News Briefs

  • Buyers of GreenPower all-electric buses can get funds from VW trust +

    Prospective buyers of all-electric buses from GreenPower Motor Company Inc. are able to get a big portion of a bus’s Read More
  • Fraser Institute report cautions Ottawa on coal phase out +

    A new report from the Fraser Institute says the Ontario experience in phasing out coal-based electricity should serve as a Read More
  • Clear benefits of renewables, IRENA details in latest report +

    A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says that falling costs of renewable energy are leading to Read More
  • VanadiumCorp inks deal to develop vanadium electrolyte plant in Canada +

    A key ingredient for vanadium flow batteries, vanadium electrolytes, could soon become available from a Canadian facility after VanadiumCorp Resources Read More
  • Spark Power completes acquisition of New Electric +

    Spark Power Corp. has finalized the acquisition of New Electric Enterprises Inc. Adding the New Electric business gives Spark Power Read More
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From the simple third-party ownership business model to the more complex multiple-entity virtual net metering, the Ontario government is examining all possibilities to update its net metering regulation to benefit electricity consumers, project developers, municipalities, First Nations communities and others.

Canada’s largest cable TV providers have joined two set-top box manufacturers in signing a voluntary agreement that would see improved energy efficiency requirements in cable TV boxes. Bell Canada, Cogeco Communications Inc., Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications Inc., Videotron, ARRIS and EchoStar Technologies signed the deal.

A new report from RE100 indicates that corporate investments and sourcing of renewable energy is critical to attaining a zero-emissions economy. The report, which was released at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, also states that RE100 members in the US are consuming the most renewable energy.

New data from Mercom Capital Group llc illustrates the challenge the solar sector experienced in 2016. Total corporate funding, which includes venture capital, private equity, debit financing and public offerings, came in at US$9.1 billion compared to US$25.3 billion in 2015.

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