Stories from the clean energy revolution that's already underway
85. How to make your smart meter even smarter
Chances are the electricity meter in your home is dumb as a sack of hammers. We head to Medicine Hat, Alberta, to find out what smart meters are, and we talk to the CEO of a company that makes smart meters even smarter.
84. Integrated bio-refinery produces ethanol, heat, power and fertilizer all from a daily delivery of 500 tonnes of cow poop
On their own a feedlot, an anaerobic digester and an ethanol plant might not make sense but combine them and you've got an integrated bio-refinery where each business feeds the other in a virtuous cycle.
83. Is Alberta Canada's next big solar market? We make the case
Solar energy may only make up 0.03 per cent of Alberta’s 14,000 megawatts of electrical generation capacity but there was definitely a buzz at the CanSIA Solar West conference when rookie Energy Minister, Frank Oberle gave the keynote speech.
82. How we built our own Earthship, a radically sustainable, off-grid home on the prairie
When you tell people you’re building an Earthship there are two stock responses. First there are the believers. These are the people who’ve watched Garbage Warrior, twice. This is the story of how my family built an Earthship in southern Alberta this summer.