Natural gas rates rising for Union Gas, Enbridge customers

The Canadian Press  Published Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:57PM EDT  Natural gas rates are going up April 1 for customers in Ontario, particularly for those served by Union Gas. The Ontario Energy Board approved rate increases for Union Gas that will see the average customer in the north west pay an extra $50.30 a year, an increase of $40.76 for …

Ontario Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent

  NEWS Office of the Premier     Ontario Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent System Restructuring Delivers Lasting Relief to Households Across Province March 2, 2017 9:40 A.M.   Ontario is lowering electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for all residential customers as part of a significant system restructuring that will address long-standing policy challenges and …

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Lower Hydro Rates in Ontario

NEWS Office of the Premier     Households and Small Businesses Across Ontario to Benefit from Lower Hydro Bills Single-Largest Reduction to Electricity Rates in Ontario’s History March 14, 2017 10:00 A.M.   Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Barrie today to discuss how Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan will lower electricity rates for households and small businesses by an average of …

Quebec RenoVert Tax Incentive

Quebec RénoVert 20% Tax Credit, Rénoclimat and ChauffezVert Incentives

On March 18, 2016 the Government of Quebec announced the rollout of the RénoVert Tax Credit. The RénoVert program is a refundable tax credit for eco-friendly home renovations that is intended for individuals who have a qualified contractor carry out recognized eco-friendly renovation work on their principal place of residence or a winterized cottage they normally occupy. The amount of the tax credit …

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New, more efficient heat pumps require longer loop systems

By Stan Marco, GeoSmart Energy

Over the past few years, thousands of geothermal heat pump systems have been installed across Canada responding to the demand for more cost-effective, energy efficient and renewable heating and cooling solutions for home and business.

Geothermal energy a cheaper option

By Ryan Jahnke, Thermo Source (as published in the The Detroit News, Opinion Editorials)
February 16, 2013 at 1:00 am

The state of Michigan has taken a great step in encouraging wind farms, solar arrays and biodiesel, but is missing out on another tremendous source of renewable energy: Geothermal. Unlike your typical renewable energy systems, geothermal is an energy conservation measure that utilizes free, constant and continuous temperature stored naturally in the ground to provide the most energy-efficient form of comfort heating, comfort cooling, domestic hot water and even refrigeration. When compared to typical fossil fuel furnaces and air conditioners, geothermal systems can provide energy savings of up to 60 percent.

Pushing the Geothermal Envelope

Innovative GeoSmart Energy earns solid reputation for expertise and knowledge
By GREG McMILLAN

There’s an adage used by sports teams that goes something like this: You’re only as good as the players around you. In many ways, that same maxim applies to the business world. And a specific example can be found with GeoSmart Energy, one of the largest non-manufacturing based distributors of geothermal heating and cooling solutions.

Learning about the inner workings of the heatpump

SUCCESS STORY – Centennial College

November 27, 2012

The future of the geothermal industry is in great hands thanks to a strategic partnership between Centennial College and GeoSmart Energy. The alliance between education and industry has given students in the Energy System Engineering Technology program unprecedented access to practical hands-on training on a fully-functioning geothermal system at the college’s Progress Campus where it joins other onsite renewable energy systems including wind turbines and solar panels.

GeoSmart Drilling - adding grout

Use the right grout on your next geothermal project

By Stan Marco, GeoSmart Energy (as published in the Fall 2012 issue of Ground Water Canada)

Adhering to environmentally friendly and following sustainable practices are two important factors to keep in mind when installing geothermal systems. Our industry’s reputation relies on system designers, contractors, drillers and installers maintaining the highest of standards in all aspects of the installation. This includes selecting the right grout for the job.