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.
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.
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.
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.