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Energy Sources

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Earth Month: Green Energy

An overview of environmentally-friendly ways to generate electricity and power our vehicles

Julie Thrasher au travail dans la salle de commande

Julie Thrasher

Shift Manager (Nuclear Power)

I’m responsible for the safe and effective operation of a four unit nuclear power plant.
Kasia Carisse devant un panneau de commandes

Kasia Carisse

Control Room Supervisor (Nuclear Power)

I supervise the main control room at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.
Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Manager of Strategic Initiatives

I lead initiatives to improve leadership as well as the overall effectiveness of the organization.
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Karissa Palinka (she/her)

Technical Engineer

Karissa is working to reduce our carbon footprint through the use of Small Modular Reactors.
Stephen Edison

Stephen Edison

Energy Transition Advisor

I use science and engineering to find solutions in support of energy transition and lower carbon. 
Peter Grootelaar

Peter Grootelaar

Engineer, Kitimat Operations Superintendent

Karen Thomas au site de construction Hebron GBS site à Bull Arm, T.N.-L.

Karen Thomas

Structural Engineer (Module Integration Manager)

Jean Paquin outside

Jean Paquin

Water Resources Analyst Engineer at Rio Tinto

Jean Paquin is a Water Resources Analyst Engineer at Rio Tinto.
Medical image of the brain using Technetium-99m

Innovations in Nuclear Technologies

Learn about why Canada is a world leader in nuclear technology.

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?

City at night with transmission lines

Understanding Electricity Supply and Demand

Electricity demand changes constantly. Suppliers need to generate more electrical energy when demand is high, and less when demand is low.

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.

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.

illustration of a hydrogen car

The History and Uses of Hydrogen

Hydrogen’s tendency towards combustion is what makes it both a dangerous chemical element and a useful energy source.