Renewables
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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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New data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) indicates 2016 was a record-breaking year for renewables. IRENA says there were 161 GW of renewable energy added in 2016 to bring the overall global total to 2,006 GW. By the end of last year Canada had a total capacity approaching 100,000 MW.

Canada renewable energy capacity 2000 2016

First Nations communities plan to parlay recent funding announcements from the federal government in clean energy into even more opportunities. The Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) Network hopes to take the $715 million allocated to clean energy for Indigenous communities from Budget 2017 to support greater activity.

A group of nine independent electricity system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission operators (RTOs) in North America, serving two-thirds of consumers in the United States and more than half in Canada, has laid out what it thinks the North American grid needs, and it includes effectively adding more renewables.

Natural Resources Canada is investing $800,000 in a G4 Insights Inc. project that aims to convert forestry waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) that can be distributed through existing natural gas pipelines in Canada.

G4 RNG infographic 01 ENG

According to data from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the US solar market installed more than 14.7 GW of PV in 2016, nearly doubling the capacity installed in 2015. The utility PV segment was the primary driver, installing more in 2016 than the entire market in 2015.

US Solar growth chart