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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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It’s true that the Canadian electricity sector has done a tremendous job of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), largely thanks to the shuttering of coal plants in Ontario. But as the Canadian Electricity Association’s annual Sustainable Electricity report suggests, there are still significant challenges ahead.

The near-term agenda for the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) will be focused largely on the provincial government’s Conservation First initiative as well as moving through the second stage in an energy storage procurement process. During its most recent management call, listeners were, however, more concerned about the next wave of the Feed-in-Tariff Program (FIT 4.0).

Faced with a looming labour shortage of up to 45,000 employees by 2016, Canadian electricity sector stakeholders from industry and government have teamed up to develop a program aimed at filling that void. Dubbed Bridging the Gap, the Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) led initiative aims to drastically increase the numbers of women working in the sector.

Greenfield renewable energy sites, particularly those slated for wind farms, will be locked out of in the upcoming Large Renewable Program procurement, according to comments from Ontario Power Authority (OPA) representatives during its recent webinar on the proposed RFP.

It won’t be too much longer before Biolatex maker EcoSynthentix Inc. releases commercial product for the wood composite market, according to John van Leeuwen, co-founder and CEO. He made the comments during a presentation at the Jefferies Global Industrials Conference earlier this week.