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McKenna Urges Engineers to Design to Support Feds’ Policy Goals

Daily Commercial News Summary Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna made it clear during a recent address to engineers that the government will be using a tightly focused policy lens when it spends on infrastructure in future. McKenna told members of the...

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Minister Mckenna Unveils Set-Aside Infrastructure Funds for COVID-19 Response

Sussex Press Release Summary In an interview Tuesday, May 12 with the Canadian Press, Infrastructure and Communities Minister Catherine McKenna provided an update on her efforts to flow infrastructure funding to provinces and territories and revealed that the federal government will allocate...

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Canada announces support for City of Saint John and Saint John Energy’s Climate Change Initiatives

Mirage News Summary The Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, Wayne Long, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, today announced up to $4 million in funding for the City of Saint John, New Brunswick. Canadians are feeling...

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According to Sussex Strategy Group, Alberta Court Rules Against Federal Carbon Tax

Sussex Strategy Group Press Release Summary The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled in a 4-1 decision that the federal carbon pricing backstop is unconstitutional. The finding applies to both the system for large emitters known as the Output-Based Pricing System and the distributed fuel charge...

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Canada Oil-Sands Plan Collapses Over Politics and Economics

New York Times Summary A major effort to develop growth of Canada’s oil sands has collapsed shortly earlier than a deadline for presidency approval, undone by investor issues over oil’s future and the political fault traces between financial and environmental priorities. 9 years within the...

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Forging Ahead: Update on Fink Enderby’s Biomass District Energy System

Canadian Biomass Summary According to the International District Energy Association, there are at least six biomass-fueled district energy systems operating across Canada as of May 2019. That number is likely higher with a handful of small First Nations communities in B.C., Yukon and the N.W...

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Canadian Government Invests in Indigenous Biomass District Heating System

Bioenergy Insight Summary The Government of Canada has invested CAD$2.7 million (€1.8 million) in a sustainable forestry project run by the Indigenous Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation in Quebec, which will create jobs, support the economy and displace diesel use. Announced by Diane Lebouthillier,...

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The governments of Canada and Nunavut announce investments in energy efficiency upgrades that help residents save energy and money

Press Release, Markets Insider Summary GATINEAU , QC, Sept. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Nunavut are working together to take action on climate change, helping residents save money while they improve energy efficiency. Today, the Minister of Environment and...

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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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Public Works and Government Services Canada: Request for Qualification - ESAP

Energy Service Modernization (ESM) of the Existing DES through a Public Private Partnership (P3): DBfOM Procurement As the federal authority for real property, PWGSC is responsible for the delivery of essential heating services to over 80 buildings in the NCR (total floor space of approximately...