Top Cdn BE: Clean Growth Program

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November 27, 2017,

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November 20, 2017—Ottawa—Natural Resources Canada. Building a clean-growth economy starts with sustainable and globally-competitive natural resource sectors that create good, middle-class jobs and prosperity for Canadians. Smart investments in clean technology can build on this Canadian advantage, ensure we meet our climate change commitments and create new opportunities and markets for our ingenuity and know-how. The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $155-million program that will fund clean technology projects in the areas of energy, mining and forestry, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental outcomes… by Natural Resources Canada.

1.1 The Clean Growth in Natural Resource Sectors Program – Overview Under Budget 2017, $200M was provided to support clean innovation in Canada’s Natural Resource Sectors. Of this, $155 million will be delivered under the Clean Growth in the Natural Resource Sectors Program (CGP) to support clean technology research, development, and demonstration (RD&D), including up to first commercial installations, in Canada’s energy, mining and forestry sectors… Natural Resources Canada.
Nov. 20, 2017 – Yvon Pelletier, chairman of FPInnovations’ board of directors, has announced the appointment of Stéphane Renou as president and CEO. He will officially assume the role on December 14 as successor to Pierre Lapointe, who has held the position since December 2008… by Pulp and Paper Canada.

ISED supports Haliburton Forest Biochar project… by Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

According to a statement, a key element to the success of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is its ability to lever its investment funding by forming strong working alliances with other venture capital funding organizations as these partnerships ensure that investee companies have sufficient capital to achieve their goals. It is the intention of these VC companies to work with BIC to seek out potential co-investment opportunities. Should an opportunity arise, these parties agree to exchange information as required to assess the potential of an investment. However, BIC stresses that each party remains free to make its own investment decision… by Bioenergy International.

If asked what the federal government is doing to cut carbon pollution, most Canadians would likely point to the policy they’ve heard the most about: carbon pricing. But there’s another tool in the pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change that will cut far more carbon pollution than federal carbon pricing, and you probably haven’t heard of it… by Merran Smith and Jeremy Moorhouse.

Canadian biowaste and organic company Lystek International has been awarded a $1.5 million (€1.26m)-plus grant from the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program. The mandate of the EPIC Program focuses on funding for the creating of new energy solutions, fostering regional innovation, and bringing clean energy ideas to the marketplace… by Bioenergy Insight.

With the earnestness of a missionary, Peter Brown will proselytize about the eco-friendliness of biodiesel and methane digesters — or extol their virtues with the already converted. In his mind, Vancouver could be to the green-energy movement what the San Francisco Bay Area was to the digital revolution, if only people would see the vision and take it seriously… by Dameon Pesanti.