Entries by David Dodge from 09/2012

The Butterfly Effect: How A Single Wind Turbine Led To A Renewable Energy Revolution In Ontario

| Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Alberta

Change that comes this fast is not without controversy, but what's often lost in the hyperbole is the simple fact that Ontario has engaged thousands of citizens as well as small, medium and large businesses in building out the next generation of energy infrastructure.

What Alberta can learn from Ontario's Renewable Energy Revolution

| Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Alberta

Alberta and Ontario are, from an outsider's perspective, remarkably similar. Their residents sing the same anthem, they drink the same double-double's and a vast number of people in both places live vicariously through the local hockey team. But in one key aspect Ontario is practically another world. It has embraced renewable energy like nowhere else in North America.

A Tale of Two Wind Farms -- How You Develop Your Wind Resource Is As Important as Developing it in the First Place

| Posted 09.21.2012 | Green

While British Columbia might have a reputation as a verdant hippy haven it might surprise you to learn that B.C just got its first three wind farms in the last few years.

What Is It Like to Live Next to a 136-Megawatt Wind Farm? Get It Straight From the Horse's Mouth

| Posted 09.25.2012 | Green

Heidi Eijgel is an Alberta horse farmer who lives in the last house at the end of a gravel road surrounded by one of the largest wind farms in Alberta - and she's ok with that.

What it's Really Like to Live Near a Wind Farm

| Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Living

Heidi Eijgel is an Alberta horse farmer who lives in the last house at the end of a gravel road surrounded by one of the largest wind farms in Alberta -- and she's OK with that. In 2003, the 70 megawatt Summerview wind farm was built adjacent to Eijgel's property. She has been peacefully co-existing with that wind farm since then.