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Canada’s new GHG reporting requirements take effect under two-year cycle

Perhaps one of the most significant changes will be updates to the quantification methods for calculating emissions, such as methane emissions from industrial wastewater.
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Quebec meets 2020 GHG reduction target, cites pandemic help

The Quebec government says greenhouse gas reductions during 2020 surpassed climate change targets, primarily due to reduced economic activity and road traffic from the...
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Canada finalizes indoor air quality guidelines for xylenes

Canada has finalized its Residential Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for xylenes in terms of health effects, pollutant sources, and exposure limits, according to the...

Ontario used oil refinery fined $140K for odour release incident

An Ontario court has fined used oil refinery and parts washing company Safety-Kleen Canada Inc. $140,000 for causing the discharge of sulphur compounds into...
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Competition Bureau to investigate ‘clean’ and ‘affordable’ ad claims for natural gas

Canada’s Competition Bureau has opened an investigation into whether the Canadian Gas Association has falsely claimed natural gas as “clean and affordable.” Methane is the...
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Flare stack monitoring minimizes environmental impact of chemical, hydrocarbon disposal

The key to minimizing environmental impact and maximizing public safety is ensuring that flare stacks are operating within prescribed parameters.
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Newfoundland nixes waste-to-energy plant proposal over pollution fears

The Newfoundland Department of Environment and Climate Change has rejected a controversial proposal to open a new waste-to-energy facility, citing disposal and zoning concerns. The...

FortisBC wants new homes connected to renewable natural gas to cut emissions

FortisBC Energy Inc. has applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission for a revised renewable gas program that could connect all new homes to...
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Hamilton’s air quality made progress over last two decades: report

The City of Hamilton has made progress in terms of improving overall air quality since 1996, but there is much work yet to be...

Greenlane strikes $12M deal to clean biogas at Vancouver Landfill

Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd. is set to help decarbonize the natural gas supply at the Vancouver Landfill in British Columbia as part of...
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Canada makes new environmental pledges at UN climate conference

While the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Scotland continues until Friday, Canada has already made several key environmental commitments, including the...

B.C. expands gas-capture system for Vancouver Landfill Project

British Columbia is investing $4.2 million to expand the Vancouver Landfill Project’s gas-capture system, which turns landfill emissions into renewable natural gas. Funded by CleanBC...

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