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Ontario wind project has wind in its sails
Maura Forrest, 4 February 2016

BA new, 91-turbine wind farm is up and running near Lake Huron, Ont. Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group have announced that the 180-megawatt Armow Wind power facility in Kincardine, Ont., is expected to produce enough energy to power about 70,000 homes each year.
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CoPower offers its first green bond to Canadian investors
Arman Kazemi, 4 February 2016
The online clean investment platform CoPower has just released its first Canadian green bond to individual investors. CoPower’s Green Bond I is accessible for a minimum investment of $5,000, with five per cent annual returns for five years

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Nova Scotia making rapid shift to renewables, utility claims
Jonny Wakefield, 4 February 2016

Renewable power could supply most of the U.S. electricity demand by 2030 without raising electricity prices, according to a new report

Other News
  • Environment ministers meet in Ottawa to discuss climate change
    Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, says Canada must do more to get to where it needs to be in terms of carbon emissions. McKenna met with provincial and territorial environment ministers in Ottawa last week. Though she made few concrete announcements, she said the meeting was a chance to lay the groundwork for a first ministers meeting in March.
  • Renewables on the rise in Europe, despite static emissions
    Renewable power now accounts for 29 per cent of Europe’s electricity supply, after renewable generation increased by a record 2.5 per cent in 2015, according to a new report. But the report, from U.K. think-tank Sandbag, also found that fossil-fuel generation barely changed, thanks to lower output from hydro and nuclear power.
  • Vietnam drops coal-fired power plans
    Vietnam has dropped plans for the equivalent of 70 coal-fired power plants. The country previously had plans for 44 gigawatts of new coal-fired power. But now, some of those planned projects will be converted to gas, and steps will be taken to promote wind and solar power. Last year, Greenpeace Southeast Asia estimated the coal expansion would have caused 25,000 premature deaths each year.
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