Solar farm and home system of 10kW
Inverter anti-islanding. Prevents electrifying the grid while grid is down.
Isolation ring for the meter can be installed so you can attach a generator to the house to let the inverter keep working during a grid failure.
A Canadian report of a 2008 study of cities over 200,000 people around the world, listed Regina as sixth best in the world for solar energy generation potential.
Kelln has a system for pumping cattle water, that motion detects cattle, pumps up water to a bowl, and then lowers it below the frost line after the cattle have left.
Solar panels have passed the $1/Watt holy grail.
$500/Watt at the beginning.
250W panels on Toronto St. install.
Battery Depot which we drove by, has no apparent interest in marketing their products to solar users. Why aren’t they making money by putting solar panels on their south facing roof?
Tour’s poster designed by anti-nuke artist Richard Vicarious [sp?].
Picked up a few more people at Candy Cane park, then at Mac the Moose in Moose Jaw.
2.7kW grid tied system next on the south west corner of Moose Jaw. There are two arrays mounted on the ground, and their angles can be changed.
Next was a hybrid system to heat a stable. GAIT equestrian centre.
$1500 for the excavation of a geothermal cooling/heating system seen in photo.
Radiant heat presentation.
Saw a real moose behind Mac the Moose.
5.7kW building integrated solar on a car port in Belle Plaine.
More detail and photos to come soon.
The other satirical bit is that Saskatchewan’s Sask Party recently announced they’d be saving taxpayers millions of dollars by starting a P3 Bike Share like Stettler had. No wait, they said they were going to build P3 schools, after the Alberta model, to build schools faster.
“While it’s not immediately clear what impact the Obama (climate change) plan will have on the province, the government of Saskatchewan has taken measures to address the greenhouse gas issue through the development of programs and policies that will reduce our CO2 emissions,’ Wall said. “We have our (GHG) emissions reduction targets and continue to work toward them.”
Wall’s government’s plan is to reduce emissions to 20% below 2006 levels by 2020. Any climatologist could tell you this is totally insufficient to arrest climate change. The Kyoto protocol to reduce GHG to below 1990 levels, is arguably insufficient also, and there was a lot less carbon going into the atmosphere in 1990 than in 2006.
In fact, the destined-to-fail SaskParty plan is based on the equally political and unscientific Conservative [Not] Made In Canada (TM) lack-of-plan in Ottawa. That’s why all of the numbers are 20-20-20, they are a propaganda gimmick, not a scientific reality to “address the greenhouse gas issue”. They are ‘addressing it’ by reassuring the casual observer into a false sense of security, to trick people into thinking their leaders have the problem under control when in fact it’s totally mismanaged.
If you Do The Math, you’d want serious action from our government.
Conservative Minister: “Why is that the only question that interests you?”
Journalist: “Because you wont answer it, that’s why it’s interesting!”
“You want the one question that I won’t answer because it changes every day.”
“We’ve been asking this for a year now,” Off says exasperatedly.
That's a first: a Canadian government Minister just hung-up on Carol. Interview airs tonight.—
As It Happens (@cbcasithappens) June 11, 2014
Conservative Transparency. Can’t provide a number during a year of questioning, because it always changes, or is more probably embarrassing for exposing a lie.
UPDATE: Minister Whiny comes back with retorts, on Twitter:
Then the Minister contradicts the phrasing used intentionally on the radio to hide how many refugees are actually in Canada now, saying there are over 1500 already here. On the radio, there were no more than 1500 here, possibly fewer than dozens.
This is another thing that should bother people about Minister Whiny. After a year of refusing an interview, he finally contacted the media at a time when he could run away claiming he was late for Question Period, should he need to dodge any tough questions.
It’s a strategy employed by Rob Ford, infamous Mayor of Toronto, with the same radio program!
His motivation for being evasive is clear, in this tweet he shared in an attempt to project on As It Happens journalist Off.
“If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. #TheArtofWar”
The Minister went on to say, “@cbcasithappens @caroloffcbc Your objective today was to belittle Cda’s work to date, not help Syrian refugees, or mobilize more support.”
How could Canadians knowing how many Syrians Canada had actually helped, “belittle” our country’s effort, unless the effort has been little?
Is his comma between the number an “enjoying Canada’s protection” meant to be an and, or an “or”. If “or” like he said on air, then that’s a weaselly way of saying that Canada’s trying to protect those Syrians while they are abroad and still in direct danger.
(PC Load Letter is from printer displays of the past, and the comedy Office Space. It indicates the paper tray is empty. It was the best pun I could come up with on short notice.)
Looks like a blatant vote misdirection scheme, akin to RoboCon used by the federal Conservatives in the last general election. One of the Conservative campaigns, in Guelph, is under scrutiny in court right now.
This sort of survey isn’t going to make the best website possible for our country.
I found the survey easy to take, but the results will be skewed toward the menu options listed, instead of answering the question ask which was “where would I look for X”, which is “Google”. Making sure existing links continue to work forever, would be the best way to ensure material is locatable by the public.
It’s here. This IEA report spells out peak oil as being in the past.
“Days of cheap energy over, IEA figures show”
The IEA’s annual outlook on investment, released today, shows annual investment in new fuel and electricity supply has more than doubled in real terms since 2000. Costs to the oil and gas industry also have doubled in that period and the IEA warns of “gradual depletion of the most accessible reserves.”
Canada is already seeing projects cancelled because of the high costs of developing the oilsands. And its contradictory stance on climate change with rules for the oil and gas industry repeatedly delayed may contribute to future uncertainty.
There would be no “gradual depletion” if we were in the non-peaked early 20th century.
The added expense of energy has a silver lining in that it will convince affluent North Americans to consider lower energy means of living. This could reduce pollution causing lung disease and climate change.
An important trial in Canadian history is underway in Guelph, Ontario. Michael Sona, the only person accused by prosecutors of carrying out the illegall robocalls in Guelph to redirect people to the “Old Quebec St. Mall”, faces jail and fines. However, he could not have carried out this crime by himself, calling into question the accuracy of the investigation by Al Mathews.
Here’s a list of some of the evidence being presented in court today, as I assembled it over the past 2 years. It includes one of the robocalls heard this morning, as well as another used elsewhere in Ontario, but not by the Guelph Conservatives under question in court.
"CIMS is pretty restrictive in terms of who can access it," Crawford. Had to fill out user agreement.—
Robocalls trial (@robocallstrial) June 02, 2014
Crawford’s note that CIMS is restrictive in access helps prove the point that the Poutine election fraud was a conspiracy since Sona did not have access to both download the required phone numbers then remove evidence of such an act. Someone with more database permission than Sona had to have acted to cover tracks of the illicit access.
Send the teachers and administrators home for causing a distraction. Mistaking 2014 for 1914, they sent young women (and even a couple men) home for wearing clothing that showed some skin *gasp*.
This sort of body control aimed at women, has no place in a modern school system.