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Heavy equipment at Site C.
Energy, British Columbia Site C reaches employment milestone surpassing 2,000 workers

According to BC Hydro's latest employment statistics, there are over 2,000 workers on the Site C Clean Energy Project.

The two new state-of-the-art vessels will be designed and customized specifically for polar expedition voyages in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, as well as along the Norwegian coastline.
Energy, Global Corvus energy storage system to reduce emissions for new polar expedition cruise ships

Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca ESS has been selected for two new polar expedition vessels.

Solar power project developed by Standard Solar.
Energy, Global Gaz Métro acquires Standard Solar, a leading U.S.-based solar energy firm

The acquisition contributes towards fulfilling Gaz Métro's objective of actively participating in the reduction of the energy sector's environmental footprint.

Pattern Development's Meikle Wind Power Facility in British Columbia.
Energy, British Columbia Pattern Development completes largest wind power project in British Columbia

184.6 MW Meikle Wind now fully operational, increasing BC's installed wind power capacity by more than one third.

This Globe and Mail photo by Michelle Sui shows what a CanaPux of bitumen would look like.
Energy, Safety, Global “CanaPux” – converting crude oil to solid pellets touted by CN

According to the Globe and Mail newspaper, CN Rail is betting on the new technology to be a safe alternative to shipping oil in crude liquid form.

Aerial view of Fort Hills Project.
Energy Teck updates Fort Hills Capital costs projection—pegged at $805 million, up 10%

The project remains on track to produce first oil in late 2017.

Picture of Ikea Canada store.
Energy, Alberta Teck announces sale of Wintering Hills wind power facility to Ikea

The joint owner, TA Wintering Hills L.P., a subsidiary of TransAlta Corporation, has also announced the sale of its 51 per cent interest to IKEA Canada.

Rederiet Stenersen AS operates a fleet of 16 purpose built chemical/product carriers.
Energy, Global Corvus Energy wins contract to supply energy storage for first hybrid chemical tanker

Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca ESS has been selected for world’s first hybrid chemical tanker being built for Rederiet Stenersen AS.

Overhead view of recently acquired solar farms.
Energy, Ontario Fengate reaches financial close on acquisition of 59.8 MWac Sault Ste. Marie solar portfolio

The solar farms are located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and have a combined capacity of 59.8 MWac, representing Fengate's largest power investment to date.

Picture of wind turbines in prairie setting, with distant mountains in background.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Global Wind energy continues strong growth in Canada in 2016

Canada now has 11,898 MW of installed wind generation capacity, enough to supply six percent of Canada's electricity demand.

Superior Propane truck.
Energy, Ontario $100M Ontario natural gas grant does little for rural customers already served by propane

Because of low population density and infrastructure expense, the natural gas grant may only benefit a small portion of rural Ontarians.

Picture of TransCanada pipeline.
Energy, Global TransCanada applies for Keystone XL Presidential Permit

TransCanada is the continent's leading provider of gas storage and related services.

A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada's leading source of credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits.
Energy, Ontario Canadian Wind Energy Association Operations and Maintenance Summit and Exhibit, February 1-2, 2017

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is welcoming operations and maintenance professionals to its popular O&M Summit in Toronto.

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order, approving the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects.
Energy, Global President Trump signs approval of Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

The approvals which were signed by the President in the Oval office are some of Trump’s first actions since taking office in Washington.

The Yidong Terminal in Shanghai.
Energy, Technology, Global Corvus Energy to deliver ultra high power battery solution for hybrid port equipment

New liquid cooled ultra high power Corvus ESS to power hybrid RTG crane at Yidong Terminal.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark announces the issuing of an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project.
Energy, British Columbia B.C. issues environmental assessment certificate for Trans Mountain Pipeline Project

Revenues from the Trans Mountain expansion will be dedicated to the new BC Clean Communities program.

Map of Pembina Pipeline expansion project.
Energy, British Columbia Pembina Pipeline Corporation receives approvals for NE British Columbia expansion

Pembina anticipates bringing the NEBC Expansion on-stream in late 2017.

Electric vehicle charging station sign.
Energy, Technology, British Columbia Electric vehicle charging stations coming to the Kootenays

Electric vehicles (EV) are quickly becoming an affordable and reliable option for drivers and represent a significant opportunity to reduce local greenhouse gas

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