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US Government Hopes to Cut Carbon Dioxide Emmissions 30% by 2030

US Government Hopes to Cut Carbon Dioxide Emmissions 30% by 2030

Last month the US Government rolled out a plan to cut pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, focusing on plants that contribute to global warming. The plan will regulate national limits on carbon dioxide, the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United […]

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Thermal Energy Storage

Thermal Energy Storage

Thermal energy storage allows excess thermal energy to be collected and then used again many hours, days or even months later. Depending on the technology this thermal energy can be used at an individual building, group of buildings, or even for an entire district or town. Thermal […]

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Energy Consumption on ‘Standby’

Energy Consumption on ‘Standby’

Last week we commented on an article from the Globe and Mail that reported that electricity use from network based devices is climbing at a rate of 6 percent each year. It is shocking to realize that power consumption by these types of devices while on stand-by […]

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A World of Gadgets Sends Electricity Use Soaring

A World of Gadgets Sends Electricity Use Soaring

A recent article published in the Globe and Mail a report was shared from the International Energy Agency (IEA) showing that electricity use from electronics like ‘smart’ televisions, game consoles, and other network based devices is climbing at a rate of 6 percent each year. That is […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? July 2014 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? July 2014 Edition

Quick Take: Gas: Direct Energy REGULATED Services (DERS). This is the default so there is no retailer rate. Electricity: If you are in Calgary, ATCO or Fortis wires territory, 6.9 cents/kWh for seniors and 7.0 cents/kWh for everyone else at www.enrgpower.ca. If you are outside the above […]

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Summer Energy Savings: Tips & Tricks

Summer Energy Savings: Tips & Tricks

When hot summer weather creeps its way into the home it can be tempting to crank up the air conditioning and forget all about energy consumption concerns. Air conditioning is often overused, but there are ways to cut down on your dependence on artificial cooling. By taking […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Submetering

A Beginner’s Guide to Submetering

Any property management company is constantly trying to work on two things: reducing costs and keeping tenants happy. While a number of different methods can be used, introducing submetering as a management strategy effectively combines both goals in a way that is simple. Submetering is a system […]

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