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  • H2O Innovation subsidiary lands new deals in US +

    H2O Innovation Inc.’s operation and maintenance (O&M) services subsidiary Utility Partners LLC (UP) has renewed two contracts and extended the Read More
  • EDC offers new green bond +

    Export Development Canada’s (EDC) latest green bond has been priced. Set at $500 million with a 1.8 fixed rate, the Read More
  • Capital Power moving ahead with New Frontier Wind +

    After Capital Power Corp. inked an agreement to sell 87% of the electricity generated from the yet to be constructed Read More
  • General Fusion takes new step towards reactor design +

    Vancouver’s General Fusion has hired two industry veterans to help lead the company through the development of a proof-of-concept fusion Read More
  • Federal, Ontario governments take big step in reducing diesel reliance in FN communities +

    The $60 million in federal funding to connect the Pikangikum First Nation to Ontario’s electricity grid is a major step Read More
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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.

A key tenet for the political Left on carbon pricing is that it can’t be implemented in a manner that continues to contribute to inequality among Canadians. Referring to themselves as progressives, three political commentators on a recent Ecofiscal Commission webinar argue for the adoption of a progressive carbon pricing regime.