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Carbon pricing featured in Ontario's new climate change discussion paper
Recently, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) released Ontario's Climate Change Discussion Paper: 2015. The Discussion Paper outlines Ontario's long-term vision for transforming the province into a low-carbon economy and suggests short-term actions to accelerate that transformation. Key among these actions is to develop, by the end of 2015, a plan to price greenhouse gas emissions in the province.
Canada energy industry deflation squeezing service providers
After years of enduring spiralling operating costs Canada's oil and gas industry is being hit by price deflation, as producers push to share the pain of low crude prices with contractors, service providers and suppliers.
Lower costs have eased some of the bite from slumping oil prices for producers who have seen profit dive over the last six months.
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Hydro One releases 2014 year-end financial results
Hydro One Inc. recently released its 2014 year-end results with net income for the year of $749 million and revenues of $6,548 million.
"Throughout 2014, Hydro One delivered value to Ontario through its financial performance; contributing $749 million in net income and $287 million in dividends to our Shareholder the Province of Ontario," said Carm Marcello, President and CEO, Hydro One Inc. "Our strong management focus on improving customer service and operational excellence continues to yield results for Ontarians."
North America lags behind Europe in offshore wind energy projects
The Globe and Mail
A series of setbacks has stalled wind energy projects along the coasts of North America and in the Great Lakes, leaving this continent far behind Europe in the use of offshore turbines as a power source.
The latest disappointment for offshore wind proponents was the demise of Cape Wind, a massive and controversial project that would have seen 130 huge turbines in the ocean off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
Stockholm Power goes green as biomass ousts coal
Renewable Energy World
For a lesson in global energy history, look no further than Stockholm's oldest power plant. Since 1903, Fortum Oyj's Vaerta harbor site has generated power using coal, oil, natural gas and even considered nuclear. Now it's phasing out the last coal furnace and replacing it with the world's largest combined heat and power generator that will burn just wood chips and timber scraps by next year.
What Apple just did in solar is a really big deal
Renewable Energy World
It was a year ago that Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to a climate-change heckler at the company's annual shareholder meeting with an impassioned rebuttal in which he famously told investors who care only about profits to "get out of the stock."
Now Cook is putting his prodigious sums of money where his mouth is, proclaiming the "biggest, boldest and most ambitious project ever," an $850 million agreement to buy solar power from First Solar, the biggest U.S. developer of solar farms.
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SolarCity to utility industry: Here's how you can solve solar revenue losses
The nation's biggest solar installer has never been shy about stirring the pot with utilities, especially in recent weeks. In January, Jonathan Bass, vice president for communications at SolarCity, wrote a firmly-worded post called "Monopoly Money," in which he took Arizona Public Service and other utilities to task for pushing claims about misleading installer sales tactics to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Trade Commission.
293 firms commit to generate 266 GW renewable energy in 5 yrs
As many as 293 companies have committed to generate 266 GW of renewable energy in the next five years under the government's ambitious RE-Invest programme unveiled by Prime minister Narendra Modi.
These companies have shown interest to set up renewable power plants in the country and some have assured to manufacture equipment as well.
World's largest PV solar plant goes online in California
The 550 MW Desert Sunlight project co-owned by NextEra Energy Resources, GE Energy Financial Services, and Sumitomo just went online, joining MidAmerican Energy Holdings's 550 MW Topaz Solar project, which went online late last year, as the two biggest solar power plants in the world in full operation.
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Africa's first grid-connected biogas plant to start in Kenya
Renewable Energy World
Africa's first grid-connected biogas plant will begin supplying power soon, according to Johnnie McMillan, managing director of Tropical Power Kenya Ltd.
The $6.5 million Gorge Farm Energy Park anaerobic digester in Kenya will consume an annual 50,000 tons of organic waste sourced from a neighboring 800-hectare (1,977-acre) farm owned by VegPro Group, one of Tropical's investment partners.
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"Art of the Deal" - IPPSA's Twenty First Annual Conference
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Date: April 14 - 15, 2015
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