Feb 15 2017

US Climate Policy: 1 and 1, and Golden Silence

Today we sent out an email blast about the meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump, and the communiqué that followed.

In case you missed it, you can click below to read it. Please contact us if you want to be added to our mailing list for future blasts.

See it here


Jan 17 2017

Policy update: Generating Growth from Innovation for the Low-carbon Economy

Following the landmark Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Canada has outlined a path forward to meet its 2030 emission reduction targets under the Paris Agreement as well as a Mid-Century Plan for a Clean Growth Economy.

Building early-stage innovation and accelerating the commercialization and growth of clean technology firms are integral features of the Framework.

In a new paper from the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Generating Growth from Innovation for the Low-Carbon Economy: Exploring Safeguards in Finance and Regulation, senior fellow Céline Bak highlights some of the existing barriers clean technology firms face when scaling their business and proposes four policy recommendations to maximize clean technology firms' contribution to climate change and job growth.

These recommendations include an innovative carbon emissions mitigation fund, sustainable finance performance warranty program, best global regulations for the low carbon economy and a sustainable infrastructure program.

Current projections suggest that Canada will miss its target by nearly 55%. Although the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change aims to reverse this trend, much work remains to build policies and market mechanisms that will help facilitate our transition to a low carbon economy.

Also, the Federal Government is now considering how to deploy $800 million to innovation clusters as part of its innovation strategy.  To be consistent with Canada's 2030 and 2050 climate plans, candidates for these clusters should be assessed on how their plans aligns with the priorities of Canadians on climate commitments and on health outcomes.  Doing so will result in less waste and will help to improve the productivity of the Canadian economy overall.

An update on another CIGI policy brief: Growth, Innovation and COP21:  The Case for New Investment in Innovative Infrastructure - policy makers are discussion what it will take to make Canada's infrastructure part of a low carbon future and what role innovation should play a role.

Next up:  To support the G20, over 80 people from 50 global think-tanks have signed up to work on the T20 Climate Policy and Finance Task Force.  By consensus, they have agreed to work together to provide policy guidance on Carbon Pricing, Growth and Innovation, Access to Green Finance, Sustainable Infrastructure and Global Energy Trade.

Policy and effective market making is patient work and progress is being made on many fronts! 

If you have an interest in policy and market making on any of the above themes, or have feedback on the CIGI policy papers, please let us know.


Jan 6 2017

Canada can cash in on cleantech boom

Published in The Star on January 6th, 2017, Jon Dogterom of  MaRS Discovery District  writes that Canada "can be a world-leader in the field but the private sectors needs help, including national cleantech data strategy".

Read it here


Nov 1 2016

The 2017 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report Survey

We would like to take a moment to thank all the companies who took the time to participate in the survey for the 2017 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report.  

The survey is now closed, and we are happy to report that this year we have 148 primary research participants.

A big thank you to all the companies listed below, who make it possible for us to report on the creditionals and achievements of our industry.

  • AddEnergie
  • Advanced Glazings Ltd.
  • Advanced Micro Polymers Inc.
  • Advanced Water Technologies Inc.
  • AdvEn Industries, Inc.
  • Advonex International Corporation
  • Aeroserve Technologies Ltd.
  • Agrisoma Biosciences Inc.
  • Airborne
  • Airex Energy
  • AirTest Technologies Inc.
  • A-MAPS Environmental Inc.
  • Ambience Data
  • Aquatic Informatics
  • ATD Waste Systems Inc.
  • AVEtec Energy Corporation
  • Awesense Inc.
  • Ballard Power Systems Inc.
  • BI Pure Water
  • BioAmber
  • Biopolynet
  • BioteQ Environmental Technologies
  • Biothermica Technologies Inc.
  • Blue-Zone Technologies Ltd
  • Canadian Carnation BioProducts Inc
  • Carbon Engineering
  • CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
  • Catalyst Agri-Innovations Society
  • CHAR Technologies Ltd.
  • Cielo Waste Solutions Corp.
  • CircuitMeter Inc.
  • Clevest
  • CO2 Solutions Inc.
  • CORE Renewable Energy Inc.
  • Corvus Energy
  • Diacarbon Energy
  • Drystill
  • dTechs
  • EarthShield Biotech Inc
  • eCamion Inc.
  • Echologics
  • Eco Waste Solutions
  • EcoSynthetix
  • Eco-Tec Inc.
  • EH2 Solar
  • Electrovaya Inc.
  • Energate Inc.
  • Enerkem Inc.
  • enermotion inc
  • Ensyn Technologies Inc.
  • Entropex
  • Etalim
  • eTime Energy Inc.
  • Exro Technologies
  • Fenix Energy Solutions Ltd
  • Fielding Environmental
  • Frontier Agri-Science Inc.
  • General Fusion
  • GHGSat Inc.
  • Green Power Labs Inc.
  • GreenMantra Recycling Technologies Ltd.
  • GreenScience Technologies Inc.
  • Grey Island Energy Inc.
  • GWFT Go With the Flow Technologies Inc.
  • HTEC Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation
  • Hydrogen In Motion Inc. (H2M)
  • Hydrogenics Corporation
  • Hyteon Inc
  • Idénergie
  • inMotive
  • Innovaat.com International Inc
  • Inventys Inc.
  • Ivey International Inc.
  • Larvatria Corp
  • Legend Power Systems Inc.
  • Loop Energy Inc.
  • LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.
  • M.A.Turbo/Engine Ltd
  • Marnoch Thermal Power Inc.
  • MemPore Environmental Technologies Inc.
  • MetaFLO Technologies Inc.
  • Mikro-Tek
  • Morgan Solar Inc.
  • NELSON Environmental Remediation Ltd.
  • NeoThermal Energy Storage Inc.
  • Nexterra Systems Corp.
  • Nova Green Inc.
  • Nsolv Corporation
  • Orbite Technologies Inc.
  • Ossiaco Inc.
  • OZONATOR Industries Limited
  • PCS Technologies Inc
  • Permolex Ltd.
  • Plan B Energy Storage (PBES)
  • Polar Sapphire Ltd.
  • Portable Electric
  • Proteus Waters
  • Pure Technologies Ltd.
  • Pyrowave
  • QSBR Innovations Inc.
  • Quadra Solar Corporation
  • Quadrogen Power Systems, Inc.
  • Quantiam Technologies Inc.
  • Questor Technology Inc.
  • Rainforest Automation Inc.
  • REfficient Inc.
  • RenewABILITY Energy Inc.
  • Renix Inc
  • Responsible Energy Inc.
  • Rite Industries ltd
  • S2G Biochemicals Inc.
  • Saltworks Technologies Inc.
  • SBI BioEnergy Inc.
  • SHIFT Energy Inc.
  • Sigma Energy Storage Inc.
  • SiREM
  • Smart Energy Instruments
  • SMT Research Ltd.
  • Solantro Semiconductor Corp.
  • Solcan
  • Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc.
  • Solera Sustainable Energies Company Limited
  • SWITCH Materials Inc.
  • Synodon Inc.
  • Sysgaz inc.
  • Temporal Power Ltd.
  • Tenova Goodfellow Inc.
  • Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.
  • Titanium Corporation Inc.
  • Turbulent DIFFUSION Technology Inc.
  • Tyromer Inc.
  • Ubiquity Solar Inc.
  • UV Pure Technologies
  • VeloMetro Mobility Inc.
  • Vive Crop Protection Inc.
  • W&Y Environmental International Inc.
  • Water Wall Turbines
  • WEnTech Solutions
  • Wenvor Technologies Inc.
  • Westport Fuel Systems Inc
  • Will Solutions Inc.
  • Woodland Biofuels Inc.
  • Xogen Technologies Inc.
  • Z3 Controls Inc.