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July 10, 2018

Tesla announces deal for Shanghai factory

Tesla Inc.'s announcement follows Beijing's April promise to end restrictions that required foreign automakers to work through local partners. The Shanghai city government says it will "strongly support" Tesla
July 17, 2018

‘City of icebergs:’ Study says 100s of Arctic glaciers shrinking, disappearing

The Canadian Arctic is experiencing some of the fastest climate warming anywhere on Earth
July 17, 2018

End of Ontario electric vehicle rebate program expected to hit sales

Ontario's program had come under criticism for subsidizing expensive cars

July 17, 2018

Japan, U.S. renew nuke pact amid Japan plutonium stock concern

The United States and Japan have renewed a nuclear pact aimed at reducing Japan's stockpile of weapons-grade plutonium. Each side can terminate the agreement within six months
July 11, 2018

Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain

A tree species in the U.S. Northeast and the Appalachian Mountains is benefiting from cleaner air, a product of tighter environmental regulations since the 1990s
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BMW to make electric MINIs in China

BMW Group and Great Wall Motor are partnering to produce electric MINI vehicles in China, the biggest market for the technology

Appeals court backs $10B Volkswagen emissions cheating deal

Volkswagen agrees to a $10 billion settlement and acknowledges that vehicles were programmed to cheat on emissions tests.

BC Hydro launches second phase of vehicle charging stations across southern B.C.

A series of electric vehicle charging stations are being installed on B.C. roads and will help address "range anxiety"

Samsung joins global pledge to increase renewable energy use

The Korean tech giant said it would use more renewable energy at factories in the U.S., Europe and China. It didn't give a renewables target for its home country, where about three quarters of the energy comes from coal and nuclear power

RegulationMore Regulation

End of Ontario electric vehicle rebate program expected to hit sales

Ontario's program had come under criticism for subsidizing expensive cars

Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain

A tree species in the U.S. Northeast and the Appalachian Mountains is benefiting from cleaner air, a product of tighter environmental regulations since the 1990s

Trump replacement for Obama climate plan moves forward

Obama sought to cut U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to 32 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, largely by reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants. But the Trump administration's new plan is expected to be coal friendly

Pruitt is out, handing EPA reins to former coal lobbyist

After a scandal plagued tenure, Scott Pruitt is leaving Washington. However, the Environmental Protection Agency's new acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, is likely to build on Pruitt's regulation slashing legacy

FinancingMore Financing

New Brunswick should have second nuclear reactor: energy minister

The N.B. government recently announced it will spend $10 million to create a nuclear research cluster

$155.4M in government funding flowed to the cleantech sector in May and June

Canadian businesses and organizations in the cleantech sector secured $155.4M in government grants, contributions and incentives from federal and provincial programs in May and June 2018. Can your business benefit?

Green programs tied to cap-and-trade in limbo as Ford vows to scrap carbon pricing [UPDATED]

Some rebates for energy-efficient renovations that were financed through cap-and-trade revenues are already being phased out

Feds contribute $32.5M to wastewater facility upgrade for Alberta First Nation

Construction is underway on a new pumping station for the Samson Cree Nation. The project is expected to be completed by winter 2020

Environment and SafetyMore Environment and Safety

‘City of icebergs:’ Study says 100s of Arctic glaciers shrinking, disappearing

The Canadian Arctic is experiencing some of the fastest climate warming anywhere on Earth

End of Ontario electric vehicle rebate program expected to hit sales

Ontario's program had come under criticism for subsidizing expensive cars

Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain

A tree species in the U.S. Northeast and the Appalachian Mountains is benefiting from cleaner air, a product of tighter environmental regulations since the 1990s

Trump replacement for Obama climate plan moves forward

Obama sought to cut U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to 32 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, largely by reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants. But the Trump administration's new plan is expected to be coal friendly

SustainabilityMore Sustainability

Appeals court backs $10B Volkswagen emissions cheating deal

Volkswagen agrees to a $10 billion settlement and acknowledges that vehicles were programmed to cheat on emissions tests.

Pruitt is out, handing EPA reins to former coal lobbyist

After a scandal plagued tenure, Scott Pruitt is leaving Washington. However, the Environmental Protection Agency's new acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, is likely to build on Pruitt's regulation slashing legacy

Billions of dollars in limbo as incoming Ontario premier nixes cap-and-trade

The GreenON rebate program, which funded incentives for renovators to buy qualified heat pumps, insulation, solar panels, thermostats and other energy-saving projects, has been closed

Too hot to handle: Politics of warming part of culture wars

In the U.S., climate change has become a bipartisan issue. Most Republican candidates today cannot speak the words "climate change", let alone support policies to address it, without risking a fierce political backlash from their base

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