Water

“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 ...

Brilliant Light Power – Commercialization Status

by Daryl Roberts A potentially paradigm-shifting technology has been under development at an R&D firm in NJ called Brilliant Light Power.   For people monitoring the situation, the question currently is about the status of commercialization.   It is not a publicly held firm, but is in mid-stage ...

10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2020: May Update Part 1

by Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA For the last few monthly updates, I’ve been focusing on the big picture, and have neglected to say anything about many of the 10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2020  since I looked at how the pandemic would likely affect each stock in March. This month, I’m trying to rectify ...

Canada’s agriculture sector tops environmental rankings

Authors: Elmira AliakbariAshley StedmanJairo Yunis Excessive use of fertilizers can have negative impacts on air and water quality. Read more about Canada’s agriculture sector tops environmental rankings Tags:  canada's environmental record environmental regulation environmental co ...

Reading Amartya Sen on Poverty and Famines

The shut down of entire sectors of the economy in response a pandemic is akin to a crop failure. Both represent a sudden, large and unexpected decline in production. Both leave people without resources, without the wherewithall to command the necessities of life. So I am revisiting Amartya Sen's 19 ...

Arctic Water

It is estimated that 37 per cent of Canada’s total freshwater is contained in the three territories.  In spite of this abundant resource, water can be a scarce commodity, particularly in Northern communities that require a clean source of water year-round. Winter can last eight to ten months of ...

RDKB seeks funding for wastewater treatment plant upgrade

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has received approval from the B.C. Government for its Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP), which includes major upgrades planned for the Columbia Pollution Control Centre (CPCC) that provides sewage treatment to the communities of Rossland, Trail, Warfiel ...

Minister Miller Provides Update on Drinking Water Advisories

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided Indigenous Services Canada’s monthly update on the progress of removing drinking water advisories. In February 2020, two short-term advisories were lifted and three long-term advisories were added. Big Grassy First Nation (Ontario) lifted a s ...

Ontario Releases its Flooding Strategy

The Government of Ontario has released its new flood strategy, which looks to reduce the risk and increase preparedness of flood events. “We know that we can’t prevent flooding in Ontario – we can only become more resilient to it,” said John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Fore ...

New Brunswick Launches 2020 River Watch Program

The River Watch program will provide New Brunswickers with information on the status of rivers, potential ice jams, and other flood issues across the province over the coming weeks. “Many communities along the Saint John River saw massive flooding in 2018 and 2019,” said Public Safety Minister ...