The last great water fight for the Mackenzie River

While reading Courrier International one article on the MacKenzie river recently caught my attention. It was first published by The Walrus, a Canadian magazine published by a non-profit charitable foundation. Here is an extract : ” the Mackenzie River empties a watershed nearly the size of Western Europe into the Arctic Ocean. Draining half of Alberta… Continue reading The last great water fight for the Mackenzie River

A huge solar and wind energy deal for Ontario

Solar and wind energies are going slowly but irresistibly mainstream as more and more large deals are being signed worldwide. Even if they still represent a tiny fraction of the world electricity generation, this will change this decade. The 2.5 GW deal signed in Ontario (Canada) by Samsung for $6.6 billion – 4.7 billion euros –… Continue reading A huge solar and wind energy deal for Ontario

Canadian wind energy industry is booming

Until now when I was thinking about Canadian energy I had the exploitation of oil shale in mind. But this is changing as the local wind energy industry is booming with up to 2,000 MW of installed capacity at the end of 2008. This is only the beginning as a deal for an offshore wind… Continue reading Canadian wind energy industry is booming