On the face of it, Americans seem to love trash. Canadians, not so much, as the story of Plasco Energy Group highlights. The company is capitalizing on that apparently national desire to put trash in its place; in Canada’s case, diverting its municipal solid waste, or MSW, to waste-to-energy streams.
Two entities that are becoming leaders in the new energy sector have announced that they will partner to build a center to develop and manufacture grid modernization technologies.
The Ontario government, frequently touted as one of the greenest provinces in Canada for its investment in renewable energy, has done an about face on its support of offshore wind power. This move has left many fearing that the government is risking its reputation as a renewable energy leader.
Earlier this week Ontario, Canada set a new provincial record for hourly electricity output from wind power.
At 9:00 PM EST, 1,056-megawatts of electricity were generated from Ontario-based wind turbines. For the day, wind power provided 5% of the Province's entire electricity supply.