News Briefs

  • Kontrol to acquire energy efficiency engineering firm +

    Kontrol Energy Corp. has inked a letter of intent to acquire an as-yet-to-be identified engineering company, a move that would Read More
  • BioAmber CEO leaving the company +

    Jean-Francois Huc, president and CEO at renewable chemicals company BioAmber Inc., has stepped down from his position. He will be Read More
  • Capital Power brings in new blood to its board +

    Effective April 3, Katharine Stevenson and Keith Trent will be directors on Capital Power Corp.’s board. The announcement came on Read More
  • Board level changes at Seair, share trading halted +

    Seair Inc. has made changes to its board of directors. The Calgary-based company announced on February 17 that Brad Meadows and Christopher Read More
  • 5N Plus makes executive structure changes +

    Specialty metal and chemical products company 5N Plus Inc. Is altering its executive management structure. The Montreal-based firm is shifting Read More
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Stock Market

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Commercial and industrial (C&I) customers are among the big beneficiaries of updated net metering regulations in Ontario. Under the new rules, which came into force earlier this month, the province has eliminated the previous 500 kW cap on systems.

Commitments by the aviation sector to achieve carbon neutral growth by 2020 and a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 compared to 2005 levels are going to be hard to meet, according to a technical brief from the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA). Bio-jet is the answer, says the paper.

IRENA aviation graph1

The commissioning of the 18 MW Gunn’s Hill wind energy project in Oxford County in Ontario is significant in a number of ways. It’s the province’s largest and first community and Indigenous peoples owned wind development. As well, it was able to overcome opposition within the community to get built.

 

oxford Gunns Hill

Data from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reveals the growth of solar energy in the US continues unabated. According to figures released contained in a soon-to-be-released report, more than 14,600 MW solar energy capacity was added in 2016 compared to nearly 7,500 MW in 2015.

US solar additions smi 2016 install