Making Sense of Energy

Yearly archive for 2015

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to do? December 2015 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta:  What to do?  December 2015 Edition

By Cam Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. No changes for me this month.  I’ve tried to highlight the best options for residents below. WE RECOMMEND: Gas onto Direct Energy REGULATED DERS.  This is the default, no retailer rate. Electricity: Floating rates are still very inexpensive. Best option […]

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Comments on Alberta’s Coal-Fired Power Plant Phase Out

Comments on Alberta’s Coal-Fired Power Plant Phase Out

Alberta’s current climate-change strategy includes introducing a broad-based carbon tax that would eventually phase out coal-fueled power generation.  The government plans to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030. Coal plants are a major source of toxic air contaminants including mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide and particulate […]

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Discussing the Cap-and-Trade Carbon Market

Discussing the Cap-and-Trade Carbon Market

Can you put a price on pollution?  That’s the idea behind carbon pricing.  Putting a price tag on each tonne of carbon dioxide released gives us an idea of its cost to the environment.  When companies around the world buy and sell permits to pollute, it starts […]

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Education Leads to Action: Earth Day 2015

Education Leads to Action: Earth Day 2015

Solution 105 provides a very analytical approach to energy consumption. Being an energy consulting firm and inherently caring a great deal about the environment, the month of April has a lot of significance for us. This is because on April 22nd it is Earth Day! Earth Day […]

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Little Changes for a Greener Lifestyle

Little Changes for a Greener Lifestyle

We got into this business to help companies better understand the energy industry, their own energy use and how they can save money and help the planet all at the same time. With some expert advice, clear information and a little initiative companies and individuals to do […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? – March 2015 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? – March 2015 Edition

WE RECOMMEND: Gas: onto Direct Energy REGULATED Services. DERS. This is the default, no retailer rate. Electricity: Time to move to Bow Valley Power! Their new rate of 6.49 cents/kWh for seniors (60+) and 6.65 cents/kWh for everyone else at Bow Valley Power. Brighter Futures Energy Inc. […]

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Alberta’s Carbon Capture & Sequestration might not produce desired results

Alberta’s Carbon Capture & Sequestration might not produce desired results

Carbon sequestration is the process by which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and held in solid or liquid form. Using a set of technologies, carbon dioxide sequestration can greatly reduce CO2 emissions from new and existing coal and gas fired power plants as well as […]

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City’s new environment plan to save $2.5 billion

City’s new environment plan to save $2.5 billion

The City of Edmonton proposed a community energy transition strategy that will greatly reduce fossil fuel consumption in the city, fight climate change and save billions of dollars. Greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming would be cut 35% from the levels recorded in 2005. It will […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? – January 2015 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? – January 2015 Edition

Quick Take: Gas onto Direct Energy REGULATED DERS. This is the default, no retailer rate. Electricity: Time to move to Bow Valley Power! Their new rate of 6.49 cents/kWh for seniors (60+) and 6.65 cents/kWh for everyone else at http://www.bowvalleypower.net/ Brighter Futures Energy Inc. is an option […]

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Solution 105 Offers BOMA BESt Application Services

Solution 105 Offers BOMA BESt Application Services

BOMA BESt is the Canadian industry standard for commercial building sustainability certification. With a focus on utilities it gives large building owners and property management companies accreditation that shows they are committed to high environmental performance and management for their commercial buildings. The critical areas that are […]

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