More Fun Energy Facts

DSC03377Want to know more about energy conservation?

Renewable energy?

Or perhaps learn some helpful energy saving tips you can incorporate at home?

Throughout the coming months, we will be providing such information for you in the form of videos and interesting articles. So check back often!

 

5 Easy Steps to an Energy Efficient Home

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Want to know more about where we get our energy? Gridwatch by Bruce Power provides live information on how much power, and what kind of energy Ontario uses from hour to hour. Select the menu icon in the upper left corner if you want to know more about how the grid works, Ontario’s carbon emissions, total capacity, etc.

http://live.gridwatch.ca/home-page.html

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Energy Efficiency – The World in 2030

Energy efficiency is the most important single future source of energy to supply the growing energy demand and to protect the climate. Being energy efficient in industry, mobility and housing will offer the biggest potential to use energy more efficiently. Just through energy efficiency and with already existing technologies it’s possible to curb our predicted increasing global energy demand, and thus the CO2-emissions by the year 2030, significantly.

 

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Did you know that running your washing machine or dishwasher after 7pm and before 7am can save you an average of 7 cents per kWh? Many homes now have smart meters installed by their hydro provider, which reads not only how much electricity you use, but also when. Using hydro during peak times costs almost twice as much as using it during off-peak times. Here are some links that explain time of use, and what it means for you and your hydro bill.

http://www.hydroone.com/RegulatoryAffairs/RatesPrices/Pages/Default.aspx

http://www.torontohydro.com/sites/electricsystem/business/yourbilloverview/Pages/TOURates.aspx

 

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The Future of Energy?

Today, we consume a truly vast amount of energy – with demand continuing to skyrocket at an alarming rate. We know that producing this energy has significant environmental impacts and emitting so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere could cause catastrophic climate change. In this film, three academics look at wind power, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and material efficiency as examples of how we can cut our C02 emissions. They suggest that we must act now in order to avoid the serious risks of man-made global warming, one of our greatest challenges in the 21st century.