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Natural Gas Vs. Wind Electricity

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Oct 30, 2017 2:48:11 PM

Energy is a crucial part of our everyday lives, and that fact is often overlooked by those who are not involved in the energy industry. However, there is a growing awareness among the general population about the importance of minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Due to concerns such as these, and despite hefty prices, renewable sources of energy are growing in popularity. This leads us to question if the timing is right to introduce a higher percentage of renewables, such as wind, to Canada’s energy mix? This piece attempts to provide an educated and unbiased response to that question based upon factual information gathered regarding both natural gas and wind electricity.

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Topics: energy, natural gas, levelized energy costs, renewable natural gas, wind electricity, wind turbine, wind farm, commercial turbine, unaccounted for gas

Natural Gas Vs. Hydro Electricity

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Sep 14, 2017 1:45:24 PM

Energy- we as consumers need it to survive. The demand for energy in our modern world is ever-increasing. The pursuit now involves finding the most efficient, reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly options available. Renewables are growing in popularity for obvious reasons but they do come at a high price. On a related note, did you know that Canada is the second largest producer of hydroelectricity in the world? This substantial fact leads us to the question of increasing our hydro production even further. Currently, natural gas remains our nations highest utilized energy source, as seen in the chart below. This post aims to explore the various reasons to continue using natural gas to a higher degree, as opposed to increasing renewables such as hydropower.

 

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Topics: Natural Gas Industry, Energy East, hydroelectricity, hydropower, hydro, canada, renewables, vancouver, hydroelectric plant, renewable natural gas

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