Subject: CC News - Alberta won't buy power from B.C., national carbon pricing stalls, Bullfrog power at MEC, and more

Alberta Refuses | Carbon Pricing | Bullfrog Power
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Clean Capital
Alberta won’t buy power from B.C. without pipeline approval
Jenny Tan, 10 March 2016

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is saying Alberta will not buy renewable power from its western neighbour if it can’t get an oil pipeline built to the B.C. coast.
Clean Capital
First ministers’ summit ends without a national price on carbon
Arman Kazemi, 10 March 2016
The First Ministers’ meeting in Vancouver ended last week with a broad agreement between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers on the need to move forward on carbon pricing.

Clean Capital
MEC to supply all facilities with Bullfrog Power
Maura Forrest, 10 March 2016

Canadian outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op has announced that all of its current and future facilities will be powered by clean energy from Bullfrog Power.

Other News
  • UBC using wood to go green
    The University of British Columbia says it’s developing one of the tallest buildings in the world made mostly of wood. The future 18-storey Brock Commons student residence is supposed to be greener than a traditional high-rise, because the construction of wood buildings releases fewer greenhouse gases than concrete. The university says the emissions reduction from using wood will be equivalent to taking 480 cars off the road for a year.
  • Don’t invest in fossil fuels, scientists tell government
    Scientists from across Canada are urging the federal government not to spend money on infrastructure for fossil fuels. They signed an open letter to the prime minister and premiers last week, arguing that oil prices have permanently shifted downward. The letter also questions whether investments in new pipelines will be profitable.
  • Innovative clean technology from SFU wins venture prize
    A clean technology student initiative from Simon Fraser University has won first prize in the Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition. Ionomr, which manufactures a durable anion-exchange membrane, won $3,500. Anion-exchange membranes are used in energy storage and water treatment technologies. Ionomr says the prize money will help the group refine its business model.
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