ECO Canada's Internship Program received $8.9 million from the Department of Natural Resources. The money, which provides up to 50% in salary for environmental jobs in natural resource sectors, is expected to result in fulfilling or creating 650 jobs.
With buildings accounting for upwards of 40% of all energy used and a third of greenhouse gas emissions globally, developing approaches to reduce GHGs from them is critical to meeting climate objectives. A new standard from the ISO is expected to help on that front.
Late last month, a biosolids project involving source separated organics (SSO) was completed in Calgary. Built by Chinook Resource Management Group, the project is the first composting facility delivered in the P3 model in Canada. Chinook is a special purpose company of which Maple Reinders in a partner.
A dozen methane emissions reductions projects have received funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA). The amount of funding for the 12 projects is $29.5 million with the total value of the projects topping $83 million.
The federal government is giving Enerlab 2000 Inc. a helping hand in developing an environmentally friendly source of insulation. The company secured $1.34 million from Natural Resources Canada's Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program.