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NB Power plans to eliminate coal from its energy mix by 2030 by identifying a new, cleaner energy source to keep the Belledune Generating Station operational for decades to come. “Climate change is the biggest challenge facing humankind,” said Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet. “Coal-fired power plants are…

December 13, 2017 @ 9:07am

Environment Minister Dustin Duncan has introduced the provincial government’s climate change strategy. The strategy, titled Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy, focuses on the principles of readiness and resilience, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change – without a carbon tax. “This…

December 04, 2017 @ 7:05pm

The Government of Manitoba has released its A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, which is built on the strategic pillars of climate, jobs, water and nature, and includes 16 keystones for priority action that will support Manitoba’s economy and sustain the environment for future generations. “Our vision is to make…

November 01, 2017 @ 6:39am

Amendments to the Environment Act, introduced today by the Government of Nova Scotia, will allow the province to develop a cap and trade program. “Nova Scotia is a national leader in fighting climate change,” said Iain Rankin, minister of the environment. “Working closely with our stakeholders, our program will set…

September 29, 2017 @ 6:33am

Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and California Governor Edmund G. Brown further strengthened their cooperation in the global fight against climate change. Premier Couillard hosted Premier Wynne and Governor Brown in Québec City to sign an agreement linking the carbon markets of Québec, Ontario, and California. “Premier…

September 26, 2017 @ 6:39am

Ontario is helping workers thrive in the low-carbon economy with new support for apprentices, skilled trades, and other professionals from the building sector to develop green building skills. This initiative is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's carbon market. Ontario is…

August 10, 2017 @ 8:08am

City Council has approved Toronto's long-term path to reduce city-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The TransformTO Pathway to a Low Carbon Future report recommends ambitious strategies and long-term goals to transform Toronto's urban systems – specifically buildings, energy, transportation, and waste. "I am proud that…

July 05, 2017 @ 7:31am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced a new initiative connecting municipalities with local environmental experts. “We are proud to partner with the FCM to support local governments across Canada in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Amarjeet Sohi, minister of infrastructure…

June 13, 2017 @ 6:17am

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced that 16 of Canada’s most innovative projects have been chosen to participate in a two-year pilot of CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. The standard, which assesses the carbon performance of commercial, institutional, and multi-family buildings in Canada, will be formally released on…

May 17, 2017 @ 8:43am

Strong sustainable communities, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and projects that grow the economy will be the focus of federal government investment in infrastructure in the years ahead. In a panel discussion alongside Ontario Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi discussed how the government…

April 07, 2017 @ 7:18am

The City of Toronto has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking partnerships and ideas for large-scale development of low-carbon thermal energy networks/district energy solutions. The RFQ, currently listed at merx.com, states that: “The purpose of this RFPQ is to establish a list of up to five pre-qualified respondents and…

November 22, 2016 @ 7:31am

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) released a Zero Carbon Buildings Framework for the assessment of highly energy efficient buildings that minimize greenhouse gas emissions. The framework is the first stage of a broader CaGBC Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative to champion the move to lower-carbon commercial, institutional and high-rise residential buildings in support of…

November 02, 2016 @ 9:08am

An open source guide, the Community Energy Implementation Framework, designed to help communities move Community Energy Plans from a vision to implementation, was released in beta at QUEST2016 — Smart Energy Communities for Jobs, Infrastructure and Climate Action by the Community Energy Association, QUEST — Quality Urban Energy Systems of…

October 18, 2016 @ 8:25am

The Government of Canada has proposed its pan-Canadian approach to pricing carbon pollution. Under the new plan, all Canadian jurisdictions will have carbon pricing in place by 2018. In order to accomplish this, Canada will set a benchmark for pricing carbon emissions—set at a level that will help Canada meet…

October 04, 2016 @ 6:51am

A new Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) report is demonstrating how a greener built environment can combat climate change and stimulate economic growth. The report, titled Building Solutions to Climate Change: How Green Buildings Can Help Meet Canada’s 2030 Emissions Targets, outlines the CaGBC’s response to the Vancouver Declaration on…

September 28, 2016 @ 11:14am