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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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For all the talk of renewable energy gets in Canada, particularly its role in being able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and clean the electricity grid even further, there is very little of it when it comes to role advanced nuclear energy could play. Simon Irish, the chief executive at emerging nuclear energy company Terrestrial Energy Inc., says that needs to change.

There are tremendous opportunities for Canada to leverage its transition to a low-carbon economy, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada.

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says that the global economy could grow 0.8% by 2050 through coordinated action to reduce emissions by 70% while at the same time generate more than enough jobs in the renewables and energy efficiency sectors to offset losses in the fossil fuel sector.

Ban foreign steel from public infrastructure projects, says CSPA

As the federal government looks to transition to a low carbon economy, it must account for the significant emissions associated with imported steel compared to domestically produced supply, according to the Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA).

Witnesses at recent Natural Resources Committee meetings suggested that there are many ways to derisk clean technologies in the natural resources sector. Chief among them are leveraging public procurement and adopting performance-based standards for infrastructure spending.