Government of Canada launches Hydrogen Strategy


Be that as it may, governments in Europe and Japan have big plans to subsidize hydrogen technology. The Strategy is the result of three years of research and analysis, with input from 1,500 experts and stakeholders from industry, government and academia. Source: Government of Canada.

Australian government stumbles in climate crisis response

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Australian government appears conflicted in its efforts to adopt environmentally progressive policies following the country's recent bushfires and record temperatures


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How Government deregulation has helped remove the stigma from marijuana and helped keep energy prices low

U.S. Green Technology

Three Examples Of Government Deregulation Deregulation in the public and private sectors ensures competition and low prices for the customer. There are three examples of government deregulation listed below that you can. The post How Government deregulation has helped remove the stigma from marijuana and helped keep energy prices low appeared first on U.S. Featured Posts Featured Stories Green StartUps, Green Companies Green Stories Government Deregulation

Should the U.S. government buy Greyhound?


The federal government should nationalize it and expand its low-carbon, affordable services. The bus company is for sale. Electric Vehicles Equity & Inclusion Green New Deal Policy & Politics railroad Transportation & Mobility

Federal government’s new climate plan is brave, honest, and historic

Clean Energy Canada

VICTORIA — Merran Smith, executive director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s climate plan update : “When it comes to climate action, honesty is the best policy. Media Releases Federal Government

New US government rule allows drilling in forested land

Inhabitat - Innovation

government legalizes oil and gas drilling within forested land. A new rule published by the U.S. This action threatens forest ecosystems, reversing decades of work to protect forested areas

Turning action into law: government’s accountability legislation a critical step

Clean Energy Canada

We particularly welcome the new requirement that the federal government report on its own climate-related financial risks and opportunities, under the purview of the finance minister. Media Releases Climate Policy Federal Government

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UK Government appoints Arup as sustainability consultant for COP26

Envirotec Magazine

The UK Government, as hosts of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), has selected engineering, design and consultancy firm Arup to help it achieve its ambition of delivering a sustainable summit. COP26 is to be held at the SEC, Glasgow, in November 2021.

Governments and businesses seek resilience in a changing climate


Entities are looking more closely at microgrids and other technologies as a solution. Energy & Climate Microgrids Renewable Energy Weather

Planners call on government for stronger direction on climate action

Envirotec Magazine

An overwhelming majority of UK planners want the next government to give stronger direction and more resources to enable local planners to deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Nearly 90% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that there needed to be stronger direction from central government and greater resourcing, training and capacity for local authority planning departments to enable more effective local planning for net zero carbon.

President Tsai reiterates government commitment to promoting farmers’ welfare


President Tsai said on 4 Jan that advancing the welfare of Taiwan’s farmers lies at the heart of the country’s agricultural policy, with a raft of related legislation passed in recent years demonstrating the depth of government commitment

In danger of becoming a missed opportunity: ADEPT’s response to government’s planning White Paper

Envirotec Magazine

The Government’s White Paper, Planning for the Future, has caused a furore amongst local authorities. And the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) is calling on the Government to think again.

UK?s Largest Solar Project Approved, Will Snub Government Subsidies


's largest-ever solar project, received its government planning approvals this week. The developers say they will not seek any government subsidy and will not participate in the contracts for difference (CFD) auction next year. ” Government auction? To many, the most obvious path for moving forward with a big solar project like Cleve Hill looked like the government's CFD program. Cleve Hill, the U.K.'s

How to Apply for Government Grants and Loans

CleanTech Alliance

Source:, accessed September 9, 2019 Free Money from the Government The federal government does not offer grants or “free money” to individuals to start a business or cover personal expenses, contrary to what you might see online or in the media. Websites or other publications claiming to offer “free money from the government” are often scams.

Government says beavers can stay in their Devon home

Envirotec Magazine

Peter Burgess, Director of Conservation at Devon Wildlife Trust, says: “This is the most ground-breaking government decision for England’s wildlife for a generation. In 2014, with local community support, Devon Wildlife Trust and a partnership including the University of Exeter, Clinton Devon Estates and the Derek Gow Consultancy, successfully secured a license from government which would allow the beavers to stay and be studied over a five-year period.

Nissan, Sony and other major Japanese firms call on government to ramp up clean energy deployment


The 92 companies want Japan to double its 2030 renewable energy target. Despite its carbon neutral pledge, the world’s fifth-biggest emitter is one of the world's most challenging markets for businesses to adopt 100 per cent clean energy

Can Private Industry Solve Our Climate Crisis Where Governments Fail?

Jim Conca

Since governments haven’t done a great deal in addressing global warming - emissions are still increasing - perhaps private industry can facilitate people stepping in themselves The global nature of climate change requires everyone getting on board in order to make substantive efforts.

On track for net zero? Observers respond to the UK government’s ten-point green plan

Envirotec Magazine

Commentators in the environmental sphere seemed to broadly welcome the UK government’s “Ten-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution”, unveiled on 18 November, although some lamented its apparent inconsistencies. Photo credit: Willy Barton/

West Coast Wildfires Reveal Massive Governance Failures

Forbes Green Tech

Political polarization and short-termism impede the development of a rational wildfire policy response. State-level zero emissions policies alone will not address wildfires in the short-run. Along with forest management, communities need to enact policies to better prepare for wildfires.

Vancouver receives $22M from federal government for urban climate centre

CleanTech Alliance

On Thursday, the federal government announced it will be giving $22 million to help the city create an urban climate centre […]. Source: CTV News Vancouver, Alyse Kotyk, August 29, 2019 t’s been eight years since Vancouver adopted the goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020 and that deadline is swiftly approaching. Industry News Public Policy

Why are governments failing to act on climate change?


1 A more in-depth survey poll conducted by ABC news, Stanford, and the RFF found that 68% of Americans think the government should be doing a lot to stop climate change. We have never seen more unity on climate change, so why are governments failing to act on climate change? The will of the people is clear, but government action across the globe has stalled. What does the government have to fear from taking action?

Solarcentury Gets Boost from UK Government for 500MW Overseas Pipeline


government. government-owned renewables investor. is not expected to become a major exporter of solar energy-related goods and services — even with UKEF support, or any other government backing that might be forthcoming as the country redraws its trade priorities post-Brexit. Developer Solarcentury has secured €54.8 million ($61.1 million) of finance for 500 megawatts of solar in Spain — with a little help from the U.K. The backing by U.K.

Lack of trust and government mixed signals hamper UK-EU environment deal

Envirotec Magazine

Including environment and climate change level playing field provisions in the UK-EU agreement could also strengthen the Government’s position in negotiations with other international partners, according to the committee.

Solar-powered railway scheme steams ahead with £2.5m government grant

Business Green

of government funding. The developers of the scheme said that the fresh investment boost, awarded from the government's Getting Building Fund, would go towards building a 3.75MW community solar project in Berwick, East Sussex, that would be subsequently connected to the railway.

Environment directors urge Dutch government to rethink RDF import tax

Envirotec Magazine

One of the UK’s most respected Local Government Associations is calling on the Netherlands Government to think twice before levying a €32 per tonne tax on the import of Refuse Derived Fuel RDF from 1st January 2020.

Still in the dark about targets? Observers respond to the UK government’s Environment Bill

Envirotec Magazine

Following the announcement of the government’s Environment Bill on 30 January , many observers in the environmental arena reflected on the ambition and likely efficacy of the legislation, while highlighting areas of concern and suggested improvement. One of the areas where enforcement seemed a particular concern is with air quality, an area where recent governments have repeatedly failed to uphold the standards set by the EU.

In Hawaii and Colorado, governments and the private sector electrify transportation


An innovation lab on mobility helps projects move from point A to point B. Cities Electric Vehicles Electrification Electromobility Transportation & Mobility

Author Roland Kupers: We can't rely on governments or businesses—we need a climate policy revolution


Governments are unwilling and market forces are not enough. Tackling a problem as complex as climate change in the post-Covid era requires systemic change, argues author Roland Kupers

Government faces fresh legal threat over Heathrow expansion plans

Business Green

Good Law Project and Ecotricity CEO Dale Vince threaten court action unless government reviews airports planning policy before the final approval process for third runway begins. Without government planning permission, the project cannot go ahead.

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Climate leadership requires an all-of-government approach

Clean Energy Canada

For this government to deliver on its mandate, it must leave Canadians with a sense of pride. 67% of Canadian voters want the new Liberal government to either “enact the climate change policies they campaigned on” (37%) or to “enact stronger climate change policies than they campaigned on—to do more at a faster pace on this issue” (30%) ( source ) A strong majority of Canadians believe the transition to clean energy has more economic opportunity than economic downside.

Why It’s Falling To You—And Not Your Government—To Decarbonize The Food System

Forbes Green Tech

The food system is arguably the largest contributor to greenhouse-gas emissions (details below), and it remains the most neglected. Green Tech /green-tech Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech innovation greentech

UK Government’s Advisers Urge It to Back Hydrogen Economy in Stimulus Plans


” The CCC wants the government to allocate funds as quickly as possible for hydrogen demonstration projects and to help seed industrial-scale deployments. government to support the scaling up of the industry through post-COVID-19 stimulus. A number of governments have hydrogen strategies in place or are now working on them. The U.K.

Government launches £300m manufacturing R&D funding push

Business Green

14 projects across the UK clinch funding in first round of government's 'Manufacturing Made Smarter' challenge, geared at streamlining supply chains and slashing waste. Elsewhere, industry players commended the government's new R&D investment programme.

New Youth Climate Lawsuit Launched Against UK Government on Five Year Anniversary of Paris Agreement


Read time: 6 mins Three young British citizens and the climate litigation charity Plan B today announced they are taking legal action against the UK government for failing to sufficiently address the climate crisis.

Legal threat escalates over government's 'reckless' company bailouts

Business Green

Campaign group Plan B poised to file court action claiming government failed to take into account climate obligations when bailing out Covid-hit firms. But in its response to Plan B's letter, published today, the government rejected the campaign group's claims.

Poll: Two-thirds of adults believe UK government should do more to combat climate change

Business Green

New survey reveals 60 per cent of voters agree UK should strive to be a global leader on climate action, as Labour sets out 'crunch test' for government's COP26 climate diplomacy efforts. The UK government can show real leadership at the climate summit later this year.

Government targets two million new UK green jobs by 2030

Business Green

The government has set its sights on delivering two million green skilled jobs across the UK by 2030, as it today launched a new Taskforce to chart a long-term plan to fill the growing green skills gap and support workers in high carbon industries as the economy shifts towards a net zero footing.

'Environmentally regressive': UK government approves use of bee-harming pesticide banned in EU

Business Green

Conservationists have slammed the government's decision late last week to approve the use of a pesticide known to harm bees, predicting the move will destroy wildflowers, pollute rivers and further debilitate Britain's declining bee population.

Government urged to make UK tree planting target legally-binding

Business Green

The government is facing pressure to enshrine in law its ambition to plant 30,000 hectares of trees a year by 2025, amid ongoing concerns over the UK's consistent failure to meet existing tree planting goals in recent decades.

Government to Boost Offshore Wind in New Anglia

Cleantech East

In a new deal between the UK government and the wind industry, 30% of electricity will come from offshore with by 2030. With the further development of the cluster this could rise to 14.5GW, delivering 50% of the government’s target for 2030. Cleantech Cluster Energy government PolicyThis comes as Norfolk and Suffolk have been named as the UK’s leading centre for offshore wind.