BC environment minister warned about LNG GHG emissions
The province’s dreamed-of liquefied natural gas industry poses some big environmental challenges.
Oil and gas our greatest source of greenhouse gases
Energy sector surpasses transportation as Canada’s largest generator of emissions.
Climate change shapes Asia’s future
Governments face rising risks to food security, health and social order.
Brad Wall says carbon levy might help get Keystone XL approved
Canada-US cooperation on GHG targets would give Obama some elbow room on contentious pipeline project, Saskatchewan premier says.
Keystone XL contractor followed federal rules: State Department
Involvement of some staff with other, unrelated TransCanada work fully disclosed.
Ballard to supply zero emission fuel cell modules for buses in Europe
FCvelocity-HD7 fuel cell modules will be used as range extenders in Poland-based Solaris’ electric buses.
EU seeks more greenhouse gas reduction
Relaxes renewable energy goals in climate change fight.
Industry, governments discuss conditions for oil sands water release
Officials say releases would only involve treated water and wouldn’t happen until the end of a mine’s life.
No timeline on long overdue oil and gas environmental regulations
Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq is refusing to provide a deadline for rules that will force the energy sector to clean up its act.
Top climate scientists ask environmentalists for nuclear support
New renewable energy sources won’t scale up fast enough to supply world’s needs.
Obama to nix Keystone regardless of Canada’s climate vows
Environmentalists say expanding “tarsands” incompatible with containing climate change.
Pollution violations prevent China’s two biggest oil producers from expanding refining
Chinese leaders face growing public pressure to curb industrial emissions fouling major cities.
Bombardier refusing to cede more market to rival Embraer
Cites strides in new markets such as Africa, Indonesia and Russia
Obama finds unlikely climate change partner in China
The other major polluter enters into joint emissions-cutting initiatives.
Obama climate plan targets coal
Will push for renewable energy projects, international agreements.
Obama plans major push on climate change
Plan is to curb emissions, boost efficiency and expand renewable energy.
Danish fund invests $200M in Cape Wind alternative energy project
$2.6B offshore wind farm a first for the US, but faces entrenched opposition.
Wall pitches made-in-Saskatchewan carbon capture tech to US
Plan is to capture 90% of CO2 emissions at Boundary Dam, most of which will be sold back to oil and gas companies.
Aviation sector targets global solution to emissions
Global aviation accounts for around 2% of global man-made carbon dioxide emissions.
World passes CO2 level milestone: We’re stuck’ with global warming
Carbon measurement passes 400 ppm, shows emissions are accelerating.
NRC, Canadian Natural Resources team up on $19M biofuels plant
Plant will use oil sands CO2 emissions to turn algae into fuel, fertilizer and livestock feed.
Lafarge, partners invest $8 million in low carbon fuels at cement plant
Ontario plant will use renewable, locally-procured, low carbon fuels to cut GHG emissions.
Anti-pollution plan dings Americans at the gas pump
Reducing sulfur in gas and tightening auto emission would raise gasoline prices by less than a penny per gallon.
New oil and gas regulations in their final stages, Kent says
The rules would seek to cut the sector’s overall emissions by 17% by 2020.
Energy companies already factor in higher carbon costs: study
Sustainable Prosperity study says they’re using self-imposed, internal pricing.
University-industry auto projects get $21.4M boost
Funded projects focus on emissions reduction, electric vehicle efficiency, and vehicle safety.
CO2 Solutions gets $348,000 for carbon capture development
Non-reimbursable funding for “enzyme management process optimization work.”
CO2 Solutions granted three new US patents
Will aid in the capture of carbon emissions in several industry segments.
Economics make carbon capture unfeasible: TransAlta boss
Project Pioneer capture plant cancelled after oil extraction methods improved.
Canada’s environment ministers announce agreement to reduce smog, improve air quality
Agreement updates air quality standards for the first time in 20 years, starting with sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and volatile organic compounds.
Forged aluminum truck wheels dramatically cut CO2
Alcoa peer-reviewed study looks at the benefits of switching from steel wheels.
Saskatoon powers up its landfill
Energy project near completion, will power 1,300 homes.