Current Conditions and Future Projections
Solar has become the most cost-effective way to generate energy across the globe. In British Columbia, we are now positioned to get on-board the solar wave with proven programs that promote the technology. A central pillar of the BC approach is an incentive called “Net Metering”. This program gives solar investors access to the electrical grid, which resolves major barriers to accessing solar energy. Through this post I will outline what makes BC great for solar energy and the main incentives you need to know about.
BC’s Electric Vehicles - Now and the Future
Electric vehicles (EVs) represent an evolution in transportation, where fossil fuel cars are rapidly becoming obsolete. Despite supply issues throughout British Columbia (and the rest of Canada), consumers cannot get enough of this affordable, reliable, and sustainable way to get around. Two recent articles highlight both the current state of the EV market and where the industry is headed in BC. I have briefly summarized the potential implications for energy, infrastructure, and travel in Britsh Columbia both now and in the future.
From Conception to Installation
Transparency is a pillar of Adapt Energy’s business and sits atop our value structure as a company. Through this post, I will show you behind the scenes of our modern assessment, design, and quoting procedure in the name of transparency and understanding. This process transitions an initial interest in solar energy into a viable long-term investment and is less complex than you might think. Utilizing cutting edge Geographic Information System (GIS) data, on the ground observations, and practiced design skills, we make solar investment accessible, easy, and high tech.
The Implications of Positive Feedback Loops
Scientists from all disciplines are sounding the alarm on irreversible climate change. One of the most concerning aspects of these warnings is a process termed “runaway climate change.” This is the scenario where the Earth takes over by commencing an irreversible and uncontrollable series of events. An example of such a scenario is highlighted in a recent article from The Independent (https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-paris-agreement-permafrost-melting-carbon-emissions-a8541686.html). The journalist summarizes the concerns of prominent scientists with regards to permafrost melting in the Arctic. This case is already playing out in the Canadian north and highlights the increasing economic, political, and social urgency for climate action.
The Invisible Hand
The market system is one of the most powerful mechanisms humanity has ever created. The incorporation of shipping distance, assembly process, material selection and many other factors, filter through the market to generate accurate prices. Prices then enable individuals to make informed complex decisions in an instant simply based on what something costs. The power of this instantaneous decision-making process is something to be harnessed and preserved. A modern standard of living, communication, and efficiency are all maintained through markets and may degenerate without them. However, the goals of humanity have slowly shifted since the conception of this powerful mechanism, and what was once a limitless environment to be exploited is now realized to be finite and well within humanity’s influence.