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by Dylan Kensick & Taylor Galvin The solar power system allows us to have AC electricity within our off-grid home. The 3 main components of the system are the solar panel, charge controller system, and the batteries. The charge controller system and the batteries are in a specific location inside our house, the solar panel is mounted on the ground in our yard. The solar panel is rated to 330 watts at a maximum of 40 volts, the charge controller has a maximum input capacity of 20 amps to charge the batteries. The battery bank is composed of two 12-volt batteries with 235-amp hours, which

by Angela Levasseur (nee Busch) Sunday, January 16, 2022 One of my fondest memories from childhood was spending time with my maternal aunt, Myrtle Dysart (nee Spence), and my uncle, (her husband) Donald Dysart Sr. I call them Mom and Dad, in keeping with our matriarchal and matrilineal Nehetho[1]/Ithiniw[2] culture; my mother’s sisters are my ‘mothers’, and her brothers are my ‘fathers’. In the Nehetho tradition, you follow your mother’s line, and your children are also your sibling’s children. Thus, I call my maternal aunts and uncles “Mom and Dad”, which confuses a lo

Speech Motion 7, December 14, 2021. Official Report. Women and girls are a powerful force for climate action. Polls consistently indicate that women are more aware than men of environmental degradation and its harms, want the government to take urgent action on this issue and they vote based on issues relating to climate. Action to arrest, mitigate and prevent climate change and environmental degradation is a fundamental part of upholding the right of women and girls to equality. Climate policies won’t last if they do not reflect feminism or intersectionality. Success depends on us ide

By Mathew Scammell Drought conditions across the Prairies have been causing far-reaching implications in recent years (1). Water levels flowing into Southern Manitoba are at a 40-year low (2), and have been impacting agriculture, drinking water sources, and recreation. These impacts are also being felt by Northern Manitoba as well, with dry conditions also increasing the frequency of forest fires and reducing the ability of Manitoba (MB) Hydro to produce electricity. In recent reports, MB Hydro is now forecasting a large multimillion dollar deficit due to the lack of water available for its

By United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner Water is crucial to life. Rivers serve as the Earth’s arteries, conveying water, nutrients and sediments from the sources of rivers to oceans. The grave unsustainability of freshwater ecosystems not only degrades biodiversity, but also severely affects the lives and human rights of the most impoverished. Large dams break the sustainability of aquatic ecosystems and the sources of food and basic resources of riparian communities, forcing massive displacement. In November 2000, the World Commission on Dams presented the findi

by Emily Hayes on Sep 9, 2021  for RTO Insider "A critic of hydropower says politicians often make “vacuous statements about a particular energy source being clean, but that is not the case.” The Nation Anishnabe of Lac Simon in Quebec, seen here, says that hydropower dams and associated infrastructure have robbed the Anishnabe people of resources and their way of life. The New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC), a proposed $1.2 billion joint transmission project between Hydro-Québec and Avangrid has been advertised by its developers as a way to bring clean and responsible energ

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