Canada’s First Geothermal Power Plant

At the end of last year, on a leased property two hours southeast of Regina, Saskatchewan, a local company, Deep Earth En​ergy Corp., began preparations for Canada’s first geothermal power plant. Unlike other renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, geothermal energy runs 24/7, and isn’t subject to seasonal variations as with hydroelectric. According to CanGEA, the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association, Canada has enough geothermal potential to supply at least 5% of its electricity via geothermal. So why is this only Canada’s first plant?

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The Power of Water and Volcanoes: Costa Rica’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Record

Costa Rica has set an amazing record. For the first 75 days of 2015, the Central American nation powered the entire country with renewable energy. Now they’re looking to geothermal power solutions to meet their 2021 goal of being completely carbon neutral.

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Soccket, Kicking Up Power and Rolling Out the Fun

Soccer, the world’s most popular sport, has now added innovative technology to its ball with a goal of reducing poverty in the developing world. A few Harvard female entrepreneurs invented Soccket in order to bring light to where there is no light. Soccket is “much more than a normal soccer ball, the Soccket is a portable generator that provides fun and power …

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Biochar: An Old Technology with New Applications

The International Biochar Initiative is an international non-profit that seeks to promote the use of biochar, a solid material made from the carbonization of biomass, through research, commercial endeavours, policy,development workers, and farmers. There are a number of benefits of biochar that make it an innovative asset in a wide range of regions. As a natural soil enhancer, biochar effectively …

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