Canada to buy Trans Mountain pipeline for CAN$4.5bn

The government said it has bought the project to ensure it gets built in the face of opposition

New research and innovation hub to tackle global plastic waste

The UK is contributing £25m and will play a leading role in designing and running the Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Framework

Carbon price ‘could cut Canada’s emissions by 90m tonnes by 2022’

Under the clean growth plans, provinces and territories have until 1st September to provide the government with a description of their first annual plan to price carbon pollution

Trump extends steel tariffs relief for EU and other allies

He previously announced plans to impose tariffs of 25% on US imports of steel and 10% on aluminium

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) […]