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Canada’s green energy superpower: renewable hydrogen

By Josipa Petrunić      

A smart way to reduce transportation emissions is to electrify the system with battery and hydrogen electric vehicles simultaneously.

The price differential in green hydrogen over diesel makes it difficult for transit agencies to invest in zero-emission technology despite wanting to do so, writes Josipa Petrunić. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay

According to the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), a current total of 2,350 zero-emission buses (ZEBs) have been promised, procured, or deployed in Canada as part of the federal government’s commitment to roll out 5,000 ZEBs over five years. Not all will result in actual bus purchases, but many will. Problematically, there are zero hydrogen fuel cell electric buses on Canadian roads to date.

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‘Anti-Trudeau’ movement ‘only just starting to be felt and understood politically’ despite muted Canada Day presence, say strategists, experts

News|By Mike Lapointe
There was a necessary ‘reset of security requirements' seen around Parliament Hill for the holiday, with ramped-up security echoing what’s being seen in the U.S. capital.

Archibald tells AFN ‘the regional chiefs have usurped your authority’ as assembly rejects suspension

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News|By Stuart Benson
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News|By Abbas Rana
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News|By Mike Lapointe
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Sean Fraser says he’s confident he can solve Canada’s serious immigration challenges

Feature|By Chelsea Nash
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Suspension of National Chief RoseAnne Archibald calls structure and culture of the AFN into question

News|By Chelsea Nash
The Assembly of First Nations will hold its annual general assembly this week and AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald plans to attend it and to speak up about her controversial suspension.
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