GTI believes that green energy will power our future. In addition to attractive cost savings, using a cover to prevent methane from escaping into the atmosphere helps the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As the exclusive distributor of VSO Biogas Technologies’ double-membrane gasholders, GTI can help industries, municipalities, and farms collect and store biogas for later use.
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The Canadian Gas Association recently commissioned ICF International to complete an analysis of GHG emission reduction for various natural gas usages, including Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). The report concludes that there are several untapped opportunities for Canada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through expanding the use of natural gas and RNG. Specifically, the report maintains that GHG emissions can be reduced by 10.5MtCO2e/yr if 5% of natural gas is replaced by RNG annually to 2030.
Natural Resources Canada is providing funding to support clean energy innovation through the Energy Innovation Program. Accelerating clean technology research and development is a key component of the Government of Canada’s approach to promoting sustainable economic growth and to supporting Canada’s transition towards a low-carbon economy. Proposals are being requested for engineering design projects on renewable, smart grid and energy storage systems that will help reduce the economic, environmental, and health risks associated with air pollution and climate change. The application deadline is October 31, 2016.
The CBA provided a submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance for its 2017 pre-budget calling for funding support for biogas and RNG technologies, clean energy infrastructure, amendments to Canada’s Renewable Fuel Regulations, and recognition of the value of biogas to achieve national greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. A copy of the full CBA federal pre-budget submission is available on the members website.
Montrealers now have the obligation to properly sort their waste, and will otherwise be fined, according to a new regulation that the City Council adopted on August 22. All recyclable materials must be in the green bin, not the garbage bag, as food waste, which is collected in the brown bin. More information about recyclables and vegetables banned in Montreal trash is available.
B.C.‘s Carbon Neutrality Government Year in Review 2015 report, released on July 28, indicates that the province has achieved carbon neutrality across the provincial public sector for the sixth consecutive year. B.C.‘s 127 public service organizations generated 44,000 tonnes fewer GHG emissions compared to the baseline year of 2010—the equivalent of taking 9,400 cars off the road. Additional information on B.C.’s Carbon Neutrality report is available.
The IESO has posted final versions of the FIT 5 Rules, FIT Contract, Standard Definitions and Prescribed Forms ahead of the upcoming FIT 5 Application Period, which is set to begin on October 31, 2016.
More information is available on the FIT website
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