Subject: CC News - Fusion energy, clean energy jobs for oil sands workers, crowdfunding solar, and more

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Clean Capital
B.C. fusion company awarded sustainable development grant.
Maura Forrest, 24 March 2016

A B.C.-based fusion energy company has received a $12.8-million grant from Sustainable Technology Development Canada, the largest grant the foundation has awarded to a B.C. company in 2016.
Clean Capital
Alberta’s oil sands workers band together to create clean energy jobs
Arman Kazemi, 24 March 2016
A coalition of Alberta oil sands workers is reaching out to government and corporate representatives to help unemployed colleagues transition to the renewable energy sector.

Clean Capital
Non-profit crowdfunds solar projects for U.S. community groups
Jenny Tan, 24 March 2016

A non-profit in the U.S. has come up with an innovative funding model to finance solar energy projects for community organizations.

Other News
  • New water-splitting technique could be a boon for hydrogen fuel
    A new method for extracting hydrogen from water could help with the development of hydrogen fuel. Currently, producing hydrogen either requires the burning of fossil fuels or the use of inefficient catalysts that split water. But scientists at Yale University have found a way to use ferroelectric oxides to separate hydrogen and oxygen more efficiently.
  • Ontario PC leader proposes carbon tax
    Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown has promised to develop a “sensible” carbon pricing plan for the province. In an unexpected announcement earlier this month, Brown proposed a revenue-neutral carbon tax. He has criticized the Liberal government’s cap-and-trade program as a “cash grab.”
  • China’s emissions may peak earlier than expected
    Some experts are saying China’s greenhouse-gas emissions could peak sooner than expected, or may have already levelled off. The country released its 13th Five-Year Plan last week, which strengthens targets that aim to curb energy use, cut air pollution and develop low-carbon energy sources. It also calls for an 18 per cent reduction in carbon intensity.
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