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Media Releases

Yukon Energy Moves Forward With Wind Work
December 5, 2014

inCharge: New Yukon-wide Electricity Conservation Program Launched
September 24, 2014

Yukon Energy Has New President and CEO
August 14, 2014

Northern Climate ExChange partners with Yukon Energy and federal government on hydrosecurity project
September 17, 2013

Capstone Mining Corp. and Yukon Energy Partner on Energy Audit
July 5, 2013

Yukon Energy Seeks Input on 20-Year Resource Plan
July 25, 2012

Group to Look at Biomass Plant for Haines Junction
July 16, 2012

Yukon Energy Seeks First Retail Rate Increase in 13 Years
April 30, 2012

Report Identifies Major Electricity Savings Through Conservation and Efficiencies
April 17, 2012

Yukon Government, City of Whitehorse and Yukon Energy Explore District Energy Opportunities
November 3, 2011

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In the fall of 2014, Yukon Energy and the Yukon Research Centre collected two 55-gallon drums full of organics; one barrel of food waste and the other of yard waste. The material was sent to Saskatchewan where a trial is being done to find out how much energy (biogas) can be produced with the organics. The organic mixture, in various ratios of yard versus food waste has been put in a chamber and sealed so no oxygen can get at it. It has had microbes added to it, been heated to 38 degrees Celsius, and left to ‘cook’ for 30 days. Scientists will measure the amount and composition of the biogas and they’ll analyze the chemical characteristics of our organics before and after the testing. We should have the result by the end of 2014 or early in 2015.