Energy Shift

Portable Solar Panel Power Station

What do you get when you combine a shipping container, solar panels and trailer? Well you get a portable off the grid solar power generating station that also generates clean drinking water! A company called Ecosphere Technologies has created the Ecos Power Cube. With the ability to generate power …


T’Sou-ke FN Leads Way in Canadian Renewable Energy

In 2009 T’Sou-ke First Nation became a leader in the Canadian renewable energy industry.  They installed a 75kW solar energy system that powers all of the administration building and provides an annual stream of income by selling the excess power to BC Hydro. Last week I had the honour …


Why are BC Hydro rates rising by 45%?!

Last week the National post reported that BC Hydro had to borrow $3 billion (that’s BILLION “with a B”) in order to pay a mandatory annual dividend to the Provincial Government. After reading the story I went through the BC Hydro Service Plan 2014/15–2016/17 in order to get a …


Energy Shift Requires Shift in Conversation

I just read the “Energy Shift” article by David Suzuki and it made me think of a discussion that I had with a man I met last week. He was listening to a colleague and I talk about Solar energy vs non renewable resources and he joined in by …


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