Controllable membrane to pull CO2 out of exhaust streams
Electrically switchable system continuously separates gases without moving parts or wasted space.
Air Transat signs deal to use jet fuel made from captured CO2
SAF+ Consortium is setting up a pilot plant in Montreal to make the kerosene used for synthetic jet fuel.
New industry develops around sucking carbon dioxide out of atmosphere
Turning CO2 into a useful product that can be profitably removed from the atmosphere.
Volkswagen bets big on electric. Will consumers buy in?
Electric cars remain a niche product at less than 2% of the market, due to higher prices and worries about recharging.
Clean technology innovator CarbonCure partners with Linde
CO2 utilizing concrete technology will be introduced to 25 countries, with initial efforts focused on Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Singapore.
Increasing government debt rarely a successful strategy
Spending our way to a heightened state of environmental stewardship could cause more harm than good.
UBC research on capturing carbon from mining secures federal funding
NRC has awarded $2 million for testing of techniques at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine in the Northwest Territories.
How Canada can tax carbon efficiently
Carbon tax should replace other, less efficient policies with the same objective and be offset by cuts in other taxes.
A cure for carbon: Putting CO2 to work in concrete manufacturing
CarbonCure’s mission is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from concrete manufacturing.
UN climate chief warns current path leads to ‘catastrophe’
She warns the world has 12 years until carbon emissions reach “a point of no return.”
European automakers claim cutting emissions could cost jobs [UPDATED]
ACEA warns against overly stringent CO2 targets, and unrealistic sales quota for battery electric vehicles.
Manitoba moves a step closer to carbon price for large emitters
Government eyeing $25 per tonne on industrial facilities with annual emissions of at least 50,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.
Environment groups pan Liberals for fossil fuels, parks management
Government has kept promises in principle, but not in execution.
Pollution to products: CO2 competition enters final round
The 10 finalists will collect $5 million in prize money, or $500,000 apiece.
Likely no more carbon capture and storage projects due to costs: SaskPower
Technology worthwhile but low cost of natural gas makes it a more viable option.
Manitoba sets carbon tax at $25 a tonne as Trudeau warns feds will impose price
Pallister is ready for a battle with the federal government, which he suggested is using intimidation.
Scientists say cost of CO2 scrubbing is main obstacle to clean coal
US power sector wants bigger tax credits or other incentives to close the cost gap for using them.
Panel on climate change opens session in Montreal to map out future reports
Assessments of research by climate scientists help with the development of climate policy.
St Marys Cement puts CO2 to work
Manufacturing cement products creates a lot of carbon dioxide, but it can be used to grow one of nature’s greenest sources.
Pond Technologies is closing the carbon cycle
The cleantech company is helping heavy industrial emitters convert CO2 into revenue.
Federal carbon tax plan will include individual rebates, follow Alberta’s plan
Feds will send money raised from the tax to individuals, bypassing provinces refuse to impose their own carbon price.
Converting coal to natural gas would help China’s smog
…But it would dramatically increase carbon dioxide emissions.
Scientists seek cheap way to remove CO2 from climate in Oman’s hills
Looking to discover how a natural process millions of years ago transformed CO2 into limestone and marble.
Two reports point to need for energy shift to start now
Unparalleled ramp-up of low carbon technologies in all countries to keep temperature increases below 2 degrees C.
Large area of acidified water found in western Arctic Ocean
Related to absorption of increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Companies seek to turn captured CO2 into concrete, fish food, toothpaste
Alberta agency has provided $35 million to find the best new uses for captured carbon.
Saskatchewan businesses, farmers criticize carbon tax in letter to Trudeau
Letter’s signatories say the federal government hasn’t properly examined how the levy will affect various industries.
Climate change expertise lacking in Canadian boardrooms
Many publicly traded companies address environmental risks but issues tend to be about meeting regulatory requirements.
Nine Canadian teams among semi-finalists in Carbon XPrize competition
$20 million prize is funded by the industry group Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance and US company NRG.
Alberta NDP defend carbon tax on day when prices rise
Gasoline prices rose 4.5 cents per litre on Jan. 1.
How Ontario’s cap and trade system will work
The government hopes to spur technology investment as the emissions cap declines through 2020.
Energy Dept. offers $2B loan to carbon storage project
Plant will use petroleum coke to make methanol.