Tag: Government

Companies, organizations call on BC municipalities for energy-efficient building codes

Companies, organizations call on BC municipalities for energy-efficient building codes

British Columbia boasts some of most energy-efficient buildings in North America A campaign by Three For All, an informal alliance of companies and organizations is calling for local government leadership on energy-efficient buildings via the BC Energy Step Code. The BC Energy Step Code is a provincial regulation that local governments can use to significantly improve the […]

By September 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Trudeau govt meets with Toyota about plans for clean energy tech, zero emission cars

Trudeau govt meets with Toyota about plans for clean energy tech, zero emission cars

 Canada produces a vehicle every 14 seconds, 2.4 million vehicles every year Canada’s Innovation Minister met with Toyota Chairman to discuss the automaker’s plans to expand its clean technology markets in Canada, according to a Government of Canada press release. Canada is an ideal market for the development and early adoption of emerging technologies, such […]

By September 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Alberta oil & gas sector asks Alberta, Canada to trim regulations, compliance costs – CAPP study

Alberta oil & gas sector asks Alberta, Canada to trim regulations, compliance costs – CAPP study

Capital spending in Canada forecast $44 billion in 2017, 46% decrease from 2014 The provincial government and the energy industry could create more than 24,000 new jobs for Albertans and grow the province’s economy by nearly $5 billion, according to a new report from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Industry continues to face […]

Notley energy report card: Progressive Conservatives give D grade

Notley energy report card: Progressive Conservatives give D grade

Under a United Conservative Party banner, “the carbon tax will be done” – Rick Fraser School’s out and the Alberta NDP government of Rachel Notley is just past its midway point. It’s time for opposition parties to hand out their mid-term report cards on how the NDP have done so far on energy policy. This […]

Alberta launches residential and commercial solar rebates

Alberta launches residential and commercial solar rebates

Once a system is installed, inspected and connected, Albertans will receive a direct deposit in 10 to 15 business days On June 21, the Alberta government officially launched the Energy Efficiency Alberta’s $36-million Residential and Commercial Solar Program, according to a press release. Homeowners can receive up to 30 per cent off solar panel installation […]

Alberta government creates Indigenous Wisdom Advisory Panel

Alberta government creates Indigenous Wisdom Advisory Panel

Panel will meet with Chief Scientist to discuss ways to apply Indigenous wisdom in environmental monitoring The Alberta government has announced the creation of an Indigenous advisory panel to incorporate Indigenous perspectives and traditional ecological knowledge into environmental monitoring, according to a press release. “First Nations and Metis are vital to Alberta’s resource economy, but have […]

Trudeau introduces Oil Tanker Moratorium Act for West Coast

Trudeau introduces Oil Tanker Moratorium Act for West Coast

Legislation proposes strong penalty provisions for contravention reaching up to $5 million Today, the Government of Canada introduced C-48, the proposed Oil Tanker Moratorium Act in Parliament, according to a government press release. This Act is delivering on the Just Trudeau Liberals’ campaign promise to formalize a crude oil tanker moratorium on British Columbia’s north coast. The […]

Alberta government launches bidding for renewable energy program

Alberta government launches bidding for renewable energy program

Renewable Electricity Program will support development of 5,000 megawatts of renewable electricity capacity by 2030 Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program is expected to attract at least $10.5 billion of investment into the Alberta economy by 2030, creating more than 7,200 jobs for Albertans, according to an Alberta Government press release. The Alberta Electric System Operator is […]

Forecast: Global nuclear reactor construction market 2017-2021

Forecast: Global nuclear reactor construction market 2017-2021

In 2016, governments of India and Japan signed a deal on nuclear reactor power Technavio market research analysts forecast the global nuclear reactor construction market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 5 per cent during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The market study covers the present scenario […]

Latest EDF methane study overstates emissions from refineries, NG power plants

Latest EDF methane study overstates emissions from refineries, NG power plants

EDF authors spend significant amount of last two pages of report making the case for more aggressive regulations By Jackie Stewart, EnergyInDepth After spending $18 million on 16 previous methane studies with the stated purpose to “influence government policy concerning…the regulation of fracking,” the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has come out with yet another methane […]