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Nova Scotia rolls out the red carpet for energy storage solutions

Amendments to Nova Scotia’s Electricity Act will open the door for more storage solutions for renewable electricity. “We need to accelerate the use of battery storage in Nova Scotia to help us get off coal and meet our renewable electricity targets,” said Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables. “These amendments encourage innovation and early adoption of battery technology in the province.”

The windows on Patagonia’s HQ are “generating” interest... and electricity!

Next Energy Technologies has installed windows that are generating solar power at Patagonia’s corporate headquarters, marking the first time its window technology is being demonstrated on a building. The windows are a production demonstration of how the technology can be “seamlessly integrated into commercial buildings to generate electricity to power the building and alleviate strain on the grid”.

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Rolling out! Loblaw’s first fully electric heavy-duty truck

Loblaw Companies Ltd. will be rolling out its first fully electric heavy-duty truck from its warehouse in Boucherville, on Montreal’s South Shore. Patrice Presseau, senior manager, Transportation, for Loblaw in Quebec said the company has been testing different types of vehicles for nearly two years. “[We] are pleased to deliver a solution that works, thereby marking an important milestone in the industry’s evolution towards a more sustainable future.” » Read more

Getting into skilled trades faster with Grade 10 pathway

Changes in Ontario will allow Grade 11 students to transition to a full-time, skilled trades apprenticeship program through the “Grade 10 to Apprenticeship Pathway”. “To ensure all students can get ahead in this province, we are accelerating pathways from high school to apprenticeship learning and, ultimately, a career in the skilled trades,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. » Read more

Buses in Langley, Saskatoon, Toronto score funding for zero-emission fleets

Infrastructure Canada announced several recipients of funding to decarbonize their bus fleets. The funding is made available through the Zero Emission Transit Fund. The ZETF is accepting applications under both its Planning and Capital streams. Eligible applicants can seek funding to help cover planning and capital costs related to electrifying public transit systems and school transportation, including the purchase of zero-emission buses and related infrastructure. » Learn more