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

News Briefs

  • 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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Stock 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.

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.