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News Energy General Sustainability
November 5, 2020  

Hundreds of coal mining jobs to end as Transalta switches to natural gas

Will result in hundreds of mine job losses as employment drops to 40 to 50 people involved in reclamation work.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 3, 2020  

$150M for shovel-ready projects in Alberta that cut emissions

Federal and provincial joint funding targets rapid job creation, economic opportunities.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 29, 2020  

Biden presidency good news for Canadian environment policy?

Gerald Butts calls it big opportunity to grow the Canadian clean energy and clean-tech footprint in the United States.

News Energy Government Oil & Gas Economy General Sustainability
October 29, 2020  

Inquiry into Alberta oil and gas critics extended to Jan. 31

Looking at foreign interests bankrolling campaigns against fossil fuel development.

News Energy General Sustainability
October 26, 2020  

Maxim Power switches from coal to natural gas near Grande Cache

GE Gas Power helps with the conversion, power plant now generates half the NOx emissions of coal.

News Energy General Sustainability
October 15, 2020  

$42M Niagara Falls RNG plant to be fuelled by landfill waste

Enbridge to implement a pilot volunteer renewable natural gas program in Ontario starting in 2021.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 15, 2020  

Supreme Court nominee deflects senators’ questions on climate change

Barrett framed acknowledgment of manmade climate change as a matter of policy, not science.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Economy General Sustainability
October 13, 2020  

Trudeau delivers another blow to energy, mining sectors

Plan requiring projects to describe how they will achieve net-zero emissions may not even be feasible.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 7, 2020  

Straws, stir sticks, bags first targets of nationwide plastics ban

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says six single-use

News Government General Sustainability
October 7, 2020  

COVID-19 to climate: Lessons from this global crisis for the next

Virus linked to some of the same issues as human-influenced climate change.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 28, 2020  

Trudeau urges largest countries to support UN biodiversity plan

Pledged Canada’s support for a UN initiative that aims to protect 30% of land and oceans by 2030.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 28, 2020  

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will

Coronavirus has diverted resources and attention from what could have been the marquee issue.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 23, 2020  

Carbon price court case is about climate change, not the Constitution

What’s at stake is Canada’s ability to contribute to global climate action under the 2015 Paris Agreement.

News Government Economy General Sustainability
September 23, 2020  

Liberals plan fund to spur green technology, jobs

Plans to spend on building retrofits, clean energy and production of electric vehicle.

News Manufacturing Transportation General Sustainability
September 23, 2020  

Group calls on Trudeau to invest in low emissions transit

Government needs to act now to ensure Canadian bus makers remain in the country.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 22, 2020  

Recycling isn’t enough – plastic pollution crisis is getting worse

We could be spewing as much as 90 million tonnes of waste into the world’s waters by 2030.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General Sustainability
September 22, 2020  

Canada’s economic revival requires a broad strategy

A narrow focus on the green/clean sector won’t get the job done.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 16, 2020  

Task force recovery plan calls for $55B for climate, clean energy

One of a rising number of reports bombarding the Liberal government with demands prior to the Throne Speech.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 15, 2020  

Climate change fuels California fires; Trump doesn’t think ‘science knows’

Experts say his suggestion that the planet is going to start to unexpectedly cool is at odds with reality.

News Automotive Construction Manufacturing Transportation General Sustainability Technology
September 15, 2020  

Ballard launches high-power density fuel cell stack for vehicle propulsion

For use in bus, rail, marine, mining, construction and aerospace vehicles, plus stationary power applications.

News Manufacturing Metals Minerals General Operations Sustainability Technology
September 14, 2020  

E2Metrix technology gets $4.5M boost from Natural Resources Canada

Ecothor will help clean out contaminants and solids, recycle mining wastewater.

News Electronics Government General Sustainability
September 10, 2020  

German study highlights carbon footprint of video streaming

Looks at the amount of CO2 produced by data centres and by the transmission technology streaming it to consumers.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 10, 2020  

Feds invest $9.4M in Atlantic Canada tidal energy projects

Renewable energy source has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replacing electricity generated from fossil fuels.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 9, 2020  

Elkem to build biocarbon pilot plant in Chicoutimi, Que.

$26 million project aims to secure industrial verification of technology for renewable biocarbon.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 9, 2020  

Canada invests $4.5M to develop biofuel and products

CRB Innovations is developing a commercial pilot project to convert forestry residuals and other biomass.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 7, 2020  

Canada missing target to cut methane emissions by 2025

Current regulations will only achieve a 29% cut by 2025 instead of the targeted 40% to 45%.

News Forestry Government General Sustainability
September 7, 2020  

Feds pushed to abandon trade talks with Brazil over Amazon deforestation

Between January and the end of July, an area almost twice the size of PEI had burned.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 3, 2020  

EU share of electric cars grew during virus lockdown months

Chargeable cars rose to 7.2% in the April-June quarter from 6.8% in the first quarter, but sales fell.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 3, 2020  

UN chief urges Japan, others to meet goals on climate change

Guterres cites Japan’s advanced technology, urges it to stop financing construction of coal-fired power plants.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
September 1, 2020  

Only private investment will save Canada’s economy

Generating, rather than consuming government revenues will require a profound reversal by the Trudeau government.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 1, 2020  

Oil companies accused of wanting to dump plastics in Africa

American Chemistry Council urges the US and Kenya to prohibit the imposition of domestic limits on chemicals and plastic.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 1, 2020  

GM invests $28M in cogeneration at St. Catharines engine plant

Project cuts greenhouse gas emissions and cuts the propulsion plant’s electricity costs.