Green, Sustainability & Carbon Footprint

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After almost 12 months the new rules for the Feed In Tariff (FIT) have been released. There are some significant changes to the program both in terms of the economics for the project and the process for applying.

FIT-2-feed-in-tariff-program.jpgMost of the interest for EMC members will be around the rooftop solar or ground-mount solar projects (there are other forms of renewable energy covered under the FIT program - wind, biogas, water, biomass etc.).

The complete price schedule can be found on the Ontario Power Authority website. Prices for rooftop solar range from 48.7 to 54.9 cents per kWh depending on the size. For ground-mount the prices range from 34.7 to 44.5 cents per kWh. It is important to note that even though these…

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The McGuinty government celebrates envirnomental excellence by introducing a new award recognizing local green achievement, leadership and innovation.

McGuinty Government Celebrates Environmental Excellence

Ontario is now accepting applications for a new award recognizing local green achievement, leadership and innovation. Launched on World Water Day, the Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence will honour the individuals and organizations working to enhance and protect our environment. Across Ontario, their work is helping to protect our natural resources, raise awareness, create good jobs, and ensure that our children and…

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Green/Sustainability - The Bigger Picture

By Stephanie Yakimishyn

This is about getting an understanding for just how big the Green/Sustainability concept is and where it fits in your business. There is so much information, so many newsletters and websites, etc. out there that (if you are like me) one needs to take a moment and look at the big picture first.

When it was decided that EMC would start to address Green/Sustainability concepts, issues, challenges, & opportunities and find out from our members what kinds of support they needed/would like to have regarding this topic, I was asked to spearhead this task.  Word went out to all the Field Service Advisors to funnel information they receive regarding Green/Sustainability to me.

I, quickly, discovered that we have a very prolific and "on the ball" team as I was inundated with all kinds of…

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Green/Sustainability - Now There's a Huge Topic!

By Stephanie Yakimishyn – 3 Comments

This is my first blog for EMC on this topic. Let me state right up front that I am a novice when it comes to Green and Sustainability and what that means to our members. However, I have decided to learn more about it and document what I learn as I go along.

Some of you will be miles ahead of me re: your knowledge around these issues and others will not be much further along than I am.

I welcome any and all comments...

So - Al called me and told me he would like me to take this course called "Getting Results from Lean & Green".

Part of me wondered what I would be getting into, but, (as Al well knows) I love to learn, so, on a crisp, blustery October 21st, I made my way to Mississauga to participate in the seminar.

Well, I thought I knew about "Green".  

I don't think I had ever considered the whole picture - except in some vague global sense - you know - global warming and greenhouse gases and the ever…

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