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May 23, 2018

Hawaii geothermal plant plugs wells as lava flows nearby

The Puna Geothermal Venture, owned by Nevada's Ormat Technologies, was shut down shortly after the Kilauea volcano began spewing lava on May 3. The plant provides roughly one-quarter of the Big Island's daily energy demand
May 24, 2018

McDonald’s not ready to let go of plastic straws

A shareholder proposal to pressure the world's biggest hamburger chain on the matter was voted down at the company's annual meeting
May 23, 2018

Future of massive Nova Scotia wind tower plant remains a mystery

A small Nova Scotia town of 2,500 is looking for a buyer to take over a former wind tower manufacturing plant and bring an infusion of revenue to the community

May 23, 2018

German city to ban some diesel cars to combat air pollution

Hamburg will ban older models of diesel cars from certain sections of the city. The move follows a February ruling from Germany's top administrative court allowing cities to ban diesel vehicles
May 22, 2018

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
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Conservative finance critic demands Liberals take the lid off the ‘carbon tax cover-up’

Pierre Poilievre grilled Finance Minister Bill Morneau on the cost of the federal government's carbon pricing scheme during a special Q-and-A session in the House of Commons on the evening of May 22

Elon Musk says LA area test tunnel almost complete

Musk's tunneling venture, the Boring Company, is building a zero-emissions subterranean system that shuttles personal vehicles on electrically powered platforms called skates. Free rides will be offered to the public in a few months

Major breakthrough: Carbon-free aluminum smelting to be commercialized in Quebec

Metals firms Alcoa Inc. and Rio Tinto Group are teaming up with tech giant Apple and the Quebec and federal governments to commercialize a process that eliminates harmful emissions from smelting by instead producing oxygen

Tesla CEO’s peculiar conduct causes angst on Wall Street

Following a record first-quarter loss of nearly US$710 million, the mercurial Elon Musk brushed off financial questions during a conference call as boring and "not cool"

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McDonald’s not ready to let go of plastic straws

A shareholder proposal to pressure the world's biggest hamburger chain on the matter was voted down at the company's annual meeting

Hawaii geothermal plant plugs wells as lava flows nearby

The Puna Geothermal Venture, owned by Nevada's Ormat Technologies, was shut down shortly after the Kilauea volcano began spewing lava on May 3. The plant provides roughly one-quarter of the Big Island's daily energy demand

German city to ban some diesel cars to combat air pollution

Hamburg will ban older models of diesel cars from certain sections of the city. The move follows a February ruling from Germany's top administrative court allowing cities to ban diesel vehicles

U.S. EPA’s Pruitt: Dealing with water contaminant a ‘national priority’

At a May 22 meeting with states, tribes, the chemical industry and environmental advocates, EPA head Scott Pruitt pledged to start work toward establishing a legal maximum limit for certain toxic contaminants in drinking water systems

FinancingMore Financing

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

Conservative finance critic demands Liberals take the lid off the ‘carbon tax cover-up’

Pierre Poilievre grilled Finance Minister Bill Morneau on the cost of the federal government's carbon pricing scheme during a special Q-and-A session in the House of Commons on the evening of May 22

Plant oils firm opens distillery in Saint‑Tite, Que., with $1.1M from feds and province

Grondines-based Aliksir makes essential oils, hydrolats, soaps, cosmetics and food products from material provided by Quebec forests

Ontario’s Green party releases platform, focus on energy conservation

The party is proposing a $4.2-billion program to give grants and loans to businesses and homeowners for energy conservation

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McDonald’s not ready to let go of plastic straws

A shareholder proposal to pressure the world's biggest hamburger chain on the matter was voted down at the company's annual meeting

Conservative finance critic demands Liberals take the lid off the ‘carbon tax cover-up’

Pierre Poilievre grilled Finance Minister Bill Morneau on the cost of the federal government's carbon pricing scheme during a special Q-and-A session in the House of Commons on the evening of May 22

Grassy Narrows cleanup will ‘take as long as it takes,’ Wynne says

Two First Nations communities near the English-Wabigoon River system in northwestern Ontario have dealt with mercury poisoning since a paper mill dumped it into the water in the 1960s

Japan draft plan sets ambitious targets for nuclear energy

The government says that by 2030 nuclear energy should account for 20-22 per cent of Japan's power, an effort to reduce carbon emissions. But in a post-Fukushima world many reactors have been scrapped, calling into question the plan's feasibility

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Conservative finance critic demands Liberals take the lid off the ‘carbon tax cover-up’

Pierre Poilievre grilled Finance Minister Bill Morneau on the cost of the federal government's carbon pricing scheme during a special Q-and-A session in the House of Commons on the evening of May 22

Grassy Narrows cleanup will ‘take as long as it takes,’ Wynne says

Two First Nations communities near the English-Wabigoon River system in northwestern Ontario have dealt with mercury poisoning since a paper mill dumped it into the water in the 1960s

Japan draft plan sets ambitious targets for nuclear energy

The government says that by 2030 nuclear energy should account for 20-22 per cent of Japan's power, an effort to reduce carbon emissions. But in a post-Fukushima world many reactors have been scrapped, calling into question the plan's feasibility

Race is on to set up Europe’s electric car charging network

Munich-based Ionity, a joint venture between Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler and Ford, has a goal of building 400 ultra-fast charging stations by 2020 across the European continent

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