Renewable Energy

  • TransCanada Acquires Brockville 1 Solar Facility

    TransCanada Corporation has completed the acquisition of the first of nine Ontario solar power facilities from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., with the nine projects' combined capacity at 86 megawatts and the cost of the portfolio at approximately $470 million.

    July 2, 2013, 12 PM MDT

  • U.S. Fracturing Helped Kill Off German Solar Firms - Bosch

    Frankfurt (Reuters) -- Bosch, one of the world's largest auto parts suppliers, blames the U.S. fracturing boom in shale gas for hurting demand for energy-efficient green technologies, its chairman told a German newspaper.

    April 2, 2013, 12 PM MDT

  • Biox And Shell Canada Sign Supply Agreement For Biodiesel

    A supply agreement to send biodiesel to Shell Canada Limited by an inter-terminal pipeline from BIOX Corporation will help Shell Canada achieve its renewable fuels target.

    March 28, 2013, 12 PM MDT

  • Renewable Energy Must Compete Harder

    London (Reuters) -- Growth in renewable electricity risks slowing in the world's two major economies in the near-term, especially if China can replicate United States shale gas success.

    January 22, 2013, 12 PM MST

  • Enbridge Partners With EDF En Canada In Quebec Wind Project

    Enbridge Inc. and EDF EN Canada Inc. have entered into an agreement under which Enbridge will invest approximately $170 million to acquire a 50 per cent interest in the 150-megawatt Massif du Sud wind project in Quebec.

    December 21, 2012, 12 PM MST

  • TransCanada Commissions Gros-Morne Wind Farm

    TransCanada Corporation announces the completion of the Quebec-based Gros-Morne wind farm, the final phase of Cartier Wind Energy project.

    November 7, 2012, 12 PM MST

  • AltaGas Commissions First U.S. Wind Farm

    AltaGas Ltd. has successfully commissioned the Busch Ranch wind project in southern Colorado, which was completed ahead of schedule.

    October 19, 2012, 12 PM MDT

  • Global Renewables To Grow 5.8 Per Cent Per Year To 2017-IEA

    London (Reuters) -- Global power generation from renewables will grow by an average 5.8 per cent a year from 2011 to 2017, buoyed by supportive policies and falling costs in several countries, the International Energy Agency said in a report on Thursday.

    July 5, 2012, 12 PM MDT

  • Enbridge Acquires 50-Megawatt Nevada Solar Project

    Enbridge Inc. has acquired a 100 per cent interest in the 50-megawatt Silver State North photovoltaic project developed and constructed by First Solar, Inc. in Clark County, Nevada, near the community of Primm.

    March 23, 2012, 12 PM MDT

  • Geothermal Organization Firms Up Plans

    The Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA) is looking for funds to launch a $750,000 national geothermal power and heat technology "roadmap" as well as national and regional initiatives it hopes will come to fruition in the next three years.

    February 9, 2012, 12 PM MST

  • Renewables To Play Small Role In 2030, Says BP

    Energy produced by wind, solar and other renewable sources will grow by fourfold by 2030, but the clean-energy sector will account for only a small fraction of total output, a BP report said on Wednesday.

    January 18, 2012, 12 PM MST

  • Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets Flawed

    London (Reuters) -- Ambitious targets for renewable electricity in the medium-term are likely unfeasible, given they demand forced, early write-offs of fossil fuel power plants and may downplay rival shale gas and the unpredictability of wind and solar power.

    December 20, 2011, 12 PM MST

  • TransCanada Enters Into Solar Generation

    TransCanada Corporation has agreed to purchase nine Ontario solar projects from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., with a combined capacity of 86 megawatts for approximately $470 million.

    December 20, 2011, 12 PM MST

  • TransCanada Adds More Wind Energy Generation

    TransCanada Corporation has completed the Montagne Sèche project and Phase 1 of the Gros-Morne wind farm in Quebec.

    November 30, 2011, 12 PM MST

  • Abundant, Clean Geothermal Energy Could Benefit Oilsands

    Widespread use of geothermal energy in Canada's oil and gas industry is not currently practical or economic, but there are uses for the resource in the oilsands industry, a recent conference heard.

    November 28, 2011, 12 PM MST

  • Enbridge To Partner On Quebec Wind Project

    Enbridge Inc. and EDF EN Canada Inc. announced today that they have signed an agreement under which Enbridge will invest about $330 million to acquire a 50 per cent interest in and become a co-owner of the 300-megawatt Lac Alfred wind project.

    November 3, 2011, 12 PM MDT

  • Enbridge Income Fund To Acquire Renewable Energy Assets For $1.23 Billion

    Shareholders of the Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (other than Enbridge Inc. and its affiliates) have approved the acquisition by the fund of a portfolio of renewable energy assets for $1.23 billion.

    October 18, 2011, 12 PM MDT

  • Patents Issued On Wind Energy Storage As Heat In Oil Reservoirs

    A new technology, radio-frequency (RF) heating, can store massive amounts of renewable energy by heating heavy oil deposits, and producing liquid fuels without carbon dioxide, says the company which has patented the process.

    April 7, 2011, 12 PM MDT

  • Canada West Foundation Finds Broad Agreement On Canadian Energy Strategy

    An analysis of research and public statements from diverse sources found there is broad agreement among Canadians on the need for a well-designed national energy strategy.

    April 6, 2011, 12 PM MDT

  • Enbridge To Invest $500 Million (U.S.) In Colorado Wind Project

    Enbridge Inc. has entered into an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (Res Americas) under which an Enbridge United States affiliate will own and operate the 250-megawatt Cedar Point wind energy project in Colorado.

    June 30, 2010, 12 PM MDT

  • Ontario Shutting Down Four Coal Units Next Year

    Ontario is making progress on Canada's largest climate change initiative as Ontario Power Generation (OPG) prepares to close four coal-fueled power units in 2010 -- four years ahead of the 2014 target.

    September 9, 2009, 12 PM MDT

  • Exxon To Invest $600 Million In Making Fuel From Algae

    London (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to invest possibly more than $600 million in a venture to develop biofuels from algae, the oil major, which previously dismissed renewable energy as uneconomic, said Tuesday.

    July 14, 2009, 12 PM MDT

  • More Work Needed On Renewable Energy, IEA Says

    The Paris-based International Energy Agency has urged governments to adopt effective policies based on key design principles to accelerate the exploitation of the large potential for renewable energy.

    September 30, 2008, 12 PM MDT

  • Taylor Successful With Highwater Bid

    Taylor NGL Limited Partnership reports that 5.53 million common shares of Highwater Power Corporation have been tendered to its previously announced offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Highwater for cash consideration of $1.50 per share.

    June 27, 2007, 12 PM MDT

  • TransCanada Keystone Hearing Wraps Up

    The National Energy Board has been urged to reject demands that it deny or delay approval of a proposed 435,000 bbl per day crude oil pipeline from Hardisty to Wood River/Patoka, Illinois.

    June 27, 2007, 12 PM MDT