Tag: Canada

Vancouver (Canada!) to transition all diesel vehicles to 100% renewable diesel

Vancouver (Canada!) to transition all diesel vehicles to 100% renewable diesel

August 14, 2018 |

In Canada, the City of Vancouver has taken a significant step towards achieving its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy sources by entering into a new fuel contract with Suncor. With this new contract, all of the City’s diesel vehicles will transition to 100 percent renewable diesel, reducing emissions to 50 percent below 2007 […]

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Canada slows down Clean Fuel Standard ambitions

Canada slows down Clean Fuel Standard ambitions

July 26, 2018 |

In Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada recognizes the need for additional time to work with interested parties to conduct robust technical and economic analysis to ensure that the Clean Fuel Standard achieves its goal while maintaining Canadian competitiveness. As a result, ECCC is adjusting its timelines for the development of the Clean Fuel Standard. […]

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Alberta investing up to C$70 million for green energy and biotech challenge

Alberta investing up to C$70 million for green energy and biotech challenge

July 25, 2018 |

In Canada, the Alberta government and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) are encouraging biotechnology, electricity and sustainable transportation innovators to develop new clean-technology projects to cut their energy costs, while reducing greenhouse gases. Up to C$70 million is available through the Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) Biotechnology, Electricity and Sustainable Transportation (BEST) Challenge. The challenge will help […]

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C.D. Howe Institute cautions Canada on clean fuel standards

C.D. Howe Institute cautions Canada on clean fuel standards

July 24, 2018 |

In Canada, Ottawa should clear up confusion about its plans for clean fuel standards, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “Speed Bump Ahead: Ottawa Should Drive Slowly on Clean Fuel Standards” author Benjamin Dachis argues federal policymakers must examine the inherent limitations and potential economic costs of a clean fuel […]

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ICAO moves forward on sustainability criteria for CO2 certification for aviation fuels

ICAO moves forward on sustainability criteria for CO2 certification for aviation fuels

July 2, 2018 |

In Canada, the ICAO Council made important headway on the key international standards supporting the UN aviation agency’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or ‘CORSIA’. Its adoption of the First Edition of Annex 16, Volume IV, to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), comes less than two years after ICAO’s […]

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Ontario’s new conservative government scrapping green energy programs

Ontario’s new conservative government scrapping green energy programs

June 28, 2018 |

In Canada, there are concerns the incoming Ontario government will scrap green energy programs in the Green Ontario scheme including the newly announced $6.7-million Modern Wood Heating Pilots in rural areas dominated by First Nation communities.  Critics say the new conservative government are showing they don’t believe in climate change by dumping the array of […]

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RICanada and Advanced Biofuels Canada demonstrate significant positive impacts from Clean Fuel Standard

RICanada and Advanced Biofuels Canada demonstrate significant positive impacts from Clean Fuel Standard

June 5, 2018 |

In Canada, the country’s two largest biofuels stakeholders—Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) and Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), together representing almost 50 member companies—have released the results of a new study on the economic impact of Canada’s upcoming Clean Fuel Standard. The study demonstrates that biofuels could be responsible for as much as 21.3 megatons (MT) per […]

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Edmonton airport teams with NextStep to develop an aviation biofuel supply chain

Edmonton airport teams with NextStep to develop an aviation biofuel supply chain

May 29, 2018 |

In Canada, Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and NextStep Renewable Energy Inc. announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to bring forward low-carbon, renewable fuels into the aviation and airport sectors, which will generate jobs, economic diversification and economic growth. Together, EIA and NSRE will utilize existing, proven, market ready technology for deployment in Alberta […]

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First ethanol shipment from Port of Milwaukee heads to Canada

First ethanol shipment from Port of Milwaukee heads to Canada

May 28, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, the first ethanol shipment—and first fuel shipment in a decade—left the Port of Milwaukee on April 30 headed for Canada from the newly refurbished liquid cargo pier thanks to a $3.6 million investment of which $2.9 million was subsidized by the state. About 100,000 barrels of ethanol was exported. Local environmentalists are concerned […]

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Quebec and Western Cape sign partnership agreement on green technologies

Quebec and Western Cape sign partnership agreement on green technologies

May 24, 2018 |

In Canada, the Premier of Quebec and the Premier of Western Cape Province in South Africa signed an agreement lays the foundation for a partnership in the areas of environmental management, green technologies and renewable energy. Écotech Québec, the green technology cluster and GreenCape, a Western Cape organization that supports the green economy, also signed […]

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