Category Archives: fuel cells

The credit crunch and its impact on green projects


There have been a number of good stories and blog postings about the extent to which the credit crunch and its economic downside will hurt renewable energy projects and act as a drag on cleantech financing. Here’s my own take on how things are playing out in Ontario. Continue reading The credit crunch and its impact on green projects

Ballard: a sliver of sunshine on another stormy day

Working in the business section of Canada’s largest daily newspaper, I have to say it’s been tough watching the markets. If you think the U.S. has been getting battered, Canada’s commodity-heavy exchanges are getting crushed. So on yet another day that oil sands and potash producers got their teeth knocked out, it was great to see Ballard Power standing out from the crowd with a 4 per cent gain yesterday. The Vancouver-based fuel cell developer, no stranger to tough times, announced it had landed a contract that will see 10,000 5-kilowatt fuel cell units sold to India’s ACME Group and IdaTech, which will form a joint venture aimed at deploying the fuel cells for back-up power in the telecom industry. Continue reading Ballard: a sliver of sunshine on another stormy day