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Elaine Carr, Williams Engineering

NWT At the Leading Edge

The Government of the Northwest Territories first began to look seriously at biomass in 2007, when the growing need to manage costs and carbon emissions started to become too difficult to ignore. Rather than keep moving forward with piecemeal investments in clean energy, the government decided to come up with a territorial biomass strategy that […]
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Chief Jimmy Bruneau School, Behchoko

Pioneering an Industry

Though wood had been used to heat homes in the North since time immemorial, establishing a full-blown biomass industry in the Northwest Territories is a feat that’s only gotten underway in the last 10 or 15 years. Now, thanks to pioneering entrepreneurs and a committed response from government, the NWT is at the leading edge […]
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Northern challenges, Northern solutions

Energy costs are the major driver behind the rising cost of living in the Northwest Territories, where distance and isolation shackle communities to an expensive supply chain of oil and gas to keep the lights on and the furnace running during those dark, cold winters. But despite the unfathomable distances between communities, a lack of […]
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