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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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing Sustainability
January 31, 2020  

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.

News Automotive General Sustainability
January 28, 2020  

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.

News Construction Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 24, 2020  

Sustainable building products manufacturer setting up in Squamish

Company aims to significantly reduce the construction sector’s impact on the environment.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 23, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 21, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 21, 2020  

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.

News Energy Oil & Gas General Sustainability
January 21, 2020  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 20, 2020  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 16, 2020  

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.

News Energy General Sustainability
January 16, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Sustainability
January 16, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 15, 2020  

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.