NDP asks AG to probe green energy contract cancellations
Cost of cancelling 750 contracts could surpass the $231 million the government said it put aside.
New Brunswick town explores geothermal energy at old mine site
Engineers could begin tapping into the green energy source by 2020.
Trump dumps Obama’s ‘clean’ energy plan
Order initiates a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants.
NA energy ministers agree to share data on clean energy
NAFTA nations commit to enhancing innovations in cleantechnologies and advancing carbon capture and storage.
Compressed air energy storage tech could save Ont. $8B
Technology would also reduce carbon emissions by 87 million tonnes over 20-year period, study suggests.
Ballard won’t meet 2014 guidance due to contract breaches in China
Fuel cell company says it has given notice that it’s terminating two licensing agreements with Azure Hydrogen.
Wind turbine noise not linked to perceived health effects: Health Canada study
Study does find relationship between increasing levels of wind turbine noise and residents’ annoyance.
Suzuki Foundation says Canada must move on clean energy
UN climate science report says limiting environmental impact may require reducing GHG emissions to zero.
LEC to acquire 100% of Territory Biofuels Ltd.
Territory owns the largest biodiesel plant in Australia with an annual capacity of 140 million litres.
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KACO, RESCo Energy form Ontario solar power partnership
KACO will provide inverter maintenance, warranty and commissioning services for 30 megawatts of installed solar power.
Former energy secretary: Canada, US need more cooperation on renewables
Steven Chu says there needs to be collaboration on hydroelectric, wind energy and transmission infrastructure.
GM gets steamy with Detroit renewable energy
Detroit-Hamtramck plant will meet 58% of power needs with steam generated from municipal waste.
Corn belt expansion driven by US green energy policy
1.2 million acres of prairies have vanished, undermining Obama’s green energy goal.
Quebec funds efforts by RER Hydro, Boeing to build river turbine farm
The project could eventually generate up to 9MW of renewable power in Montreal from 46 riverbed turbines.
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Upgrading practices saves energy, cuts waste and does a better job of meeting environmental standards.
Obama administration to sell $192M loan made to EV maker Fisker
Troubled manufacturer has produced no vehicles, 75% of the workers are laid off.
Enbridge buys into 80-MW EDF EN wind project in Quebec
Acquires 50% of Saint-Robert-Bellarmin operation 300 km east of Montreal.
WTO ruling can’t end fight for Ontario green jobs: Steelworkers
Ruling against domestic renewable energy manufacturing a signal global trade rules need to be changed, union says.
Northland Power acquires clean energy interests in Ontario, Northern Quebec
Power producer takes controlling stake in Canadian Environmental Energy Corp., Chapais Power Services Inc.
McGuinty not concerned about WTO rulings against Ontario green energy
Premier defends green energy policies despite WTO ruling that says its leaving foreign companies out of the mix
WTO rules Ontario’s green energy policies unfair
The World Trade Organization will rule that the province’s feed-in-tariff system is discriminatory against foreign suppliers.
Ballard Power’s methanol power generation systems headed to Africa
Clean-energy power supplier to provide backup power for African telecom provider.
Ballard Power gets contract for 102 fuel cell power generation systems
The fuel cells are headed to Indonesia to provide back-up power generation in blackouts.
Higher power costs threaten NS seafood processor
Nova Scotia Power’s says 3% rate hike to meet higher green energy and other costs.
Ontario is lowering premiums for wind, solar power
Ontario municipalities will get more say, but not a full veto over the location of wind and solar projects when the Liberals release a review of their green energy plans.
Lower Chinese lumber, pulp demand until mid 2012: Tembec
Forest products company Tembec says that Chinese demand for Canadian lumber and pulp has peaked and will remain soft throughout the winter.
Enbridge buys into wind project: $330M
Enbridge Inc. is investing $330 million for a co-ownership of the 300-megawatt Lac Alfred Wind Project in Quebec.