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Energy, Renewable Energy, Technology, British Columbia Creative Energy appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer

Creative Energy’s growing network has a 50-year operating history with 14 kilometres of distribution pipes serving more than 210 buildings in downtown Vancouver

This file photo shows a CellCube Vanadium Redox Flow Battery, similar to one installed at the U of Calgary recently.
Energy, Technology, Alberta CellCube Vanadium Redox Flow Battery delivered to University of Calgary

Over 130 such batteries have been installed by CellCube around the world with some VFB operating for close to 10 years.

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Energy, Global International News: Sterlite Power wins 6 new transmission projects in Brazil

The company emerges as the first Indian company to invest close to USD 2 Billion in Brazilian power transmission sector

A Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV).
Energy, Global Ballard acquires fuel cell assets from AFCC to support planned growth

Ballard Power Systems announced that it has acquired certain strategic assets of Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corporation.

Construction on the Line 3 Replacement project.
Energy Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project approved by Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

The PUC granted Enbridge a Certificate of Need for the project and approved Enbridge's preferred route with minor modifications and certain conditions.

Gas pipeline in distance, with red wheel in foreground.
Energy, Global Enbridge announces sale of Canadian natural gas gathering & processing businesses for $4.31 Billion

The G&P Business includes 19 natural gas processing plants and liquids handling facilities

An aerial view of the Nemaska Lithium facility.
Minerals, Global, Quebec LG Chem and Nemaska Lithium announce signature of an 5-year Supply Agreement for Lithium Hydroxide

The initial 5-year Supply Agreement is scheduled to start in October 2020.

Photo of Virgin Voyages ship.
Energy, Global Ballard signs MOU with ABB for development of fuel cell systems to power marine applications

The multi-year collaboration between Ballard and ABB will include joint market development activities, systems design and development work.

Graphic rendering of the Westridge Marine Terminal.
Energy NEB approves variance application from Trans Mountain to alter project plans

The decision says that the changes will significantly improve safety at the terminal, which is the Trans Mountain Pipeline System end point.

Corey Goulet.
Energy Steelhead LNG appoints Corey Goulet as Vice President, Pipeline

Steelhead LNG is a Vancouver-based energy company focused on developing the Kwispaa LNG Project.

Spill response ships.
Energy, Safety, Sustainability & environment, Global Can spill response organizations clean up diluted bitumen?

In Canada, marine spill response falls under the jurisdiction of the federal government.

Worker deploying spill response equipment.
Energy, Safety, Sustainability & environment, Global Who pays for spill response organizations in Canada?

The Canadian spill response regime was created in 1995 to require the shipping and oil industries to respond to their own oil spills.

WCMRC crews and representatives from five First Nations completed a shoreline clean-up assessment course.
Energy, Sustainability & environment WCMRC conducts shoreline assessment training with coastal First Nations

WCMRC’s mandate is to ensure there is a state of preparedness in place when a marine spill occurs and to mitigate the impacts on BC’s coast.

Picture of CellCube storage systems.
Energy, Global CellCube Energy Storage Systems appoints Mike Neylan as CEO

CellCube Energy Storage Systems is a leading integrated resource and energy storage company.

A new 26-foot workboat and landing craft
Energy, Safety, British Columbia WCMRC launches first vessel from the Trans Mountain Enhancement Program

These support vessels deliver equipment and personnel to a response, tow boom as part of a sweep system, deploy skimmers and can assist with waste removal.

Picture of car run by fuel cells.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Global Ballard and Audi sign 3.5-year extension to long-term program for fuel cell passenger cars

The contract extension to August 2022 supports Audi through its small series production launch.

BC Hydro office building.
Energy, British Columbia 2018 comprehensive review of BC Hydro

To contain rate increases, control costs & position BC Hydro for future success, the B.C. government has launched a comprehensive review of the company.

Oil rig silhouetted against setting sun.
Energy, Saskatchewan Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. top purchaser of acreage in recent Crown Land sale

The company now acquires 9 lease parcels totaling 6.75 sections, bringing Saturn’s total land position to 24.25 sections.

CE has a pilot plant in Squamish, British Columbia, which has been removing CO2 from the atmosphere since 2015.
Energy, Technology, Global Large-scale capture of atmospheric CO₂ shown to be feasible and affordable

Carbon Engineering founder and Harvard Professor publishes the first viable solution for the commercialization of large-scale Direct Air Capture technology.

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