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Ballard's new FCgen®-LCS high performance fuel cell stack will provide power for a range of Heavy Duty Motive applications, including buses, commercial trucks and trains.
Energy, Global Ballard unveils next generation zero-emission fuel cell stack for heavy duty motive market

Ballard is raising the bar with high performance & reduced cost

An offshore oil drilling platform.
Energy, Global International News: Brazilian pre-salt outperforms UK production

Petrobras, which is headquartered in the city of Rio de Janeiro, expects that the volume produced in the pre-salt will increase progressively until 2022.

Picture of new building owned and built by TransCanada Pipeline Inc.
Energy, British Columbia TransCanada opens new office and maintenance yard in Cranbrook

The new facility is located next door to the recently constructed Fitness Inc. premises in the 200 Block of Industrial Road F.

A photo showing a Protonex battery system.
Energy, Global Ballard signs agreement to divest non-core Power Manager business

Ballard Power Systems provides clean energy products that reduce customer costs and risks, and helps customers solve difficult technical challenges

Carole James, Minister of Finance.
Energy, British Columbia Minister’s statement on BC Hydro deferral accounts audit concerns

Finance Minister Carole James released Public Accounts 2017-18, confirming a budget surplus and taking action on audit concerns

Ken Kobly, Alberta Chamber of Commerce President and CEO.
Energy, Alberta AB Chamber’s Ken Kobly: Federal Court of Appeal Ruling halts construction on Trans Mountain

Ken Kobly, Alberta Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, issues a statement regarding the recent Trans Mountain expansion decision

Two workers wearing hard hats looking at a report.
Energy, Ontario OPG & Bruce Power working together to deliver low cost electricity to Ontario families and business

"OPG and Bruce Power have a history of collaboration," said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Logos of Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Partners.
Energy, Global Enbridge announces definitive agreement to acquire all public equity of Spectra Energy Partners

The transaction is valued at US $3.3 billion/CAN $4.3 billion based on the closing price of Enbridge's common shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

Picture of person recharging an electric car.
Energy, Global Chemists make breakthrough on road to creating a rechargeable lithium-oxygen battery

Chemists from the University of Waterloo have successfully resolved two of the most challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries.

David Keane, President of Woodfibre LNG Limited.
Energy, British Columbia David Keane named President of Woodfibre LNG Limited

With more than 36 years of international business experience in the energy sector, Mr. Keane will lead the building and operation of the Woodfibre LNG Project.

Oil well silhouetted against colourful sunset.
Energy, Global Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. continues to grow with success at recent Crown Land sale

Saturn Oil & Gas is a public energy company focused on the acquisition and development of undervalued, low risk assets.

OPG's Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.
Energy, Ontario OPG’s Pickering Nuclear to operate until 2024

The station will operate until the end of 2024, followed by safe storage activities, such as removal of fuel and water, between 2024 and 2028.

Premier Notley breaks grounds with the Enoch Cree Nation, the federal government and Trans Mountain officials.
Energy, Alberta Indigenous blessing for Trans Mountain construction

The Enoch stockpile site will also help spur investment in the region as improvements to the site will help to kick-off the Enoch Cree Nation’s industrial plans

The BEST Challenge supports industry with innovations, including biojet opportunities developed in Alberta.
Energy, Alberta Alberta invests in new clean technology challenge

The three focus areas in the BEST Challenge — biotechnology, electricity & sustainable transportation — account for up to 40% of Alberta’s annual GHG emissions

New Petro-Canada rebrand -
Energy, Global Petro-Canada invites Canadians to “Live by the Leaf” in new marketing campaign

Brand refresh aims to champion the Canadian spirit across the country.

View of stage at Brazil Windpower event.
Energy, Global International News: Rio to host largest wind power event in Latin America

Responsible for 7% of the Brazilian electricity matrix, the wind power sector employs 150,000 workers directly and indirectly.

The Waneta Dam.
Energy, British Columbia Teck announces closing of Waneta Dam sale

As part of the sale, Teck Metals Ltd. holds a 20-year lease to use the two-thirds interest in Waneta to produce power for its industrial operations in Trail.

A cityscape in shades of blue, tall towers in background, an orca whale sculpture in foreground.
Energy, British Columbia Innovative Zero Emissions Building Exchange launches in Vancouver to accelerate exemplary buildings

ZEBx will remove barriers to zero emissions building adoption by facilitating knowledge, fostering relationships and increasing capacity for exemplary buildings

A view showing a rushing river, with dam construction and equipment along the bank.
Energy, British Columbia BCUC approves BC Hydro’s application to purchase share of Waneta Dam

As part of the transaction, BC Hydro assumes full ownership of the Waneta Dam but agrees to immediately lease the purchased two-thirds share back to Teck.

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