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Can the power-hungry cannabis sector turn over a new leaf?

If you pass the goats grazing on the hillside, you've missed it. Up a long country driveway at a ranch-style farmhouse in Ancaster, Ontario, there's no sign telling visitors they've arrived at Canada's largest licensed producer of organic cannabis. Just a badminton net. "We're trying to give it a…

US (CA): High-end cannabis cultivator goes green

Weed might be green, but growing cannabis isn't always environmentally friendly. Outdoor farming impacts rivers and streams and indoor greenhouses consume significant amounts of energy. Canndescent's Adrian Sedlin gave Cheddar's Alyssa Julya Smith a tour of the company's first-in-the-industry…

Can power-hungry cannabis sector turn over a new leaf?

If you pass the goats grazing on the hillside, you’ve missed it. Up a long country driveway at a ranch-style farm house in Ancaster, Ontario, there’s no sign telling visitors they’ve arrived at Canada’s largest licensed producer of organic cannabis. Just a badminton net. “We’re trying to give it a…

The industry's costly problem of cannabis waste

Medical and recreational cannabis is projected to be a $13 billion dollar industry in the US in 2019, which has investors and eager entrepreneurs alike clambering to get in on the market. Seemingly overnight, cannabis in the US has gone from an underground enterprise to a booming industry - and everyone…

Most states legalizing cannabis have yet to grapple with energy demand

Cannabis cultivation in the United States this year will consume 1.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity, about as much as the nation’s 15,000 Starbucks stores. And next year it’ll be even more, according to a report from analytics firm New Frontier Data estimating just how much power it takes to…

US (MI): Michigan regulators present water, air and energy challenges

Michigan regulators are preparing for the environmental impact of the state’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the department in April to create a Marijuana Regulatory Agency to better regulate both the medical industry and upcoming recreational industry. As of…

"Ontario's power system is ready for upcoming summer months"

Ontario’s power system is prepared to meet the province’s expected demand for electricity over the coming summer months, according to the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) latest Reliability Outlook . “Our system remains reliable as we head into the summer, with adequate resources to…

CAN (ON): New transmission line expected to meet growing electricity needs in Windsor-Essex

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has requested Hydro One to develop and construct a transmission line to meet the increasing electricity needs in the Windsor-Essex region. “The IESO is committed to ensuring Ontario businesses and communities have the electricity they need to grow and…

Essex County, Ontario

Canada: Hydro One to boost Leamington greenhouses power supply

Leamington, a municipality in Ontario, Canada, has an ever-expanding greenhouse industry. In the very near future it will get a major power boost with a new 230-kilovolt…

GreenTech heading down the home stretch

Day three of the GreenTech is in full swing. Until 5 pm, everyone can still attend a lecture (click here for the programme), visit a pavilion, drop by the stands for a chat, or take a look at an interesting product. And don't forget to ask our 'photographer army' to take your picture if they haven't done…


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