Canadian firm takes over troubled Scottish engineering company

The Scottish Government helped broker the deal and will take a minority shareholding in the new company

Ontario gets full marks with university energy funding

Ontario’s colleges and universities are to receive funding to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas pollution. Funding from the Ontario Carbon Market, which handles the province’s emissions trading scheme, is to provide funding to be used for installing energy-efficient windows and replacing existing boilers with high-efficiency models in education centres. Larger retrofits will be […]

UK and Canada talk plastic waste

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has joined forces with Canada in the fight against plastic waste entering and damaging the world’s oceans. Last week she met the country’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, to look at how the two countries can unite […]

Ontario pledges to support tech to fight climate change

A Canadian province has pledged to support the development of low carbon technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change. It is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market. Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science has launched […]

Chinese bitcoin miners eye Canada’s cheap power

Chinese bitcoin mining firms are considering moving to Canada in the face of potential crackdowns and rising energy costs. China has grown into one of the world’s biggest sources of cryptocurrency mining but there are signs it is increasing scrutiny of the sector’s players and may ask local authorities to regulate their power use. Mining […]

Canadian investment of £41.9m hits UK solar

A Canadian renewable energy firm has secured a £41.9 million refinancing deal for a portfolio of solar projects in the UK. Canadian Solar closed the project finance facility with German bank BayernLB for 10 operating plants, totalling 52.2MW in renewable generation capacity. The company said the projects are accredited under the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) […]

New initiative to step up use of carbon pricing

Leaders across the US and Canada have pledged to step up the use of carbon pricing as a key tool to reduce emissions. The new Carbon Pricing in the Americas co-operative framework will apply a cost of carbon to guide public investment decisions and encourage private companies to do the same through internal carbon pricing. […]

Theresa May pledges £140m to tackle climate change

The UK is to provide £140 million of new funding to help the world’s poorest communities address the effects of climate change. Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement comes as as she attends the One Planet Summit in Paris today with other international leaders. The funding is expected to help two million more poor people cope […]

Canada invests in oil spill cleanup tech

The Canadian Government has invested nearly CAD$1.4 million (£820,000) across two new projects working to develop oil spill cleanup technologies. Through the national Oil Spill Response Science (OSRS) programme, it has provided CAD$991,500 (£578,000) to research and development firm C-CORE, which is working to increase the efficiency of existing mechanical oil recovery systems in the […]

Canada unveils $28.8m of clean funding

Canada has announced $28.8 million (£17.1m) of funding for 11 innovative technology projects to encourage clean growth across the country. It says the move will allow its citizens to benefit from a healthier environment and new business opportunities. The Federal Government will make an investment of $13.5 million (£8m), with the Government of Alberta providing […]