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Clean Fuel Standard: Discussion Paper Download

Introduction Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is consulting with provinces, territories, stakeholders as well as Indigenous Peoples to develop a regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the increased use of lower carbon fuels and alternative technologies. The purpose of this discussion paper is to […]

Governments Consult, Stakeholders Speak!

Meeting Canada’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the year 2030 to 30% below 2005 levels, or 30megatonnes annual emission reduction, is no small measure. In fact, it is a monumental undertaking. Facing uncertain winds blowing from our Southern neighbours makes the goal no less challenging. Political leaders at both the Federal and […]

Summary of Nova Scotia Cap and Trade Program Development

On March 15, 2017, the Nova Scotia Department of Environment hosted a stakeholder consultation session regarding the development of Nova Scotia’s Cap and Trade Program, supported by a summary document released prior to the session. The objective of the session was to present some early program design options being considered, provide an opportunity for stakeholders […]

Forest Nova Scotia AGM: A BioApplied Perspective

Over the past 83 years, Forest Nova Scotia has served as a voice of the forest industry. They bring together more than 300 landowners, forestry professionals and those passionate about our forests to explore key issues at their annual AGM. This year’s event took place in Halifax on January 24th and 25th. The conference was […]

COEP Program Spotlight

Efficiency is a beautiful thing. So are renewable resources. Together, they provide a significant opportunity to lower the carbon intensity of the energy and products we use everyday. And for Nova Scotia’s renewable resource sector to play a role in this transition, competing with significantly larger jurisdictions, efficiency needs to be a primary objective. That’s […]

Value Proposition for a Biorefinery Sector in Nova Scotia

The emerging global bio-economy presents an opportunity for Nova Scotia’s renewable bioresource sector (forest, agricultural, ocean, and municipal solid waste). Nova Scotia is well positioned to lead in providing low-carbon solutions that will also enhance economic prosperity within the province. Across Canada, forest industries have entered an unprecedented period of structural change. Within Nova Scotia, […]

Renewables Driving Canada’s Low Carbon Economy

Industry leaders, academics, and a range of Government and institutional representatives came together for two days at Ottawa’s Westin Hotel to discuss how to advance the role of renewable fuels and bio-based products to shift Canada to a low-carbon economy. The event was hosted by Andrea Kent, the CEO of the Renewable Industries Forum. BioApplied actively […]

Fuel for the BioEconomy

Leaders from Canada’s emerging bio-economy sector gathered in Ottawa this month for the “Scaling Up: Delivering Canada’s low-carbon, bio-based economy through sustainable innovation” conference.  Jeff Passmore organized and hosted the event, bringing together a wide-range of Industry, Government, Academic, and International professionals.  BioApplied was pleased to be an active participant.  It was an opportunity to […]