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Second Expression of Interest Open for NRCan's Green Infrastructure Phase II Program

Deadline: February 21, 2018 Summary Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has issued a second call for Expressions of Interest under the Energy-Efficient Buildings Research, Development and Demonstration Program. The second phase of the Green Infrastructure program has been expanded to include...

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InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund Partners with Creative Energy

Press Release, Globe Newswire TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced that the InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund has agreed to acquire a 50% equity interest in Creative Energy (“Creative Energy”), a member of IDEA and a...


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Allied, Enwave and Riocan to accelerate expansion of thermal energy system in Toronto

Press Release, News Wire New thermal energy storage tanks at 'The Well' development will provide year-round, low-carbon cooling and heating services to Toronto's downtown west. TORONTO , Feb. 8, 2018 /CNW/ - Allied Properties REIT ("Allied") (TSX: AP.UN), Enwave Energy Corporation ...


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City of Yellowknife wins sustainability award for wood pellet heating system

CBC News The Yellowknife Multiplex is one of five facilities the city is hoping can be converted to a pellet boiler system. (Richard Gleeson/CBC) Summary Even before it's up and running, the City of Yellowknife has won a sustainability award for its plan to reduce the city's emissions with...


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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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Kwadacha Nation installs wood gasification system

Taylor Fredericks, Canadian Biomass The wood gasification system, composed of three linked Borealis CHP biomass generators and a dryer, became operational in April last year. Photos courtesy Borealis Wood Power Corp. Summary Chief Donny Van Somer of the Kwadacha Nation can...


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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 funds British Columbia pellet, bioenergy projects

Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine Summary Natural Resources Canada has awarded $6.45 million to support six projects in British Columbia that aim to promote innovation and diversification in forestry and support collaboration with Indigenous communities. Several of the projects address...


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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...