This video presents “Inside look at tunnel under Niagara Falls”:

Nov. 8, 2012: Ontario Announced that the Niagara Tunnel Project Nears Completion

This is an update to my previous blog BIG BECKY Boring Phase is Now Completed for the Niagara Tunnel Project.

The Niagara Tunnel Project will divert water from the Niagara River and carry it to the Niagara Falls generating stations.

  • With the completion of the concrete lining for the 10.2 kilometre tunnel
    • The tunnel liner wall is 60 centimetres thick and made of cast-in-place concrete
  •  When completed in 2013, the tunnel will allow:
    • Additional water from the Niagara River to flow to the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station at a rate of 500 cubic metres per second

    • Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to increase output at the Sir Adam Beck generating stations by about 1.6 billion kilowatt-hours

      • This will supply Ontario with enough clean, renewable electricity to power 160,000 homes
  • The Niagara Tunnel Project is the largest renewable energy project of its type under construction anywhere in the world and has brought approximately $1 billion in economic benefits to the region

Did you know?

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This video presents “Jamieson Solar Project In Windsor:

  • John Falls, VP of global operations, Jamieson Laboratories, talked on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, about the company’s latest roof-top solar project:

Solar Power: News & Free Workshop on Ontario's Feed-In Tariff 2.0 Program Aug.28, 2012

Solar Power: News & Free Workshop on Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff 2.0 Program Aug.28, 2012

Solar 101 Workshop

What you need to know about the Feed-In Tariff (FIT 2.0) Program

FREE Admission

Tuesday August 28, 2012

6:00pm (light refreshments will be served)

Windfall Ecology Centre
93A Industrial Parkway South

Aurora, Ontario, Canada

Please click here to RSVP: kscott@windfallcentre.ca

Windfall Ecology Centre invites you to join their Solar Advisors to:

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This video shows the various exhibitors of the Windfall Ecology Festival in 2010:

Windfall Ecology Centre invites you to the  FREE Windfall Ecology Festival on June 9 & 10, 2012.

The Windfall Ecology Festival:

  • is open FREE of charge to the public
  • is York Region’s largest Environmental & Energy Conservation Exposition which is a premier outdoor event where thousands of people enjoy:
    • over 200 dynamic exhibits
    • getting involved in workshops
    • stimulating entertainment by performers
      • and speakers who care about the environment
  • fosters public awareness about opportunities for environmental change
  • “spurs people to take the initiative in making their homes, businesses and communities more ecologically advanced and environmentally sound, while encouraging meaningful activation and participation”

Get Involved & Get Inspired: 2012 Windfall Ecology Festival Workshops

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You're Invited: RainScaping at Home! Workshops to Offset Impacts of Storm Water

You're Invited: RainScaping at Home! Workshops to Offset Impacts of Storm Water

RAIN informs us that stormwater runoff impacts water quality and quantity by:

  • “transporting pollution directly into lakes and rivers;
  • eroding shorelines, loss of topsoil that hastens further runoff;
  • warming up surface water, making it more susceptible to waterborne bacteria and hazardous to fragile marine life;
  • overflowing sewage treatment facilities, allowing untreated human waste to flow directly into surface water; and
  • robbing groundwater aquifers of adequate recharge capacity”

RAIN’s solutions to the above problems include allowing “more rain to soak into the ground by installing rain gardens and increasing permeable areas.”

Windfall Ecology Centre Offers FREE RAIN Workshops:

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You're Invited: Windfall Ecology Centre's Summer Workshops

You're Invited: Windfall Ecology Centre's Summer Workshops

Windfall Ecology Centre offers the following workshops as well as info on job readiness and career development in the green economy:

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ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes Grants For Homeowners Are Back

Summer is a great time to do home renovations, especially when Natural Resources Canada wants to help you now (June 6, 2011 – March 31, 2012) reduce the costs of making your home more energy efficient.

Homeowners who participated in the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program to date have saved 20 percent on their energy bills.

Windfall Ecology Centre just informed us the following good news for homeowners:

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