The federal government has promised to immediately bring forward a plan to exceed Canada’s 2030 climate goal set by the previous Conservative government and to legislate a goal of net zero emissions by 2050 as part of its effort to “build back better” with long-term competitiveness and clean growth.
September 24, 2020, 12 AM MDT
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Decades ago, it might have seemed a little unbelievable that in the futuristic-sounding year of 2020, our economic engines would still mainly be powered by fossil fuels.
September 16, 2020, 10:55 AM MDT
Hydrogen provides an opportunity for energy companies to innovate, diversify and attract new investments, and blending hydrogen gas into existing pipelines would let producers quickly access lucrative West Coast and overseas markets.
September 16, 2020, 9:22 AM MDT
BP plc says global oil demand will fall in all three scenarios it presents in its 2020 Energy Outlook and oil consumption may never return to levels seen before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.
September 14, 2020, 11:15 AM MDT
After many false starts, hydrogen’s time may have come as the key to decarbonization to meet global climate commitments, a recent natural gas conference was told.
September 14, 2020, 9:34 AM MDT
The Saskatchewan government appears to be making its way through the periodic table in an effort to diversify its resource economy beyond oil and natural gas with royalty credits providing an incentive for new projects.
September 8, 2020, 9 AM MDT
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According to just about anyone who has studied it, geothermal heat and power alone could fuel our energy hungry economies for centuries — with the low- to zero-emissions output needed to meet climate targets. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it represents a sustainable, renewable and practically inexhaustible fuel supply that could power the global electric grid many times over.
September 3, 2020, 12 AM MDT
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As one of the world's largest hydrogen producers, Alberta wants to do as much as it can to capture part of a forecast $2.5 trillion global industry by 2050, says the province’s associate minister of natural gas and electricity.
August 26, 2020, 9:23 AM MDT
Every day we see breathless articles about the emerging Energy Transition — the change from today’s hydrocarbon-dominated energy economy to a future where renewables and other low-emission technologies will power our world. Goals are being set to be “carbon neutral” or “100 per cent renewable” by 2050, 2040, or even sooner.
August 24, 2020, 6 AM MDT
The idea of a green recovery as Canada seeks to rebuild the Canadian economy coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic “isn’t a zero sum or an either/or conversation,” when it comes to the oil and gas sector, an Indigenous member of an independent task force on the recovery said Thursday.
August 21, 2020, 6 AM MDT
Last month in B.C., a number of Land Act and Forest Act delegations related to permitting geothermal activities were provided by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development (FLNRORD) to the BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC).
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Chevron U.S.A Inc. (CUSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. have signed a deal seeking to co-develop renewable power projects that will provide electricity to strategic assets across Chevron's global portfolio.
July 30, 2020, 7:43 AM MDT
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the U.S. presidency, upped the ante for his Clean Energy Revolution on July 14, the day after part one of this four-part series was published.
July 27, 2020, 7:19 AM MDT
Using renewables such as wind turbines to electrify upstream oil and gas operations would allow for oil extraction with lower emissions per bbl, says Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan. He believes for Canada to attract investment in an increasingly environmentally-conscious world, such “outside-the-box” thinking is necessary.
July 27, 2020, 10:48 AM MDT
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Government can play an effective role in resolving some of the marketplace barriers to developing the energy transition in Western Canada, says Blake Shaffer, assistant professor at the University of Calgary.
July 2, 2020, 12 AM MDT
Every energy source — renewables, fossil fuel-based, or other — has significant benefits while also carrying significant costs and risks, both economic and environmental, says Brad Hayes, president of Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd.
June 29, 2020, 7:26 AM MDT
Comparative advantages matter for Alberta as the government looks at rebuilding the provincial economy, says Blake Shaffer, assistant professor who focuses on electricity markets, climate policy and energy transitions in the department of economics and School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary.
June 29, 2020, 10:13 AM MDT
Keep it local. That is a key consideration Reeve Leanne Beaupre from the County of Grande Prairie hopes government takes into account as it divvies out spending for the province’s Site Rehabilitation Program.
June 24, 2020, 9:33 AM MDT
Canada possesses a wealth of energy alternatives — from oil and gas derivatives like hydrogen and carbon to new energy opportunities such as renewables combined with energy storage — from which to cultivate on the strength of existing energy expertise and knowhow, said panelists on a JWN Energy Speaker Series webinar Tuesday.
June 24, 2020, 7:26 AM MDT