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Tesla posts net profit for fifth straight quarter, share values way up
Delivered 139,000 SUVs and sedans from July through September, compared with 97,000 a year ago.
X-energy working with OPG to advance clean energy tech in Canada
SMR design integrates into large, regional electricity systems as source of low-carbon power.
Closing date of GM-Nikola partnership may be delayed
Automaker would get an 11% stake in exchange for engineering and building Nikola’s Badger hydrogen fuel cell and electric pickup truck.
There aren’t enough batteries to electrify all cars — focus on trucks and buses instead
Garbage trucks, buses and the van that delivers your Amazon purchases are all prime candidates for electrification
Terramera supports Business Council of B.C.’s economic recovery initiative
Initiative will leverage B.C.’s agri-tech sector to grow jobs in the innovation economy and tackle climate change
RBC signs long-term renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement
RBC becomes first Canadian bank to sign Power Purchase Agreement
Feds, P.E.I invest $44M in transmission line for wind energy
The 106-kilometre transmission line will increase the province’s capacity to manage the anticipated 40 megawatts from a future windfarm
Feds invest $5.1M in net-zero energy community in London, Ont.
The objective of this project is to successfully construct Canada’s first large-scale, fully integrated, net-zero energy community using renewable energy and other innovations
Tesla makes US$104M profit in 2Q despite factory shutdown
Picked a site for its second US assembly plant, although the location wasn’t released.
Wooden skyscrapers could trap carbon emissions, transform construction
Tall wooden buildings is an opportunity for sustainable economic growth, but challenges remain.
Using electricity to break down pollutants after wastewater treatment
A team at the INRS tested an advanced electro-oxidation process that uses two electrodes to break down non-biodegradable pollutants.
Work underway on OPG’s Calabogie clean power project
Constructed in 1917, the five-megawatt Calabogie Generating Station was extensively damaged by a tornado in 2018
Ford, VW to collaborate on vans, pickup, electric vehicle
Detroit 3 automaker will build an unidentified electric vehicle for Europe based on VW’s modular design.
Canadian small businesses create solutions to help reduce plastic pollution in oceans
The over $2 million in funding is part of the second phase of the domestic plastics challenges under the Innovative Solutions Canada program
Green income trusts could accelerate Canada’s energy transition
Could give private investors incentives to massively scale up investments in new low-carbon energy technologies.
Global EV sales increase with stringent emission norms: Frost & Sullivan
Electric vehicles estimated to grow by 8.6% year-on-year, registering 2.5 million unit sales globally in 2020.
FortisBC first to purchase renewable natural gas made from wood waste
REN Energy’s Fruitvale, B.C., facility is anticipated to produce over one million gigajoules of RNG annually, making it the largest source of RNG in the province to date
Pyrowave closes second investment round for plastic waste tech
Modular microwave-based platform decomposes the complex chemical structure of plastics back into a simpler form for infinite use.
Envision is cleaning air through light-powered filters
Guelph company’s novel filtration technology is used outdoors to stem highway emissions and indoors to clean air in industrial facilities.
$3.5M in federal funding for green mining in Sudbury
Recipients are a manufacturer of electric drive systems and an organization developing heat exchange technology.
BC’s cleantech sector continues to grow: KPMG
KPMG report finds it’s increasingly export-oriented, with 87% of revenues forecast to be generated outside of the province.
Tesla stock is soaring. Madness or visionary investing?
Tesla is now worth more than General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler combined, even though the Big Three together sell more cars and trucks in two weeks than Tesla does in a whole year
Capstone acquires stake in 132MW Alberta solar project
When completed, the project will be Canada’s largest solar facility.
Security camera manufacturer going green; removing halogens from products
Multinational manufacturer of enterprise security cameras hopes other manufacturers will invest in green cameras.
Why action on climate change gets stuck and what to do about it
Changing one thing often runs into the powerful inertia of related policies, technologies, interests and patterns of behaviour.
Sales of electric vehicles plummet in Ontario after rebate cancellation
In Ontario, EV sales dropped to below 1% after the cancellation of the provincial rebate.
New LNG technology developed at University of Calgary touted as greener, cheaper
The Split Flow Integrated LNG process uses specialized materials and chemistry to remove carbon dioxide and other impurities from the natural gas stream without having to cool and then warm the gas.
EDC invests $10M into manufacturer of wastewater technology
APG-Neuros’ high-speed wastewater turbo blowers reduce energy consumption.
Canada to fund Indigenous groups’ energy projects in BC, Alberta
Money will be provided through the Indigenous Natural Resource Partnerships program.
EDC loans cleantech firm $5.9M to help drive its growth
Geosynthetics market worth more than $260 billion by 2023 fuelled by growing number of infrastructure projects in developing economies.