Sudbury green group wants $1-million solar farmSUN Co-operative, a Sudbury
not-for-profit organization, has made progress over the winter months
toward the construction of a $1-million solar farm on Vale-owned mine
property.Bob Jeffery, vice-president of the SUN
Co-operative board, said the group has made an application with the
Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program, which
offers small green power generators a chance to sell power to the
provincial grid at a guaranteed rate.“We're waiting for what they call a
Like many businesses in Ontario, hydro
rates make up the second highest operating cost, after payroll, for
“Whether times are good, or times are
bad, the electricity cost stays the same,” said Barrydowne Paint
co-owner Kelly Scott. “And to have it grow like it has, hits
Researchers from as far away as Russia and
Norway will gather in Sudbury for the Mining and Environment
International Conference at Laurentian University, June 20-25.
“The goal this year is to really celebrate
the successes of the Sudbury regreening program,” said Graeme
Spiers, an associate...
A farmers’ co-op, greenhouses to
accommodate large-scale sustainable crops, an online farmers market:
the range of ideas proposed by stakeholders to grow Timmins’
agri-food sector is vast and creative. But they’re just the start
of what could be an agricultural renaissance for the community.In ...
Harvesting woody biomass in Northern
Ontario for renewable fuels or value-added forest products hasn’t
quite reached Scandinavian-type proportions, but some forestry
researchers want to “get ahead of the curve” in measuring the
environmental impact of potentially large-scale operations.Scienti...