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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.

Insight Energy General Sustainability
June 2, 2020  

Practical ways to tackle Canada’s emissions problems

Climate warriors spend a great deal of time condemning current practices without offering realistic solutions.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
May 20, 2020  

World carbon pollution falls 17% during pandemic peak: study

…But with life and heat-trapping gas levels inching back toward normal, the break will likely be “a drop in the ocean.”

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
May 17, 2020  

Mexico cites virus in slapping down renewable energy

Will affect 28 solar and wind projects ready to go online, 16 more under construction and $6.4 billion in investments, much of it from foreign firms.

News Energy Government Economy General Sustainability
May 12, 2020  

Oilpatch welcomes federal aid despite climate change condition

Toews says companies shouldn’t face problems with the requirement to help meet federal climate change commitments.

Feature Food & Beverage General Sustainability
May 7, 2020  

Carbon neutral: Maple Leaf Foods aligns with Paris goals

The first major food company in the world to hit the target.

News Energy General Sustainability
May 7, 2020  

Alberta suspends environmental monitoring rules for oil sands

Follows suspended environmental reporting requirements for all industry amid COVID-19 concerns.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
April 8, 2020  

COVID-19 outbreak triggers drop in climate changing emissions: report

US Energy Department projects a 7.5% drop in fossil fuel emissions for 2020.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 31, 2020  

Judge dismisses Chemours lawsuit against DuPont

Alleged DuPont deliberately lowballed the cost of environmental liabilities.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 31, 2020  

New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort

Would have encouraged automakers to ramp up production of electric vehicles and more fuel-efficient gas and diesel vehicles.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
March 30, 2020  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 27, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 17, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Sustainability
March 11, 2020  

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.”

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 5, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 3, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 3, 2020  

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.

News Energy General Sustainability
March 3, 2020  

Alberta company says it regrets Greta Thunberg decal

Image unleashes outrage after it began circulating online, prompting condemnations from Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
February 27, 2020  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
February 25, 2020  

NB alliance formed to promote development of small nuclear reactors

Part of the province’s effort to meet 2050 carbon emission reduction targets.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
February 24, 2020  

Teck withdraws Frontier mine application, cites climate change discourse

Wants jurisdictions to have a framework in place that reconciles resource development and climate change.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
February 24, 2020  

Electric vehicle options grow, but profitability challenges are limiting

Analysts say government policies are crucial to push automakers to sell EV models.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
February 18, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
February 18, 2020  

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.

News Sustainability
February 18, 2020  

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.

News Minerals General Sustainability
February 13, 2020  

$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.

News Energy General Sustainability
February 13, 2020  

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.

News Construction Manufacturing General Sustainability
February 13, 2020  

$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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Sustainability
February 11, 2020  

Saputo makes sustainability pledge for progress by 2025

Committed to reducing air, water and waste impacts, use recyclable, renewable packaging.

News Energy Oil & Gas Sustainability
February 4, 2020  

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.