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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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New biomass boiler to save community $29,000 a year

Bioenergy Insight Summary A new woodchip fuelled biomass boiler is to be installed in the District of Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada, according to the Clearwater Times . The new biomass boiler will be installed in the North Thompson Sportsplex, and could supply heat to nearby...

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Federal Clean Fuel Standard a 'flexible regulation'

Maria Church, Canadian Biomass Ontario Power Generation's Atikokan generating station is 100 per cent fuelled by wood pellets. Summary The Canadian federal government has released its Clean Fuel Standard with the aim of publishing draft regulations by late next year. Environment...

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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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One York earns record-breaking LEED Platinum score

Real Estate Management Industry News Summary One York Street has achieved LEED Platinum certification, earning 89 points, the highest score ever awarded to a Toronto building. Completed in 2016, the 800,000-square-foot-office tower rises to 35 stories at York and Harbour in Toronto’s South...

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Valeco inaugurates its first cogeneration plant in Canada

HPAC Magazine Fifty members of the Association québécoise du gaz naturel (AQGN) gathered on November 14, at the “new” Montreal Biomont Plant (launched last October 16th). The plant was recently bought and revamped ($20M investment) by Valeco, a French Renewable Energy Producer. The plant...

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A Tale of Two Cities: Swedish community sets climate example for Peterborough

Alan Slavin, The Peterborough Examiner Summary Climate change is upon us, caused primarily by excessive use of fossil fuels which produce greenhouse gases (GHGs). Extreme weather events are disrupting our lives and costing us dearly, but we can limit the severity of this planetary change. ...

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Ontario cancels subsidy for fossil fuel-based CHP

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Ontario is set to cancel subsidies from summer 2018 for combined heat and power (CHP) plants that run on fossil fuels. Under its new Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP), which updates a 2013 plan, the Canadian province aims to achieve 7 TWh in energy...

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Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan 2017, Delivering Fairness and Choice

Summary Ontario's 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan, Delivering Fairness and Choice, provides a road map of the province's energy system over the next 20 years. The government engaged with people across the province through in-person meetings, online feedback and formal submissions. District Energy...


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KWL Wins CCE Award of Excellence

Kerr Wood Leidal Summary Kerr Wood Leidal, a member of IDEA, received the Award of Excellence for its Central at Garden City District Energy System Mini-Plant at the 2017 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala held on October 24 in Ottawa. The Central at Garden City District Energy...