Energy

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PRESS RELEASE: Department of Energy and Mines, Municipality of Digby and Pollution Probe are Working Together to Engage Communities on Their Energy Future

Digby, NS – October 10, 2018 – The energy system is changing and Digby is planning for its energy future. On October 11, an energy symposium will be held at the Digby Pines Hotel where community and business leaders will discuss energy projects and systems in Digby. The symposium will include a number of speakers …

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PRESS RELEASE: The Smart Energy Communities Scorecard – Call for Expressions of Interest

OTTAWA, ON – Today, Pollution Probe and QUEST launched the Smart Energy Communities Scorecard, a national initiative to develop a standardized approach for evaluating and benchmarking the pathways to Smart Energy Communities in Canada. The project partners are seeking six pilot communities to participate in the development of the Scorecard. The successful candidates will benefit …

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Pollution Probe Statement on the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan

Toronto – June 8, 2016 – Pollution Probe welcomes the transformative Ontario Climate Change Action Plan announced today by Premier Wynne. The Plan’s sweeping set of measures address the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the province’s economy, including in the transportation and industrial sectors as well as in important areas such as residential and …

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PRESS RELEASE: Canada’s natural gas utilities target for renewable natural gas content

Ottawa – May 25, 2016 – The natural gas delivered to Canadian homes, transportation markets, businesses, and industry will soon include more renewable energy in it thanks to a new national renewable natural gas (RNG) target announced today by the Canadian Gas Association. Canada’s natural gas utilities have set a target of 5 per cent …

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Real Reconciliation: Advancing Indigenous – Business Clean Energy Relationships

By Steven Pacifico & Chris Henderson THE Truth and Reconciliation Commission made a loud and clear call for a new era of people-centered and respect-based relationships between Indigenous Communities and Canada.  The Commission and its recommendations was a watershed moment for our country. Can Canadian society “walk the talk” and embrace Real Reconciliation; especially in resource …

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Ontario Announces $100 Million Investment for Home Energy Audits and Retrofits

Ontario is taking action on its new Climate Change Strategy by investing $100 million in a program that will help about 37,000 homeowners conduct energy audits to identify and implement energy saving retrofits, from replacing water heaters to upgrading insulation. Ontario’s Deputy Premier Deb Matthews sees this move as an important investment in climate action: …

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