Environmental issues top worries at World Economic Forum
Global warming, extinction of animal species ahead of risks such as cyberattacks, recession and nuclear proliferation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
White House proposes major overhaul of environmental approval process
Would impact major construction efforts like highways, airports, pipelines and power plants.
Oil sands producer Cenovus aims for ‘net zero’ GHG emissions by 2050
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Climate change, aging population major economic factors in 2020s
RBC report forecasts Canada will accelerate its transformation from natural resources to a services economy.
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.
Shipping bitumen: A semi-solid and greener alternative to liquified
Alberta innovators take some of the risk out of bitumen transport.
Green status for Sleeman: First brewer to achieve 3RCertified
Diverts 98% of its solid waste from the Guelph, Ont. brewery.
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.
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.
EU approves state aid to develop car batteries industry
State money will be channeled to 17 different companies covering the whole production chain.
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.
Cascades launches a 100% recycled, recyclable cardboard food tray
Patented water-based barrier coating protects it against humidity to enhance the packaging efficiency.
Ontario not on track to achieving emissions reductions targets: AG
Climate plan underestimated the starting point for emissions by including several green programs cancelled by the Ford government.
Wilkinson says carbon price hikes won’t be decided until 2022
His first priority will be figuring out how Canada is going to meet its target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate change to push food prices higher
Report predicts up to 4% hike in 2020, that’s an extra $487 for an average Canadian family.
Ford, Moe and Higgs plan development of small nuclear reactors
Premiers who who oppose the federal carbon tax look to fight climate change with the technology.
BC community opens solar farm 100% owned and operated by First Nation
Consists of 3,456 solar modules that will produce electricity for sale to BC Hydro.
China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy
Investment in China’s renewable energy dropped almost 40% in the first half of 2019.
Generation Greta: Angry youths put heat on climate talks
Young people to rally in cities around the world Nov. 29 to demand that governments step up their efforts to curb climate change.
Too late for a carbon tax, says former Ontario Liberal environment minister
Glenn Murray says carbon taxes will take too long to work, given how quickly the planet is warming.
Quick wins needed to keep climate goals within reach: UN
Environmental Program head calls for reductions of as much as possible in 2020.
Low carbon NS by 2030: EVs, renewables, heat pumps
Ecology Action Centre plan outpaces existing plans by the province’s Liberal government.
NDP asks AG to probe green energy contract cancellations
Cost of cancelling 750 contracts could surpass the $231 million the government said it put aside.
Concerned groups urge NS to reject mill’s effluent plan
They say the plan lacked critical information and didn’t meet the department’s terms of reference.