Saskatchewan’s growing season is limited by whatever time we have snow on the ground, but the PC Party believes that could change with one of their election policies.
PC Party Leader Rick Swenson says redirecting steam from industry facilities to nearby greenhouses could provide the heat required to plant fruits and vegetables.
Swenson says it would also prevent carbon dioxide from heading into the atmosphere.
Swenson says a similar system is being used south of Estevan at the Shand Power Station, where a nearby greenhouse is using the heat to start and grow trees part-time.
He wants the government to turn the greenhouse over to the Saskatchewan Research Council and the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Agriculture to research best practices for using waste heat in greenhouses.