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Coverage of energy planning since October 22, 2021.

Huge breakthrough from BC-based company could lead to 1st commercial fusion energy plant

"...A British Columbia-based company has announced a major breakthrough that it believes could lead to the world’s first commercial fusion energy plant..."

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B.C.-based company announces milestone that could lead to commercial fusion energy Globalnews.ca

"...A British Columbia-based company has announced a major breakthrough that it believes could lead to the world's first commercial fusion energy plant..."

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Island First Nations can receive clean energy funding

"...Clean energy projects led by Island First Nations will be eligible for funding from the province..."

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Nailable Timberline Energy Shingles aim to popularize home solar

"...GAF Energy admits that it's not the first to innovate a more fully roof-integrated solar panel system, citing Dow and Tesla as others that have done similar work. However, it does believe the ease with which the Timberline shingles install, combined with GAF's leading place in the roofing market and nationwide installer network, will allow its product to break through in a way that others have not, making residential solar charging more commonplace. "Solar roofs are the future of clean energy, and Timberline Solar is the game-changing innovation that will get us there," declares GAF Energy president Martin DeBono..."

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How Can Asia Achieve a Clean Energy Transition? Examples from 5 Countries

"...In November 2021, India pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070. While there is a 20-year gap between the government’s timeline and the scientific consensus on the need to achieve net-zero by 2050 globally, India is still in the thick of developing its economy and lifting 360 million people out of poverty. India has multiple urgent issues to tackle — energy reliability primary among them..."

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Siebring won't support North Cowichan's draft climate plan as written

"...North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring has taken issue with the municipality’s draft climate action and energy plan. (File photo)..."

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Province releases new renewable energy plan

"...The provincial government released a new renewable energy plan on Thursday. It's a five-year plan that aims to reduce carbon emissions in line with federal goals. NTV's David Salter reports..."

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Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

"...According to Clean Energy BC, the self-proclaimed “voice of the Clean Energy industry and independent power for over 30 years”, the road to a green energy future lies in harnessing the numerous hydro, wind, and solar energy opportunities across B. C. The advocacy organization represents over 130 different groups, from First Nations with “run of river” hydro operations (like the Dasque-Middle project near Terrace), to small solar projects like the SunMine project near Kimberley, plus a handful of other innovative projects like biomass and biogas projects at landfills near Victoria (Hartland) and Cache Creek..."

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Combined ski slope and power plant named WAF World Building of the Year

"...The winner of the prestigious World Building of the Year prize has been revealed for 2021. CopenHill, by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), got the nod for its inspired combination of waste-to-energy plant and ski slope. The project was recognized on the final day of the three-day World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Lisbon, during an event that also featured the announcement of the Landscape of the Year, Future Project of the Year, and the WAFX Award..."

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FOREST INK: Private and public funding critical for forest decarbonization

"...The citizens the Cariboo will be familiar with many of the wild fire management activities around their communities that thinned and pruned stands and sent a lot of the residual material to bioenergy plants or for wood pellet production..."

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Recommissioning activities begin at northern B.C. green energy project

"...BioNorth Energy plans to have biomass plant back online later this month Caledonia Courier StaffDec. 3, 2021 1:00 p. m..."

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New joint venture partnership to buy and operate biomass facility

"...A joint-venture partnership has been formed in northern B. C. to invest in a clean energy project..."

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Engineering Technologist - Environmental Programs - Municipality of North Cowichan (Duncan, BC)

"...If you are self-motivated, looking to take on a new challenge where you can make a difference, enjoy both responsibility and accountability, and are ready to join one of British Columbia’s most inclusive and environmentally conscious municipalities, we look forward to receiving your application!..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention energy planning.

2/28/20 - Middle Grounds Cleanup; Consumers Energy Emisssions

Duration: 02:26

"...The EPA is seeking public comment regarding cleanup on Bay City's Middle Grounds..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about energy planning.

Electric Cars 'Cleaner'; Recyclable Blades & Russian Buses

"...'Almost Breaking News' is BACK! This month our roving 'Roberter' looks at electric buses in Russia, shocking news that electric cars are cleaner, a PV factory running on clean energy and the rise of driverless cars in the UK..."

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Why don’t we just burn our trash?

"...Waste to energy plants are seen as green innovations for countries where landfills dominate, as they reduce methane and generate renewable energy..."

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Economic Impact of Community Energy Plans Webinar

"...In this webinar Rob outlined the importance of community energy planning and how the implementation of community energy plans can create jobs in three ways:+ Retaining Energy Dollars in the Community through Energy Efficiency+ Attracting Investment in Local Energy Infrastructure+ Attracting Major Actors in the Transitioning Energy EconomyRob also brought insights from a recent QUEST New Brunswick research project that set out to examine the local economic benefits of implementing community energy plans in New Brunswick..."

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Webinar Economic Impact of NB Community Energy Plans - Mar 13 2020 - QUEST

"...Supported by the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund and New Brunswick Power, QUEST has been conducting research and field testing on the local economic benefits of implementing Community Energy Plans..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about energy planning relevant to the latest news.

Inherent roadmap of conversion of plastic waste into energy and its life cycle assessment: A frontrunner compendium

"...Burgeoning in the conversion of plastic waste into energy is a captivating strategy to circumvent the power generation shortages, greenhouse gas emissions, restricted space for landfilling, and can unravel the emanation of plastic waste disposal..."

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Selection of energy matrix sources in Chile using a fuzzy logic decision approach

"...Ocean power is far superior to geothermal energy and comparable to wind power and for this reason it should be considered together with nuclear power for the future Chilean energy matrix..."

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Selection of optimum green energy sources by considering environmental constructs and their technical criteria: a case study

"...The proposed integrated methodology reveals that the solar energy is the optimum choice for future green energy investment projects followed by other sources likely hydropower, biomass and biogas, and it also suggests that exhausted source is replaced by the available sources for future clean energy planning..."

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Plant capacity level and location as a mechanism for sustainability in biomass supply chain

"...Two configurations presented in this study which is the existing plant expansion (EP) configuration and the combination of existing and new plant configuration (ENP), by exploring the incentive and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission price value for the bioenergy plant to achieve the goal..."

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Agricultural and Municipal Waste Management in Thailand

"...One important factor is the government?s long term renewable energy plan which has supported the implementation of bioenergy projects..."

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A decision support system for the selection of sustainable biomass resources for bioenergy production

"...The proposed model was applied to biomass resource alternatives including crop residue, animal manure, forest residue, energy crops, and municipal solid waste..."

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Demonstration of the integrated rural energy planning framework for sustainable energy development in low-income countries: Case

"...With the vast rural population, the availability of locational renewable energy resources and limited finances in low-income (developing) countries, there is the need for an integrated and holistic energy planning framework to unlock their potential for achieving energy-based economic development..."

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Household energy consumption behaviors in developing countries: A structural decomposition analysis for Brazil

"...Thus, this paper proposes an input-output structural decomposition analysis methodology for identifying the main determining factors for variations in energy consumption in a developing country, according to income class, energy source, and household consumption basket composition..."

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Financial feasibility of waste-to-energy technologies for municipal solid waste management in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

"...This escalation in the generation of municipal solid waste has burdened the existing waste management infrastructure and increased the carbon footprint of the sector..."

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A fuzzy goal programming with interval target model and its application to the decision problem of renewable energy planning

"...Optimizing sustainable renewable energy portfolios is one of the most complicated decision making problems in energy policy planning..."

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