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Fuel for thought: a future in bio- diesel (04/04)

By the year 2050, if fossil fuels continue to be consumed at the rate at which they are consumed today, the earth will run out of oil, predicts Douglas Niles, a Thunder Bay researcher and innovator.

Developer not stymied by EA threat (05/04)

The company behind a controversial quarry proposal on Lake Superior says it will forge ahead with site preparations and dock improvements this summer despite published reports suggesting Ontario Environment Minister Leona Dombrowsky is considering or

$85M power upgrade underway (05/04)

Brascan Power Corp., the parent company of Sault Ste. Marie’s Great Lakes Power Ltd., is investing $85.8 million to upgrade 164 kilometres of transmission lines between Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa in northeastern Ontario. Comstock Canada Ltd.

Bio oil to power up the Sault (05/04)

Sault Ste. Marie could be the site of one of the world’s first commercial uses of a cogeneration plant powered by bio oil.

Energy to grow on (04/04)

No one could ever claim that Laurence McKay is stuck in the dark ages. McKay, owner of Northern Lights Energy Systems on St. Joseph Island, is in the alternative energy business.

Wind farm agreement signed (03/04)

The signing of an agreement to explore the development potential of a wind farm along the north shore of Lake Superior is being hailed as a success by the Pays Plat First Nation.

Power plant expanding (03/04)

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is contributing $4.5 million toward the acquisition and future expansion of the Weyerhaeuser power plant in Sturgeon Falls.

Insurance woes stall business plan (03/04)

Flying over Northern Ontario, one sees a land below, dotted by glittering sapphire pools of seemingly pristine lakes. It is a picture-postcard image that Murray Jardine says hides a darker truth.

Synfuel targets spring construction (01/04)

Synfuel Technology Inc. encountered resistance when the public had a chance to voice their concerns over the development of a $230-million power plant in Thunder Bay. The concerns relate to Sec.5 of Ministry of Environment regulations.

Water repairs carry hefty price tag (03/04)

A water intake repair that one First Nation community in the North believed would only require the replacement of a diesel motor, has been tagged at more than $1.2 million.