Canada

Market Update: Investors Optimistic as Global Economies Reopen

The quickest bear market in the history of the US S&P 500 turned into the best 50-day bull market rally in history in May. By market close on June 3, 2020, the S&P 500 Index was up 37.7% from its March 23, 2020 low. This bullish investor sentiment has been based on the continued decline in new coro ...

“E” vs “SG” in ethical investing: how sustainable is mollification-by-cherrypicking

In the great game of whack-a-mole that is capital raising in Canada’s oil patch, it must be frustrating, for those whose full-time job when there isn’t a global pandemic is whacking the moles of ESG criteria on which they feel their companies may be vulnerable to criticism and hence subject to ...

Did wind-generated electricity displace gas-generated electricity in Ontario in June 2019?

Financiers of green energy projects often claim in public filings that the energy generated by the projects they have financed has avoided some definite number of tons of CO2 emissions. Run the numbers, and you usually find they have assumed some annual capacity factor, say 35 percent in the case o ...

Wind power in Ontario, June 2019: dancing with hydro

Last time I noted the operation of one particular Ontario gas-fired generating plant in relation with provincial electrical demand, total in-province generation, “market” price, and aggregate wind output. I showed that although through the month of June 2019 total generation exceeded Ontario de ...

A deep retrofit of homes and buildings is the megaproject Canada needs

Ramping down carbon emissions from homes and buildings can help us rebuild Canada’s economy after the pandemic. ...

Rebuilding Canada’s economy includes energy resiliency in remote communities (blog)

This is the moment to create a roadmap for a society that is more resilient to these macro shocks – whether they are brought about by a pandemic or climate change. Canada’s response must support a more resilient, healthier economy that is competitive and shows economic strength in a decarbonize ...

BRC Webinar Series

Join the Business Renewables Centre-Canada and some of our founding members for our inaugural BRC Webinar Series to learn about the basics of corporate renewable procurement and what its future in Canada looks like. ...

Alberta’s Emerging Economy (publication)

This report calculates the jobs potential in the four key areas of Alberta’s economy, which can contribute significantly to job creation while also directly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ...

Axing Energy Efficiency Alberta costs homeowners, risks jobs

As of Sept. 30, Energy Efficiency Alberta — which helped thousands of homeowners, municipalities and businesses save money and energy, while creating jobs and improving Alberta’s international reputation — will no longer exist. ...

Episode 118: The Business Case for Deep Fakes with Descript’s Kundan Kumar

Deep Fakes are incredibly realistic impersonations that blur the line between truth and fiction. So what happens when the tech to make them is available to everyone? We’re about to find out. Kundan Kumar is our guest on this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast. He is co-founder of Lyrebird AI, ...