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Bob Jeffery, vice-president of the SUN Co-operative's board of directors, said the organization's planned solar farm, located near the former Murray Mine site, would resemble the one pictured.
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 ...


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Province readies Northern First Nations for connectivity
The province is launching the Remote Electrification Readiness Program in preparation to connect remote First Nations communities to Ontario’s electricity grid.Funding will go towards community readiness plans submitted by any of the 25 eligible First Nations and tribal councils that currently re...
Terminate Ontario wind, solar contracts, says Fraser report
Costly wind and solar project contracts are primarily to blame for Ontario’s rising power prices, according to a Fraser Institute study released Oct. 30.The 40-page report co-authored by Ross McKitrick and Tom Adams entitled, “What goes up, Ontario’s soaring electricity prices and how to get them d...
Research could lead to dissipation of toxic algae
When you’re in the environmental research business, finding blue-green algae can be a double-edged sword: it’s good for the researchers, but not so good for the people living in the area.A collaborative research project between environmental engineering firm Canadian Shield Consultants and the Nort...
TransCanada acquires Northern solar facilities
TransCanada Corp. has acquired a trio of solar power facilities from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., including two in New Liskeard.The facilities, worth $182 million, are newly completed and generate 10 megawatts each. Liskeard 3 and 4 are located in the New Liskeard region, while the third is l...


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