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“We are witnessing a transformation of global power markets led by renewables.” Those were the words of Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency—an institution often noted for its conservative tendencies when it comes to renewable energy. The global clean energy transition has taken hold. Hundreds of billions of dollars flow into new…

Opening the Government of Canada’s budget papers last week felt strangely celebratory. Budget day happened to fall on my birthday, and one of the policies I care about most is getting public procurement right. So it felt like unwrapping a gift when I read Ottawa’s new procurement plans, which will help spark clean energy innovation….

Tipping points: those elusive moments when a technology goes mainstream. Much has been written in the debate over whether that moment for renewable energy has passed, is fast approaching, or is still a ways away. The true tipping point will only become apparent in the rear-view mirror, and it won’t be defined by a single…

VANCOUVER—As Canadian clean energy companies look to sell their solutions abroad, it’s clear who’s buying. New analysis from Clean Energy Canada shows the world’s three largest electricity markets—China, the U.S. and India—were collectively responsible for half of global clean energy investment in 2016, which totalled C$348 billion. China alone has invested over half-a-trillion dollars in…

Vancouver, le 30 mars 2017. – Pour les entreprises canadiennes d’énergie propre qui cherchent à vendre leurs solutions à l’étranger, l’identité des acheteurs est clairement établie. Une nouvelle analyse d’Énergie propre Canada montre que les trois principaux marchés de l’électricité – la Chine, les États-Unis et l’Inde – ont été à l’origine de la moitié des investissements mondiaux en…

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled his second budget last week, and we saw a lot to like in its pages. The headline we took from this year’s edition is that Ottawa is not backing off on climate action. Those who hoped to see Ottawa slow down in the face of Donald Trump’s backward-looking agenda will…

From a climate perspective, two big events set the context for Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s second budget. In December, Prime Minister Trudeau got his provincial and territorial counterparts (well, most of them) to agree to a new national climate plan, a Canadian first. And in January, Donald Trump was sworn in as the President of…

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OTTAWA—Clare Demerse, federal policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, made the following comments in response to the federal budget released Wednesday: “We’re pleased that the new federal budget makes smart investments for clean energy and climate action in Canada. Despite the election of Donald Trump, this budget leaves no question that clean growth remains a…

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