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Atlantic Power Acquire two U.S. Contracted Biomass Plants

Alantic Power Corporation, headquartered in Dedham, Massachusetts (NYSE: AT and TSX: ATP) recently announced that it executed an agreement to acquire, for $20 million, the equity ownership interests held by AltaGas Power Holdings (U.S.) Inc. (“AltaGas”) in two contracted biomass plants in North Carolina and Michigan. The acquisition is subject to the approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Craven […]

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B.C. Municipality considering N.S. waste technology

Nova Scotia-based Sustane Technologies is being considered as the waste management solution provider for The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) in British Columbia. As reported in the Cowichan Valley Citizen, The CVRD has decided to participate in an initiative to monitor and study how the new and innovative Sustane Technologies Waste Management facility, located in […]

Ontario Government’s Proposed E-Waste & Battery Regulations

The Government of Ontario is consulting on proposed regulations for specified waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and used batteries under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016.  The new regulations will affect participants of the current Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Program operated by Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES).  The Ontario government has directed OES to […]


Where does my Coffee Pod Go? Emissions Impacts of Pod Recycling

Written by Calvin Lakhan, Ph.D, Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University I want to preface this article by saying that I do not have any of Nespresso’s actual sales, collection or logistics data. All information used in this modeling is based on publicly available sources – if anybody has access to better data, I would be happy […]


NGIF’s $1.5 Million Cleantech Competition

The Natural Gas Innovation Fund™ (NGIF) recently announced a $1.5 million funding call to advance cleantech solutions in three strategic focus areas – energy efficiency; renewable gases (including renewable natural gas and hydrogen); and carbon capture – for natural gas distribution and end use industry in Canada. NGIF is accepting submissions to its intake stage […]

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Cities and countries aim to slash plastic waste within a decade

Written by Dr. Chelsea Rochman, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto and Dr. Diane Orihel, Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University If all goes well, 2030 will be quite a special year. Global and local community leaders from more than 170 countries have pledged to “significantly reduce” the amount of single-use […]

Plastic Shopping Bag Ban Survey in Newfoundland and Labrador

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador recently announced it will become the second province to ban plastic bags. The provincial government introduced legislation in April allowing it to ban their use at stores and other retail outlets. The ban is not expected to take effect for up to a year, to give consumers time to […]

Enerkem secures $76.3 million in financing

Quebec-based Enerkem Inc., a global company specializing in producing biofuels waste, recently announced the closing of a new round of financing totaling C$76.3 million. The financing comes from Enerkem’s existing investors, as well as a new investor, Suncor Energy Inc. This injection of additional capital will help foster the company’s growth by continuing the development […]

Ambitious Waste Diversion Plans proposed in Ontario’s Oxford County

As reported by the Woodstock Sentinel Review, the southwest Ontario municipality of Oxford County has ambitious plans to build a “waste-diversion facility” that could divert as much as 90 per cent of waste from landfill. Oxford County is a regional municipality in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in the Southwestern portion of the province. […]

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Extended Producer Responsibility for Textiles? Not So Fast…..

Written by Calvin Lakhan, Ph.D, Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University In the Ontario Environment Ministry’s Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities Discussion Paper, the question was posed: What additional materials do you think should be managed through producer responsibility to maximize diversion? Stakeholders from across the used textile collection sector highlighted textiles as being […]