BC AGRICULTURE IS HIT WITH CLIMATE CHANGE

British Columbia’s agricultural producers have been hard hit this year with severe weather powered by a hotter climate.   Last June, a “heat dome” settled over western Canada. A “heat dome” is a phenomenon created by a warming climate.  ...

SOLVING THE GLASGOW CLIMATE SUMMIT CHALLENGE

The United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow has ended. President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau promised to reduce carbon emissions 50% and 40%, respectively, by 2030. After the many words spoken and the Glasgow Climate Pact signed, what are the implications? Three...

CEMENT MANUFACTURERS CONFRONT RISK AND OPPORTUNITY

Cement producers confront a business challenge in which managing energy and carbon emissions now have enormous strategic value. Canadian and American governments recently reaffirmed their commitment to keep the global average temperature rise to less than 2°C. To...

Greenhouse Case Study – Gull Valley

Alberta’s high power market prices have increased costs for most vegetable growers across the province. A standout exception is Levi Tiemstra’s Gull Valley Greenhouses. This Lacombe-based greenhouse has continued to produce high-quality tomatoes, bell peppers, lettuce...
Carbon Strategy

Since April 2019, the carbon tax has risen by 250%. As the charge increases, it makes up a greater and greater proportion of energy costs and can have a bigger impact on your bottom line.

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