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Canadian investment in renewable energy up 8 per cent in 2014
Financial Post
A United Nations-sponsored report says Canada remained among the top 10 countries in the world for investment in renewable energy last year. The annual report released this morning found global investment in renewable energies, not including hydro-electric power, climbed 17 per cent in 2014 to around US$270 billion. The increase marked a global rebound after two years in which renewable energy investment shrank from its all-time high in 2011.
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Average Ontario hydro bill to go up about $120 a year
Toronto Star
Ontario residential electricity users should brace themselves for an average increase of $120 a year beginning next year, Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli says. "We are expecting (bills) to go up less than $10 a month," Chiarelli acknowledged to reporters after announcing two other moves to cut costs for customers, the elimination of a debt retirement charge, and a new program to cut prices for low-income families.
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Canadian premiers closing in on energy agreement without Harper
Energy Now
Canada's premiers are nearing a deal aimed at clearing a path for pipeline projects in exchange for new environmental commitments, such as potential pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, people familiar with the talks say. A draft of the agreement known as the Canadian Energy Strategy is circulating among bureaucrats and expected to be presented to premiers in the next few months, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions aren’t public.
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Canadian Solar completes acquisition of Recurrent Energy
PV Magazine
Chinese solar power developer Canadian Solar has completed the $265 million acquisition of Recurrent Energy from Sharp Corporation. The deal sees the Sharp offload its U.S.-based project development subsidiary amid rumors — strongly refuted – that it is seeking an exit strategy from the solar business. For Canadian Solar, the acquisition furthers its global PV reach, expanding its solar project pipeline by around 4 GW, taking its total PV pipeline to 8.5 GW, of which 2.4 GW is at late-stage development.
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Ontario rejects ban on natural gas fracking
Energy Now
The New Democrats want to ban high volume hydraulic fracking to produce natural gas from shale in Ontario, but the government says there's no need to outlaw something that isn't happening. NDP environment critic Peter Tabuns introduced a private member's bill to have Ontario follow the lead of Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and New York and ban fracking. Tabuns says fracking poses substantial risks to ground water, which is combined with toxic chemicals under extreme pressure to fracture shale deposits to free up natural gas for extraction.
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Low-income assistance strategy review
Ontario Energy Board
The Minister of Energy recently announced a proposed support program for low-income electricity consumers in Ontario. At the Minister's request, the we provided recommendations on a program design that would offer ongoing, and on-bill, rate assistance and we are pleased that the Minister largely endorsed our plan. Dubbed the Ontario Electricity Support Program, or OESP, it’s one of several programs to help customers with limited financial resources.
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Service area amendments and MAADs Rate-Making policy review
Ontario Energy Board
The Board has commenced an initiative to review its policies relating to Service Area Amendments, and Rate-Making after Consolidation. The Board's decision to initiate this review and evaluation of its policies reflects its own expectations, as well as those of the government, that the distribution sector should continue to seek out efficiencies.
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New offshore wind energy farm aims for Hawaii trifecta
Clean Technica
It's going to be a complicated dance around Hawaii's powerful tourism, military, and ocean resource stakeholders, but the Danish wind energy consortium AWE has figured out a way to juggle all three interests while parking a pair of massive new wind farms in an area with some of the region’s sweetest wind resources. AWE recently confirmed to local media that it is going full steam ahead with its plans for not one but two wind farms off the island of Oahu.
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Sustaining our nuclear skills
NSAN
The U.K. is entering a new stage in its nuclear history. The construction of new nuclear power plants, a growing decommissioning portfolio and delivery of the Successor submarine class to sustain our deterrent will create enormous investment in the sector over the next decade.
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Ukraine and Poland agree to push for integrated grids
World Nuclear News
Energoatom, Ukrenergo and Polenergia have signed a memorandum of understanding on a project to export electricity via European grids. Energoatom which operates all of Ukraine's nuclear power plants, said the agreement will make it possible to use all its available nuclear capacity and attract funds for the completion of the third and fourth reactors of its Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.
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France mandates solar roofs for commercial zones
Renewable Energy World
Recently passed legislation in France has mandated that the roofs of all new buildings in commercial areas must be so-called green roofs, which are at least partially covered in either solar modules or with living plants. As well as potentially delivering a boost to installed solar capacity across the country, green roofs provide a thermal insulating effect and moderate rain run-off, while also boosting biodiversity.
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In New York, utility of the future will be 'air traffic controller'
Utility Dive
Contrary to popular thinking, many utility executives see distributed energy resources (DER) as a significant opportunity. But few utility executives are sure what to make of that opportunity. In New York, regulators are forging a path to turn the DER opportunity into reality — for consumers, market players and, yes, even utilities.

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Climate change impacts on hydropower
HydroWorld
A four-year drought, the worst since records began, has had a dramatic effect on California's power system and specifically on its portfolio of major hydropower projects. Indeed, such is the scale of the drought that a lack of water is preventing hydropower plants from running at anything like full capacity. The effective result of the drought has been to roughly half the hydropower capacity available within the state over a period of a few years.

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U.S., Canada seek regional energy collaboration
Gazette Net
There is an abundance of clean electricity in eastern Canada waiting to be sent to the energy-hungry states of New England, officials said at an international energy conference at the University of Vermont. A number of projects are underway to help move that power south, but officials from both the United States and Canada said there is still a need to reduce energy consumption through efficiency programs as well as expand ways to produce clean power locally across the region.

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Upcoming Industry Events

Developing Stronger Links: The Canadian Energy Storage Supply Chain
Presented by National Research Council, in collaboration with MaRS
Toronto, Ontario
Date: April 09, 2015
Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-canadian-energy-storage-supply-chain-developing-stronger-links-tickets-16091959484

CI Energy’s 4th Annual Ontario Power Symposium
Toronto, Ontario
Date: April 14 & 15, 2015
Register: http://www.OntarioPowerConference.com
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Mindfirst Lunch Seminar: Ontario Capacity Auction - Analysis of Feasibility and Criteria for Design Elements
Toronto, Ontario
Date: April 29, 2015
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IPPNY's Annual Spring Showcase & Conference
ENERGY IN THE 21st CENTURY:
Commemorating 15 Years of Competitive Market Transition
Desmond Hotel / Albany, NY
Dates: May 5 & 6, 2015
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14th Ontario Power Summit
Toronto, Canada
Dates: May 12 - 13, 2015
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PipeThink Lunch Seminar:
Natural Gas Markets in Ontario
Presented by Mindfirst Inc.

Toronto, Ontario
Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
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2015 Canadian Energy Summit
Allstream Centre, Toronto
Dates: May 26 - 28, 2015
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