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  • Northland Power acquires DeBu offshore wind project +

    Northland Power has completed the acquisition of the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind project from Highland Group Holdings Ltd. The Read More
  • New shore power system operational in Montreal +

    The City of Montreal is now able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cruise ships docked at the Alexandra Pier Read More
  • BioAmber to take full control of Sarnia plant +

    BioAmber Inc. has inked an agreement to purchase Mitsui & Co Ltd.'s minority stake in its Sarnia joint venture. The Read More
  • OCGC names new chief executive +

    The board of directors at the Ontario Capital Growth Corp. (OCGC) has appointed Steve Romanyshyn as its new president and Read More
  • Boralex closes financing for France wind farm +

    Boralex Inc. has closed a $67.9 million financing for the 30 MW Chemin de Grès wind farm in France. The Read More
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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.

A group of more than 80 academics across the country have said in a new report that the transition to a low-carbon energy system will require a measured and concerted effort by all stakeholders. Sustainable Canada Dialogues says the work has to start at the top.

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When the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) faithful chose Andrew Scheer as their new leader, they opted to maintain the party’s current trajectory and thinking on many issues. Whether it’s taxation and other fiscal related issues or climate change, the CPC won’t change its positioning.