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Innovative deal sees First Nation gain stake in hydro project
Jonny Wakefield, 03 March 2016

An independent power producer and a B.C. Indian band have formed an innovative partnership to acquire a run-of-river hydroelectric project.
Clean Capital
IEA report recommends more funding for clean energy in Canada
Maura Forrest, 03 March 2016
Canada needs to take action to meet its 2030 climate target and should provide more federal and provincial funding for clean energy technologies and innovation, according to a new report.

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Global clean energy investments leave Canada behind
Arman Kazemi, 03 March 2016

Global clean energy investment increased by seven per cent last year, according to a new report. Canada, however, has not kept up.

Other News
  • Enbridge plans to back off from oil sands
    Enbridge says it’s planning to reduce its dependence on Alberta’s oil sands after 2019. The company’s CEO, Al Monaco, said this is an excellent time for investing in wind and solar energy projects in Alberta, and in parts of the United States and Europe. The company is still working on proposals to expand pipeline infrastructure from the oil sands to American refineries.
  • Saskatchewan premier says he won’t support carbon tax
    In a recent Facebook comment, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said he won’t sign any federal agreement for a national price on carbon. He said this isn’t the right time for a carbon tax, since the Canadian economy and the energy sector are struggling. Wall and the other premiers are meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Vancouver this week to discuss a climate change strategy.
  • China and Canada sign clean tech agreement
    China’s minister of science and technology was in Ottawa recently to sign a clean tech agreement with Canada’s minister of national resources. Zhigang Wang and Jim Carr agreed to share best practices, explore the potential for clean energy technology demonstrations and facilitate collaboration between small- and medium-sized enterprises. China invested US$110 billion in renewable energy last year.
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