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Ruling says Chinese solar panels being dumped in Canada, pose threat to industry
The Globe and Mail
After months of deliberation by two government bodies, a final decision has been made that Chinese solar panels are being dumped into Canada and they are threatening to damage the Canadian solar industry.
The last ruling in the case — issued by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal — said dumping and subsidizing of some Chinese-made solar panels have not yet hurt Canadian panel makers, "but are threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry."
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Mayor raises concerns about wind energy approval process
The municipal council in Warwick Township remains firmly opposed to wind turbine projects, and wary of money wind companies are offering, says Mayor Todd Case.
Suncor held public open houses in June for the Nauvoo Wind Power Project it's proposing for Warwick, Brooke-Alvinston and Adelaide-Metcalfe townships and NextEra Energy has public meetings set soon for a Hardy Creek wind project it's proposing for the same communities.
Ancaster energy project axed over zoning issues
The Hamilton Spectator
A plan for a large solar farm near Hamilton airport has been dropped.
The proposal was to go to the city's planning committee on Tuesday, but a spokesperson for the company behind the project said the plug was being pulled because of zoning issues raised by the city.
"Without the support of the city, we're not going to go ahead with the project," said Uwe Roeper of Ortech Consulting, which is working with proponent Oshawa-Danilexa JV.
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Changes to the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions in Alberta: the Government of Alberta announces first step in new climate change strategy
Canadian Energy Law
An end to Alberta's stigmatizing inertia on climate change policy was recently announced. The new Minister of Environment and Parks, Shannon Phillips, announced that the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) will be renewed for a period of two years with significant amendments she described as "interim measures" until such time as an advisory panel chaired by Dr. Andrew Leach, a professor at the University of Alberta, can undertake a comprehensive review of the province’s climate change policy and provide advice on a permanent set of measures.
Innergex closed financing for 40.6-MW Big Silver Creek hydropower plant
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has closed $160.2 million in non-recourse construction and term project financing for the 40.6-MW Big Silver Creek hydropower project in British Columbia.
The run-of-river plant will be located on Crown land north of Harrison Hot Springs, with power to be delivered under a 40-yeaer fixed-price power purchase agreement with BC Hydro that was granted under its 2008 Clean Power Call Request for Proposals.
Canadian government looking for energy industry growth in India
Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, Greg Rickford, and India's Minister of State for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry, Dharmendra Pradhan, met in Calgary for the second India-Canada Ministerial Energy Dialogue.
The parties discussed enhancing energy cooperation between the two countries in the areas of oil, natural gas, clean energy, power transmission and skill development.
Cathedral Energy Services enters into agreement with Canada Revenue Agency regarding its conversion transaction
Cathedral Energy Services Ltd. (Cathedral) announced that it has entered into an agreement with the
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regarding the CRA's objection to the tax consequences of the conversion of Cathedral from an income trust structure into a business corporation in December 2009 (the conversion).
The agreement will not give rise to any cash outlay by Cathedral for prior taxation years. Cathedral continues to have access to tax pools and investment tax credits to be able to offset federal and provincial taxes in subsequent
taxation years from the conversion.
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Solar garden proposed for Nelson, B.C., could be a 1st in Canada
The City of Nelson, B.C., could become the first in Canada to build a community solar garden that would provide residents with "clean" energy and credits towards their power bill.
The project, put forward by the city-owned and -operated utility Nelson Hydro, would allow people to purchase power from a solar panel farm for 25 years, and receive a credit that would go towards balancing, and eventually reducing, costs on their bills.
New York formalizes ban on fracking, ending 7-year review
New York formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas recently, concluding a seven-year environmental and health review that drew a record number of public comments.
"After years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts, prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing is the only reasonable alternative," Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens said in announcing the decision.
TerraForm closes 930MW deal
SunEdison company TerraForm Power is to acquire from Invenergy Wind 930MW of wind power plants for $2 billion.
TerraForm Power will acquire 460MW from Invenergy with the remaining 470MW acquired by a new warehouse facility.
The 460MW will be financed through a combination of cash on hand and new bond financing, with TerraForm Power assuming approximately $450 million in non-recourse project debt.
China, France further strengthen their nuclear cooperation
World Nuclear News
A number of agreements were signed recently between Chinese and French nuclear energy companies aimed at strengthening their cooperation in the nuclear fuel cycle and power reactors. The agreements were signed in Paris during a meeting between Chinese premier Li Keqiang and French prime minister Manuel Valls.
The first is a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Areva and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) "marking a new step forward in the Chinese project for a used fuel processing and recycling facility."
Europe's largest battery creates a buzz in Bedfordshire
Trials at the Smarter Network Storage facility, the largest electricity storage facility of its type in Europe, began last year with a view to assessing the giant battery over the next two years. Conducted in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire in the U.K., the trial will assess the value of energy storage across the system. So how does it work? We took a closer look to find out exactly how a system of this kind operates.
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