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For many Canadians, a clean energy job probably conjures up images of working in an engineering lab, manufacturing solar panels, or assembling a wind turbine. Sectors like mining are rarely top-of-mind in conversations about building a clean, low-carbon economy. But Canadian resource communities, companies and workers could soon find themselves at the forefront of the…

VANCOUVER—Canadian mines could help power the transition to clean energy, sparking new economic development in the process, a new report from Clean Energy Canada finds. Growth in clean energy is driving significant demand for the metals and mineral products used to manufacture technologies like solar panels, wind turbines, LED lighting and electric cars, creating an…

City of Vancouver and Clean Energy Canada unveil ‘Solar Now’ demonstration project VANCOUVER—This morning the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Park Board and Clean Energy Canada marked the summer solstice by launching Solar Now, a renewable energy demonstration project. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Park Board Chair Michael Wiebe and Merran Smith from Clean Energy Canada, unveiled a new solar panel installation at…

Just in time for the summer solstice, Clean Energy Canada is excited to announce the launch of Solar Now at the Creekside Paddling Centre in Vancouver on June 20. It’s hard to miss the new rooftop solar panels mounted on boat sheds moored at the northeast end of False Creek. The paddling centre is visible from…

VANCOUVER—Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the B.C. NDP and B.C. Green Party agreement: “Today John Horgan and Andrew Weaver laid out shared priorities for building a diverse, competitive and clean economy in B.C., which is key to securing the province’s ongoing prosperity and British Columbians’…

VANCOUVER—Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the B.C. NDP and B.C. Green Party announcement regarding their intent to cooperate in the legislature: “It’s clear that British Columbians voted for change in this election and support the NDP and Greens’ objectives: building a clean economy and putting climate…

VANCOUVER—Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the initial results of the B.C. election: “British Columbians have voted for change. These results send a clear message that voters expect B.C.’s next government—regardless of its composition—to build a clean economy and put climate solutions into action. “The global shift to…

With B.C.’s election around the corner, what do the province’s three major parties have planned for electric vehicles? Simon Fraser University’s Sustainable Transportation Research Team and Clean Energy Canada have prepared a comparison of EV policies from the B.C. Liberals, B.C. Greens and B.C. NDP. All statements are from party responses unless otherwise noted. For…

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