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This is one of 42 videos produced by Michigan State University’s Dr. Erik Runkle, interviewing greenhouse growers in the U.S. and Holland on their sustainable practices. Read the new feature story on these videos and other resources here.
Energy Edge chats natural gas CHP, biomass, and energy efficiency in its new Plant 5 with Ralph DeBoer.

Read the complete Energy Edge feature on Rosa Flora's energy management approach here.

Tim Weis of the Pembina Institute says in the Toronto Star that Ontario’s rising electricity prices have less to do with governmental support for renewable energy and more to do with nuclear power and other factors.

The final report on an innovative greenhouse project in Quebec is in – a project that involves a wood biomass heating system at a 12-greenhouse farm north of Drummondville.

A group of international scientists working has devised a crop production system in the outback of South Australia which uses solar energy to desalinate sea water.

Wind energy raises hackles with some rural Canadians and farm organizations concerned about health and the environment, but there's no question it's becoming entrenched as a source of green energy. The Canadian Wind Energy Association, or CanWEA, says Canada is on track for another record year for wind energy development in 2012.

Heating and cooling energy for a multi-level greenhouse research project in South Korea is partly being supplied by geothermal and solar systems.

The Brattleboro, Vermont ‘Energy Committee’ has just awarded three 2012 Sustainable Business Awards, one going to a project involving a greenhouse.
Farmers, the self-described new green pioneers, are increasingly turning to alternative energy to lower costs, solve problems, boost efficiency and shrink their environmental footprint.

Ambitious expansion plans are afoot for renewable energy and photovoltaics in the province of Ontario, Oleg Popovsky, business development manager of SunEdison tells pv magazine.

Two bio-energy conferences this week are examining all facets of using bio-materials to produce energy and more.
From April 24-26th, CanBio holds 'Advancing the Bio-economy: Biomass in a Canadian Energy Strategy' in Edmonton, Alberta. From April 23-25, The North American Waste-to-Energy Conference is running in Portland, Maine.
GreenField Ethanol and Cedarline Greenhouses plan to use the ethanol plant's byproducts for a greenhouse operation that would be built across the road. The next step is municipal planning approval, with construction beginning as soon as May, said Greg Devries, Cedarline owner.
Canadian Biomass magazine has published its 2012 Wood Pellet Mill Map, with up-to-date information on wood pellet suppliers, locations, production capacities, and more.
Looije Agro Technics in Turnice in Slovenia will shortly finish project Paradajz, which is about 20 kms from the Slovenian-Austrian border, which includes a modern greenhouse heated by a geothermal system.
Buying biomass by the tonne means that users could be paying for excess water, not heat.

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