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.
Mercedes gets big electric van order from Amazon
Also joining Bezos climate initiative to go completely carbon neutral by 2039.
Advocates hope Ottawa expands, renews electric car rebate program
Provides up to $5,000 back on the purchase or lease of a new battery vehicle, or hybrid.
Ballard fuel cell vehicles circle the globe 1,250 times
Hydrogen fuel cell innovator based in Burnaby, BC is powering heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles in 15 countries.
Mauritius seeks compensation as oil spill cleanup continues
MV Wakashio has spilled 1,000 tons of its cargo of 4,000 tons of oil into the sea, fouling the coastline of Mauritius.
CREATE SEED initiative to tackle e-waste and promote eco-design
Will optimize reclaiming valuable materials while rethinking how the electronics supply chain functions.
Suncor Energy facing environmental charges for refinery incident
Related to contravening a term or condition of an approval relating to a July 2018 incident.
Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant
Austin gets the nod to build upcoming Cybertruck pickup, and second US site for the Model Y small SUV.
Invest $50B in green projects for post-pandemic stimulus: experts
Biggest ticket proposal is $27 billion for retrofitting buildings to be more energy efficient.
New pipelines and mines must show path to ‘net zero’
The Impact Assessment Act was passed before the last election to overhaul how federal environmental assessments are done
Nexii is building three new green construction plants
Production facilities in Toronto, Alberta and Hazelton, Pa. will create 450 jobs.
Innergex acquires six operating wind farms in the US
The $77.3 million deal with Terna Energy involves a total installed capacity of 138 megawatts.
Aid for energy heavily fossil-weighted in COVID-19 response
Ottawa and the provinces have put very little on the table to help clean-tech companies.
Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects
Environmental groups say the regulatory rollbacks threaten public health and make it harder to curb global warming.
McCain Foods focuses on more sustainable French fries
Three Farms of the Future will showcase how regenerative farming practices and the latest agricultural technology can be implemented at scale.
Air Transat signs deal to use jet fuel made from captured CO2
SAF+ Consortium is setting up a pilot plant in Montreal to make the kerosene used for synthetic jet fuel.
Transdev Canada adds 27 electric school buses to its Quebec fleet
Global transportation company plans to electrify 100% of its Quebec school buses by 2025.
Scientists criticize Alberta’s monitoring suspension, lack of consultation
Most of it could have been done safely, says Jay White, president of the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists.
Rolling back environmental regulations during COVID-19 is short-sighted
But these changes come with large risks, short-term environmental damage can have long-term effects.
Greta pushes Canada, Norway, on climate before UN Security Council vote
Wants commitment to no new oil and gas exploration or production, and phase out existing production.
German government agrees national hydrogen strategy
Looking to produce it from excess electricity generated by renewable energy sources.
Is the low-carbon future upon us now?
Without major technological breakthroughs, the costs of moving quickly to a far less carbon-intensive economy are painfully high.