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Metro Vancouver reveals four potential incinerator sites

Metro Vancouver reveals four potential incinerator sites

Metro Vancouver revealed four potential sites for new waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities at a Zero Waste Committee meeting November 21.
Vancouver wins international green building awards

Vancouver wins international green building awards

Vancouver has won a global award from the World Green Building Council for the city’s policies that promote green building initiatives.
Surrey's energy initiatives net city a national award

Surrey's energy initiatives net city a national award

Proposed $68 million biofuel facility will use kitchen and yard waste to produce methane to drive the municipality's truck fleet
Pacific Carbon Trust to be shut down

Pacific Carbon Trust to be shut down

The British Columbia government's controversial carbon offsetter, the Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT), is being shut down as part of the government's core review.
Environment minister attending UN climate change conference

Environment minister attending UN climate change conference

Minister of the Environment Leona Aglukkaq is in Warsaw, Poland, to attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), being held November 18-22.
Sustainability report: Adera buildings set platinum standards with wastewater heat recovery

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

Richmond company developed system to reclaim heat from wastewater in residential buildings
Sustainability report: Rate my green business

Sustainability report: Rate my green business

Lack of transparency in sustainability ratings is resulting in investor confusion and public cynicism
Canadians see benefits of green home renos: Scotiabank

Canadians see benefits of green home renos: Scotiabank

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 environmentally friendly, according to the results of a Scotiabank home renovations poll released October 17.
Metro Vancouver needs to back up its “zero waste” talk: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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

Metro Vancouver's Zero Waste Challenge is not going to result in as dramatic a reduction in our environmental footprint as is being hyped, according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
Emergency oil spill response plan needs more work: study

Emergency oil spill response plan needs more work: study

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