"Arbutus Bluff is now closer to the sun" states the Gabriola Island B&B's website, and it couldn't be more true with a solar hot water system reaping the rewards of summer sunshine. The system was installed three years ago to help decrease owner Bill and Liz's hydro bills.

Four brand new solar photovoltaic systems, also known as solar electric, are soaking up the spring sunshine and lowering energy costs for the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) on Vancouver Island, BC. The installations are part of a rural areas implementation plan for the Comox Valley sustainability strategy, and were fully paid for by the UBCM’s Gas Tax Agreement, which, through the Community Works Fund, provides local governments and other eligible recipients with financial support for a variety of capital and planning projects.

“Eolos is the Ancient Greek god of wind and namesake for a new wind power research station at the University of Minnesota's UMore Park in Rosemount. Launched in 2010 with grants from the Recovery Act and the US Department of Energy, the station will let technicians, physicists and civil engineers research how to make wind power more efficient and safe for future energy needs. 
The University of Minnesota is launching a new curriculum of study focusing on wind turbine implementation and installation for future sites across the nation.”

Green Dealership Leads the Way in Sustainability

By Sean Webber

Plans for India to have Asia's biggest Commercial Scale Tidal Power Plant
The Indian state Gujarat has approved plans for London-based tidal energy company Atlantis Resources to India’s first commercial tidal farm in on India’s West coast in the Gulf of Kutch. Atlantis Resources is also known for creating the world’s largest tidal turbine in the world in Scotland.