• In September 2005, wind energy represented 37.5% of Nova Scotia's total energy generation.
  • The sun delivers energy in three distinct forms: Infra-red, visible light and UV range.
  • 73% of Nova Scotia's land mass is covered in forests. Learn more about Bioenergy.
  • The first modern wind turbine was built in Vermont in the early 1940s
  • An average wind speed of 14 miles per hour is needed to convert wind energy into electricity
  • Water power has been used for grinding grain for more than 2,000 years
  • 85-90% of the energy used by washing machines is for heating the water
  • Air drying your dishes can save 10% on the cost of operating your dishwashing machine
  • Idling for more than 10 seconds wastes more fuel than it would take to restart your car
  • 42% of total greenhouse gas emissions come from electricity use
  • Natural gas is expected to account for 20% of Nova Scotia's electricity needs in 2013.
  • The Lower Churchill project will supply at least 8-10% of Nova Scotia's electricity after 2017.
  • The Province provides support for community-based sustainable initiatives.
  • Energy conservation means changing our behaviour to use less energy.
  • Energy efficiency means reducing the amount of energy consumed in a given task.
  • Energy from biomass can be used to produce electricity and heat
  • Biomass refers to untreated organic material that can be used as fuel or as an energy source
  • Solar thermal technology uses energy from the sun to pre-heat air or water.
  • The transportation sector accounts for 38 per cent of Nova Scotia's energy demand.
  • Less coal was burned in 2011 than in any year since 1983.
 
 

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