"Green Power vs. Green Fuels" vs. "Green Heat"
'Green power' is a well-known term that refers to electricity from low-emission sources, such as wind turbines or solar panels, as well as low-impact hydro, tidal flow and sustainable biomass. 'Green fuels' is used to describe the range of ethanol and biofuel blends that can displace conventional gasoline in vehicles, while reducing the carbon emissions linked with climate change. The term 'GreenHeat' refers to the rapidly-growing acceptance that space conditioning (heating and cooling a home, or heating water for its domestic consumption) is an application that can be met by low-grade thermal technologies, which offer significant reductions in carbon emissions and financial costs. The CO2 released from space conditioning all homes and commercial offices in Canada, is higher than the emissions from all coal-fired generating plants across the country, but GreenHeat receives little public or political attention. This site is designed to raise awareness of the potential for GreenHeat technologies, as an economic and an environmental solution in Canada.