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  • H2O Innovation subsidiary lands new deals in US +

    H2O Innovation Inc.’s operation and maintenance (O&M) services subsidiary Utility Partners LLC (UP) has renewed two contracts and extended the Read More
  • EDC offers new green bond +

    Export Development Canada’s (EDC) latest green bond has been priced. Set at $500 million with a 1.8 fixed rate, the Read More
  • Capital Power moving ahead with New Frontier Wind +

    After Capital Power Corp. inked an agreement to sell 87% of the electricity generated from the yet to be constructed Read More
  • General Fusion takes new step towards reactor design +

    Vancouver’s General Fusion has hired two industry veterans to help lead the company through the development of a proof-of-concept fusion Read More
  • Federal, Ontario governments take big step in reducing diesel reliance in FN communities +

    The $60 million in federal funding to connect the Pikangikum First Nation to Ontario’s electricity grid is a major step Read More
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The lack of national government approaches to climate change are giving subnational jurisdictions (provinces, states and municipalities) the opportunity to demonstrate they can do what their federal counterparts can’t: implement policies that fight climate change, but also grow their economies at the same time.

Long terms goals from national governments are critical to fighting climate change, argued Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change during an opening panel at Climate Week in New York.

Three Canadian provinces – British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec – along with the City of Vancouver are among the 22 subnational governments, 73 countries and more than 1,000 companies and investors to signal their support for carbon pricing.

The federal government will soon post final greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions regulations for passenger and light truck vehicles. The announcement comes as Environment minister Leona Aglukkaq attends meetings in New York City as part of the Climate Summit taking place there.

Some generators are worried that the way the Ontario Power Authority has proposed to structure its Large Renewable Program procurement may give different technologies a leg up on others particularly as it relates to community engagement. These concerns were raised during the OPA's recent Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting earlier this month.