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Canada’s First Utility Microgrid Creates Resiliency Hub

Summary A power outage can be devastating to a community. North Bay, Ontario has experienced outages in the past, but none as significant as the one caused by an ice storm which left the city crippled without power for a week. North Bay Hydro developed a microgrid to power a community...

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Richmond Wins National Municipal Environment Award

City News, CITY OF RICHMOND Summary The City of Richmond, BC has received national recognition for its District Energy Implementation Program from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA). The City was presented with the 2019 CAMA Environment Award, in the Over 100,000...


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Government of Canada invests in cleaner energy system for the National Capital Region

Public Services and Procurement Canada Summary Modernization of heating and cooling plants will significantly cut carbon pollution and save money Canadians are already feeling the impacts of climate change, and expect their governments to take action to reduce carbon pollution. In the...


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University Campus Energy Centre a wood design winner for DIALOG

Peter Caulfield, Journal of Commerce Summary DIALOG has won a 2019 Wood Design Award from Wood WORKS! BC in the Institutional Wood Design – Large category. The Vancouver-based design company won for its Campus Energy Centre (CEC), a LEED Gold-certified hot water boiler facility that provides...


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Bulk of federal clean-energy investments go to remote Haida Gwaii

The Canadian Press, The Province Summary The federal government has announced over $15 million in funding for clean-energy projects, with most of the money going to the remote B.C. island of Haida Gwaii. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi told a news conference in Vancouver that an...


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Ottawa funding $8M program to reduce NWT industry emissions

Sarah Pruys, Cabin Radio Summary Ottawa will provide $8 million in new funding for a program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Northwest Territories. The money will be directed toward reducing emissions from NWT buildings and industry. Projects eligible for cash include...

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Inside Fink Machine's district energy system in Enderby, BC

Maria Church, Canadian Biomass Summary Canadian Biomass stopped by Fink Machine in Enderby, B.C., where a biomass-fuelled district energy system has been supplying heat to local government and commercial buildings since 2012. Owner Burkhard Fink gave us a great tour: Full Article ...

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New generator to power Woodstock Hospital

Kathleen Saylors, Woodstock Sentinel-Review Summary A new cogeneration plant that will supply the bulk of Woodstock Hospital’s heat and electricity was the focus of the its Earth Day celebrations on Friday. The annual event brings together Woodstock Hospital staff, patients and the public to...

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COMMENT: Canadian carbon reduction and energy efficiency options

Melodie Michel, Canadian Clean Energy Conferences; Carbon Pulse Summary Editor’s note: In the run-up to Carbon Pricing for Canadian Industry , April 25-26, Hilton Toronto, Canadian Clean Energy conferences is running a series of articles on key topics for industries complying with...

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Exploring a sustainability transformation in an island city with The City of Richmond

Sean Galea-Pace, Chief Sustainability Officer Summary Mayor Malcolm Brodie of the City of Richmond, British Columbia, and City staff, Peter Russell, Senior Manager of Sustainability, and Alen Postolka, District Energy Manager, discuss how the City's climate actions are transforming Richmond ...