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World’s largest wastewater energy transfer project to supply renewable energy to Toronto Western Hospital

Noventa Summary Today, Noventa Energy Partners ( Noventa ) has announced the delivery of the world’s largest raw wastewater energy transfer project at Toronto Western Hospital. The $38 million project, funded in part by the Government of Canada and financed by Vancity Community Investment...


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IDEA, Enwave Advocate for District Energy in Review of Federal Carbon Pricing System in Canada

IDEA, Quest and Enwave Respond to ECCC re: District Energy's Inclusion in Output-based Pricing System (OBPS) Thank you for the opportunity to input into Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC’s) review of the federal carbon pricing backstop system, in particular the Output-based Pricing...


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The Supreme Court rules Canada’s carbon price is constitutional. It’s a big win for Justin Trudeau’s climate plan

Toronto Sun Summary The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that the federal government has the power to impose a minimum carbon price across the country in the name of reducing greenhouse gas emissions “as a matter of national concern.” The decision is a victory for Prime Minister...


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Harnessing the Potential of Hamilton Industry’s Waste Heat

The Hamilton Spectator Summary Every day is a step closer to the end of a COVID-19 pandemic that has demonstrated a capacity among all levels of government to quickly develop policies and programs to address an evolving challenge. Once COVID-19 is behind us, we must marshal the same...


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McKenna Urges Engineers to Design to Support Feds’ Policy Goals

Daily Commercial News Summary Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna made it clear during a recent address to engineers that the government will be using a tightly focused policy lens when it spends on infrastructure in future. McKenna told members of the...


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Minister Mckenna Unveils Set-Aside Infrastructure Funds for COVID-19 Response

Sussex Press Release Summary In an interview Tuesday, May 12 with the Canadian Press, Infrastructure and Communities Minister Catherine McKenna provided an update on her efforts to flow infrastructure funding to provinces and territories and revealed that the federal government will allocate...


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Canada announces support for City of Saint John and Saint John Energy’s Climate Change Initiatives

Mirage News Summary The Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, Wayne Long, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, today announced up to $4 million in funding for the City of Saint John, New Brunswick. Canadians are feeling...


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According to Sussex Strategy Group, Alberta Court Rules Against Federal Carbon Tax

Sussex Strategy Group Press Release Summary The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled in a 4-1 decision that the federal carbon pricing backstop is unconstitutional. The finding applies to both the system for large emitters known as the Output-Based Pricing System and the distributed fuel charge...


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Canada Oil-Sands Plan Collapses Over Politics and Economics

New York Times Summary A major effort to develop growth of Canada’s oil sands has collapsed shortly earlier than a deadline for presidency approval, undone by investor issues over oil’s future and the political fault traces between financial and environmental priorities. 9 years within the...


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Forging Ahead: Update on Fink Enderby’s Biomass District Energy System

Canadian Biomass Summary According to the International District Energy Association, there are at least six biomass-fueled district energy systems operating across Canada as of May 2019. That number is likely higher with a handful of small First Nations communities in B.C., Yukon and the N.W...