Electric vehicle purchase subsidies can’t seem to get any love these days. First it was Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission concluding Quebec’s plan is simply a too expensive for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and now the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) is adding to the literature criticizing these subsidies as not worth the investment.
Terrestrial Energy, the developer of a Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) nuclear power plant, has kicked off a feasibility study to site the world’s first commerical IMSR plant at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). The study is being conducted by CNL.
Vancouver-based Enbala Power Systems has opened up another channel to market for its virtual power plant (VPP) software. The company inked a strategic alliance with Alcara Technologies under which the latter will add the Symphony by Enbala VPP software to its utility product offering.
Energy storage system (ESS) provider Corvus Energy Inc. now has additional capital to meet some international contracts. The Richmond BC-based firm says a credit facility from Export Development Canada will allow it to supply systems for hybrid ferries in Europe.
GreenPower Motor Company Inc. has kicked started a demonstration tour of its Synapse 72 all-electric school bus. The Vancouver-based company is showcasing the Type D bus to 31 organizations in California that have secured funding to buy all-electric school buses.