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News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 9, 2019  

Volkswagen bets big on electric. Will consumers buy in?

Electric cars remain a niche product at less than 2% of the market, due to higher prices and worries about recharging.

News Government Manufacturing Sustainability
September 4, 2019  

Environment champs want voters to make climate the main priority

Suzuki, Lewis to run a series of talks to encourage young people to make this election about saving the planet.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
August 29, 2019  

US proposes easing oil rules on climate changing methane emissions

Would ease requirements on oil and gas sites to monitor for methane leaks and plug them.

News Government Manufacturing Sustainability
August 28, 2019  

UN envoy: Climate summit to focus on immediate action

Major changes are needed throughout society to achieve the most ambitious target in the 2015 Paris climate accord.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 26, 2019  

Feds add $15M, water bombers to G7 help to fight Amazon wildfires

Part of the $20-million G7 commitment will be earmarked for a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 19, 2019  

Saying climate change is real could be seen as partisan during election

Environmental groups warned by Elections Canada, citing Maxime Bernier’s doubts about the legitimacy of climate change.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 16, 2019  

Ontario shifting responsibility for Blue Box program to manufacturers

Government says moving the recycling program to producers would save municipalities more than $125 million annually.

Insight Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
August 13, 2019  

Canada well placed to meet world’s growing energy demands

Ranks as a responsible supplier compared to most other major oil and gas exporting nations.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General Sustainability
August 12, 2019  

End of controversial pulp mill not a disaster for some woodlots

Deadline approaches for the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County to stop sending effluent into a lagoon.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 12, 2019  

PEI fish plant to promote Canada’s sustainable tuna fishery

Looking to spread the word Canada has the most regulated and sustainable tuna fishery in the world.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 8, 2019  

Clean technology innovator CarbonCure partners with Linde

CO2 utilizing concrete technology will be introduced to 25 countries, with initial efforts focused on Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Singapore.

News Government Manufacturing Sustainability
August 8, 2019  

UN climate change report sees hungry future that can be avoided

Degraded land is making food more expensive, scarcer and even less nutritious.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability Technology
August 7, 2019  

Endress+Hauser to build $28M green customer centre in Burlington

Aiming for LEED gold certification with net zero energy and carbon emissions.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General Sustainability
August 1, 2019  

Increasing government debt rarely a successful strategy

Spending our way to a heightened state of environmental stewardship could cause more harm than good.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 31, 2019  

Tweet could get Elon Musk in trouble with regulators again

Pact requires him to get lawyer’s approval before writing about Tesla topics that weren’t previously disclosed.

News Manufacturing Minerals General Sustainability
July 25, 2019  

UBC research on capturing carbon from mining secures federal funding

NRC has awarded $2 million for testing of techniques at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine in the Northwest Territories.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 22, 2019  

Greens will work with any party that has a serious plan for the climate: May

Even the Conservatives if they would drop their dyed-in-the-wool opposition to carbon taxes.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 18, 2019  

Ballard to purchase BC’s first fleet of hydrogen vehicles

Fuel cell pioneer celebrates 40th birthday with expected purchase of Toyota Mirai FCEVs by employees.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 12, 2019  

Victoria should have sought BC approval before plastic bag ban: court

Businesses were prohibited from offering or selling plastic bags to consumers and must charge for paper bags and reusable bags.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 11, 2019  

Directors are in the crosshairs of corporate climate litigation

Even if corporate climate litigation cases are unsuccessful, they have implications for directors’ fiduciary duties.

Insight Government Manufacturing Sustainability
July 8, 2019  

How Canada can tax carbon efficiently

Carbon tax should replace other, less efficient policies with the same objective and be offset by cuts in other taxes.

News Construction Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 8, 2019  

EDC loans cleantech firm $5.9M to help drive its growth

Geosynthetics market worth more than $260 billion by 2023 fuelled by growing number of infrastructure projects in developing economies.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 8, 2019  

GFL to acquire recycling processor Canada Fibers

Toronto company has a contract to design, build and operate an advanced single-stream material recovery facility in Winnipeg.

Feature Manufacturing General Sustainability Technology
June 20, 2019  

A cure for carbon: Putting CO2 to work in concrete manufacturing

CarbonCure’s mission is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from concrete manufacturing.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 19, 2019  

Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve

More coal plants to open as a result but court challenges will follow.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 19, 2019  

Tax credits, penalizing big polluters, key to Scheer climate plan

Will scrap the federal carbon tax but keep a price on pollution for heavy industrial emitters.

News Manufacturing Sustainability
June 13, 2019  

Bitcoin’s carbon footprint equal to Las Vegas

Researchers study power consumption of computers and conclude they generated 22-22.9 megatons of CO2 in 2018.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 11, 2019  

Trudeau calls out Tory premiers for playing with national unity over C-69

187 amendments made in the Senate that would revamp the way the federal government evaluates major infrastructure projects.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability Technology
May 30, 2019  

Enerkem a finalist for green aviation fuel challenge

The Sky’s the Limit Challenge offers $5 million prize in federal government competition.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
May 29, 2019  

Federal $10.4M clean energy investment goes to Haida Gwaii in BC

Project involves expanding an existing hydroelectricity installation and reducing use of diesel fuel.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
May 27, 2019  

BC waste to energy plant to handle disputed Philippines garbage

Environment and Climate Change Canada selected partly because of its proximity to the Port of Vancouver.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
May 23, 2019  

US says Trump coal moves hasten but don’t increase emissions

Critics call negligible effects contention absurd given the scope of the federal coal program.