Collective batteries to provide backup power in tough times

By Laura Espiau Guarner|2023-07-17T05:13:46-04:0017 July 2023|Energy|

Worldwide rising prices of essential commodities – plainly put, food and energy- have made more evident the disproportionate vulnerability of poorer households in face of the socioecological crisis. An example: the extreme heat waves illustrate clearly the social inequalities derived from the -very unfortunate – combination of climate change and increasing electricity prices.

SolarShare, community-funded solar electricity in Ontario

By Laura Espiau Guarner|2023-07-03T04:57:05-04:0026 June 2023|Energy|

It is no secret that fossil fuels based energy should be that: a fossil from the past. Without entering here into the many economic, social, or technological obstacles for this to happen (ideally very very soon), we do say however that renewable energy cooperatives (REcoops) can be a key solution for the energy transition.

Towards energy autonomy through… cow poo?

By Laura Espiau Guarner|2023-03-15T09:46:56-04:0014 March 2023|Energy|

Renewable gases will be essential by 2050 to support the independence of territories from external energy supplies. Agricultural biomethanization, which transforms manure and slurry to produce methane gas, is a fairly widespread process in the world, particularly in Europe and the United States. It avoids emissions into the atmosphere while recovering the energy produced by the decomposition of organic matter.

Greener RVs thanks to old batteries

By Patrick Tanguay|2021-04-27T03:32:24-04:002 March 2021|Energy|

We love this initiative by Ryan Poh (click-through for a great series of images of his work)! He founded High Desert Off Grid, a one-man company through which he sells batteries to replace gas-powered generators in RVs (Recreational Vehicles).

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