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.
$150M for shovel-ready projects in Alberta that cut emissions
Federal and provincial joint funding targets rapid job creation, economic opportunities.
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.
Inquiry into Alberta oil and gas critics extended to Jan. 31
Looking at foreign interests bankrolling campaigns against fossil fuel development.
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.
$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.
Supreme Court nominee deflects senators’ questions on climate change
Barrett framed acknowledgment of manmade climate change as a matter of policy, not science.
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.
Straws, stir sticks, bags first targets of nationwide plastics ban
OTTAWA — Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says six single-use…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Liberals plan fund to spur green technology, jobs
Plans to spend on building retrofits, clean energy and production of electric vehicle.
Group calls on Trudeau to invest in low emissions transit
Government needs to act now to ensure Canadian bus makers remain in the country.
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.
Canada’s economic revival requires a broad strategy
A narrow focus on the green/clean sector won’t get the job done.
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.
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.
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.
E2Metrix technology gets $4.5M boost from Natural Resources Canada
Ecothor will help clean out contaminants and solids, recycle mining wastewater.
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.
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.
Elkem to build biocarbon pilot plant in Chicoutimi, Que.
$26 million project aims to secure industrial verification of technology for renewable biocarbon.
Canada invests $4.5M to develop biofuel and products
CRB Innovations is developing a commercial pilot project to convert forestry residuals and other biomass.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
Only private investment will save Canada’s economy
Generating, rather than consuming government revenues will require a profound reversal by the Trudeau government.
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.
GM invests $28M in cogeneration at St. Catharines engine plant
Project cuts greenhouse gas emissions and cuts the propulsion plant’s electricity costs.