For a century, coal was king in the town of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. At one time, it had the largest underground coal mining operation in the world, but the last working mine was closed in 2001. In October, when the Newaberdeen Gardens Townhouse complex opens, two former mines will be put to good use -- their water will be used as a source of geothermal energy to power in-floor heating.
Imagine using the force of the sea to power homes and businesses? A new Canadian project may do just that.
Last week, Nova Scotia’s Environment Minister gave the green light for the Tidal Power Demonstration Project. The project, first announced in 2008, is part of the province’s effort to reduce their reliance on coal by 2015.