Halfway There

The steps we are taking towards a more sustainable future are comparable to a walking pace. We will get to the end goal eventually, which is the use of clean energy on a mass scale, but it will take a long time. It is imperative to have an end goal in mind, but we...

Near Future Smoke Tax?

The Alberta Government is creating new climate change policy which will be released before the UN Climate Change Conference in December. Presently there is a carbon levy on industrial carbon emitters which is sitting at a $15/tonne fee companies must pay. By 2017 this...

The Life of Your Device

Take a look at the device you are reading this post on, whether it is a phone or a tablet, a laptop or even from a projector. You can ask yourself how that device was designed, built, and ended up in your possession. Each item in your room has certain environmental...

Moving Day!

This was an exciting week for all of us at IRSI. After months of hard work our Ulysses system is completed. This past Monday we have moved the Ulysses out of the fabrication shop! At 60 feet long, moving the Ulysses was no easy task. It took two cranes to lift the...

IRSI on CJSR’S Terra Informa

A few weeks back at IRSI was interviewed by our friends at Terra Informa, an award winning environmental radio show that has its roots in Edmonton but is now broadcasted in over fifty communities throughout Canada. In the interview, IRSI talks about our Ulysses...