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November 16, 2018

VW wants to storm car market with mass-market electric model [UPDATED]

Volkswagen is converting three of its German plants from internal combustion to battery car production as it pivots away from diesel vehicles in the wake of its emissions scandal
November 16, 2018

N.S. paper mill seeks public help, as actor Ellen Page sends critical tweets

Legislation requires the shutdown of the Boat Harbour treatment lagoon. But Northern Pulp mill is hoping for enough public support an extension for the effluent pipe project
November 14, 2018

New N.B. premier plans to see through pledge to fight Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan

Ottawa has asked all provinces to put a minimum price of $20 a tonne of emissions by Jan. 1

November 14, 2018

IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup

The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a preliminary report that hundreds of tanks currently used to store the water over large areas of the plant's compound can only be a temporary solution
November 13, 2018

Who Got Funding in October (Cleantech)

Fundingportal helps Canadian cleantech companies get funded
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Tesla names new board chair in settlement with regulators

Australian telecommunications executive Robyn Denholm has been named as chair. Elon Musk will remain as Tesla's chief executive

U.S. regulators subpoenaed Tesla production data, company says [UPDATED]

Tesla Inc. says in the filing that to its knowledge, no government agency in an ongoing investigation has determined that it did anything wrong

Dyson to build electric car in Singapore, aiming at China

The company best known for vacuum cleaners wants a foothold in the electric car industry

Shareholders must vote on Musk’s return as Tesla chairman

A court settlement allows Musk to remain CEO but requires him to relinquish his role as chairman for at least three years

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New N.B. premier plans to see through pledge to fight Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan

Ottawa has asked all provinces to put a minimum price of $20 a tonne of emissions by Jan. 1

IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup

The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a preliminary report that hundreds of tanks currently used to store the water over large areas of the plant's compound can only be a temporary solution

U.S. EPA seeks new truck pollution rules; says air won’t suffer

The proposed "Cleaner Trucks Initiative" is drawing expressions of hope but skepticism from some environmental groups

Ottawa plans to give climate funds directly to Ontario institutions, businesses

Ontario's share came into question after Premier Doug Ford scrapped the province's cap and trade program and cancelled climate funding

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Who Got Funding in October (Cleantech)

Fundingportal helps Canadian cleantech companies get funded

Ottawa plans to give climate funds directly to Ontario institutions, businesses

Ontario's share came into question after Premier Doug Ford scrapped the province's cap and trade program and cancelled climate funding

Tesla names new board chair in settlement with regulators

Australian telecommunications executive Robyn Denholm has been named as chair. Elon Musk will remain as Tesla's chief executive

Ontario government passes legislation to scrap cap and trade

Premier Ford vowed to eliminate the system and fight Ottawa's carbon pricing plan during the spring election campaign

Environment and SafetyMore Environment and Safety

N.S. paper mill seeks public help, as actor Ellen Page sends critical tweets

Legislation requires the shutdown of the Boat Harbour treatment lagoon. But Northern Pulp mill is hoping for enough public support an extension for the effluent pipe project

New N.B. premier plans to see through pledge to fight Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan

Ottawa has asked all provinces to put a minimum price of $20 a tonne of emissions by Jan. 1

IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup

The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a preliminary report that hundreds of tanks currently used to store the water over large areas of the plant's compound can only be a temporary solution

U.S. EPA seeks new truck pollution rules; says air won’t suffer

The proposed "Cleaner Trucks Initiative" is drawing expressions of hope but skepticism from some environmental groups

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‘Wake up call’ needed for Canada’s fisheries management: scientific audit

Slow scientific publication means some stocks haven't been assessed in years and some health assessments are becoming too outdated to plan around how to help improve the stock

N.S. fishermen to block mill’s survey vessel from entering Northumberland Strait

The Northern Pulp mill's pipeline plan has raised concerns about the impact on the lobster fishery

N.S. cap and trade system for reducing carbon emissions accepted by Ottawa

Nova Scotia is setting a goal of reducing emissions by 45 to 50 per cent of 2005 rates by 2030

Irving Pulp & Paper to pay $3.5M for Saint John River pollution charges

The company plead guilty to three charges of effluent discharge and for failing to meet standards under the federal Fisheries Act

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