At Glance – Anaerobic Technology in Canada Exploring Issues in Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Incentives-Thermal vs. Electrical

Balance Issues with the Power Grid

Recent articles in the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star highlight a balance issue with the power grid. The increased presence of energy on the grid from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, presents the challenge of maintaining optimal power availability, since the output from these sources varies ...

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Keep Them Fired Up

Many anaerobic digester operators are more concerned about the availability of fuel supply (organic feedstock) than in applying for more projects through the Feed In Tariff or Large Renewable Procurement  programs.  Some farm digester owners have formed a co-operative to buy and distribute organic material. Meanwhile, the Biogas Association and ...

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Biogas in Ontario

The Long Term Energy plan released today by the Ontario Liberal government appears to see favourably the benefits of bioenergy as a flexible and cost effective renewable energy for the province. Specifically the plan contemplates the procurement of an  additional 50 megawatts of  bioenergy  in 2014 and a further 50 in ...

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Zooshare Project Moving Ahead

The community group Zooshare was offered a contract by the Ontario Power Association to produce renewable power from its proposed anaerobic digester at the Toronto Zoo site. Angus Power which has invested engineering effort since the origination of the project in 2011, has been selected to handle EPC of the ...

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SSX – Presenting On Solar In The Caribbean

Click here to access my presentation. I had the priveledge of presenting at this years Solar Summit Expo in Toronto this past Thursday September 6th 2012 at the Toronto Convention Centre. Choosing a topic on solar in the Caribbean

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Honour to be on the Biogas Association Board of Directors

Recently I was very honoured to be invited to join the Board of Directors of the Biogas Association (AgriEnergy Producers Association of Ontario - www.apao.ca).  The APAO is heavily involved in guiding regulatory developments in the renewable energy sector, in particular, environmental and electricity regulation. The Association’s mandate is to ...

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Stand Up For Solar

As we come up to the release of OPA FIT and MICROFIT review stand up for solar! Click the link below to make your stance: Stand Up For Solar!

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Angus Solar 12 month Solar Power Review

After a year analysis of the photovoltaic system on top of the Angus roof at 1127 Leslie Street, we have finished our report and the results are in. Close to our projected output first forecasted before the start of the project we were within 99% accuracy! Our projected yield is ...

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John Hawkes invited to speak at Clean Energy Conference

It is an honour to be asked to speak to any group of industry specialists… particularly so when the rest of the speakers are all respected senior members of the community. The fact that someone will listen to what you have to offer on a techno/economic issue is always flattering.  ...

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John Hawkes on News Talk 650 CKOM

John Hawkes was recently a guest of the Richard Brown Show on News Talk radio talking about the Toronto Zoo project. Here is a recording of the show John_Hawkes_AugustonRB.mp3

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