Big energy’s interest in renewable energy investments expected to waver
Report says that won’t likely slow overall investment; fossil fuel players weren’t putting much money into it anyway.
Next generation solar panels boost efficiency but may carry toxic risks
New technologies rely on nanomaterials that include toxic heavy metals like lead and cadmium.
25 Ballard fuel-cell modules destined for Solaris buses in Germany
Shipments of modules to the bus maker will begin in 2020 and extend into 2021.
Environment leaders say feds need to push sustainability as budget nears
But Business Council of Canada CEO is calling for an economic budget to respond to the economic crisis “people are feeling.”
GM shows 13 electric vehicles as it tries to run with Tesla
Automaker is touting an exclusive new battery technology that could propel some of the vehicles as far as 644 kilometres.
Trudeau calls for climate input from industry, citizens, Indigenous groups
Government will launch a formal initiative on how Canada will get to the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Tax write-offs coming for off-road electric cars, Trudeau tells miners
Businesses can write off 100% of the purchase price, up to $55,000, in the year the car goes into service.
Alberta company says it regrets Greta Thunberg decal
Image unleashes outrage after it began circulating online, prompting condemnations from Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.
Little used part of Constitution led to different carbon tax rulings: experts
Alberta Court of Appeal ruled 4-1 that the carbon tax is unconstitutional, finding the argument that climate change is a national concern strips power from the provinces.
NB alliance formed to promote development of small nuclear reactors
Part of the province’s effort to meet 2050 carbon emission reduction targets.
Teck withdraws Frontier mine application, cites climate change discourse
Wants jurisdictions to have a framework in place that reconciles resource development and climate change.
Electric vehicle options grow, but profitability challenges are limiting
Analysts say government policies are crucial to push automakers to sell EV models.
Xebec to develop first Canadian RNG infrastructure project
Facility will process over 45,000 tonnes of organic waste per year through an anaerobic digestion process.
Trudeau caught in the middle of energy, environment, Indigenous demands
Politically explosive issues combine to make a perfect storm for the Liberal’s fragile minority.
Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change
Will start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect the planet.
$3.5M in federal funding for green mining in Sudbury
Recipients are a manufacturer of electric drive systems and an organization developing heat exchange technology.
Xebec secures $27M in orders from US dairy farmers
Will supply turnkey biogas upgrading plants and small-scale containerized Biostream systems to produce renewable natural gas.
$3M in federal funding to cut plastic food, construction waste
Three companies winners of the government’s plastics innovation challenge, part of a plan to ban many single-use plastics by 2021.
Saputo makes sustainability pledge for progress by 2025
Committed to reducing air, water and waste impacts, use recyclable, renewable packaging.
Miner Teck sets target to be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2050
Looking at other ways of move materials, cleaner power, efficiency measures, producing more metals used in EVs and renewable power generation.
Quebec to expand deposit system to cover all drink containers by 2022
Deposit charged to containers ranging from 100 millilitres to two litres made of plastic, glass or metal.
Electric car rebate uses nearly half its three year budget in eight months
More than $134 million in rebates have already been issued to 33,000 Canadians.
Sustainable building products manufacturer setting up in Squamish
Company aims to significantly reduce the construction sector’s impact on the environment.
Is climate action a $26T opportunity? Number needs some scrutiny
Difficult to assess what Canada’s share is because a model is needed to figure it out.
New climate think tank looking for a road map to zero emissions
Canadian Institute for Climate Choices warns Canada can’t avoid the global economic shifts that adapting to climate change will bring.
Manitoba carbon tax a maybe, after Pallister’s meeting with Trudeau
Premier said he’ll unveil a new green plan and discuss it with the federal government.
Oil and gas industry needs to do more on climate change: IEA
Report says the industry requires a variety of approaches depending on an individual company’s circumstances.
Studies question assumptions on industrial damage to Wood Buffalo park
There has been lots of controversy and claims that weren’t necessarily supported by data: aquatic ecologist.
German officials agree plan to exit coal-fired power by 2038
Reviews will be carried out in 2026 and 2029 to determine whether an exit can happen three years before the final deadline.
Teck Resources to pay $2M for SunMine solar project in BC
Amount matches the City of Kimberly’s debt associated with the ownership and operation of the facility on reclaimed Teck Sullivan Mine.
Manitoba premier Pallister plans to discuss carbon tax with Trudeau
Hoping for some flexibility, especially after poor Liberal election results on the Prairies last fall.
Climate is changing. Investing needs to, too, says BlackRock
World’s largest investment manager will cut out some coal producers from some of its portfolios.