- A company that converts plastic into fuels and another that makes measurement sensors for the smart grid are the inaugural investments of a new $30 million cleantech venture fund launched in Ontario.
- The Canadian government has announced new funding of $35 million over five years to Canadian university and government scientists and researchers to help "improve understanding of the climate and the atmosphere."
- The past decade has been one of unprecedented weather extremes. Scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany argue that the high incidence of extremes is not merely accidental.
- The global economy continued to grow last year, world population surpassed 7 billion, and the use of energy and other natural resources generally rose. The impacts of rising consumption and the increasingly risky state of humanity are documented in the Worldwatch Institute's Vital Signs 2012 report.
- "Never has there been a more exciting time for all of us to explore this great next frontier where boundaries between work and purpose are merging into one, where doing good, really is good for business."
|Exhibitor:||Carbon Offset Aggregation Cooperative|
|Contact Name:||Andy Whyte|
206- 850 River Road,
Prince George, BC V2L 5S8
Carbon Offset Aggregation Cooperative (COAC) provides a Fuel Efficiency and Carbon Reduction Initiative for owners of diesel burning equipment and long or short haul trucks to reduce operating costs and create, aggregate and sell carbon offsets, produced through a reduction in diesel consumption. COAC will assist owners in overcoming the technological and financial barriers necessary to make carbon and fuel reduction changes within their operation. With the increasing price of fuel, environmental impact and impending regulation, many companies must look to competitively reduce both fuel consumption and carbon emissions. As the owners of the only carbon protocol methodology in the world for calculating, reporting and selling carbon offsets from "Efficiencies in Industrial Vehicles and Industrial Equipment", COAC members will have access to a cost effective fuel reduction program that also calculates and validates carbon offsets. Next to labour, fuel is one of the most significant costs a company must incur. Increasing fuel efficiency and minimizing fuel consumption not only improves a company's economic outlook but coincides with the global social need for industries and governments to reduce their carbon footprint and to lessen environmental impact. COAC firmly believes that our program will be of great assistance in this endeavour. COAC was recognized with two awards (Technology Provider of the Year and Technology and Industry Newsmaker of the Year) at the Northern BC Business and Technology Awards held on January 11, 2012 in Prince George, British Columbia, during Minister Pat Bell's 9th Annual Natural Resource Forum and Economic Summit.
|Interest in:||Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, China, United Kingdom, United States|