Sky’s the Limit Challenge: Win up to $5M for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Sky’s the Limit Challenge: Win up to $5M for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Canada is actively transitioning to a low-carbon economy, and accelerating the accessibility and affordability of sustainable aviation fuel is an important factor in this mission. While other methods of transportation are moving to alternate energy sources sources (e.g. electric vehicles), aircrafts still require liquid fuels. The aviation industry has a goal of carbon neutral growth…

Commercial Greenhouse Lighting and Energy Innovations

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…

An Increasingly Convenient Truth: Climate Change’s Business Potential

An Increasingly Convenient Truth: Climate Change’s Business Potential

In 2016, Canada’s Liberal Party placed a tremendous focus on environmental and economic issues. This is clearly evidenced in their Real Change program, which contrasts the strategic differences between them and the previously elected Conservative Party. Publications on Canada’s clean technology (cleantech) sector note that Canada lost between 41-71% of its market share globally since…

Will CME Green Grants Fund Your Next Emissions Reduction Project?

Will CME Green Grants Fund Your Next Emissions Reduction Project?

Please Note: The CME SMART Green program is now closed. Please explore active government funding programs. In recent years, Canadian manufacturing businesses have received increased pressures from society, customers, and government regulations to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and become more sustainable. Doing so can have drastic and immediate benefits on each business’ operational…

What Canadian Businesses Need to Know About Carbon Taxes & Cap and Trade Policies

What Canadian Businesses Need to Know About Carbon Taxes & Cap and Trade Policies

Provinces and territories are working with the Canadian government to develop a low-carbon economy. The federal government’s current strategy is to let provinces develop a plan for how they will achieve individualized carbon-reduction goals. This regional approach, as opposed to a ‘one size fits all’ model helps provinces develop a tailored plan that respects industries…

IESO Conservation Fund – Canadian Business Grants for Innovation and Conservation

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) provides consultation and funding for small business research and conservation projects that look to effectively reduce and manage demand for electricity.The IESO Conservation Fund is part of the organization’s overall commitment to helping Ontario reach its long-term targets for reductions in peak electricity and industrial energy demands. Canadian Funding for Small…

saveONenergy Power Conservation Programs for Small Businesses

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has introduced the saveONenergy initiative, which provides funding for small business and household improvements to reduce and manage annual electricity consumption. As mentioned in one of our previous articles regarding the Canadian Government Funding Grants to Green Your Business, the saveONenergy programs support the implementation of energy saving measures by…

Electric Vehicle Incentive Program – Small Business Transportation Funding

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is currently offering Canadian Government grants for small business lease or purchase of a hybrid or electric vehicle fleet. The program is one of the many Canadian Government Funding Incentives for Greening your Business and reducing Canada’s commercial carbon footprint. This program is available to private consumers as well…

SolarLiving Show: Transfer Your Business to Clean Energy

The SolarLiving Show looks to provide expert advice and support for businesses that are considering the possibility of integrating clean energy systems into their facilities and operations. Recently, Canadian Government Grants for Research and Development have led to new developments by the University of Toronto in solar cell technologies.  These breakthroughs promise to improve efficiencies…