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  • GENERATING SMART IDEAS TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON
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    This is an article that appeared on page 13 in the September edition of The Grower.  By Karen Davidson Five greenhouse growers, all fierce competitors, are collaborating in an energy usage project in the area of Leamington, Ontario. Why? Quite simply,...
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  • YES. WE CAN CONTROL ENERGY
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    An energy manager recently told me his company was a "price taker" when it came to energy costs – in other words, they were not continually evaluating their procurement strategy.  Today, entrepreneurs need to take action. They cannot afford to...
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  • CONTROLLING ENERGY BLOSSOMS FOR DUTCH GREENHOUSE GROWER
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    When Ter Laak Orchids built a new facility for its orchid crops, they needed to recreate indoor tropical growing conditions in Holland’s cooler northern climate. Despite the daunting challenge, the Dutch greenhouse operator reduced energy use by half in...
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  • WHAT’S UP WITH CARBON MARKETS? WHY ALL THE BUZZ?
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    Carbon markets are springing up everywhere. The World Bank reports that 61 carbon pricing systems already exist or are under development globally. What gives? And is this important? To explore these questions, 360 Energy convened five top carbon market experts...
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  • COACH’S CIRCLE BE PREPARED!
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    Forest fires sweeping through British Columbia and California. Massive snowfalls in New York. Hurricanes pummeling the American south. Flooding and tornadoes hitting Ontario hard. Many businesses have had to shut down on short notice due to extreme weather events. The...
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  • UNILEVER CARBON LABELLING INFORMS CONSUMERS, CHANGES SUPPLY CHAIN
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    Consumers will soon know the carbon footprint for some of the goods they buy. Unilever has announced plans to begin labeling their 70,000 products with carbon emissions information. The announcement reinforces Unilever’s role of being the world’s most aggressive consumer...
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  • THREE ACTIONS SLASHED ENERGY COSTS 40% FOR THIS GREENHOUSE...
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    Greenhouse growers can proactively save a lot of money on their energy use. In these perilous economic times, they need every advantage they can get. After all, energy nearly always represents the second largest cost centre for a grower. Greenhouses...
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  • WHAT BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN US?
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    When we act on the basis of our core values, we nearly always end up doing the right thing. Let’s reflect on that as we celebrate the birthdays of Canada and the United States in the next two weeks. During...
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