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Politics, Policy and Regulation of green tech in Canada

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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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Any suggestions that governments can simply get out of the way, let greener and cleaner technologies develop and see them adopted on their own are simply wrong, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources heard on April 4.

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) told the Senate Energy committee last week that while it supports carbon pricing mechanisms policymakers have to make sure the details don’t have negative unintended consequences on domestic industry. The cement industry in British Columbia is a prime example, said Michael McSweeney, president and CEO at CAC.

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Governments across Canada have to do a more effective job of recognizing the carbon sink benefits that come from the agricultural sector, the Senate Agriculture Committee heard this week.

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The head of the Aluminum Association of Canada (AAC) told the Senate Energy Committee this week that the Canadian government can continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by ensuring more domestically produced aluminum is used in vehicles and buildings.

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The last two federal budgets have provided a significant amount of financial support to the emerging Canadian clean technology sector. This has been done through expanded grant opportunities and the topping up of agency funding envelopes. But one successful cleantech firm says the federal government should instead focus on users of cleantech.