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Clean Capital
As Ontario hands out contracts, prospects for IPPs dim in B.C.
Jonny Wakefield, 17 March 2016

When it comes to independent power production in Canada, it’s hard to find a starker contrast than the one between B.C. and Ontario.
Clean Capital
Vancouver clean tech company gets a boost from prime minister’s visit
Arman Kazemi, 17 March 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a visit to a Vancouver-based biodiesel installation at a sustainability conference in the city earlier this month.

Clean Capital
Oregon becomes first state to ban coal power
Maura Forrest, 17 March 2016

Oregon has become the first state to legislate a ban on coal for electricity, as part of a groundbreaking bill passed by Governor Kate Brown.

Other News
  • Saskatchewan voters want renewable energy, but no carbon tax
    A new Vote Compass report has shown that most voters in Saskatchewan want more investment in renewable energy, but many aren’t interested in a carbon tax. Of 5,253 respondents, 68 per cent said they want more investment in clean energy, but 46 per cent opposed a carbon tax, while just 36 per cent supported the idea. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has been an outspoken critic of a national price on carbon.
  • Carbon Engineering using non-profit to partner with academia
    Calgary-based Carbon Engineering has a pilot plant in Squamish, B.C. that is pulling carbon dioxide out of the sky. But it also has plans to combine the CO2 with hydrogen to create synthetic gasoline. To do that, it’s working with Mitacs, a non-profit that works to connect industry with academia. It’s now working with a sustainable energy lab at the University of British Columbia.
  • Quebec Caisse de dépôt to invest in clean energy in India
    The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is planning to invest US $150 million in renewable energy in India. It plans to form select partnerships with Indian renewable energy companies working in hydro, solar, wind and geothermal power. The institutional fund manager plans to establish a CDPQ office in New Delhi.
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