TransCanada selling ownership of Quebec wind farms to Innergex for $630-million

TransCanada selling ownership of Quebec Wind Farms – TCPL has a 62 per cent stake of the project that includes five wind farms with a total generating capacity of 590 megawatts. CALGARY — Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. will become the owner of five wind farms in the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec under an agreement announced last week to buy out TransCanada Corp.’s 62 per cent stake of the project for $630 million. In a news

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Canada fights back with NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs on Canadian solar panel products

Ottawa will challenge U.S. safeguard tariffs on Canadian solar products July 29, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – I’ve been harping on this for months! So I’m glad to see some action – Steel and aluminum were stealing Tariff headlines, but Solar tariffs needed addressing Ottawa is requesting a NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs targeting Canada’s solar power industry under the so-called Chapter 20 dispute settlement provisions of the free trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico,

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Canada’s global competitiveness needs overhaul – fast

Tariffs, Taxes and struggling enterprise hurt Canada’s Global Ranking July 24, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – 10 years after the ‘economic crisis’ and “recovery” Canada’s Global Ranking not even in the Top 10. Canada’s 2018 Global Economic competitiveness needs improvement The latest global competitiveness rankings from the World Economic Forum at the end of 2017 showed Canada at 14th –  behind the 13th spot our country earned in 2015/16. 14th may sound surprising as we Canadians tend to think of

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Solar Sunday – 2 parter today – Nova Scotia announces Solar program – UK manufacturer eyeing Montreal for Solar Panel facility

The government of Canada, jointly with Nova Scotia this week announced a program that will help Nova Scotia residents fit their homes with solar panels. July 15, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – Known as the SolarHomes program, it will provide rebates of up to 30% off the costs to buy and install rooftop solar systems and is expected to assists at least 2,000 Nova Scotian households in going solar over the next four years. “By adding solar to

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‘Species at Risk’ – Canada Court rules Gov’t can HALT private development to save ‘species at risk’

Court ruling sets a frightening precedent for the Economy Ottawa, July 10, 2018  –  Canada’s Federal Court decision to allow the federal government to protect the ‘western chorus frog’ on private land could restrict development projects across Canada in cases where species face extinction. This is the little amphibian at the heart of the decision Justice René LeBlanc of the Federal Court said in a recent decision that Ottawa has the power to criminalize threats posed to the

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