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First Notice: CIB manager discusses retrofits; CRB launch; gas plant opens

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First Notice: CIB manager discusses retrofits; CRB launch; gas plant opens


CaGBC webinar series features CIB manager 

Day four of the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) continuing Building Lasting Change 2020 series today features keynote special guest Fredric Bettez, managing director of investment with the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB)hosted by CaGBC CEO Thomas Mueller. The CIB’s recently announced $10 billion Growth Plan includes $2 billion for retrofits of existing buildings. The panel discussion begins at noon.  


CRB officially launched 

The federal government announced yesterday the launch of the application process for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB). It is one of three new benefits approved through recently passed legislation, delivered by the Canada Revenue Agency; the others are the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB). 

The CRB provides $500 per week for up to 26 weeks to workers who have stopped working or had their employment/self-employment income reduced by at least 50 per cent due to COVID-19 and who are not eligible for EI.  


CDPQ invests in Spanish solar market 

Quebec-based Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec today announced it is purchasing 73 solar energy assets with a total capacity of 216 MWp located throughout Spain from Q-Energy. Q-Energy has invested more than 6 billion euros in photovoltaic solar, concentrated solar power, and wind assets in the European market since 2007 and today’s statement said the firm will continue the investment strategy 


Phillips, Sarkaria join Ford 

Ontario Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Minister of Finance Rod Phillips and Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction Prabmeet Sarkaria at his daily media conference today. The teleconference will start at 1.  


Pipestone gas plant opens ahead of schedule 

Keyera Corp. today announced the startup of the Pipestone natural gas plant, five months ahead of its original schedule and at budgeted costs. The gas plant is located west of Grande Prairie, Alta. and includes 200 million cubic feet per day of gas processing capacity, 24,000 barrels per day of condensate processing capacity and associated water disposal facilities. 

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