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Coverage of economy since November 28, 2023.

Housing dominates B.C. legislative session with next election less than a year away

"...The end of the fall legislative session comes less than a year away from B. C. 's expected election, and about three months before the New Democrat government's tabling of its February budget..."

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COP28: Canadian ranchers to argue meat should stay on the menu

"...“We realize that methane is a big problem. We're doing a lot of research right now. ”Ten per cent of Canada’s GHGs come from crop and livestock production, according to the federal government (not including fossil fuels or fertilizer)..."

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Saskatchewan leaders head to Dubai for climate change conference Globalnews.ca

"...The second week will focus on sustainable agriculture and food systems. Events will cover Saskatchewan's impact in potash, grains, pulse production and how the province can ensure food security. Regina Mayor Sandra Masters will also be in attendance..."

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Heat pumps vs. AC: Report notes progress, challenges in reaching climate goals

"...“The world's climate ambitions hinge on our ability to make the global energy system more efficient,” IEA executive director Fatih Birol said. It was not all negative, however, as the report did note “strong gains” from certain countries and regions, with the European Union set to post a five per cent improvement this year, and the U. S..."

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B.C. clean-tech firm Greenlight Innovation secures $1.1M to develop energy storage devices

"...The firm — located at 8339 Eastlake Dr. — tests equipment that develops and manufactures hydrogen fuel cells, electrolysers and energy storage devices..."

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S&P/TSX composite led higher by financial stocks Wednesday, U.S. markets mixed Globalnews.ca

"...Canada's main stock index posted a small gain Wednesday, led higher by financials and battery metals, while U. S. markets were mixed..."

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Smith, Freeland announce new $8.9B Dow investment in Alberta Globalnews.ca

"...Both the federal and provincial representatives claimed the Dow project was proof of success of their respective tax breaks and grants. Freeland pointed to Canada’s investment tax credits for clean hydrogen and carbon capture and storage. Smith pointed to Alberta’s Energy and Minerals’ Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program (APIP)..."

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During COVID-19 Lockdowns, Fish Hit the Park Hakai Magazine

"...Scores of tropical fish, a substantial shark population, and colorful corals draw thousands of tourists to Mexico’s Cabo Pulmo National Park each month. That is, except from March through August 2020, when restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 barred people from visiting the protected area in the Gulf of California. As it did around the world, the sudden shortfall in tourism dollars hit the local economy hard..."

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Feds won't challenge Alberta's Sovereignty Act as electricity providers unpack implications Globalnews.ca

"...Alberta is also looking to launch a court challenge against the federal clean electricity regulations. “This is just the indication that we're moving on this,” Smith said. “We're not going to sit and wait while they break the law, drag their feet make us take them to court and spend years creating economic uncertainty for our investors..."

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Coastal GasLink pipeline mechanically complete before year-end deadline

"...A statement from TC Energy Corp. says history has been made by finishing Canada's first pipeline to the West Coast in over 70 years.  ..."

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The Fisheries for Communities Gathering 3.0 – Summary Report (2023)

"...Fisheries bring a wealth of value to coastal communities, delivering healthy, sustainable seafood, widespread economic benefits, and a connection to local ecosystems. However, over the past several decades, Pacific fisheries have suffered due to federal policies that shift the benefits of fishing away from harvesters and their communities, and toward vertically integrated national and foreign companies and speculative investors..."

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Life Cycle Assessment

A Metric for The Circular Economy

"...Circular economy (CE) thinking is a conceptual way of considering the impacts of consuming resources. By taking a closed loop approach, CE provides a framework for influencing behaviours and practices to minimise this impact..."

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The Circular Economy

A User's Guide

"...This book, written by Walter Stahel, who is widely recognised as one of the key people who formulated the concept of the Circular Economy, is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to quickly get up to speed with this vitally important topic for ensuring sustainable development..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention economy.

The real gold of our economy is in our hands | Salvatore Cali

Duration: 11:34

"...Source: TED Talks Daily..."

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Plant protein and ingredient sector sets sights on $25 billion goal

Duration: 14:42

"...Protein Industries Canada has released “The Road to $25 Billion,” an updated roadmap for Canada’s ingredient manufacturing, food processing, and bio-products sector, which includes a goal of $25 billion in revenue by 2035..."

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An economy powered by sun and wind -- it's almost here | Kala Constantino

Duration: 05:13

"...Source: TED Talks Daily..."

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RealAg on the Weekend: Crop yield ranges, a stalled Bill C-234, and spot spraying economics, Oct 28, 2023

Duration: 39:50

"...On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney discusses: Some crop discussions from Saskatchewan with agronomist Colleen Redlick of Pioneer Seeds Canada, and Mike Shewchuk, farmer from Blaine Lake; How the Tesla truck seems to have lost its spark; Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture, on Bill C-234; and, Hear a clip from this week's The Agronomists with. ..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about economy.

Moving waste heat from industry to homes.

"...Economic analysis of Mobile Thermal Energy Storage ..."

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Mr. Bruce Knight: Catalyzing a National Ecosystem Services Market

"...Knight explains the history of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and details how ecosystem service markets can add incentives to motivate farmers and ranchers to improve soil health..."

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COP27 | Thriving – Making Cities Green, Resilient and Inclusive in a Changing Climate

"...Increasingly, climate change is exposing cities to extreme weather events, as well as to a wide variety of slower-moving stresses such as climbing average temperatures, sea-level rise, biodiversity loss, and damage to ecosystem services..."

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Highlights 2021 Spring Meetings | Key Green Transitions: How Systems Are Changing for 👥 and 🌎

"...The event Key Green Transitions: How Systems Are Changing for People and Planet centered on the need to decarbonize key sectors of the economy that account for more than 90% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including energy, transport and food systems..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about economy relevant to the latest news.

Study the Implementation of Hybrid PV/Wind System in Hot Region, Low Wind Speed; Challenges, Obstacles, and Prospects; Case of

"...This work is conducted to analyze the economic feasibility and profitability of a hybrid energy system (consisting of PV panels, wind turbines, hydrogen fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, and converter) to provide clean electrical power and store the excess electricity for later uses..."

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The Challenges and Solutions in Sustainable Buildings

"...As a result, to reduce the adverse environmental effects and save energy consumption, the composition of renewable resource technology and sustainable buildings is considered a suitable solution and will be investigated in this section..."

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Mountain agropastoralism: traditional practices, institutions and pressures in the Indian Trans-Himalaya of Ladakh

"...Ladakh?s agropastoral practices, rooted in local ecological knowledge, face challenges from socio-economic changes, risking climate resilience, ecosystem degradation, cultural loss and food security for agropastoral communities and broader societal contexts..."

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Analysis of Global Trends in the Development of Energy Storage Systems and Prospects for Their Implementation in Ukraine

"...Possible areas of various energy storage technologies application in power systems, including integration of renewable energy sources (RES) and distributed generation, were determined..."

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Overview of India?s Battery-Swapping and Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

"...EVs have a number of advantages, including increasing the use of clean energy by using less oil and fossil fuels, helping to meet climate change commitments by reducing harmful emissions, reducing pollution lower public risks, and the introduction of new technologies leads to infrastructure and economic growth..."

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Environmentally Benign Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles for Fertilizer Applications in Agriculture

"...These biologically derived NPs may enhance the productivity of agroecosystems by acting as nanofertilizers, nanoplant growth promoters, nanopesticides, nanoherbicides, nanonutrient carriers, etc..."

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Bamboo Gasification for Sustainable Energy and Rural Development in Uganda

"...Bamboo gasification is a promising social innovation for sustainable energy and rural development in Uganda..."

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Sustainable Buildings: A Comprehensive Review and Classification of Challenges and Issues, Benefits, and Future Directions

"...The papers focused more on the details of different aspects of improving energy efficiency and energy reduction to minimize the environmental, economic, social, and other impacts of fossil fuels..."

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Alkaline Pretreatment Toward Sustainable Biorefinery

"...Lignocellulosic biomass with great abundance, functionality, and eco-friendliness has captured extensive attention over the past few decades, especially stimulated by the ever-growing energy crisis and environmental deterioration..."

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Adaptation of the Doughnut Economics Model to a Rural Community in Germany

"...Combining the planetary boundaries framework and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the doughnut economy provides an excellent model to develop a guideline helping the food supply chain become more sustainable..."

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