Energy

US (CO): As “green rush” rolls on, Boulder’s Surna helping make cannabis industry more sustainable

Boulder-based Surna, which designs, engineers and manufactures application-specific environmental control and air sanitation systems for commercial, state- and provincial-regulated indoor cannabis cultivation facilities in the U.S. and Canada, is helping cannabis growers become sustainable and efficient…

CAN: New study shows energy cost savings potential for Ontario greenhouses

Ontario’s greenhouse sector is growing fast, and a new report by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) shows there is great potential for energy efficiency to help manage increasing electricity demand in the sector while reducing costs for greenhouses. The greenhouse sector is one of the…

US (CA): The effects of the power outage on the legal cannabis industry

Electricity drives many legal grow operations and could irrevocably damage cannabis plants during harvest season. Following massive, deadly wildfires a year ago, while also dealing with bankruptcy negotiations, California utility company Pacific Gas & Electric decided to shut off power this week to avoid…

US (CA): Massive power outage threatens NorCal cannabis harvest

To prevent another wildfire, California’s biggest power company, Pacific Gas & Electric, shut off electricity in dozens of counties. Around 1.8 million users across Northern California have been and will be affected by the outage, which began on midnight, Oct. 8. PG&E officials say the outage will last…

CAN (ON): Growing energy demand from greenhouses being addressed

The provincial agency that operates Ontario’s power grid is working on initiatives to help address electricity usage and pricing for the local greenhouse industry. The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) said it is seeing significant growth in the vegetable and cannabis sectors in Essex and…

Cannabis cultivation facilities may negatively impacting air quality, researchers say

The strongly scented, volatile chemical compounds given off by growing cannabis plants may be contributing to poor air quality around cannabis cultivation facilities, according to a new study from researchers at the Desert Research Institute (DRI), supported by the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) in…

How the cannabis industry can do better to fight climate crisis

Cannabis is a pretty eco-friendly plant, all things considered: It’s versatile, it’s one of the fastest-growing commercial crops, and it may even help clean up soil that’s been contaminated by other farming practices. But despite all that, not to mention its perception as an Earth-loving agro-business,…

US (IL): Cannabis growers will face energy efficiency and reporting rules

When Illinois’ new law legalizing recreational cannabis takes effect Jan. 1, growers will face some of the strongest energy efficiency and reporting requirements in the…

"Solar PV without the coffin"

Conventionally to protect the working parts of a solar panel it was encased in an aluminum coffin with a glass top… the coffin was responsible for a lot of the embedded energy that goes into making a solar PV panel as well as the ultimate capital cost. The coffin also creates all the bulk on rooftops which greatly adds to…

to help greenhouse development Chatham-Kent

CAN (ON): Construction begun on Chatham-Kent natural gas line

Today construction work has officially begun on two new natural gas transmission pipelines in Chatham-Kent after they were granted approval from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). That was announced by Bill Walker, Associate Minister of Energy. “By expanding access to natural gas, our government is helping…

1,634 solar panels for even greener washing

Unifortes lowers its carbon footprint through the installation of solar panels. In recent weeks, the workers from Aannemer de Heer have been working hard at a green future for Unifortes. No less than 1634 solar panels have recently been installed on the roof of the business premises that will contribute…

CAN (BC): Taking care of cannabis waste

A Delta company that has developed a portable technology for processing cannabis waste has been given the go-ahead by the federal government. Micron Waste Technologies Inc.…

US (IL): Strict energy efficiency rules for cannabis growers

Both recreational and medical cannabis growers in Illinois will have to meet high standards for their energy and water use.  A state law signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker in June places limits on the amount of water and electricity growers can use, as well as setting requirements for water runoff and wastewater.…


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