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A new research project shows it’s possible to provide power using renewable energies without increased risk of a blackout.
Two geothermal wells in the Netherlands' Californie horticultural area are set to come online in the coming weeks and a third is being prepped for drilling by the end of 2013.
A renewable energy-powered, year-round local food growing and wholesale grower’s hub is taking root in Rutland County, Vt.
The U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is spearheading a three-year, nationwide project to create unprecedented, 36-hour forecasts of incoming energy from the sun for solar energy.
An agroforestry professor at the University of Saskatchewan is exploring farming willow to provide locally-produced biomass for heating greenhouses and municipal buildings.
The final agenda and slate of speakers have been set for next week's Canadian Wood Pellet Heating Conference, and includes speakers on agricultural applications, heating appliances, sustainability, case studies, markets and more.
True Leaf Farms and commercial solar power products and services provider SPG Solar have completed a combination rooftop solar power system and SunSeeker tracker ground-mount system to lower operating costs and drive sustainability.
The world’s cumulative solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity capacity surpassed 100 GW in 2012, according to new market figures from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).
The Canadian Wood Pellet Heating Conference, to be held in Quebec City from Feb. 27 to March 1, has announced its speaker line up.
Despite restrictions on imported foreign solar technologies, Indian companies are powering ahead with innovative solar schemes like a solar powered greenhouse generator.
As Ontario continues to increase its use of renewable sources of energy in the electrical market, it has become increasingly necessary for storage and demand response technologies to fill in some of the gaps for regulation service.
Right next to a commercial nursery and greenhouse operation on the outskirts of Wooster, Ohio, paddlewheels keep water constantly moving in four 30-by-200-foot ponds shaped like automotive raceway circuits.
Groundwork Hudson Valley’s sustainable horticulture education centre received a boost recently, thanks to a hydroponic system donated by American Hydroponics.
A Nova Scotia grower is already saving big by burning wood pellets to heat its greenhouses. Now owners Robert and Colleen Parker have their sights set on grass pellets to help achieve further heating cost cuts.  
A Plant-Microbial Fuel Cell that can generate electricity from the natural interaction between living plant roots and soil bacteria may provide a new source of clean energy.

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