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Calgary projects get $3.5 million for clean technology development from Ottawa

Calgary projects get $3.5 million for clean technology development from Ottawa

$714,500 for 2 Univ. of Calgary projects, one to design system for detecting, measuring methane emissions from oil and gas sector Two University of Calgary research projects that support the development of clean technologies in Alberta will receive support from the federal government, according to a press release. At a news conference held at the university’s downtown campus on […]

By January 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
British Columbia invests in solar-powered Zamboni, community-owned clean energy projects

British Columbia invests in solar-powered Zamboni, community-owned clean energy projects

Program allowed a community to retrofit a Zamboni with solar power and battery instead of propane The Province of British Columbia is investing in local governments and First Nations projects that will lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lead to more affordable and sustainable community infrastructure, according to a press release. One of […]

By December 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
$115 million funding now available for pre-commercial clean technology

$115 million funding now available for pre-commercial clean technology

No minimum amount of funding or leverage required The Natural Resources Canada Clean Growth Program has made funding available to advance pre-commercial technology, including up to first commercial installations, in Canada’s energy, mining and forestry sectors. With $115 million available, the deadline for Letters of Intent is February 7, 2018, 12:00 p.m. EST. The federal […]

By December 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Canada’s electricity sector will get even greener – NEB

Canada’s electricity sector will get even greener – NEB

Alberta, Saskatchewan generate most electricity from coal, natural gas The National Energy Board’s latest report, Energy Futures 2017, projects considerable changes to the electricity capacity mix, primarily for non-hydro renewables and natural gas, according to a press release. Canada had just under 147 gigawatts (GW) of installed electricity generation capacity in 2016. Of this capacity, 55 per cent was […]

By October 30, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Solution for oil sands tailings ponds? Miracle fungus discovered by Saskatchewan researchers

Solution for oil sands tailings ponds? Miracle fungus discovered by Saskatchewan researchers

Fungus has potential to clean up Alberta’s oil sands mining tailings ponds – Prof. Kaminskyj A natural strain of fungus discovered in Saskatoon by University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers could have the power to return life to Alberta’s oilsands, according to a press release. “The current methods of restoring these sites are not […]

By October 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Universal energy access by 2030  within reach – IEA

Universal energy access by 2030 within reach – IEA

2.3 billion people will remain without clean cooking access in 2030 A new and detailed analysis from the International Energy Agency finds that the most cost-effective strategy for providing universal access to electricity and clean-cooking facilities in developing countries is compatible with meeting global climate goals, and prevents millions of premature deaths each year. It […]

By October 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Will PACE-style financing home energy efficiency upgrades work in Alberta?

Will PACE-style financing home energy efficiency upgrades work in Alberta?

The City of Edmonton is pursuing PACE as part of its energy transition strategy By David Dodge, GreenEnergyFutures.ca Currently, the biggest barrier to people and organizations investing in energy-efficiency upgrades and renewable energy on their buildings is access to affordable financing. That’s according to Brian Scott, an Edmonton developer and Leigh Bond, an entrepreneur who […]

By September 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Canada’s existing buildings hold key to climate targets – Pembina

Canada’s existing buildings hold key to climate targets – Pembina

Clear strategy for energy-efficiency upgrades needed for deep emissions reductions Governments at all levels in Canada are moving toward requiring new homes and buildings to be constructed to low-carbon, ultra energy-efficient standards by 2030, according to a Pembina Institute study. But Canada still lacks a comprehensive strategy to achieve the significant reductions in carbon pollution from existing buildings that […]

By August 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Clean energy news brief July 24: Canada funding next-gen clean energy projects

Clean energy news brief July 24: Canada funding next-gen clean energy projects

Also in this brief:  US Energy Dept. gives $46.2 million for 48 solar tech projects, US fuel ethanol production continues to grow in 2017 Canadian government looking to fund next-generation clean energy infrastructure projects Investing in next generation clean energy infrastructure and technologies will advance Canada’s efforts to build a clean economy, create well-paying jobs for middle-class Canadians […]

Canadian mines could prove critical to clean energy transition

Canadian mines could prove critical to clean energy transition

Copper demand could reach 31 million tonnes by 2035, a 43% increase Canadian mines could help power the transition to clean energy, sparking new economic development in the process, according to a new report from Clean Energy Canada finds. Growth in clean energy is driving significant demand for the metals and mineral products used to […]