth in nuclear but ahead of natural gas, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. DOE’s International Energy Outlook 2008 presents an assessment of international markets through 2030, and projects that marketed energy consumption around the world will grow by 50% between 2005 and 2030 under a reference case. The reference case

Canada commits to double green power within four years

OTTAWA, Ontario: The federal energy department in Canada has committed to double the national capacity of green power by 2010, according to a strategy tabled in Parliament. Sources of renewable power include wind, solar PV, small hydro and biomass, but will exclude large hydroelectric facilities, says the Canadian Association for Renewable Energies. The commitment is contained in the Sustainable Development Strategy produced by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan); most federal departments

Renewable Energy Associations Sued for Promoting Renewables

OTTAWA, Ontario, CA (2006-11-21) Two national renewable energy associations are being sued for their use of the internet to promote a green heat technology. The Canadian Association for Renewable Energies is one of four defendants served with a claim for $50,000 in federal court, for ownership of internet domains which contain the word ‘geo-exchange.’ The term ‘geoexchange’ is a U.S. trademark, and the claim alleges that the defendants were making a

Canada’s Growth in Renewables to be Slower than U.S. or World

Canada’s consumption of renewable energies will increase 1% per year until 2030, slower than the 1.7% expected in the U.S. and the 2.4% annual growth in renewables around the world. Canada consumed 3.5 quadrillion Btu of hydroelectricity and other renewables in 2003, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Energy. Under the reference case for economic growth, consumption in this country will be 4.6 quads in 2030, 7%

Canada’s Environment Minister Understands the Issue but not the Solution

Federal environment minister Rona Ambrose has done her math on Canada’s Kyoto targets, but she has completely missed a solution. Canada’s emission of greenhouse gas (GHG) in 2004 was 195 megatonne (Mt) above our commitment to the Kyoto protocol but, in explaining the magnitude of this shortfall, she said 195 Mt is equivalent to shutting down every Canadian home four times over. In 2003, GHG emission from ALL homes was 80 Mt,