Sustainability Journal

September 2014 Issue (files are in PDF format)

GHG and energy in Ottawa

Ottawa could use local sources of energy for heating its buildings and employ local storage of electricity to greatly reduce the cost of power. These two functions are linked together in Exergy Storage systems so it is essential that the City and Ottawa Hydro work together to implement such a concept. The advantages would be the reduction (and eventual elimination) of GHG attributable to the Buildings and Power sectors, and a very large reduction in the costs of both thermal and electrical power.

How many billions could be saved?

A preliminary review of the potential savings that could be achieved by employing exergy storage in Ontario (hint: the total is $44 billion per year)