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A New Flyer Xcelsior fuel cell electric bus.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Global Ballard-powered New Flyer fuel cell electric buses ready to deliver zero-emission transit in U.S.

Fuel-cell electric buses (FCEB) are anticipated to offer a one-to-one replacement for diesel and CNG buses as they are zero-emission vehicles

Petro-Canada EV fast charger located in Milton, ON.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Global Petro-Canada to provide EV drivers with Canada’s first coast-to-coast network of fast chargers

More than 50 EV stations will be located along the Trans-Canada highway at strategically located Petro-Canada stations from Nova Scotia to British Columbia.

Group of workers using mining equipment in the field.
Energy, Global Energold announces new contracts for $21 Million combined – oil/gas and green energy divisions

Energold provides a comprehensive range of drilling services from early stage exploration to onsite operations as well as manufacturing

The abandoned Redwater oil well site in Alberta.
Energy, Alberta Supreme Court rules companies must fund reclamation of abandoned oil and gas wells, even if bankrupt

The Alberta Energy Regulator requires that licenses for extracting, processing, or transporting oil and gas include an obligation to plug and cap wells

Win turbines, with graph showing growth of wind energy over 10 years.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Global 2018-in-review: Wind energy on track to add approximately 1,000 MW of new capacity in 2019

With a 10-year average annual growth rate of 20 per cent, wind energy has been the largest source of new electricity capacity for over a decade.

Picture of executives announcing merger of two companies, standing outside on snowy day.
Energy, Ontario Thunder Bay Hydro and Kenora Hydro announce merger that will improve efficiency and delivery

The merger to SYNERGY NORTH is set to significantly change and improve the electricity landscape in Northern Ontario

Waneta Expansion.
Energy, British Columbia Trust, Columbia Power purchase Waneta expansion

The Trust and Columbia Power, which currently own 49 per cent of Waneta Expansion, worked closely with the BC Government to make this purchase possible.

Logo for the Prairie Climate Centre.
Energy, Manitoba Exploring the impact of winter climate change

A presentation on climate change will be held on January 30 at Richardson College in Winnipeg.

Graphic showing a cloud-based Energy System platform - an aerial view of a cityscape with green energy details.
Energy, Technology, Maritimes Siemens Canada, NB Power and Nova Scotia Power to develop the electrical grid of the future

The pilot, officially called the Smart Grid Atlantic project, is being funded in part by the Government of Canada's Strategic Innovation Fund.

Allen Schaeffer
Energy, Technology, Global Davos: Shaping the Future of Mobility, Energy, Infrastructure and Manufacturing

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting is held annually in Davos, Switzerland

by Allen Schaeffer
Carbon Engineering plant.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Carbon Engineering announces investment from Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and Chevron Technology Ventures

These investments highlight the first significant collaboration between the air capture field and two energy industry leaders

Victoria, B.C. City Hall.
Energy, British Columbia Commentary: Don’t expect climate change reparations from Venezuela any time soon

British Columbia’s capital city is sending letters demanding “climate adaptation compensation” from oil producers

by Kris Sims, British Columbia Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Association
An 820-tonne piece of heavy equipment, called a splitter, left Edmonton on Jan. 6 for its destination in the Industrial Heartland, where it is scheduled to arrive on Jan. 9.
Energy, Alberta Upgrading Alberta’s roads, growing the economy

The Alberta government has a new strategy to move oversized and overweight loads on the provincial highway network.

Brandt's BPL220K on site at Rally in Regina for Canadian Resources.
Energy, Saskatchewan Brandt stands with oil industry against carbon tax

The company voiced its strong concern over prohibitions on pipeline development and carbon taxes that unfairly target industry

Picture of trees down across a road.
Energy, British Columbia Report: The most damaging storm in BC Hydro’s history

The December windstorm impacted over 750,000 customers across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

Picture of blue heron.
Safety, Sustainability & environment, Global Syncrude settles blue heron court case

Syncrude has agreed to plead guilty to both federal and provincial charges and pay a total fine of $2.75 million.

Rachel Notley speaking at press conference.
Energy, Alberta Made-in-Alberta plan protects energy jobs

Premier Rachel Notley and her government fought to protect workers and the Canadian economy by taking action in the short, medium and long term.

Power transmission line.
Energy, Global International News: Sterlite Power wins prestigious transmission project in Brazil

In the recently concluded auction for transmission projects in Brazil, Sterlite Power emerged as the winner for Lot 13

CN Rail train.
Energy, Global United Steelworkers and CN reach tentative agreement

No details of the tentative agreement will be released publicly until the agreement is ratified

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