Clean Energy

Canada launches $155 million clean technology growth program

Government claims its leveraging investment in publicly funded research, laboratories and programs Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $155-million program that will fund clean technology projects in the areas of energy, mining and forestry, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental outcomes, according to a Government of Canada press release. […]

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‘Women in Clean Energy’ initiative gets backing from governments, industry

Initiative can help countries share best practices, develop or enhance national programmes of action The governments of Sweden, Italy, Canada, as well as the International Energy Agency (IEA), are seeking to promote greater participation for women in the clean energy field, an initiative that is receiving a wide backing from other governments and industry, according to

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How feasible for northern Indigenous community to switch to natural gas?

Town depends on diesel, propane from more than 2,500 km away Many remote northern Canada communities rely upon diesel to generate their electricity, but the federal government hopes to transition them to cleaner forms of energy, such as natural gas. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CanNor announced

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Global clean energy market big opportunity for Canadian businesses – report

Canada is not competitive in commercializing research into market-ready technologies Canada has a competitive edge in a few key climate-friendly technologies including wind and solar power, energy efficient turbines, and waste management, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report. “Despite U.S. President Trump rolling back climate-friendly policies, the world is moving toward a cleaner,

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Tesla, Mexican solar are hotspots in tepid Q1 for clean energy investment

Global clean energy investment in Q1 2017 was down 17% compared to Q1 2016 Clean energy investment worldwide totalled $53.6 billion worldwide in the first quarter of this year, down 17 per cent from Q1 2016 but only 7 per cent lower than the final quarter of last year, according to the latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy

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As Trump threatens, Midwest Republican governors embrace clean energy economy

“New administration would be wise to listen to fellow Republicans and embrace clean energy’s economic promise” By Dick Munson, Environmental Defense Fund Any day now, President Trump is expected to issue an executive order attacking key climate and air standards, including the Clean Power Plan — America’s first-ever nationwide standards to reduce carbon pollution from power

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Canada to invest $1.8 billion on clean innovation in developing countries

Canada will deliver support through trusted partners with expertise in finance solutions to address climate change Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced Canada will invest nearly $1.8 billion to mobilize private-sector support for developing countries’ efforts to transition to cleaner, more sustainable economies. This funding is part of Canada’s $2.65 billion pledge to

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Secretary Moniz releases report showing cost reductions, rapid deployment of clean energy technologies

Moniz claims during Obama administration, clean energy costs dropped up to 94% WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released a new report that highlights the accelerated deployment of five clean energy technologies: wind turbines, solar technologies for both utility-scale and distributed photovoltaic (PV), electric vehicles (EVs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The report, Revolution…Now, was

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Coal’s decline: Driven by policy or technology?

Researchers conclude that low natural gas prices, not policy, responsible for switch away from coal Dr. Walter J. Culver, founding board member of Great Lakes Energy Institute, and Dr. Mingguo Hong, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at CWRU, recently published an article in The Electricity Journal that explores why coal production in the

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