November 4, 2016 - “The members of the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta [ECAA] welcome the premier’s initiatives to move our province in an environmentally responsible direction,” said Darrell Castor, ECAA president. “Our children’s future will be healthier, and their prospects for employment will be enhanced as a result this kind of forward thinking.”
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.
November 3, 2016 - With residential solar energy ramping up, consumers are looking for ways to store extra energy without breaking the bank. To help solve this problem, a team of scientists has come up with a novel possibility: scrap-metal DIY batteries.
November 3, 2016 - Enercon Canada has closed a $825.5 million non-recourse project financing for its 230MW Niagara Region Wind Farm project in the counties of Lincoln, West Lincoln, Wainfleet and Haldimand in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula.
November 3, 2016 - Sales and marketing firm Solar Alliance says it is now honing in on residential and commercial solar systems in Vancouver, B.C. through a partnership with Westpeak Developments in order to grow the solar market in the luxury home sector.
November 1, 2016 - Hydro One announced yesterday that it completed the purchase of Great Lakes Power Transmission LP, following approval of the transaction by the Ontario Energy Board on October 13, 2016.
October 28, 2016 - Earlier this month, Panasonic says it signed a non-binding letter of intent with Tesla Motors to discuss possible collaboration on the production of PV (photovoltaic) cells and modules for the North American market at a factory in Buffalo, N.Y., under the Tesla umbrella.
October 28, 2016 - The start-up Clem, a French operator specializing in shared electromobility, and GE Energy Connections say they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop a “sustainable mobility solution” that addresses electromobility in smart cities.
October 27, 2016 - The Alberta government is making funding available for the installation of solar panels at 36 school projects that are now in the planning or design phase and have not gone to tender.
October 26, 2016 - Over $15 million in maintenance work and $965 million worth of major projects are in the works for Saskatchewan’s Swift Current, Assiniboia, Maple Creek, Shaunavon and surrounding areas as part of SaskPower’s efforts to keep up with growing demand, meet environmental commitments and renew an aging power grid.
October 24, 2016 - A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Thunder Bay Hydro and Kenora Hydro was signed Friday to authorize the exploration of a merger between the two utilities.
October 21, 2016 - More federal money—$18.9 million more, to be exact—is headed to the Northumberland Strait Submarine Transmission System project in Prince Edward Island. This brings the Government of Canada’s total contribution up to a maximum of $68.9 million, representing 50% of the total eligible project cost, with the provincial portion at $73.6 million.
October 21, 2016 - The new line of APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS (uninterruptible power supplies) battery backup solutions is designed to deliver power protection for wireless networks, computers and other home and business electronics.
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.

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