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Some examples of biomass

Generating Electricity: Biomass

Learn how biomass can be used to generate electricity.
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Generating Electricity: Biomass

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Nimesh Patel

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Manager, Engineering Services
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Nimesh Patel

Stacey Corbett

Stacey Corbett

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Geographic Information Systems Manager
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Stacey Corbett

Coal and natural gas fueled generator near Hanna, Alberta, Canada

Generating Electricity: Fossil Fuels

Learn how energy from fossil fuels can be used to generate electricity.
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Generating Electricity: Fossil Fuels

Bacteria can be used to generate electricity

Microbial Fuel Cells

In a few decades, some of the electricity you use might be generated by bacteria.
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Microbial Fuel Cells

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What are the Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy?

These two “point-counterpoint” videos provide arguments for and against using nuclear energy to generate electricity.
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What are the Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy?

Wind turbines with energy storage system

Can You Store Electricity for Later?

Sometimes, power plants make too much electricity. Energy storage technologies can help! They store the extra electricity and release it when demand goes up.
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Can You Store Electricity for Later?

Birds flying near a wind farm

Are wind farms a threat to wildlife?

Wind power is a growing source of electricity generation. But wind projects often affect local wildlife populations, and researchers are using environmental monitoring techniques to alleviate some of these impacts.
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Are wind farms a threat to wildlife?

Thermal images of people and objects

Thermopower and the Body Heat-Powered Flashlight

Can your body be a source of electricity generation? Maybe, if you understand heat transfer. Explore this concept through a 2013 invention by a Canadian teen.
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Thermopower and the Body Heat-Powered Flashlight

Charging a cell phone

What If You Could Charge Your Phone Using Radio Waves?

Could we use radio waves to charge electrical technologies in the future?
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What If You Could Charge Your Phone Using Radio Waves?

Carillon Hydroelectric Power Station, Saint-André-d'Argenteuil, Quebec

Generating Electricity: Hydroelectric Power

Learn how moving water can be used to generate electricity. This is called hydroelectric power generation.
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Generating Electricity: Hydroelectric Power

Schuyler Kahgee - Industrial Millwright Apprentice

Schuyler Kahgee (Video)

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Industrial Millwright
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Schuyler Kahgee (Video)

Schuyler Kahgee | Apprenti mécanicien industriel de chantier

Schuyler Kahgee

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Industrial Millwright
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Schuyler Kahgee

Brian Camenzuli | Vice-président, conception et études techniques, KARIBU Solar Power

Brian Camenzuli

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VP of Design & Engineering
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Brian Camenzuli