Renewables
Solar, wind, biomass, biogas, geothermal, tidal and other distributed energy resources

News Briefs

  • 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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Defence industry giant Lockheed Martin is investing $5.6 million in Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI) to further development of MTI’s metaSOLAR product which is suitable for aircraft.

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has kicked off a discussion on the role of small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear technology. The organization has launched a request for expressions of interest on SMRs to see how it can play a role in bring this technology to market.

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) indicates there are more than 9.8 million people (nearly 10 million) employed in the renewable energy industry in 2016. And some sectors within the renewables industry are seeing big job growth.

IRENA May 2107 report image

The built environment is an energy hog. Whether it’s using natural gas for heating or electricity for cooling, buildings of all sizes consume a considerable amount of energy, and as a result spew a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions. District energy (DE) can be part of the solution, if only there was greater collaboration, according to Dennis Fotinos, executive chair of the board at Enwave Energy Corp.

Solar Alliance Energy Inc. has partnered with Crius Solar to develop residential solar projects in five states across the Northeast US as well as Northern California.