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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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Quebec’s public sector pension fund manager La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is giving Potentia Renewables Inc. $107 million in debt financing so the company can continue to invest in solar and wind development projects in North America and abroad.

Northland Power Inc.’s 600 MW Gemini offshore wind project has been completed ahead of schedule and under budget, the company announced on April 28. All 150 turbines have been in operations sine October 2016.

Bullfrog Power has inked an agreement with the Pacific Gateway Hotel at that will see the Vancouver airport hotel purchase enough green electricity to power all of the hotel’s meeting spaces. In addition, Pacific Gateway will now use renewble natural gas for its its Pier 73 restaurant.

New data from UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) indicates that renewable energy capacity grew by 138.5 GW in 2016, up 8% over 2015 additions. The research also shows that this record level of capacity additions was made with 23% less overall investment compared to the previous year.

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Vancouver-based Solar Alliance of America is expanding its US asset base. The company inked an agreement this week that will see it acquire the team and pipeline of residential solar projects of an as yet to be disclosed US solar company.