Accelerating the the commercialization and adoption of clean innovations requires three key policy elements, according to Stewart Elgie, chair of Sustainable Prosperity and a law professor at the University of Ottawa. Policies need to be stringent and flexible, but most importantly, they need to be predictable, he says.
Renewable Industries Canada describes the Ecofiscal Commission’s Course Correction report as being flawed and skewed. Bad data leads to bad conclusions, the association says, and adopting a biofuels policy approach as laid out in the paper would undercut the industry and the significant economic benefits it generates for the Canadian economy.
Company aims to provide electricity distributors added intelligence to better manage grid, integrate renewables, extend life of current assets
Many electric utilities have for years been adopting smart technology to optimize their distribution networks. Smart meters, sensors and software give them the ability to proactively deal the ebbs and flows of demand more efficiently than in the past. This has become further complicated, however, as an increasing amount of distributed energy resources gets connected.
Technologies that help address water scarcity will now be part eligible to win money from the XPrize. Zenia Tata, executive director of global expansion at XPrize made the announcement on October 24 at a United Nations reception in New Delhi, India.