November 22, 2016 - “[The Canadian Electricity Association] has previously communicated to the [federal] government its concerns regarding the potential impacts, such as rate increases, that an accelerated coal phase-out may have on the regional economies reliant on coal-fired electricity,” said CEA president & CEO Sergio Marchi in a statement responding to the Government of Canada’s announcement regarding the accelerated transition away from traditional coal-fired power.
November 21, 2016 - Today, the federal government said it is accelerating Canada’s transition from “traditional” coal-fired electricity units to clean energy by 2030, and will use the Canada Infrastructure Bank to finance projects such as commercially viable clean energy and modern electricity systems between provinces and territories.
November 4, 2016 - The feds have announced additional loan guarantee support for the Lower Churchill projects in Newfoundland and Labrador. Specifically, Canada will guarantee up to an additional $2.9 billion in debt for the portion of the Lower Churchill projects led by Newfoundland and Labrador Crown corporation Nalcor Energy.
November 4, 2016 - Alberta-based Terrapin Geothermics says it has developed a proprietary low-temperature geothermal engine capable of generating renewable electricity from industrial waste heat streams. The company says it can also capture the geothermal energy available in Alberta's abandoned, suspended or orphaned oil and gas wells and create a new clean power source.
October 21, 2016 - “We have heard the call for further mitigation measures to address concerns around methylmercury,” said Newfoundland & Labrador’s Perry Trimper, minister of Environment and Climate Change, which is why the province is requiring Nalcor to remove more forest cover at the Muskrat Falls reservoir.
October 18, 2016 - The Waneta Expansion LP (WELP)—a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corp. and Columbia Basin Trust—is now accepting applications for the 2017 Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP), which will provide a total of up to $50,000 to projects in the Waneta area that “promote conservation and restoration through research, physical works, and other on-the-ground or applied projects”.
October 13, 2016 - BC Hydro has released an independent review of the Site C project’s risk and cost management processes by Ernst & Young LLP and BTY Consultancy Group Inc., who found it "well defined" and that the "processes for managing risks and costs are largely representative of leading practices".
September 30, 2016 - Kohler Power Systems says it has completed its first industrial standby diesel generator line powered by a Kohler engine. The fully-integrated Kohler product line utilizes Kohler’s Direct Injection (KDI) diesel engines and includes both Tier 3 and Tier 4 Final models ranging from 15kW to 60kW.
September 30, 2016 - During meetings with the media and public presentations in the United States, chiefs René Simon and Ghislain Picard issued a plea for help to the American public to support them in their efforts to stop “the wanton destruction of the Betsiamites River”.
September 29, 2016 - SaskPower has awarded a contract to Burns & McDonnell for engineer/procure/construct (EPC) services for the new Chinook Power Station, a 350MW natural gas-fired power facility to be located in rural south-western Saskatchewan, near Swift Current. The company issued a formal notice to proceed in July and engineering design is underway.
September 26, 2016 - The Alberta government has announced a three-member expert panel to meet with community, labour and industry leaders in regions affected by the transition away from coal-fired electricity generation.
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