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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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The Ontario government’s last conservation framework has done little for energy use reduction in the province, said Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. In a press conference to release his 2014 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, the environmental watchdog added that while he’s somewhat optimistic about the Conservation First plan, he still has some reservations because of past performance.

Changes to environmental assessment policies, ushered in by the governing Conservatives over the last couple of years, will mean groups calling on businesses to get social licence to develop projects will remain in the spotlight, according to Adam Chamberlain, a partner in the environmental law practice at Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG).