From: "Prime Minister/Premier ministre"
Dear Mr. Tung:
On behalf of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, I would like to thank you for your e-mail, in which you raised an issue which falls within the portfolio of the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources. The Prime Minister always appreciates receiving mail on subjects of importance to Canadians.
Please be assured that the statements you made have
been carefully reviewed. I have taken the liberty of forwarding your e-mail to
Minister Lunn, so that he too may be made aware of your comments. I am certain
that the Minister will give your views every consideration. For more information
on the Government's initiatives, you may wish to visit the Prime Minister's Web
site, at www.pm.gc.ca.
Energy efficient city farming proposal
Hi-Tech Group has been researching future farming methods to propose to the Government of Canada. We request that our government would consider to co-operating with us to build an experimental farm for setting guidelines of future city development. The guideline will eventually be an environmental protection law that will exceed the requirement of Kyoto Accord.
To covert heat loss to be a gain:
The physics of hot air always rise is a proven phenomenon. Scientists understand very well that our roof is the biggest enemy to energy conservation. However, they are only trying to prevent this enemy doing less harm. They did not consider utilizing this enemy to work for us. We can convert this enemy to be our friend; a very useful friend, which can solve many problems, such as energy, emission, environment, food, employment, economy, financial and etc.
I have only few hundred square feet of a vegetable garden. However, I discovered that this small piece of land could produce far more than enough food for my family to consume during summer. Unfortunately, summer is very short in Canada. I wish I could use a green house to extend my growing seasons. The energy consumed by the greenhouse will be far more expensive than the food produced. In addition to the impact of emission damages to the environment caused by heating the green house.
I realized heat lost through rooftop during winter is un-avoidable no matter how thick the insulation you have installed, then, why don't we build green house on rooftop to obtain free heating. We can double spend our energy before releasing them to the atmosphere. An extra floor could make our house have better insulation too. That would save energy.
During very hot summer day, I observed that my office could not cool down no matter how low I turned my air conditioner. At home, my top floor is always warmer then the lower floor. Sunshine on the roof will conduct heat to my living quarter; making it very un-comfortable to live in. Everybody crank up the air conditioner to maximum even hydro companies warn people that they could cause a black out if they do not restrict themselves. I thought why we don't use the roof as green house to absorb the abominable heat. I could save energy bill again.
Living in cavern has year round comfortable temperature. We can emulate cavern living by using technology in nowadays.
There are too many nice farmland consumed by industries. Multi acre warehouses and office buildings are getting very common. We can use technology to recover lost of farmlands.
How the government should response:
I could not think of any natural reason which could
cause our experimental farm fail. The theory is well proven. The experimental
farm is practically just a demonstration. We would use it for scientists to
collect data for estimating how successful we could to exceed the standard of
Kyoto accord. I estimate we could reduce the emission by at least 50%. We just
need some numbers to convince our politicians. Government could use
Methods to implement:
Advantage of promoting the building of green house on rooftop.
Proposed by Michael Tung,
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From: Labelle, Lise
Dear Mr. Tung:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientists conduct mostly agronomic practices and pest and disease protection research for the Canadian greenhouse industry. Energy use in the greenhouse industry is always a concern, and many greenhouses are considering using heating alternatives such as waste wood, pelleted biomass, crop residues, and plantation biomass such as willow. AAFCís direct mandate, however, relates more to plant production and agronomics.
Natural Resources Canadaís Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD) has several energy-related programs that may be relevant to your interest in conserving energy in buildings. Information on a variety of OERD programs that may be useful to you is available online at www2.nrcan.gc.ca/ES/OERD/english/View.asp?x=1308. Of specific interest and assistance to you may be the Buildings Energy Technology Program, which can be found online at www2.nrcan.gc.ca/ES/OERD/english/view.asp?x=1548.
Alternatively, you may wish to write to the OERD office at:
Office of Energy Research and
I trust this information is of assistance to you, and I wish you every success with your proposal. Thank you for writing on this matter
c.c.: Ms. Blair Dickerson, Chief of Staff to the Honourable Gary Lunn, PC, MP