May 5, 2014 News

High electricity rates handicap Canadian businesses: report

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian businesses pay almost a third more for electricity compared to their counterparts in the U.S., according to a new study by the Fraser Institute.

April 26, 2014 News

Ontario expanding electricity rates programs in bid to help small businesses

by Canadian Plastics

The Ontario government is expanding eligibility for two existing industrial electricity programs and enhancing conservation programs for small businesses. 

April 15, 2013 News

Green Energy Act causing Ontario power prices to soar: Fraser Institute

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario’s Green Energy Act (GEA) is set to push the costs for large energy users to the top in North America, with serious consequences for the province’s economic growth and competitiveness, according to a new report from Canadian…

April 5, 2013 News

Most electricity rates in Ontario to go up

by Canadian Plastics

Electricity prices in Ontario – Canada’s manufacturing heartland – will go up slightly due to higher costs from power generation and the use of cleaner energy sources.

January 6, 2012 News

Composite blade wind turbine project on Lake Ontario gets green light

by Canadian Plastics

Windstream Wolfe Island Shoals Inc. has signed an agreement with Siemens Canada Limited to supply up to 130 turbines for its 300 mega watt offshore wind power project on Lake Ontario, the first of its kind in Canada.

January 1, 2011 News

Composite resins might take wind turbines towers to new heights

by Canadian Plastics

When it comes to generating wind power, it’s simple: Taller towers are key to harvesting more energy.

December 12, 2010 News

Tillsonburg, Ont. gets new wind turbine blade factory

by Canadian Plastics

The small southwestern Ontario town of Tillsonburg, hard hit by job losses at a plastics plant last year, is on track to get hundreds of jobs next year when a new wind turbine blade factory sets up shop.

August 29, 2010 News

Ontario moldmaker hooks up with provincial Feed-in Tariff energy program

by Canadian Plastics

It’s not exactly a second vocation, but moldmaker Compact Mould Ltd. has just broken into the energy s…

May 22, 2010 News

Chillers: Think plant-wide for energy savings

by Canadian Plastics

When it comes to saving energy with chillers, it’s important to realize one thing from the start: treat it l…

March 26, 2010 News

Small energy fixes, BIG savings

by Canadian Plastics

There are ways to cut energy costs and usage that don’t involve parting with hard-earned money.

January 23, 2010 News

Ont. government signs $7 billion wind power deal with Samsung

by Canadian Plastics

The Ontario government has signed a $7 billion wind and solar power deal with a consortium led by South Kore…

July 20, 2009 News

European plastics society introduces ‘green’ standard for injection molding

by Canadian Plastics

Euromap 60, a new European solid industry standard designed to measure environmental friendliness in injecti…

July 20, 2009 News

Report analyses plastics’ role in greenhouse gas reduction

by Canadian Plastics

The biggest contribution that plastics materials make to the reduction of greenhouse gases lies in insulation,…