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The cover of the Clean BC Building report.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia New CleanBC program boosts energy-saving innovation for buildings

The CleanBC Building Innovation Fund program is a part of government’s CleanBC plan to cut climate pollution, boost the economy and make life better for people

Rendition of new ferry vessel.
Energy, Renewable Energy, British Columbia New electric-ready vessel & terminal upgrades on deck for Kootenay Lake

This project will allow the Kootenay Lake ferry service to safely and efficiently serve the next generation of ferry users

Hillside with row of wind turbines.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Alberta, British Columbia Clean Energy BC delves into the Kootenays

The Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) is hosting their spring conference Powering Generations: Legacy to the Future in Trail, BC from June 4th – 6th.

Expanse of ocean, tanker ship in far distance, rocks in foreground.
Education, Energy, Global Clear Seas launches web page to provide the facts and facilitate dialogue on Canada’s LNG industry

The Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping is known for its production of impartial fact-based research

Graphic map of Europe showing plans for battery cell production.
Energy, Products & equipment, Renewable Energy, Global The European Battery Alliance is Moving up a Gear

Is the European Union (EU) finally challenging Asia’s dominance on battery cells production?

Jock Finlayson, left, and Denise Mullen, Business Council of B.C.
Energy, British Columbia Guest Commentary: B.C. won’t be able to quit fossil fuels any time soon

The results of greater energy efficiency will materialize over the long term, even if governments seek abbreviated timelines

by Jock Finlayson and Denise Mullen, Business Council of B.C.
64 tonne B-train tractor trailer operated by Bison Transport.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Technology, Alberta Ballard next-gen fuel cell modules to power freight trucks in Canadian Hydrogen Project

The AZETEC project will test the ability of hydrogen to fuel the Province of Alberta's heavy duty freight transportation sector

Row of pipelines, with logo of TC Energy Corporation.
Energy, Global TransCanada Corporation announces shareholder approval to change name to TC Energy Corporation

TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and liquids

Crush It! Challenge logo, showing grey background with rock and hammer graphic.
Energy, Global Canada announces six Crush It! Mining Challenge finalists to advance toward $5-Million grand prize

Launched in October 2018, Crush It! challenged Canadian innovators to deliver game-changing solutions for cleaner, more efficient rock processing

A Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid vehicle.
Energy, Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, Global Zero-emission vehicles help fight climate change

Transportation is the second largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada.

Alberta’s 18th Premier, Jason Kenney, and his cabinet were sworn in at Government House in Edmonton on April 30.
Energy, Alberta Defending Alberta’s economy, resources and people

Government is standing up for Alberta, protecting the value of energy exports and getting a fair deal for Albertans.

A drone flying.
Energy, Global Ballard launches turnkey fuel cell solutions to power commercial unmanned aerial vehicles

The FCair™ fuel cell product line is a complete long duration fuel cell power solution for commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

The Saltworks Team and the Honorable Harjit Sajjan in front of the AirBreather Plant
Energy, Products & equipment, British Columbia, Global Canada & private industry invest in Saltworks’ innovative AirBreather technology

The AirBreather is a descendant of Saltworks commercial SaltMaker – a low energy, zero-liquid-discharge brine management technology.

'Power of the Yukon' text, with picture of light-up town at night and aurora borealis in sky.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Yukon Canada invests in Smart Grid Technology to reduce energy costs in Yukon

The Residential Demand Response Program will make the territory’s electrical grid more efficient by equipping up to 400 homes with smart devices

Scenic cityscape view of highrises.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Report: Luxury high-rise condos are guzzling electricity

High housing prices have led more British Columbians to purchase condos over townhomes or single-family detached homes

Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman was named Energy Person of the Year 2019 by the Energy Council of Canada.
Energy, British Columbia Mayor Lori Ackerman named Energy Person of the Year 2019

The mayor of Fort St. John, B.C. is an outspoken advocate for the energy industry

Graphic map showing location of Zonnebeke and Sukunka wind energy projects.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Safety, British Columbia Natural Forces provides an update on its Zonnebeke and Sukunka Wind Energy projects

Natural Forces is a private independent power producer that delivers renewable energy projects in partnership with local communities across Canada

Michelle Mungall, BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Legislation to guide move to electric vehicles, reduce pollution

The legislation will require all new light-duty vehicles to be zero-emission vehicles by 2040.

Blue and white all-electric skimmer workboat in harbour.
Energy, Global Corvus Energy selected to provide batteries for the world’s first all-electric workboat

The new vessel designed for efficient collection of trash at the water surface will operate in Norway’s Port of Oslo

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