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  • S2G BioChem begins work on Sarnia ON plant +

    S2G BioChem is bringing its green chemistry to Sarnia ON. The Vancouver-based company has kick started work on its first Read More
  • Smartcool inks reseller agreement with Panoramic +

    Smartcool Systems Inc. is now selling power metering sensors after signing a value added reseller agreement (VAR) with Panoramic Power Read More
  • Ranovus secures additional SDTC investment, two others get funding as well +

    Ottawa-based Ranovus Corp. was among three companies to receive a total of $7.85 million in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Read More
  • Solar Alliance secures new commercial market with Thompson Machinery agreement +

    Solar Alliance Energy Inc. is teaming up with Thompson Machinery Commerce Corp. and one of its affiliates Aries Solar to Read More
  • Niagara Region Wind Farm gets celebrated +

    Boralex Inc, ENERCON Canada and the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corp. used Global Wind Day to celebrate the Read More
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With a first place for available funding and a second for early entrepreneurship, Canada has jumped three spots in a global cleantech ranking to hit the number 4 position. The 2017 Global Cleantech Innovation Index (GCII) was released this week by the Cleantech Group and WWF with support from other organizations.

There is one key message to take away from the various reports produced by Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission - carbon pricing must be the centerpiece of any action to fight reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The reason its many economists say is because it’s the most efficient and most cost-effective way to do it. Others say a well designed regulation can do exactly the same thing.

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission argued in a report published on June 8 that there are policies government’s can implement that enhance the operation of a carbon pricing mechanism. But Mark Jaccard, an economist and professor at Simon Fraser University, argued in an ideal scenario, complementary policies are unneeded.

A new report from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission says that while explicit carbon pricing policies are the most-cost effective way to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions there are cases where other complementary policies are needed.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his keynote address at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ annual conference and trade show in the Ottawa on June 2 to unveil details of the federal government’s Smart Cities Challenge.