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First DEEP Geothermal Well In Saskatchewan Exceeds Expectations

Clean Technica Summary As a source of renewable energy, geothermal has one advantage over wind turbines and solar power plants. It is operates continuously all day, every day. That means the electricity it provides is dispatchable whenever it is needed regardless of how windy or sunny...


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$6.2 million funding expedites Oval Village energy project

Richmond Sentinel Summary The City of Richmond, on behalf of Lulu Island Energy Company, has received $6.2 million from the provincial and federal governments to help speed up implementation of another phase of the Oval Village District Energy Utility (OVDEU), reducing greenhouse gas...


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GM Powers Canadian Facility with Landfill Gas

Biomass Magazine Summary Today, General Motors Canada and partners announced the completion of a $28 million cogeneration investment at the GM St. Catharines Propulsion plant that will enhance the operation’s competitiveness by lowering greenhouse gas emissions and reducing future energy...


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A win-win

Canadian Biomass Summary As many members of our industry already know, district energy systems are a renewable, low-carbon way to heat buildings – and even entire cities. Cold countries like Norway and Finland in particular have seen success using these systems. But despite Canada’s...


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Remotely powerful: Nine rural communities’ experience with bioenergy – Part 4

Biomass to Energy Summary The use of community-based biomass energy systems in rural and remote communities in Canada is relatively new, as indicated in the previous articles in this series, with most communities having only a few seasons of operational experience at most. This fourth and...


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STARS Gold hat trick for UVic sustainability

University of Victoria News Summary UVic has earned a Gold rating for the third time since 2014 with the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), a self-reporting framework for colleges and universities administered by the Association for the Advancement of...


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Province providing $20M for University of Lethbridge Heating Upgrade

Lethbridge Herald Summary The Alberta government is providing $20 million to upgrade the University of Lethbridge’s district heating and cooling centre, which will create about 112 jobs in the Lethbridge area. The district heating and cooling centre is located in the original University...


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WPAC: to lower GHG emissions, BC should prioritize solid biofuels for heat

Canadian Biomass Summary In 2018, the Government of British Columbia released its Clean Energy Plan, promising to create opportunities for all while protecting the province’s clean air, land and water. Remarkably, the plan gives almost no consideration of forest-based bioenergy. Nevertheless...


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Richmond’s district energy system wins another award

Richmond News Summary The City of Richmond’s district energy system has received its second award for its environmentally friendly heating and cooling technology. Richmond was announced the recipient of the 2020 Canadian Energy Globe National Award for its Central at Garden City expansion...


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Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson warns of possible in-year cuts to $2.8-billion infrastructure plan for 2020 without help from senior governments

Edmonton Journal Summary Edmonton city council is poised to back most of the $2.8 billion in construction projects approved for 2020, but Mayor Don Iveson is warning the plan may require cuts during the year if senior governments don’t provide funding. A pending motion filed by Iveson...