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Henry D. Thoreau

 

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Thursday
Apr282016

2016 Southeast MB Renewable Energy Show Talks

"A Vision for Renewable Energy in Manitoba"

Bruce Duggan, Buller Centre for Business

"The Passive House Standard"

Eric Bjornson, Sundial Building Performance

Monday
Apr082013

Small-scale Wind energy may not make sense

Read this article by Kris De Decker (Low-Tech Magazine),  before deciding to go off-grid with small scale wind power.

Small windmills put to the test

Wednesday
Dec072011

Wood Heat

When combined with responsible woodlot management, wood heat has the potential to be a near net-zero carbon emitting energy source. Trees take up CO2 as they grow, and re-release it when burned. The only additional CO2 emissions are those generated by harvesting & transporting the wood.

If you haven't heard of masonry heaters, you're in for a pleasant surprise.

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Wednesday
Dec072011

Ron Peters' Solar Wall

Ron Peters, who lives on Greenland Road, built this solar wall to heat his garage. A search for solar walls in Google or Youtube will yield lots of other examples. Following are some photos showing his work:

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