Lignol Energy signs MOU with Korean biodiesel producer M Energy

Apr 08, 2014 - Vancouver’s Lignol Energy Corporation (TSX-V:LEC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Korea-based M Energy Co. that will see the two companies work together on a biodiesel plant project....    Full Article

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Trash talk far from over in recycling controversy

Feb 11, 2014 - Multi Material BC’s program updated, but business concerns persist over system’s impact Full Article


B.C.’s fossil fuel focus short-sighted: U.S.

Apr 01, 2014 - Province could miss renewable energy market bonanza, Globe conference told Full Article


Opinion: The new recycling plan is trash

Apr 04, 2014 - The provincial government is trying to fix something that isn't broken - and it's making a mess in the... Full Article

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Opinion: The new recycling plan is trash

Apr 04, 2014 - The provincial government is trying to fix something that isn't broken - and it's making a mess in the process. Full Article

B.C.’s fossil fuel focus short-sighted: U.S. scientist

Apr 01, 2014 - Province could miss renewable energy market bonanza, Globe conference told Full Article

S.C. Johnson to finance new Ziploc recycling program

Mar 26, 2014 - Household products giant S.C. Johnson plans to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a recycling program in Canada for plastic bags next... Full Article

Surrey Board of Trade says no to controversial recycling change

Mar 26, 2014 - The Surrey Board of Trade (SBoT) has added its voice to those opposing the province's new industry-led recycling regime, saying the system will... Full Article

Surrey library awarded LEED gold status

Mar 25, 2014 - Surrey’s City Centre Library has been granted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification in recognition of its... Full Article

Recycling plan threatens B.C. newspapers

Mar 25, 2014 - British Columbians have every right to be proud of our world-leading built-in-B.C. recycling program. Full Article

Metro Vancouver on the hook for sewage dump fines

Mar 21, 2014 - Metro Vancouver taxpayers will be on the hook for more than $100,000 in fines and environmental restoration costs after the region’s... Full Article

B.C. businesses attack new recycling program

Mar 11, 2014 - A coalition of business groups is putting the spotlight on British Columbia's new industry-led recycling program, saying it will end up costing... Full Article

Researcher makes case for B.C. biochar industry

Feb 21, 2014 - A British Columbia researcher is making a case for establishment of a provincial biochar industry that could lead to a massive reduction in the... Full Article

Trash talk far from over in recycling controversy

Feb 11, 2014 - Multi Material BC’s program updated, but business concerns persist over system’s impact Full Article

Landmark agreement reached on B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest

Jan 29, 2014 - After 20 years of conflict, the British Columbia forest industry and leading environmental groups say they have reached a final agreement between... Full Article

North Vancouver, Surrey chosen as Earth Hour finalists

Jan 29, 2014 - The City of North Vancouver and Surrey are two of Canada's three most environmentally friendly cities, according to the World Wildlife Fund.... Full Article

Sustainability report: Old proves new for Vancouver architect striving to design buildings for optium sustainability

Jan 07, 2014 - Classic Pacific Northwest longhouse design and other First Nations technology provide solutions for West Coast green challenges Full Article

Sustainability report: Cashing in on construction in reverse

Jan 07, 2014 - Deconstructing a building piecemeal makes it easier for companies to reuse and recycle construction materials Full Article

Great Bear Rainforest group moves ahead with controversial carbon offset plan

Dec 10, 2013 - A First Nations group is moving ahead with its plan to create and market carbon offsets tied to the Great Bear Rainforest conservation agreement.... Full Article

Controversial recycling scheme collects support from cities, business still skeptical

Nov 29, 2013 - A new provincial recycling program that sparked outcry from both cities and small businesses two months ago has now earned the support of many... Full Article

Metro Vancouver reveals four potential incinerator sites

Nov 21, 2013 - Metro Vancouver revealed four potential sites for new waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities at a Zero Waste Committee meeting November 21.... Full Article

Vancouver wins international green building awards

Nov 20, 2013 - Vancouver has won a global award from the World Green Building Council for the city’s policies that promote green building initiatives.... Full Article

Pacific Carbon Trust to be shut down

Nov 19, 2013 - The British Columbia government's controversial carbon offsetter, the Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT), is being shut down as part of the government's... Full Article

Surrey's energy initiatives net city a national award

Nov 19, 2013 - Proposed $68 million biofuel facility will use kitchen and yard waste to produce methane to drive the municipality's truck fleet Full Article

Environment minister attending UN climate change conference

Nov 18, 2013 - Minister of the Environment Leona Aglukkaq is in Warsaw, Poland, to attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),... Full Article

Sustainability report: Adera buildings set platinum standards with wastewater heat recovery

Oct 22, 2013 - Richmond company developed system to reclaim heat from wastewater in residential buildings Full Article

Canadians see benefits of green home renos: Scotiabank

Oct 17, 2013 - Two-thirds of Canadians say they are likely to consider making green renovations to their homes in order to make them more energy efficient or... Full Article

Metro Vancouver needs to back up its “zero waste” talk: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Oct 16, 2013 - Metro Vancouver's Zero Waste Challenge is not going to result in as dramatic a reduction in our environmental footprint as is being hyped,... Full Article

Emergency oil spill response plan needs more work: study

Oct 10, 2013 - The Ministry of Environment has released the results of a marine-spill preparedness study, the province announced October 10.... Full Article

“Green jobs” won’t solve economic or environmental problems: University of Calgary

Oct 09, 2013 - The idea that "green jobs" can save the environment while aiding the economy is nothing but a fantasy, according to an October 9 report from the... Full Article

B.C. government to spend $650,000 on Kitimat airshed study

Oct 03, 2013 - The provincial government announced October 3 it is funding a $650,000 environmental study of the potential impacts large-scale industrial... Full Article

Canada requires a holistic approach to evaluating environmental-economic links: TD Economics

Oct 02, 2013 - Canada needs a new approach to assessing links between economic performance and environmental quality, according to an October 2 TD Economics... Full Article

Critics turn up heat on B.C. recycling plan

Sep 24, 2013 - Onerous reporting requirements, vague targets and timeline criticized Full Article

Municipalities get recycling reprieve

Sep 17, 2013 - The pressure is off for many B.C. municipalities reluctant to sign a new recycling contract many had complained was one-sided and unrealistic.... Full Article

Vancouver council wants to renegotiate new recycling contract terms

Sep 13, 2013 - The City of Vancouver has said it will opt in to a controversial new recycling program – but only if it can renegotiate a contract that so... Full Article

Sustainable Swiss architecture exhibit reveals lessons

Sep 12, 2013 - An exhibition of sustainable Swiss architecture at the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, opening today (September 12) and running... Full Article

Food set to feed new Metro Vancouver energy opportunities

Sep 10, 2013 - Local recyclers and composters gear up for food-scraps business boom as 9.3-hectare composting facility installed in Richmond Full Article

City expanding beverage container recycling program

Sep 09, 2013 - The City of Vancouver is extending a pilot beverage container recycling program that was launched last summer as part of the city’s green... Full Article

Vancouver to get one of Canada’s tallest sustainable office towers

Aug 13, 2013 - Credit Suisse Real Estate Asset Management has received the green light from the City of Vancouver to construct what will be one of Canada’s ... Full Article

B.C. issues call to clean up coastal debris from Japanese tsunami

Jul 30, 2013 - The B.C. government has put out a call to First Nations, local government and community organizations on the B.C. coast to apply for $1 million... Full Article

Scientists urge further protection for boreal forest

Jul 22, 2013 - Scientists are calling for more of Canada's vast boreal forest to be protected against logging, mining and oil and gas activity, which they say... Full Article

Sustainability report: Burnaby businesses pledge to go green

Jul 09, 2013 - A new website developed by the Burnaby Board of Trade encourages businesses to adopt and share sustainability initiatives Full Article

B.C. claims carbon neutrality for third consecutive year

Jul 02, 2013 - B.C. released a report on June 28 that claimed that, for the third consecutive year, it is carbon neutral. Full Article

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