According to the Center for American Progress, the United States' five largest oil companies invested only four per cent of 2008 profits last year in renewable and alternative energy.
April 6, 2009, 12 PM MDT
Houston (Reuters) - U.S. metallurgical coal prices should drop sharply in 2009 but could rebound quickly late in the year if the economy and steel-making start to recover, an analyst said Friday.
December 9, 2008, 12 PM MST
Doha (Reuters) - French oil and gas giant Total is targeting nuclear energy to drive growth long after oil and gas output peak, a top executive said Monday.
November 18, 2008, 12 PM MST
A Calgary company has outlined further details on its plans for a $4.5 billion coal-to-liquids (CTL) project which will include carbon dioxide capture for enhanced oil recovery.
July 22, 2008, 12 PM MDT
The chair of a new group appointed to recommend projects that would receive funding to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) says he would like to see the $2 billion in funding announced last Tuesday by the Alberta government for CCS used to help deploy the technology in the coal-fired power sector and in the oil and gas industry.
July 14, 2008, 12 PM MDT
(Reuters) - The Alberta government has appointed a panel of scientific, business, economic experts to study the pros and cons of nuclear power as one developer considers a $10 billion plant amid opposition by some environmentalists.
April 24, 2008, 12 PM MDT
TransAlta Corporation and a European maker of power generation equipment have agreed to develop a carbon capture and sequestration project in Alberta -- subject to government funding.
April 3, 2008, 12 PM MDT
Alberta could have least four nuclear reactors by 2020 helping to meet its soaring demand for electricity, says the head of Canada's only private nuclear power generator.
March 31, 2008, 12 PM MDT
The Alberta Research Council has inked a partnership agreement with the Idaho National Laboratory to collaborate on a series of energy research and development initiatives, including the potential use of nuclear energy in oilsands development.
March 31, 2008, 12 PM MDT
Canadian oilsands developers should think twice before tying their future to natural gas, the head of the Canadian branch of one of the world's largest nuclear companies said this week.
February 27, 2008, 12 PM MST
EPCOR Utilities Inc. has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Carbon Development Partnership, a general partnership, indirectly and equally held by Sherritt International Corporation and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, that could see EPCOR construct, own and operate facilities to provide power generation, water and wastewater treatment services to CDP's proposed Dodds-Roundhill coal gasification project near Ryley, Alberta.
November 29, 2007, 12 PM MST
Small-scale high temperature gas nuclear plants could potentially replace natural gas to produce the steam required for SAGD (steam assisted gravity drainage projects) in Alberta, an oilsands conference heard Tuesday.
November 28, 2007, 12 PM MST
Houston (Reuters) - Much talked-about U.S. efforts to build a coal-fired power plant with near zero emissions are now concentrated in a single project, as the costs and difficulties of the endeavor have mounted and the stakes have risen.
October 23, 2007, 12 PM MDT
Quebec City-- The idea that nuclear power could replace natural gas to boil water for steam-driven oilsands projects mismatches the amount of power that would be consumed with what would be generated, a conference heard Thursday.
September 14, 2007, 12 PM MDT
The private Alberta company proposing to build the province's first nuclear electrical generation plant near Peace River has already lined up a customer for 70% of the power.
August 29, 2007, 12 PM MDT
Energy Alberta Corporation has filed to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) an application for a licence to prepare a site for a nuclear power generating facility, west of Peace River in northwestern Alberta.
August 28, 2007, 12 PM MDT
Opposition is growing from some residents of the Dodds-Roundhill area of central Alberta to the planned development by Edmonton-based Sherritt International Corporation of a coal mine in the area and a related coal gasification project, which would be Canada's first such plant.
August 3, 2007, 12 PM MDT
The Ontario government pledge to phase out the province's four coal-fired generation plants by 2015 will be challenging, but is feasible, says a CIBC World Markets Inc. analysis.
July 19, 2007, 12 PM MDT
The year 2006 was another year of high and volatile energy prices but world energy consumption growth remained above average, continuing the trend of recent years, BP Plc says in its annual statistical review of world energy.
June 12, 2007, 12 PM MDT
(Reuters) - Plans for nuclear power plants to supply electricity and steam to the Alberta oilsands should be put on hold until the full repercussions of using the technology are known, a Canadian parliamentary committee advised.
March 29, 2007, 12 PM MDT
Ottawa (Reuters) - The first in a series of nuclear power plants planned for the oilsands of Western Canada should be operating by 2016, the head of the project said Thursday.
March 2, 2007, 12 PM MST
Ottawa (Reuters) - Canada may need to turn to nuclear energy to get heavy crude out of the ground at its vast oilsands deposits if it doesn't want to add seriously to the problem of greenhouse gases, Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn said last week.
January 29, 2007, 12 PM MST
(Reuters) - Sherritt International Corp. and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board are proposing a $1.5 billion plant to produce synthetic gas wrung from coal for use in Alberta's oilsands industry.
January 18, 2007, 12 PM MST
Ottawa (Reuters) - It is only a matter of time before Canada builds a nuclear power station to help extract oil from the massive tar sands in northern Alberta, the federal natural resources minister said in an interview published Thursday.
December 22, 2006, 12 PM MST
New York (Reuters) - When railroads ruled, it was the sweating firemen shoveling coal into the furnace who kept the engines running.
December 21, 2006, 12 PM MST