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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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 28, 2020  

Mercedes gets big electric van order from Amazon

Also joining Bezos climate initiative to go completely carbon neutral by 2039.

News Automotive General Sustainability
August 21, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability Technology
August 12, 2020  

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.

News Energy Oil & Gas General Sustainability
August 12, 2020  

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.

News Electronics Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 11, 2020  

CREATE SEED initiative to tackle e-waste and promote eco-design

Will optimize reclaiming valuable materials while rethinking how the electronics supply chain functions.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 27, 2020  

Suncor Energy facing environmental charges for refinery incident

Related to contravening a term or condition of an approval relating to a July 2018 incident.

News Automotive General Production Sustainability
July 23, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 22, 2020  

Invest $50B in green projects for post-pandemic stimulus: experts

Biggest ticket proposal is $27 billion for retrofitting buildings to be more energy efficient.

News Energy General Sustainability
July 17, 2020  

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

News Construction Manufacturing General Sustainability Technology
July 16, 2020  

Nexii is building three new green construction plants

Production facilities in Toronto, Alberta and Hazelton, Pa. will create 450 jobs.

News Energy General Sustainability
July 16, 2020  

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.

News Energy General Sustainability
July 16, 2020  

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.

News Government General Sustainability
July 16, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Sustainability
July 14, 2020  

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.

News Aerospace Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 8, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 17, 2020  

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.

News Energy Government Oil & Gas General Sustainability
June 16, 2020  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 16, 2020  

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.

News Government Sustainability
June 10, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 10, 2020  

German government agrees national hydrogen strategy

Looking to produce it from excess electricity generated by renewable energy sources.

Insight Energy Sustainability
June 9, 2020  

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.

News Energy Oil & Gas General Sustainability
June 9, 2020  

Alberta First Nations appeal suspension of monitoring in oilpatch

Appeal argues suspensions were made without any rationale linking specific activities to COVID-19 risks.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
June 5, 2020  

First Nations, environmentalists ask for restart of oilpatch monitoring

Companies no longer have to monitor fumes released by burning, or look for and repair leaks of methane, a greenhouse gas.

News Construction Government General Sustainability
June 5, 2020  

Trump seeks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

Latest efforts to emphasize reduced regulatory burdens on businesses over the environment and public health.