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The wisdom of green infrastructure for Manitoba's future

May 23, 2017 -

As the Manitoba Government contemplates the shape and form of its carbon pricing and green plan, heeding the words of perhaps our greatest public intellectual might be prudent. “We shape the tools then the tools shape us,” said Marshal McLuhan, the Kelvin High School and University of Manitoba...

Categories: Features

Pilot projects announced for CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard

May 17, 2017 -

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced that 16 of Canada’s most innovative projects have been chosen to participate in a two-year pilot of CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. The standard, which assesses the carbon performance of commercial, institutional, and multi-family buildings...

Categories: National, News

Edmonton approves ambitious Sustainable Building policy

May 10, 2017 -

Edmonton’s City Council has approved a new Sustainable Buildings Policy, the most ambitious for a major Canadian city with a carbon intensive electricity grid. “Energy and climate change are the top sustainability and resiliency challenges facing Edmonton. We know that 39 per cent of Edmonton’s...

Categories: Western Canada

NRC, Pond Technologies, and St Marys Cement tackle algal carbon conversion

November 3, 2016 -

Industry partners, NRC, Pond Technologies, and St Marys Cement begin trials of their algal biorefinery, an innovative technology in algal carbon conversion (ACC) that embeds algae trapping carbon in cement. The ACC biorefinery in Ontario will leverage a 25,000 L photobioreactor operating within a...

Categories: News, Ontario

CaBGC releases Zero Carbon Buildings Framework

November 2, 2016 -

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) released a Zero Carbon Buildings Framework for the assessment of highly energy efficient buildings that minimize greenhouse gas emissions. The framework is the first stage of a broader CaGBC Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative to champion the move to lower-carbon...

Categories: National, News

November 21-22, 2016: Regional Solutions to Atlantic Canada's Carbon Challenge

September 19, 2016 -

Where: Prince George Hotel, Halifax, NS Organization: Energy Council of Canada Website: http://www.energy.ca

Categories: Events

Happy World Forestry Day

March 21, 2012 -

It's spring and the crocuses are blooming in some Canadian cities. But a warmer March isn't such good news for Canada's forests. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) is examining evidence that a warming climate may be responsible for more intense forest fires, drought and the resulting...

Categories: International, National, News

Is Carbon Capture Right for Canada?

June 20, 2011 -

This week, news outlets are reacting to documents showing that the federal government hired a special adviser on climate change and energy to lobby U.S. players over energy and environmental issues. Headlines highlight the $1 million spent on promoting carbon capture and storage (CCS). This is not the...

Categories: International, News

UBC Heats Up with Woody Biomass

February 19, 2010 -

The University of British Columbia (UBC) and Nexterra Systems Corp., a biomass gasification company, announced today that UBC will install and demonstrate an on-site biomass-fuelled combined heat and power (CHP) facility developed by Nexterra and GE Power & Water’s gas engine division. The CHP...

Categories: News, Uncategorized, Western Canada

Our Choice Reviewed

December 8, 2009 -

Our Choice, Al Gore's new book on climate change, is as much a reference book as it is a call to action.  Over its 400 pages it covers everything from the science and politics of climate change, to the abundant economic and environmental potential of the alternative energy technologies already at our...

Categories: ReNew Canada Blog

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