Alternative Energy

  • SaskPower Announces Plan To Develop CO2 Separation Technology

    SaskPower, Babcock & Wilcox Canada (B&W;) and Air Liquide have come to an agreement to jointly develop carbon dioxide (CO2) separation technology as the core process for SaskPower's Clean Coal Project.

    October 30, 2006, 12 PM MST

  • Montana Announces Coal-To-Liquids Plant

    Salmon, Idaho (Reuters) - Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and a consortium of energy and technology companies on Monday announced the state will be home to one of the nation's first coal-to-liquids energy plants.

    October 3, 2006, 12 PM MDT

  • Distributed Generation Offers Potential Power Solution

    Ontario could add at least 9,000 megawatts of electricity without investing billions in new power plants if it unleashed the potential of its industries to generate their own power from waste heat and energy, says the chairman of a U.S.-based company that this week announced it is being acquired by Edmonton-based EPCOR Power L.P.

    August 16, 2006, 12 PM MDT

  • U.K. Boosts Nuclear Lobby In Global Warming Battle

    London (Reuters) - Britain has given the world nuclear power industry a boost, saying it is key in the fight against global warming and the need to secure energy supplies.

    July 20, 2006, 12 PM MDT

  • Nuclear Not In Total's Oilsands Plans; Klein Pitches Clean Coal

    The president of Total E & P Canada Monday dismissed a suggestion by Alberta Premier Ralph Klein that it is considering the use of nuclear power in its oilsands projects.

    June 6, 2006, 12 PM MDT

  • World May Turn Back Clock For Liquid Coal Future

    Singapore (Reuters) -- Imagine a world where oil is running out and prices are spiralling out of control.

    April 25, 2006, 12 PM MDT

  • Klein Touts Clean Coal

    Clean coal has a big role to play in Alberta's energy future, Premier Ralph Klein said Tuesday in his annual television address.

    February 22, 2006, 12 PM MST

  • UK Eyes Key Energy Role For Clean-Coal Technology

    London (Reuters) - Clean-coal technology can play a big role in Britain and will come under close scrutiny as the government embarks on a review of energy policy between now and the middle of the year, a government minister said recently.

    February 6, 2006, 12 PM MST

  • Fierce Competition Expected For Ontario's Nuclear Expansion

    It may be that Candu can't do for Ontario in the future, if the province goes ahead as envisioned with between 9,400 and 12,400 megawatts of new nuclear power capacity and refurbishment by 2025, reports the latest edition of Nickle's Energy Evolution.

    January 5, 2006, 12 PM MST

  • New GSC Bulletin Details Gas Hydrate Research

    New science and engineering results presented in a recently-released study offer the most comprehensive glimpse yet into one of the world's most concentrated natural gas hydrate deposits.

    October 3, 2005, 12 PM MDT

  • Canadian Coal Producers Are Cashing In On A Booming Market

    After years of fighting low prices and image problems, king coal is making a big comeback with investors as a result of growing international demand and surging prices.

    January 31, 2005, 12 PM MST

  • Thermal Coal On The Horizon For B.C. Power Generation

    The British Columbia government expects tough competition this year when the province's thermal coal producers square off against fellow independent power producers in B.C. Hydro's next round of calls for bids this spring.

    January 31, 2005, 12 PM MST

  • Australia's Vast Coal Reserves Fuel Export Bonanza

    Australia's vast untapped coal reserves -- including the Surat Basin region -- offer American companies unrivalled investment opportunities through partnerships, project facilitation or direct investment, the government of Australia said in a presentation in Denver, Colorado this week.

    September 10, 2004, 12 PM MDT

  • Contract Prices Up For Australian Thermal Coal

    Sydney (Reuters) -- Most contract prices for Australian thermal coal with major Japanese power utilities for 2004/05 have risen by a massive 68% on a year earlier, minerals research house AME Mineral Economics said Sunday.

    April 27, 2004, 12 PM MDT

  • Western Canadian Coal To Evaluate Talisman's Sukunka Coal Property

    Western Canadian Coal Corp. has entered into agreement with Talisman Energy Inc. whereby Western will explore and evaluate the mine development potential on Talisman's Sukunka coal licenses in northeast British Columbia.

    April 13, 2004, 12 PM MDT

  • "Clean" Coal On The Horizon: Experts

    While construction of a greenfield "clean-coal" power plant could be years away, a prominent Canadian industry group predicts that an existing Alberta plant could be equipped with clean coal technology on a much shorter time line.

    April 6, 2004, 12 PM MDT

  • Coal Still King In U.S. Electricity Markets

    Houston (Reuters) -- Coal-fired power plants' domination of the U.S. electricity markets looks as secure as ever, despite predictions a fleet of new natural gas-fired generators would drive out the older, dirtier plants.

    November 19, 2003, 12 PM MST

  • Talisman To Enter Pilot Wind Project In North Sea

    Banff, Alberta (Reuters) -- Talisman Energy Inc., Canada's No. 2 oil explorer, is nearing a test project for a North Sea wind farm that could lead to one of the world's largest such ventures, with an estimated cost of $1.25 billion, its chief executive said on Friday.

    September 29, 2003, 12 PM MDT

  • Suncor And EHN Wind Power Project Receives Regulatory Approval

    Suncor Energy Products Inc., a subsidiary of Suncor Energy Inc., and EHN Wind Power Canada Inc. have received approval from the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board to construct a $48 million, 30-megawatt wind power project.

    September 5, 2003, 12 PM MDT

  • TransAlta Power Unitholders Approve Acquisition

    TransAlta Power, L.P. reports that its unitholders overwhelmingly approved the acquisition of an indirect 25% interest in the Sheerness generating station at a special meeting of unitholders held July 18 in Calgary.

    July 28, 2003, 12 PM MDT

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