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Railside development delves deep into geothermal energy

Toronto Star Summary The landscape of The Forks is set to change dramatically in the coming years, as parking lots between the CityTV building and Shaw Park are converted from pavement slabs into an expansive, mixed-use neighbourhood. On Wednesday, work began on the most essential of...


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Green generation: Inside GM Canada’s $28 million cogen project using renewable landfill gas

Canadian Biomass Summary As more emphasis is placed on fostering a green economy, large businesses are investing in new ways to power their operations with renewable sources. GM Canada is one such business. In August 2020, the company announced it had completed a $28 million...


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Canada funds 8 bioenergy projects

Biomass Summary The Canadian government in mid-April announced an C$8.4 million investment in nine community-led Indigenous clean energy projects across British Columbia. Eight of those projects focus on the use of biomass and bioenergy. All nine projects were funded through Natural...


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New Zibi community raises bar on sustainability

Canadian Apartment Summary Rising out of its industrial past, Zibi is a community unlike any other in Canada. Framed by Portage Bridge and Waterfront Quarter to the east and Chaudière Crossing and Albert Island to the west, the new waterfront city straddling Ottawa and Gatineau features a...


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First Nations Communities in Canada to Receive $7 Million for Clean Energy Production

Courthouse News Services Summary Natural Resource Canada announced Friday it will award over $7 million to support nine biomass energy projects being undertaken by First Nations communities across British Columbia. The projects are intended to help Indigenous communities reduce their...


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Canada, FCM invest in creation of district energy system for National Capital Region

Canadian Biomass Summary A $23-million investment has been made to Hydro Ottawa through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to create a district energy system for Ottawa–Gatineau’s carbon-neutral Zibi waterfront development. The...


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Development continues to expand growing Markham Centre

Real Estate News Exchange Summary Markham Centre was largely agricultural land 40 years ago. Today, it’s the focal point of a city directly north of Toronto with more than 350,000 residents and over 11,000 businesses. “Markham is evolving into a complete urban centre, with better access to...


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IDEA, Enwave Advocate for District Energy in Review of Federal Carbon Pricing System in Canada

IDEA, Quest and Enwave Respond to ECCC re: District Energy's Inclusion in Output-based Pricing System (OBPS) Thank you for the opportunity to input into Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC’s) review of the federal carbon pricing backstop system, in particular the Output-based Pricing...


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The Supreme Court rules Canada’s carbon price is constitutional. It’s a big win for Justin Trudeau’s climate plan

Toronto Sun Summary The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that the federal government has the power to impose a minimum carbon price across the country in the name of reducing greenhouse gas emissions “as a matter of national concern.” The decision is a victory for Prime Minister...


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Priming the pump- Geothermal industry hopes to spur development with training program

Winnipeg Free Press Summary Manitoba has been a hot spot for residential geothermal installs over the years, but took a step back in 2020 with installations down almost 50 per cent, most likely because of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But notwithstanding high profile...