Alternative energy

Lise Eccelstone shows off a cold frame made from recycled materials at First Things First’s 2016 solar symposium. Steve Kidd/Western News

Clean Energy Expo coming to Penticton

The Oct. 1 expo will cover a wide range of topics including home retrofits

 

Fieldwork undertaken by Kitselas Geothermal to explore the feasibility of a geothermal power project at Lakelse Lake. (Photo courtesy Kitselas Geothermal)

Shell Canada signs deal with Kitselas Geothermal in northwest B.C.

Energy giant invests in Lakelse Lake geothermal potential

 

This image released by Anacapa Architecture shows the view from an off-grid guest house in Hollister Ranch, Calif., one of the last remaining undeveloped coastal areas in California, located on a wildlife preserve. The Anacapa Architecture firm, in Santa Barbara, California, and Portland, Oregon, has built several upscale off-grid homes in recent years, and has several more off-grid projects in the works. (Erin Feinblatt via AP)

Off-grid living beckons more than just hardy pioneer types

Today’s off-grid living encompasses everything from “dry camping” in RVs to swank Santa Barbara estates

 

(Black Press Media file)

Coastal First Nation’s clean energy conversion efforts ahead of curve in B.C.

The heat pump project aims to provide the Haiɫzaqv with healthy homes and tackle energy poverty

  • Apr 15, 2022
(Black Press Media file)
A MarineLabs Data Systems sensor buoy recorded a 17.6 metre rogue wave off Ucluelet’s coast in 2020 that the company believes is the most extreme rogue wave ever recorded. (MarineLabs Data Systems)

‘Most extreme’ rogue wave ever recorded off B.C. reignites alternative energy interest

17.6-metre crest observed offshore from Ucluelet called a once in ‘1,300 years’ phenomenon

A MarineLabs Data Systems sensor buoy recorded a 17.6 metre rogue wave off Ucluelet’s coast in 2020 that the company believes is the most extreme rogue wave ever recorded. (MarineLabs Data Systems)
A hydrogen plant has been proposed for Summerland by a Toronto-based company. The plant would produce five megawatts of power. (GH Power image)

Hydrogen power facility proposed for Summerland

Toronto-based company outlines plans for five megawatt power plant

A hydrogen plant has been proposed for Summerland by a Toronto-based company. The plant would produce five megawatts of power. (GH Power image)
Scientists Chloe Immonen and Curran Crawford with the University of Victoria-based Pacifical Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery stand with their group’s state-of-the-art wind measurement buoy, Nov. 10 in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Plan to replace diesel with wind energy buoy launched by University of Victoria

Data collected from buoy could help shift rural, Indigenous communities away from diesel

Scientists Chloe Immonen and Curran Crawford with the University of Victoria-based Pacifical Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery stand with their group’s state-of-the-art wind measurement buoy, Nov. 10 in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Hydrogen fuel pump in Vancouver is one of four in B.C. There were 10 stations funded by the B.C. government in 2020. (Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association)

B.C. targets heavy trucking for next hydrogen fuel development

Mixing with natural gas part of Canada’s first hydrogen strategy

Hydrogen fuel pump in Vancouver is one of four in B.C. There were 10 stations funded by the B.C. government in 2020. (Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association)
Pennask Wind Farm. (Contributed)

Two Okanagan wind farms sold to Calgary-based company

Canadian Power has agreed to purchase Okanagan Wind’s two local wind farms

Pennask Wind Farm. (Contributed)
Mike Fetterer, Summerland’s facilities maintenance coordinator, drives the newly acquired electric ice resurfacer. (Contributed)

Summerland acquires electric ice resurfacer

New machine will reduce community’s greenhouse gas emissions

Mike Fetterer, Summerland’s facilities maintenance coordinator, drives the newly acquired electric ice resurfacer. (Contributed)
The municipality of Summerland has won an award for its efforts to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The municipality of Summerland has won an award for its efforts to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A biomass crane handling wood waste. (CNW Group/FortisBC)

FortisBC invests in renewable natural gas made from wood waste

New project features a facility operated in Fruitvale, B.C., in service as early as summer 2021

A biomass crane handling wood waste. (CNW Group/FortisBC)
Summerland’s $6-million solar array project is almost ready to go to the public to talk about location. File photo

Summerland’s solar power array on schedule

Solar project nearing public consultation stage

  • Jan 16, 2019
Summerland’s $6-million solar array project is almost ready to go to the public to talk about location. File photo