Ontario to test the viability of hydrogen fuel cells for electric trains

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Government may use hydrogen fuel cells in order to power GO Transit network The government of Ontario, Canada, is looking to electrify its GO Transit railway network in order to promote clean transportation. The government is set to launch a feasibility study concerning hydrogen fuel cells and how they can be used to power electric trains. Fuel cells have become quite popular in the transportation space, particularly where public transit is concerned. These energy systems produce no harmful emissions and consume hydrogen in order to generate electrical power. Fuel cells…

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Canada aims to develop a strategy to support clean vehicles

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Canadian government is showing more support for clean vehicles The Canadian government has announced plans to develop a strategy focused on promoting the adoption of clean vehicles. The government intends to increase the number of clean vehicles throughout the country by a significant margin. The new strategy is meant to be prepared by some point in 2018, with the government working to accomplish its clean transportation goals in the following years. The strategy will support various types of clean vehicles, including those equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. Fuel cell vehicles…

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Canadian government provides more funding to help advance fuel cell vehicles

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada provides AFCC with $10 million in new funding Sustainable Development Technology Canada has announced that it will be providing British Columbia’s Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC) with $10 million in new funding. AFCC has been working on developing fuel cells and providing support for this technology since 2008 and has even received backing from automakers Ford and Daimler. As the demand for clean vehicles rise, AFCC expects that hydrogen fuel cells will play a major role in the emerging clean transportation space. Study shows that many…

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British Columbia aims to support fuel cell vehicles

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Government has high hopes for hydrogen fuel cells The government of British Columbia, Canada, is preparing to show more support for fuel cell vehicles. The province has become a clean transportation hub, with many of Canada’s clean vehicles operating in British Columbia. With hydrogen fuel cells establishing a stronger position in the transportation space, some government officials believe that these energy systems will speed the transition toward vehicles that generate no harmful emissions. Fuel cell vehicles will benefit from the Clean Energy Vehicle Program The province has announced that it…

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Google aims to be powered by renewable energy in 2017

Google to focus solely on renewable energy by the end of 2017 Google has announced that all of its energy will come from renewable sources by the end of 2017. Last year, the massive technology company consumed as much electricity as the city of San Francisco. Now, Google aims to derive all of its electrical power from solar panels and wind turbines. The company’s ambitions are not restricted to the United States, of course, as all of its data centers throughout the world will eventually be powered by renewable energy.…

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Nikola unveils new truck equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell that can travel 1,200 miles on a single tank of fuel

New truck could be the most efficient vehicle of its kind Automaker Nikola Motor Company has unveiled a new class 8 truck that will be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The massive truck is designed for heavy-duty transportation and will be a much more environmentally friendly solution for companies interested in cutting down on emissions and fuel consumption. According to Nikola, the new truck will be able to travel as much as 1,200 miles on a single tank of hydrogen fuel. The vehicle is expected to be released at…

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Hydrogen fuel infrastructure pilot project set to launch in British Columbia

Canadian project aims to expand the country’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure A new pilot project is set to launch in British Columbia, Canada. The Capital Regional District (CRD) finance committee has granted approval for a new hydrogen fuel station, which will be built in Greater Victoria. The project will cost approximately $2 million. While the project has already received approval by the financial committee, it must still be ratified by the Capital Regional District board members. If ultimately successful, the project would be one of the largest hydrogen-focused initiatives in Canada.…

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Hyundai delivers its fuel cell vehicle to Quebec

Automaker has delivered Quebec’s first fuel cell vehicle South Korean automaker Hyundai has delivered its first fuel cell vehicle to Quebec, Canada. The vehicle has been issued through its Canadian branch: Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. Previously, Hyundai’s ix35, a vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell, was delivered to both British Columbia and Ontario. Quebec has become the third province to receive a fuel cell vehicle from Hyundai, but it will likely not be the last. The automaker has plans to commercialize its new vehicle more aggressively in the coming…

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Chernobyl may become home to a large solar energy system

Ukraine has plans to build solar energy system in the Chernobyl exclusion zone Thirty years after the nuclear disaster of Chernobyl, the Ukraine is seeking to turn what has become a massive nuclear “wasteland” into a home for solar energy. The Chernobyl disaster occurred in 1986 when the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant located in the city of Pripyat suffered a catastrophic meltdown. The surrounding area has been quarantined since the disaster, with all human traffic being forbidden. Despite the area being referred to as a “wasteland,” life has actually thrived…

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North American leaders agree to support renewable energy more aggressively

Leaders aim to generate 50% of North America’s energy from renewable sources by 2025 Last week, leaders from Mexico, Canada, and the United States attended the North American Leaders’ Summit. There, President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto agreed on a new renewable energy target for the whole of North America. Together, the three countries will work to ensure that North America generates no less than 50% of its electrical power from renewable sources by 2025. The goal has been praised among supporters of…

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Quebec aims to embrace hydrogen fuel cells to promote clean transportation

Province wants more people to purchase clean vehicles as part of its energy strategy Quebec, Canada, is preparing itself to embrace clean transportation more aggressively. The Quebec government has begun to push for the adoption of clean vehicles, which is part of its overarching energy strategy. The strategy was introduced earlier this year. Quebec intends to cut the use of fossil-fuels by 40% by 2030. Notably, hydrogen fuel cells may play a significant role in the province’s push for clean transportation. These energy systems have become quite important in the…

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Trudeau and Obama to work together to fight climate change

Canada and the United States want to mitigate the effects of a changing climate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama have committed to work together in order to fight climate change. The two believe that climate change is a potentially disastrous phenomenon that may result in serious consequences for most of the world. The two world leaders are excepted to unveil various measures they will take to mitigate the effects of a changing climate and embrace clean energy in order to reduce the amount of harmful emissions…

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Canadian wind energy sector is seeing strong growth

Industry leaders flock to Toronto to discuss advances being made in the wind sector Canada is becoming a prominent market for wind energy and this has attracted more than 100 wind developers to Toronto for the Canadian Wind Association’s O&M Summit, which was held this week. As the Canadian market expands, it is becoming increasingly important for developers to share innovative ideas with one another and introduce new technologies and tools that can improve the performance of wind farms. This will be a priority if Canadian developers wish to retain…

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Canada may be falling behind in its fight against climate change

Country may miss its emissions reduction targets by 2030 Canada may miss its environmental goals by a large margin, according to a projection from Environment and Climate Change Canada. The organization predicts that the amount of emissions that Canada is producing will increase through 2030, which runs counter to the country’s efforts to reduce the amount of emissions it is responsible for. Over the coming decades, emissions in Canada are likely to increase by as much as 5%, dealing a blow to the country’s efforts to fight climate change. Organization…

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Clean vehicles may need more support in British Columbia

Canadian rebate program supporting clean vehicles is beginning to run out of money Clean vehicles may lose some support in British Columbia, Canada, in the coming months as the province’s rebate program begins to run out of money. The rebate fund, which had some $7.5 million on hand, was meant to last three years, but this is not likely to be the case. The fund is mostly depleted, despite the fact that it was launched in April of 2015. The rebate fund was meant to support the adoption of clean…

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British Columbia joins international alliance to promote electric vehicles

Province aims to push the adoption of electric vehicles in the coming years British Columbia, Canada, has joined an international alliance that is meant to make transportation more environmentally friendly. Canadian officials gathered with other world leaders in France to address issues concerning climate change. There, Mary Polak, British Columbia’s Environment Minister, announced that the province had joined with others to promote clean transportation. While British Columbia has had trouble making electric vehicles attractive to consumers, being a part of the international alliance may add momentum to the adoption of…

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