CIPEC: Receive Grants to Support ISO 50001 Certification Costs
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CIPEC: Receive Grants to Support ISO 50001 Certification Costs

Improving energy performance is an objective of many Canadian manufacturers in 2017. Not only are energy-efficient facilities more environmentally sustainable, but they also provide a significant reduction in overall energy costs. To become more energy efficient, industrial energy users are developing and implementing energy conservation programs. Fortunately, these types of projects can receive cost-sharing assistance…

CME SMART Green Fund: Program Enhancements
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CME SMART Green Fund: Program Enhancements

Please Note: The CME SMART Green program is now closed. Please explore active government funding programs. An update to the CME SMART Green Fund has generated new excitement from Ontario manufacturers interested in reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The program has recently announced enhancements to the amount of funding manufacturers may qualify for as…

SD Tech Fund Awards $2.5M in Solar Cleantech Grants
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SD Tech Fund Awards $2.5M in Solar Cleantech Grants

In March 2016, QD Solar Inc. was awarded $2.5 million in Canadian government grants to help commercialize its latest clean technology development project. This investment has helped enhance and accelerate the market readiness of the company’s new solar photovoltaic technologies. This contribution was provided by the SD Tech Fund, which supports development and demonstration of…

How to Use “Save on Energy” Business Electricity Rebates
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How to Use “Save on Energy” Business Electricity Rebates

The Save on Energy program is an energy efficiency and conservation program provided through the Government of Ontario and the province’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). Programs offered through the Save on Energy program support both businesses and homeowners, however, few businesses are aware of the range of incentives available. This is a missed opportunity…

Cap & Trade Makes Energy Efficiency Upgrades a Priority for Ontario Businesses
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Cap & Trade Makes Energy Efficiency Upgrades a Priority for Ontario Businesses

With the implementation of the Ontario Cap & Trade Program, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a popular topic in Ontario. As the province switches to a cleaner electrical grid, the cost to provide electricity goes up; this can influence the profitability of heavy energy users. However, many companies are considering projects to improve their energy…

Ontario Government Funding Enhances Stanpac’s Facility Expansion
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Ontario Government Funding Enhances Stanpac’s Facility Expansion

FedDev Ontario recently announced that it will provide local manufacturer, Stanpac, Inc., with a $4.5 million investment through the Investing in Business Growth and Productivity (IBGP) program. This Ontario government funding will help Stanpac expand its manufacturing operations in Smithville, Ontario. The expansion project, which is estimated to cost a total of $45.6 million, will allow…

TargetGHG Collaborative Technology Development Program Deadline: March 16, 2017
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TargetGHG Collaborative Technology Development Program Deadline: March 16, 2017

TargetGHG Collaborative Technology Development Program grants support the development of innovative products and processes that lead towards a significant reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Through the program, Ontario-based businesses may receive government funding to enter into a clean technology (cleantech) partnership with at least at least one other R&D partner. The consortium’s lead applicant…

IESO Conservation Fund FAQs for Energy Efficiency Projects
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IESO Conservation Fund FAQs for Energy Efficiency Projects

The IESO Conservation Fund program supports innovative energy conservation projects that reduce a business’ demand for Ontario’s public energy. This includes the purchase and installation of energy-efficient technologies, or the development and initiation of internal energy management programs. Through the program, companies may receive up to 50-100% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $250,000-$1,000,000…

$1.8M CleanTech Project Reduces Transportation-Based Carbon Emissions
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$1.8M CleanTech Project Reduces Transportation-Based Carbon Emissions

Canada’s transportation sector has a significant impact on climate change. In fact, reports suggest that transportation currently accounts for 1/4 of all Canadian greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Because of this, the Government of Canada has accelerated the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging station network, spanning from coast-to-coast. The network will support increased range for…

Cambridge Towel’s Closure Caused by Contract Loss, Electricity Rates
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Cambridge Towel’s Closure Caused by Contract Loss, Electricity Rates

After 52 years in business, Cambridge Towel is expected to close its doors on November 30, 2016. The closure means that 120 unionized and 40 non-unionized jobs will be lost. After losing a major contract with Walmart in March 2016, the textile manufacturer faced financial pressure and has recently entered bankruptcy protection. Cambridge Towel understood the difficulties…