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Indigenous communities are rejecting non-indigenous energy projects in favour of community-led sustainable energy infrastructure. The switch has led to some improvements in economic and social development as well as capacity-building for self-governance, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. "Many indigenous communities decided to take back control of…

May 30, 2018 @ 8:48am

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a portfolio of six Canadian operating wind and solar power projects from NextEra Energy Partners, LP for $741 million, inclusive of working capital and subject to customary adjustments. "This opportunity to acquire a sizeable…

April 02, 2018 @ 8:27am

BC Hydro has announced it plans to pursue negotiations for electricity purchase agreements with five First Nations’ clean energy projects through its Standing Offer and Micro Standing Offer programs. “Moving forward with the development of these energy projects is a step in the right direction in creating opportunities for First…

March 19, 2018 @ 8:36am

Developing clean energy assets for Indigenous communities across Canada is integral to meeting our national needs for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the creation of a resilient energy system. But doing so isn’t as simple as buying a tract of land and putting up solar panels or a…

February 07, 2018 @ 3:03pm

Canada’s non-hydro renewable power capacity grew by more than eight per cent in 2016, adding nearly 1,300 megawatts (MW) of solar, biomass and wind-generated power, according to the National Energy Board’s (NEB) 2017 update of the Canada’s Renewable Power Landscape 2017 report. In 2016, Canada’s electricity generation was 66 per…

December 21, 2017 @ 8:21am

TransCanada Corporation has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Ontario solar portfolio comprised of eight facilities with a total generating capacity of 76 megawatts to Axium Infinity Solar LP, a subsidiary of Axium Infrastructure Canada II Limited Partnership, for approximately $540 million. The transaction is…

October 27, 2017 @ 6:40am

ACCIONA Energy has named Rafael Esteban as CEO of ACCIONA Energy USA Global LLC. In this role, Esteban will be responsible for the growth of ACCIONA’s renewable energy portfolio in the U.S. and Canada markets, and the operation of 966 MW of wind and solar energy projects in the two…

August 01, 2017 @ 7:13am

The Alberta government will set clear timelines for developing renewable electricity like wind and solar, and a competitive bidding process structured to limit costs. The Renewable Electricity Program will add 5,000 megawatts of renewable electricity capacity by 2030 using a competitive process, administered by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO).…

November 08, 2016 @ 8:07am

UGE International Ltd., a leader in renewable energy solutions for the commercial and industrial sector, announced today that it has arranged a construction finance facility backed by Export Development Canada (EDC) to provide the Company with competitive construction financing for the development of its international solar projects. In Canada, UGE…

November 07, 2016 @ 9:15am

A dozen renewable energy companies, industry associations and think-tanks are urging the Alberta government to solidify its commitment to having renewables supply at least 30 per cent of the province’s electricity by 2030. Today, they released an open letter calling on Premier Rachel Notley, Minister of Energy Margaret McCuaig-Boyd and…

October 24, 2016 @ 11:30am

Canada is a world leader in renewable power and generates almost two-thirds of its electricity from renewable sources according to a new report released by the National Energy Board (NEB). Hydro is the dominant source of electricity in Canada accounting for 55 per cent of total installed capacity and 58…

October 17, 2016 @ 7:30am

The Alberta government is aiming to support the province’s first solar farm to help meet its green power needs. A Request for Information (RFI) to provide advice on the potential cost and best approach for procuring solar power for half of government operations has been posted. This will explore the…

October 07, 2016 @ 6:31am

Ontario will immediately suspend the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1,000 megawatts (MW) of solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and energy from waste projects. This decision is expected to save up to $3.8 billion in electricity…

September 27, 2016 @ 8:56am

[caption id="attachment_6786" align="alignleft" width="104" caption="Rand was the keynote speaker at the CaGBC's annual gala in Toronto."][/caption] “If I can do it, anyone can do it,” said Tom Rand at last month's Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) gala in Toronto. Talking about his energy efficiency upgrades at a hotel he owns,…

December 07, 2011 @ 12:06pm

[caption id="attachment_6314" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Photo from efinity.ca "][/caption] Belgian rail operator Infrabel and renewable energy developer Enfinity have joined forces to create a solar powered high speed rail tunnel. The three-kilometre high-speed rail tunnel from Paris to Amsterdam—which was originally built to avoid felling protected trees along the corridor—is now…

August 10, 2011 @ 7:30am

Ontario’s Ministry of Energy released a directive on Tuesday that will make it more difficult for Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to cancel contracts signed under the Feed in Tariff (FIT) program. This reaction from the Ontario government seems to be in response to industry uncertainty prompted by Ontario PC Leader…

August 03, 2011 @ 7:01am

Visible from Route 90 just north of Eilat, Israel’s resort city on the tip of the Red Sea, Aora-Solar’s golden 30-metre stem is topped with a striking, glowing bulb. Perched in the sand at Kibbutz Samar, the tower is surrounded by a field of mirrors—together, the components of this unit…

May 01, 2011 @ 10:39am

Pattern Energy Group has partnered with Samsung Renewable Energy to acquire wind power projects in Ontario from ACCIONA and Boralex. They will combine the projects with the larger South Kent Wind Farm, which is under development. Samsung and its partners have an agreement with the Province of Ontario to provide…

April 26, 2011 @ 10:33am

This morning, Premier McGuinty announced that 40 new renewable energy projects have been approved through Ontario's Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program. The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has approved large-scale solar, wind, and water projects that will produce over 872 megawatts (MW) of power. The 40 new projects include: 35 solar projects (257…

February 24, 2011 @ 8:23am

The CANMET Materials Testing Laboratory at McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario opened today. Natural Resources Canada’s (NRC’s) new metals research facility is targeting LEED-Platinum certification—something its designers believe more industrial spaces should do. “It is still the exception that industrial facilities are adopting a rigorous commitment to sustainable design…

February 23, 2011 @ 3:24pm

Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly, Premier Darrell Dexter and Defence Minister Peter MacKay unveiled the $45-million Canada Games Centre in Halifax this weekend. The venue will host the 2011 Canada Winter Games in less than a month. Halifax's regional government spent $21-million on the project, with the federal and provincial governments each contributing $12-million. Designed by…

February 14, 2011 @ 9:10am

Plutonic Power and GE Energy Financial Services have partnered to  acquire a 50-megawatt (MW) portfolio of three photovoltaic (PV) solar facilities to be built in Ontario. This is GE Energy’s first solar investment in Canada. The deal also marks Plutonic’s expansion into solar power and Ontario. Plutonic Power has announced that it…

January 06, 2011 @ 1:01pm

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, wants the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to fully disclose the financial assumptions it used to justify the price cut to Ontario's renewable energy feed-in tariff (microFIT) program. Miller said in a release yesterday, "People will lose confidence in Ontario's commitment to green energy. We…

July 21, 2010 @ 5:22am

Prefab sustainable building company, LivingHomes, is now building homes in Canada through a partnership with Manitoba-based fabricator Conquest Manufacturing Ltd. The first four LivingHomes will be built by new, Toronto-based developer, Nexterra Green Homes. There has been more interest in Canada for sustainable design and for modern architecture than most…

June 09, 2010 @ 12:33pm

A 30-megawatt (MW) solar project is about to start construction near East Hawkesbury in eastern Ontario. Ottawa-based Enfinity Canada is developing the ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on over 240 acres of a property in the community of St. Eugene. Enfinity has designed a solar array configuration for the project…

March 29, 2010 @ 1:48pm

Toronto-based Plan B Energy, is working in partnership with San Francisco-based MP2 Capital, a renewable energy financial services firm, to develop 10 megawatts of rooftop PV systems under Ontario’s feed-in-tariff program. The two will finance, own and operate the photovoltaics. Mark Lerdal, MP2 Capital’s CEO, says, “We believe that Ontario…

February 19, 2010 @ 9:03am

According to CNW, the Korean Consortium which signed a green energy investment agreement with the province of Ontario this January hasn’t wasted any time in getting started. Samsung has begun negotiations with several established wind and solar power manufacturers to expedite the development of a wind tower, solar inverter, solar…

February 17, 2010 @ 10:59am

What a coincidence...the day we release our Top 100 Projects list for 2010, which is dominated by renewable energy projects (they represent about 27 per cent of the $68-billion list), the feds announce investments in renewable energy projects. So, it`s official, we`re on top of all the industry trends. The…

January 13, 2010 @ 8:40am

Calgary-based Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd., a developer of power electronics equipment for solar projects, is coming to Southern Ontario and bringing with it “green-collar jobs.” The Toronto Star reports that, until recently, the company was planning on outsourcing the manufacturing of that equipment to a firm in China. Instead, it…

October 15, 2009 @ 10:39am

Ottawa is on its way to getting one of the biggest solar farms in North America. An 80-hectare farm in West Carleton, just west of Ottawa, is the site of a potential 300,000 photovoltaic panels--a move that could create enough electricity to power 7,000 homes. This power would be used…

July 22, 2009 @ 8:31am

The province of British Columbia has released an Energy Plan Report on Progress to update the public on the work that's been done since the province's Energy Plan was released in 2007. Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Blair Lekstrom said in a release, "The Energy Plan Report on Progress…

April 16, 2009 @ 9:09am

Not surprisingly, most of the sessions had a "how do we all still make money" focus. One delegate asked a panel on the cleantech landscape how to turn investor attitudes from "Hm. This is so cheap right now" to "Wow! This is so cheap right now!" [caption id="attachment_2316" align="alignleft" width="300"…

March 18, 2009 @ 4:18am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will spend $500,000 to identify alternative energy sources for residents of isolated diesel communities in Labrador. The initiative includes an alternative energy study and an energy efficiency community pilot project. The two projects will be carried out by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro and will…

October 10, 2008 @ 8:16am