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Check out our blog entries to learn more about NEIA’s members, their products, services and achievements, and the activities of the association. Have something you would like us to write about? Please contact us.

Past Blog Entries:

  • BLOG: Canada’s national hydrogen strategy was just announced – so what are the opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador?

    Yesterday, the federal government announced a national hydrogen strategy for Canada. As one of the top 10 producers of hydrogen in the world (already!), Canada will benefit from the growing global demand for hydrogen — a market that is expected …

  • UPDATED: A summary of supports available to your business to help you through the COVID-19 situation

    Businesses who are looking for more information about Government of Canada Programs can call 1-888-576-4444. Thorough information is also available online here.

  • Canada’s economic recovery is going to be tied to clean growth, and we need your ideas to make sure NL is ready

    It is a safe bet to assume that Canada’s economic recovery efforts are going to be attached in some shape or form with clean growth. Newfoundland and Labrador has to be ready to establish priorities that are line with these objectives.

  • WEBINAR: Clean Technology and Environmental Services Sector Growth Plan – Phase 2

    At the tail end of November I wrote a blog and published a webinar that introduced our work in developing of a growth strategy for Newfoundland and Labrador’s clean technology and environmental services sector. We think this work is timely, …

  • ED BLOG: Figuring out how companies in NL can pursue work in the offshore wind industry

    “Why is this worth at least a glance? Well, the global offshore wind energy industry is expected to grow over 650% between 2017 and 2030. And the industry is no slouch in the present-day. The supply chain will need added capacity to support this growth, and our previous work and experience tells us that many firms from the Atlantic region have the skills and experience required to make a go of it.”

  • WEBINAR: Clean Technology and Environmental Services Sector Growth Plan – Phase 1

    Last month at our Newleef 2019 conference I was supposed to give a presentation introducing/updating the audience on the progress that is being made on the development of a growth strategy for Newfoundland and Labrador’s clean technology and environmental services …

  • E.D. BLOG: Looking for feedback on our renewable energy recommendations

    This week NEIA released its recommendations for the development of a new renewable energy strategy for Newfoundland and Labrador. You can check out our news release on this, and the document itself by

  • E.D. BLOG: Offshore wind energy and the opportunity for NL firms

    NEIA has been busy designing programming to assist firms in exploring and pursuing the offshore wind energy industry. We have been looking at different areas of oceans industry expertise, and charting supply chain penetration strategies for each. With all of this information in hand, we will be assisting a select number of firms – providing them with comprehensive one-on-one supports to develop firm-specific approaches to diversify their business.

  • E.D. BLOG: Electrification and the future of energy in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Last month Synapse Energy Economics Inc. submitted its report to the Public Utilities Board (PUB) evaluating options for cost savings and revenues through ‘electrification’, among other things. The PUB is currently engaged in a review and analysis of rate mitigation …

  • We Have A Lot Of Activities Happening Over The Coming Months, Here They All Are In One Place

    Managing NEIA’s social media is starting to feel like a full time gig lately! For some, the spring is when things begin to slow down a little but for us, we have a whole bunch of activities happening over the …

  • The Next Level in Oil Filtration Technology

    As part of NEIA’s blog series, we want to help and support our members’ initiatives, both locally and internationally, by promoting their business through any means possible. In this spotlight we highlight a longtime NEIA member, Oil Filtration Solutions (OFS) …

  • Funding and Revenue Go Hand-in-Hand for NL Startups

    The last few years has been a game changing time for young businesses and entrepreneurs in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Startup businesses in the province have had largest growth in revenue compared to other regions in 2017 – …

  • Two of NEIA’s Members Win Big at the NLOWE Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

    On October 25, 2018 The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) celebrated and honoured outstanding women entrepreneurs at their red carpet Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. This was the 21st year for the annual awards celebration that recognizes …

  • E.D. BLOG: Cleantech in Newfoundland and Labrador’s natural resource sectors

    It’s always a satisfying feeling when you’re able to confirm all of your sessions, all of your panels, and all of your speakers for a conference. No matter how much planning you do in advance, it always seems to come …

  • E.D. BLOG: Escaping the silo and learning from the work of others

    Raise your hand if you get so absorbed in your own work sometimes that you feel disconnected from things happening outside of your immediate project or company. * raises hand *. I admittedly find myself in this state, particularly as …

  • E.D. BLOG: Preparing and succeeding in a low-carbon economy

    With all of this focus on a “lower-carbon economy”, in the next couple of years there’s going to be some fairly rapid and substantial changes to how businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador operate in conjunction with the environment. Frankly, it …

  • E.D. BLOG: The Feds are coming!

    More and more NEIA is using its Newleef conference as an opportunity to bring federal departments and agencies in to Newfoundland and Labrador to talk clean technology and the environmental sector. Why? Well there’s 3 reasons! (1) the Federal government …

  • E.D. BLOG: Norway is planning for a fleet of electric aircraft, and a company from Newfoundland and Labrador is doing its part

    Each week (or so) when NEIA sends out its newsletter, we try to curate a series of news articles related to clean technology and the environmental sector that not only highlight events that directly impact businesses in the sector or …

  • One of the Most Advanced Research Vessels in the World Using NL Ocean Tech

    NEIA member and one of NL’s most notable ocean tech companies, Rutter Inc., is making waves in polar exploration – with not one, but two of their technologies being installed on a polar exploration vessel owned by the Natural Environment …

  • Thanks to One Tweet Newfoundland & Labrador Will be Added to the Tesla Electric Vehicle Charging Network

    This all started as two Newfoundland and Labradorians were given the opportunity to intern with Elon Musk, CEO of the companies Tesla and SpaceX. They made such good impressions during this time, that Elon Musk personally hired them to come …

  • Tying Into the Grid with Solar Winds Energy

    For more than 20 years, NEIA member Solar Winds Energy has been providing designed and installed renewable energy solutions. SW Energy is also a wholesale supplier of these technologies throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout Atlantic Canada.

  • A Big Step in the Right Direction – The 365 Greenhouse from Iron & Earth East

    Iron & Earth East are building their own solar installation called: The 365 Greenhouse. This project is, in part funded by Bullfrog customers across Canada. The 365 Greenhouse is a brand new installation, that operates as a year-round greenhouse – to be constructed in partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador’s Autism Society.

  • We See The Light And You Should Too!

    Last week, There was a much-talked about survey that polled residents of Newfoundland and Labrador about their predictions for our provinces economy in the coming years… the results were less than optimistic, seeing almost half of those surveyed predicting bankruptcy for NL in the near future.

    NEIA, as part of it’s 25th anniversary has dedicated strong support to the entrepreneurial and start-up community in the province, and we see a much brighter future. A shared outlook among many in the tech sector and clean tech industry of our province.

  • NL youth are diving into Ocean Careers

    NEIA member and long time partner of our organization, Leslie Grattan, is the interim Chair of TheOceans Learning Partnership Inc. (OLP), a multi-stakeholder initiative established five years ago with the goal of reaching high school students and helping foster interest in ocean related careers. OLP is receiving over $450,000 in non-repayable government loans to support an educational pilot project in three regions around the province.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Clean Tech company is gaining significant attention in the Caribbean!

    Wetland Treatment Solutions was given the opportunity on November 16th, 2017, to give The Canadian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago – Her excellency Carla Hogan Rufelds, a tour of their Leachate Treatment Pilot Project at the Guanapo Landfill in Trinidad.

  • Warm for the Winter!

    Around the holidays, and especially in our cold winters, everyone needs a little warmth in their homes. Unfortunately for some, finding real warmth is harder to come by. Local business Firewood Factory NL are offering a freshly cut truckload of firewood to someone in need in the months of November and December.

  • Turning Over A… Wait For It… Newleef

    We here at NEIA are face and eyes into Newleef 2017 planning and organisation. Sometimes we lift our heads long enough to microwave a burrito and take a few minutes to make sure we’re all on track for what is looking to be the most anticipated Newleef to date, with some high energy sessions, amazing speakers and intriguing presentations lined up!

  • Wheels up, Wheels down!

    A couple of weeks back, NEIA returned from a very successful mission to Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia and Barbados. They successfully navigated around the hurricanes to bring down a delegation of our members to form new business relationships and open the market for export to these NL companies.

  • A Tale of Two Technologies

    NEIA member and recent start-up Terra Technologies’ business is driven by increasingly strict global waste water discharge standards and emission standards for combustion facilities, which are major sources of a variety of harmful pollutants. Unlike other technologies, Terra Technologies’ solution easily reduces nitrogen oxides and works all stages of the combustion process.

  • Harnessing The Power Of Water And Wind From Your Backpack

    Seaformatics Systems Inc. has created a personal use renewable energy source, the Waterlily that uses water current or wind to generate 5V power output for charging USB devices via a direct charging cord that measures 12 feet. A quick-moving river or winds of 36 kilometres per hour, for instance, will charge a smartphone in 2 1/2 hours.

  • Going Where The Wind Blows

    Wreckhouse Energy consists of two entrepreneurial engineers who are positioning themselves to offer relief for rural business owners on the island by harnessing the power of wind. Now that the province’s Net Metering policy is in effect, Wreckhouse Energy doesn’t want to miss the opportunity to provide a cost-effective and low maintenance way for businesses to take advantage of this policy, to cut down on their electricity costs and even sell their excess energy back to the grid.

  • Smart Bushings for the Smart Grid Devices

    NEIA member, Power HV Energy (PHV) provide Energy efficient bushings for transformers and switchgear that reduce losses to deliver more electricity to customers, allowing asset owners to generate more revenue and protect the environment at the same time. Check out the video in this blog to learn how these energy efficient bushings operate!

  • Keep Calm & Put Your Lab Coat On

    Petroforma laboratories are conveniently located on the edge of the North Atlantic, bringing analytical and field services closer to the source than ever before. With clients spanning every industry, they have become the largest commercial laboratory and the first of its kind, in Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Thinking Globally and Acting Locally – One piece of metal at a time.

    Innovations within Newco Metal and Auto Recycling has given them the opportunity to keep services, once only handled outside the province, at a local level to not only boost the economy but provide a further sense of sustainability within their business model. They are proving that Newfoundland and Labrador has the capability of keeping their services local.

  • In-Depth with Indigena

    Indigena was born from President and CEO, Lisa Walsh’s desire to provide an exceptional skincare experience, right here in Newfoundland and Labrador. Indigena uses indigenous ingredients from our provinces remote and clean ecosystem.

  • Bringing Your Energy Costs Down to Zero

    With the Public Utility Board’s long awaited approval of Net-Metering in Newfoundland and Labrador, there has never been a better time to consider the options available to home-owners and businesses to implement renewable energy technologies in to their homes and buildings.

  • Some People Go Through a Forest and See No Firewood

    Luke and Kaylen Janes took their passion and love for cutting wood to a whole new level. In 2014 the couple became parents, changing their outlook on how time was spent and how they would raise a family. Once relying on the offshore oil industry, the decline in that sector caused the financial support they once knew, to be gone – thus they came together as a firewood family forming Firewood Factory NL.

  • With Great Products Comes Great Responsibility (& Training)

    At EnviroMed, they believe in more than just the products they sell, they believe in training and safety. With each product EnviroMed rents or sells, they offer product training to ensure the operator will know how to use them.

  • Smart Thermostat gets “Empowered” with Local Funding

    NEIA member and local start-up, Empowered homes receive financing towards the production and business development, of their flagship product – Mysa, a smart thermostat for high-voltage heating systems that boasts AI learning and promises a more energy efficient home.

  • A New Charge We Can Live With

    Electric Vehicles (EV’s) are quickly being adopted around the world and that trend is making it’s way into Newfoundland and Labrador. In St. John’s we have our own EV dealership, Green Rock EVS – A Division of EVEN Electric and the installation of multiple charging stations across the province.


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