September 2004
Alternatives Journal (AJ) - Canada's Environmental Voice;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p4
Academic Journal
The article presents information on several environmental developments that are taking place in Canada. The Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency, has offered to fund building owners' new institutional, commercial and industrial projects to increase the energy-efficiency of their properties by investing in green roofing. Green roof technologies include root-repellent and waterproof membranes that allow vegetation to grow directly on rooftops. It reduces energy costs by regulating building temperatures. Green roofs are also effective in reducing greenhouse gases and beautifying the community. NB Power and Eastern Wind Power Inc., are considering the plans for a wind farm at Dark Harbor on the western coast of Grand Manan, in New Brunswick. Reportedly, the wind farm's 11 turbines will generate 20 megawatts of energy, which would be enough to early as the fall of 2005. The Ontario government has released its discussion paper, "Places to Grow," which outlines the first long-term regional smart growth strategy of its kind. The plan is very the first step in order to managing growth in Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe area.


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