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Solar energy a good investment, claims World Economic Forum

Solar energy a good investment, claims World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is encouraging big investors to reconsider renewable energy, particularly solar, as a viable, profitable asset class. Renewable energy technology has made “exponential gains” in efficiency, it says, making it more and more competitive economically. Many countries that have invested heavily in renewable energy have already achieved grid parity, wherein the… Continue Reading

Propane suppliers condemn Ontario government’s support of natural gas expansion

Propane suppliers condemn Ontario government’s support of natural gas expansion

The propane industry is outraged about the Ontario government’s announced $100 million Natural Gas Grant program. While admitting that natural gas is a cheaper option for consumers “at the commodity level,” Canada’s largest propane provider has reacted strongly to the Ontario government’s announcement of $100 million in support of expanded natural gas services in some… Continue Reading

Oil producers agree to cut output to boost prices as global supply remains higher than demand

Oil producers agree to cut output to boost prices as global supply remains higher than demand

The importance of the energy sector to Canada’s economy can be seen dramatically in Statistics Canada’s just-released figures for July. Real gross domestic product grew 0.5 per cent in July, following a 0.6 per cent increase in June. The biggest contributor to the gain was the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector, which… Continue Reading

Canadian fuel cell technology powers world’s first hydrogen-powered train

Canadian fuel cell technology powers world’s first hydrogen-powered train

Canadian hydrogen generation and fuel cell products developer Hydrogenics Corporation was selected in May, 2015, to provide at least 200 hydrogen fuel cell systems to French train maker Alstom over a ten-year period. The agreement between Hydrogenics and Alstom, worth approximately €50 million, was to develop and commercialize hydrogen-powered commuter trains for Regional Commuter Trains… Continue Reading

SNC-Lavalin-China agreement could expand market for CANDUs

SNC-Lavalin-China agreement could expand market for CANDUs

China, the world’s biggest nuclear power market, is a natural target for a Canadian company with global reach and advanced nuclear technology like SNC-Lavalin. SNC-Lavalin has announced the signing of an agreement in principle whereby it will form a new joint venture with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and Shanghai Electric Group Company. The new… Continue Reading

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Manufacturing sales up in November, government scraps duties on imported food ingredients
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