Green Report

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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Hydro rates are killing businesses: Ont. Chamber
Like many businesses in Ontario, hydro rates make up the second highest operating cost, after payroll, for Barrydowne Paint. “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 str...
Sudbury world-renowned for its remediation program
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...
Agriculture grows in Timmins
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 ...
Field trials study biomass harvesting impact
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...


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