IESO Conservation Fund: How to Qualify for Energy Management Grants
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IESO Conservation Fund: How to Qualify for Energy Management Grants

The IESO Conservation Fund is an Ontario government funding program that helps businesses better manage and reduce electricity consumption through innovative projects. This includes, but is not limited to, the development and piloting of energy conservation programs, tools, training, and technologies. Interested parties can apply for funding during one of the program’s scheduled intake periods;…

Strategic Innovation Fund: $20M for Ranovus’ New Advanced Technology Facility
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Strategic Innovation Fund: $20M for Ranovus’ New Advanced Technology Facility

Ranovus, headquarted in Ottawa with operations in the United States and Germany, develops and manufactures advanced connectivity solutions for the telecommunications and information technology industries. The company has recently received Canadian government funding to support the construction of a new advanced manufacturing facility in Ottawa. Ranovus has received $20,000,000 in funding for energy-saving technology through…

Clean Growth Program: $5M for Canadian Mining Industry Innovation
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Clean Growth Program: $5M for Canadian Mining Industry Innovation

Goldcorp is a senior gold producer focused on responsible mining practices with safe, low-cost production from a high-quality portfolio of mines. The company has developed a five-year growth strategy with the objective that by 2021, production will increase by 20%, reserves will grow by 20%, and all-in sustaining costs will reduce by 20%. Stemming from…

Ignite Pitch Competition: Support for Ontario Energy Innovation
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Ignite Pitch Competition: Support for Ontario Energy Innovation

Partner with OPG in the 2018 Ignite Competition Ontario is known as a leader in low-carbon electricity generation. Investments in clean technologies have long been a goal for Ontario’s electrical system, which has benefited Ontarians and businesses alike. Adopting innovative, clean technologies today helps shift towards a more sustainable grid and enables Ontario to benefit…

Atlantic Canada Receives $2.8M in Climate Change Grants Through MCIP
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Atlantic Canada Receives $2.8M in Climate Change Grants Through MCIP

Shifts in weather patterns are continuing to occur throughout many regions of Canada, and municipalities need to be prepared to deal with the fluctuations. Saint John, New Brunswick and the County of Annapolis, Nova Scotia have recently received federal government funding for cleantech projects to increase their resilience against climate change. The funding will allow…

IESO Conservation Fund: Ontario Energy Efficiency Grants
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IESO Conservation Fund: Ontario Energy Efficiency Grants

Energy conservation activities have long been linked to environmentalism, but the shifting economics of energy use, especially in Ontario, has led to many businesses “going green.” There is now a financial case to be made for investing in energy-efficient technologies; higher energy rates and increased global competitiveness are putting pressure on manufacturers and other energy-intensive…

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Grants for Ontario Food Processors
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Canadian Agricultural Partnership Grants for Ontario Food Processors

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a federal-provincial-territorial suite of government funding programs for food producers and processors. While some programs are available to businesses across Canada, others only provide support to specific provinces. These programs provide support to enhance what was previously available through the Growing Forward 2 initiative. A stream of CAP, the…

Commercial Greenhouse Lighting and Energy Innovations
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Commercial Greenhouse Lighting and Energy Innovations

Canada is a nation well-positioned to capitalize on the market for greenhouse-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Each year there are more greenhouses operating, more greenhouse space available, and as result, greater output of greenhouse-produced products. Ontario leads all provinces in this area and generated over $1.6 billion in sales in 2016; during the same…

GreenON Industries: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Incentives
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GreenON Industries: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Incentives

Clean technologies are transforming industries across Canada, but perhaps nowhere as much as Ontario. Electricity generation is becoming more driven by renewables, and more manufacturers are evolving their processes to use less energy. This is leading to a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) generation and more sustainable, environmentally conscious industries. Much of this transformation…

Build in Canada Innovation Program Supports Energy Efficient Marine Tech
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Build in Canada Innovation Program Supports Energy Efficient Marine Tech

In September 2017, the Government of Canada announced it would be supporting innovative Naval LED Lighting Solution fixtures designed for navy vessels. Marine Industrial Lighting Systems Ltd. has been awarded a $1M contract to replace traditional fluorescent lights on combat navy vessels with new LED fixtures. The investment will help make marine vessels conserve more…