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District heat: Ontario power facility focuses on continual improvement

Tamar Atik, Canadian Biomass Summary Index Energy is on a mission to encourage diversion from landfills, clean energy use and provide district heating for the Town of Ajax, Ont., just east of Toronto. The parent company, Index International Group, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and...

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Sidewalk Labs aims to address privacy concerns in designing high-tech Toronto neighbourhood

Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail Summary Sidewalk Labs, the unit of Google-parent Alphabet Inc. set to turn a chunk of Toronto’s waterfront into a test bed for “smart city” technologies, took pains at a public meeting Tuesday night to address fears its plans would see citizens spied upon or their...

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Milestone Biofuel Facility to Power Natural Gas Waste-Collection Trucks

Betsy Lillian, NGTNews Summary A new biofuel facility has opened in the Port Kells industrial area of Surrey, British Columbia. According to the City of Surrey, the C$68 million facility is the first fully integrated closed-loop organic waste management system in North America. The...

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Feds prequalify consortiums to bid on heating and cooling modernization program

Ottawa Business Journal Summary The federal government has narrowed the field of companies vying for a 30-year contract to upgrade and operate the massive system that heats and cools more than 80 buildings in the National Capital Region. On Friday, Public Services and Procurement Canada said...

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Expanding Bioenergy, UBC's DES Goes Green

Summary Building on years of operational success with biomass, UBC is now preparing to expand its renewable energy portfolio. Located within an existing bioenergy facility this new 12MW biomass addition will triple the facilities thermal generation capacity, increase campus resiliency, reduce...


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Energy Master Planning Meets the Real World at the University of Calgary

Summary In 2006, the University of Calgary updated their Energy Master Plan, setting the course for a sustainable and economical future. In the years since, the campus has expanded by roughly 1 million square feet while reducing both CO2 emissions 40% below 1990 levels, and reducing energy...


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Engineering firm chosen for geothermal district heating feasibility study in Alberta, Canada

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary In a release last week, Canadian firm Epoch Energy Development Inc (Epoch) has announced it will be leading the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study to assess the feasibility of the Geothermal District Energy System in Hinton, Alberta thanks to...

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Province to give Halifax, CBRM more tools for economic development

Tom Ayers, The Chronical Herald Municipal Affairs Minister Derek Mombourquette introduced amendments on Thursday that would help Cape Breton Regional Municipality in its efforts to attract a container terminal to Sydney Harbour and to amend Halifax’s charter to allow it to exceed zoning...

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$2.8-million cogeneration system expected to cut $350,000 per year off Stratford General Hospital’s utility bill

Terry Bridge, Stratford Beacon Herald Summary A new energy source at Stratford General Hospital is expected to shave at least $350,000 per year off the facility’s utility bill. The $2.8-million system, a combined heat and power plant, is expected to pay itself off through cost savings within...

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Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities: BioHeat, Demonstration & Deployment Program Streams

Introduction to the Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) Program Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is looking to fund projects that will decrease greenhouse gas emissions through the reduction of diesel and other fossil fuels use for electricity and heat in Canada’s rural and...

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