New technologies to boost profits, reduce costs, limit oil sands emissions
Newly constructed well projects likely to be profitable at benchmark oil prices of about US$50 per barrel.
EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions
Agency will continue to investigate the the eight software functions.
Six employees indicted in Volkswagen emissions scandal
Company has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $4.3 billion in penalties.
Emissions cheating deal could put Volkswagen employees in hot seat
The automaker has reached a $15 billion civil settlement with environmental authorities and car owners in the US.
Second VW employee arrested over emissions scheme
Oliver Schmidt charged with conspiracy to defraud the US government and wire fraud.
China boosts VW sales despite diesel emissions scandal
Global sales rose to 567,900 from 487,700 despite the damage to the company’s reputation.
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.
Trump sending mixed signals on climate change
President-elect met with climate activists Gore and DiCaprio, but has also tapped oil magnates for his cabinet.
Gates, Zuckerberg part of coalition investing $1B in clean energy fund
First in a list of investment criteria was technologies with potential to reduce GHG emissions by at least a half gigaton.
Manitoba won’t sign climate framework over health spending concerns
Brian Pallister says the intention to cut the annual rate increase on health care transfer payments to 3% in April is unacceptable.
Climate summit won’t detail plans to meet federal GHG reduction targets
Don’t expect to see a balance sheet laying out the specific path to 524 million tonnes of greenhouse gases.
Cap-and-trade to cost people, business $8B in first years
Households will pay an average of $156 next year in added costs on gasoline and natural gas.
Pipeline approvals complicate math of cutting GHGs
Trudeau sits down next week with provincial and territorial premiers to complete a pan-Canadian climate strategy.
Ont. cap and trade won’t limit emissions through 2020
It could be cheaper for Ontario polluters to purchase California allowances when their markets are linked in 2018.
NS to use coal fired plants past 2030 federal deadline
Concession part of negotiations to new equivalency agreement recognizing the work the province has done to reduce GHGs.