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Low-carbon shipping: will 2018 be the turning point?

Photo: Peter Hessels/Flickr As highlighted in a previous blog post, international maritime transport has not kept pace with other transport modes in the fight against climate change. While inland transport was included in the 2015 Paris Agreement and international air transport followed suit in 20 ...

Ontario Launches Cleantech Strategy with an Emphasis on Water

Yesterday, Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research, Innovation and Science launched the new Cleantech Strategy, under which includes renewed support for existing accelerator programs, such as the Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP). The new cleantech strategy will help cleantech ...

Making taxes work for the SDGs

Graphic: World Bank Taxation plays a fundamental role in effectively raising and allocating domestic resources for governments to deliver essential public services and achieve broader development goals. Recently, discussions about tax avoidance and tax havens have dominated the headlines. While ...

Deep Lake Cooling System in Toronto’s West-End to Be Expanded

A deep lake cooling system that provides district energy in Toronto will be expanded in a joint venture from Allied Properties REIT, Enwave Energy Corporation, and RioCan REIT. The thermal energy storage facility consists of two 6-million-Litre tanks underneath The Well, a mixed-use residential, co ...

Ont. Environmental Commissioner Releases 2017 GHGs Progress Report

The Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) has released its annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report for 2017, Ontario’s Climate Act: From Plan to Progress, which found that the province is improving in managing GHGs, but that it has progress to make, some of which can be achieved ...

Xebec CEO Kurt Sorschak talks to Cantech Letter

Kurt Sorschak Quebec-based Xebec (TSX:XBC) is a lesson in patience. For the better part of a decade CEO Kurt Sorschak toiled in relative obscurity, building a cleantech company he felt would have increasing relevance as the years passed. But for a time, Xebec, which develops, builds, sells and se ...

GST revenues from carbon-pricing—likely another tax grab

Authors: Kenneth P. GreenElmira AliakbariAshley Stedman PBO report contradicts Trudeau government claims. Read more about GST revenues from carbon-pricing—likely another tax grab Tags:  PBO carbon pricing carbon tax carbon floor carbon emissions cap and trade Justin Trudeau kathleen ...

Three reasons why maritime transport must act on climate change

For years, the transport sector has been looking at solutions to reduce its carbon footprint. A wide range of stakeholders has taken part in the public debate on transport and climate change, yet one mode has remained largely absent from the conversation: maritime transport. Tackling emissions fro ...

Sask. Leadership Hopefuls Questioned on Infrastructure and Services

As Saskatchewan’s New Democratic Party (NDP) and Saskatchewan Party (SP) are in the midst of leadership campaigns, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) engaged the leadership candidates for their positions on important municipal infrastructure and services. In the letter sent ...

Water Management Key to Manitoba’s Sustainable Future

On Friday, Manitoba released its sustainability and climate plan, A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. The plan underscores the importance of water management, making it one of four cornerstones in its green-future planning. Announced by premier Brian Pallister and sustainable development mi ...