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 […]

California, Ontario and Québec to link carbon markets

California, Ontario and Québec have signed an agreement to link their carbon markets. The deal officially links joins individual cap-and-trade programmes, creating “an expanded and dynamic carbon market, which will drive down greenhouse gas emissions”, according to California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Ontario will formally enter the Québec-California carbon market on 1st January 2018, […]

Wind energy will provide Ontario $14bn by 2030

Wind energy will create benefits worth more than $14 billion (£9.1bn) in Ontario by 2030. That’s according to a study by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), which stated $110 million (£71.5m) will directly be injected to local economies. The industry will also create 72,000 full time well-paying jobs. Ontario Energy Minister,the Honourable Bob Chiarelli […]

Canada opens 270MW wind farm

A wind farm with a capacity of 270MW has officially been opened in Canada. The K2 Wind Power facility is expected to generate enough energy to power around 100,000 homes in Ontario per year. According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association, the project has helped the country surpass 10GW of installed wind capacity. The wind farm […]

Compressed air energy storage ‘could save Canada $8bn’

Storing excess energy generated by green sources could save Ontario, Canada up to $8 billion (£5bn) over a 20-year period. That’s according to a new study which looks at the benefits of compressed air energy storage (CAES). The majority of the province’s energy needs are met by nuclear and hydropower but extra demand must be […]

TransCanada buys $470m solar stake

North American power provider TransCanada has bought nine solar projects for roughly $470million (£300m) from Canadian Solar Solutions. The solar projects in Canada’s Ontario province have a capacity of 86MW and will come into service between 2012-2013. Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and chief executive officer said: “The addition of these solar projects allows us to […]

Canada a target for renewable energy

GDF SUEZ and International Power have announced Power Purchase Agreements over wind energy in Canada. The two PPA’s secure wind farms in Ontario and another development in British Columbia. IPR-GDF SUEZ North America has secured 20-year PPAs with the Ontario Power Authority for all of the output from the 99MW Erieau and 99MW East Lake […]