12 Results for carbon

Lafarge Canada Inc. and its partners—University of Calgary, Queen’s University, and Pembina Institute—are conducting a million-dollar study on the environmental benefits of introducing lower carbon fuels at its Exshaw Cement Plant in Alberta. Building from previous research, this multi-partner, multi-site lower carbon fuels project is the most significant of its…

January 11, 2018 @ 9:56am

The Pembina Institute and Équiterre have released a blueprint for how the federal government can rapidly implement the buildings strategy laid out in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. According to the report, homes and buildings represent nearly 12 per cent of the country’s overall carbon pollution,…

October 12, 2017 @ 10:47am

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

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 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

Industry partners, NRC, Pond Technologies, and St Marys Cement begin trials of their algal biorefinery, an innovative technology in algal carbon conversion (ACC) that embeds algae trapping carbon in cement. The ACC biorefinery in Ontario will leverage a 25,000 L photobioreactor operating within a pilot scale algal biorefinery to recycle CO2 emissions…

November 03, 2016 @ 8:42am

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

It's spring and the crocuses are blooming in some Canadian cities. But a warmer March isn't such good news for Canada's forests. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) is examining evidence that a warming climate may be responsible for more intense forest fires, drought and the resulting forest die-off, beetle outbreaks,…

March 21, 2012 @ 9:53am

This week, news outlets are reacting to documents showing that the federal government hired a special adviser on climate change and energy to lobby U.S. players over energy and environmental issues. Headlines highlight the $1 million spent on promoting carbon capture and storage (CCS). This is not the first time scientists…

June 20, 2011 @ 2:09pm

The University of British Columbia (UBC) and Nexterra Systems Corp., a biomass gasification company, announced today that UBC will install and demonstrate an on-site biomass-fuelled combined heat and power (CHP) facility developed by Nexterra and GE Power & Water’s gas engine division. The CHP system will be located at UBC’s…

February 19, 2010 @ 9:11am

Soon after Budget 2009 was announced, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, John Baird, addressed the Economic Club of Toronto. That same morning, panelists at a Canadian Urban Institute session expressed concern that new and retrofitted infrastructure may not take climate change into account. Keynote speaker David Pecaut (Toronto City…

February 02, 2009 @ 8:52am