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Edmonton to receive $878 million for transit projects under federal-provincial deal

Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal Sandra Jansen, Alberta Minister of Infrastructure (left) and Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, sign a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $3.3 billion in federal funding for infrastructure at the Edmonton Transit...

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Investing in geothermal clean tech opportunities - Exploring the viability of capturing geothermal heat from re-purposed oil and gas wells

Press Release, Newswire HINTON, AB , Feb. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Supporting technologies that advance environmental objectives, create jobs and stimulate growth in the clean technology sector is a priority for the Government of Canada. Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of...

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Reduce or reuse? Edmonton aims for both in new downtown energy scheme

Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal The sun shines through steam as it rises high above the roofline of the London District Energy building. CRAIG GLOVER / CRAIG GLOVER/THE LONDON FREE PRE Summary An expert citizens’ panel just saved the city from what could have been a major...

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Canada’s regional governments press on with carbon pricing

Bioenergy Insight Green technology is being incentivised by a range of legislation in Canada. Source: Wikimedia Commons, by Martin Dawes. Summary Alberta is moving into phase two of its carbon levy and Ontario has expanded its cap and trade market. The moves mirror similarly anti-emissions...

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Canadian oil and gas firm to replace boilers with cogen

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A major Canadian oil and gas company is set to replace the boilers at its base plant with cogeneration. Suncor Energy said this week that it has taken the first steps in the regulatory process to replace an unspecified number of coke-fired...

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Building and Growing A District Energy Business in Alberta: ENMAX District Energy

Summary As the name implies, District Energy is ultimately an energy business. Unlike more well established DE systems in North America, with thousands of meter of installed thermal pipeline, new systems like ENMAX District Energy, in Calgary, are as much a construction business as a thermal...


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Alberta town hopes to pull new kind of energy from old gas well

Bob Weber, The Canadian Press, CBC News Summary There are no commercial geothermal plants currently operating in Alberta, but new research is exploring that possibility. (Canadian Press) An Alberta town is planning to pull a different kind of energy from the abandoned oil and gas...

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Growing a District Energy Start-up

Summary Looking at well-established DE systems throughout the world, it’s difficult to imagine the cost, logistical and political challenges associated with constructing these systems today. But building DE systems are not a thing of the past. ENMAX Corporation is forging ahead with expansion...


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Cogeneration's Challenges and Rewards at the University of Calgary: Should We Do It Again?

Summary In early 2012, the University of Calgary (Alberta) placed their new 13 MW cogeneration system into commercial operation. Though there have been some challenges and 'lessons learned' in achieving the CHP system's potential, it has been a success from both an economic and an environmental...


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Red Deer College introduces new Alternative Energy Lab

Carlie Connolly, Red Deer Express August 9, 2017 Summary Construction on a new Alternative Energy Lab for Red Deer College begins today. The lab will be utilized for teaching, demonstration and applied research related to alternative energy opportunities. “The Alternative Energy Lab will be...