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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.

News Manufacturing Economy General Sustainability
January 15, 2020  

Environmental issues top worries at World Economic Forum

Global warming, extinction of animal species ahead of risks such as cyberattacks, recession and nuclear proliferation.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability Technology
January 14, 2020  

Ballard signs ESAs for fuel cell stacks to support German radio towers

Stacks will go to adKor GmbH and SFC Energy AG to be integrated into Jupiter backup power systems.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 14, 2020  

Feds work on new policies to stop illegal shipments of garbage

Environment Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency are looking at what can be done.

News Energy General Sustainability
January 14, 2020  

Quebec, Atlantic premiers discuss hydro as clean energy solution

Stressed the importance of a developing transmission network to supply a variety of developing clean energy sources.

News Pulp & Paper General Operations Sustainability
January 13, 2020  

Northern Pulp focuses on mill cleanup before ‘indefinite’ Jan. 31 shutdown

Parent company is discussing the mill’s “hibernation plan” with the Nova Scotia government, after committing to stay in the province for the long term.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 10, 2020  

White House proposes major overhaul of environmental approval process

Would impact major construction efforts like highways, airports, pipelines and power plants.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
January 10, 2020  

Oil sands producer Cenovus aims for ‘net zero’ GHG emissions by 2050

CALGARY — Oil sands producer Cenovus Energy Inc. will

News Forestry Manufacturing Sustainability
January 9, 2020  

Experts say climate change is driving up the risk of wildfires in Canada

“Climate change’s fingerprints are all over these Australian fires” and play the same role in raising the risk in Canada.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 8, 2020  

Li-Cycle completes first commercial shipment of recycled battery material

Mississauga company’s unique process removes metals such as cobalt, nickel and lithium for reuse.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 7, 2020  

Ontario can phase out nuclear and avoid increased carbon emissions

As wind and solar energy become cheaper, they’ll become a more important way to generate clean electricity.

News Forestry General Sustainability
January 7, 2020  

Federal natural disaster bills now average more than $430M a year

Germanwatch’s Climate Risk Index lists Canada ninth among the countries most affected by climate change in 2018.

News Manufacturing Economy General Sustainability
January 6, 2020  

Climate change, aging population major economic factors in 2020s

RBC report forecasts Canada will accelerate its transformation from natural resources to a services economy.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 6, 2020  

Team to help forestry workers with pending closure of Nova Scotia mill

Northern Pulp denied permission for proposed facility and pipeline to pump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.

Feature Energy General Sustainability Technology
December 16, 2019  

Shipping bitumen: A semi-solid and greener alternative to liquified

Alberta innovators take some of the risk out of bitumen transport.

Feature Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Sustainability
December 16, 2019  

Green status for Sleeman: First brewer to achieve 3RCertified

Diverts 98% of its solid waste from the Guelph, Ont. brewery.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability Technology
December 10, 2019  

China’s electric car sales slump, squeezing automakers

Leaders are promoting electric cars, but sales are stalling because buyers are unsure the technology is mature enough.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
December 9, 2019  

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

They’re limiting flying, consumption of meat and their overall carbon footprints to avoid adding to global warming.

News Automotive General Sustainability Technology
December 9, 2019  

EU approves state aid to develop car batteries industry

State money will be channeled to 17 different companies covering the whole production chain.

News Government Manufacturing Sustainability
December 5, 2019  

UN climate talks aim to pave way for global carbon market

Economists see it as a powerful tool that gives emitters a financial incentive to reduce greenhouse gases.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Sustainability
December 5, 2019  

Cascades launches a 100% recycled, recyclable cardboard food tray

Patented water-based barrier coating protects it against humidity to enhance the packaging efficiency.