The monopoly of the internal combustion engine (ICE) on human transport was not always a guaranteed outcome. At the turn of the last century, about one-third of the “horseless carriages” that were driving around New York, Boston, and Chicago were actually propelled by an electric drive and not one that fired pistons.
February 16, 2017, 6 AM MST
Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan will be bad news for consumers, as they pay more for greener electricity from a power generation fleet free of old king coal, but the big winners will be natural gas producers.
February 15, 2017, 6 AM MST
Alberta’s Minister of Economic Development and Trade defended his government’s climate plan on Wednesday as people in industry voiced fears that the carbon emissions reduction strategy would hurt the province’s competitiveness.
February 2, 2017, 11:41 AM MST
Rising natural gas prices could encourage power generators to lower their use of natural gas-fired capacity, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Despite the additions to capacity in 2017, the STEO forecast share of total U.S. generation supplied by natural gas falls from 34 per cent in 2016 to 32 per cent in 2017. In contrast, coal’s share of generation is projected to rise from 30 per cent to 32 per cent.
January 31, 2017, 9:11 AM MST
AltaGas Ltd. opened its Pomona Energy Storage Facility at the site of its existing Pomona generation facility in the East Los Angeles Basin of Southern California.
January 27, 2017, 6:57 AM MST
January 18, 2017, 8:50 AM MST
AltaGas Pipeline Partnership and the Alberta government reached a definitive settlement agreement regarding the termination of the Sundance B Unit 3 and Sundance B Unit 4 power purchase arrangements previously held by ASTC Power Partnership, a partnership between TransCanada Energy Ltd. and AltaGas.
December 19, 2016, 5:57 AM MST
November 25, 2016, 7:06 AM MST
The Alberta government plans to restructure its electricity system market with the creation of a capacity market which Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd promised Wednesday will protect consumers from price volatility while providing a reliable supply of power at stable, affordable prices.
November 24, 2016, 8:03 AM MST
After declining for several months, the share of U.S. electricity fueled by coal is expected to slowly begin growing when compared to the same period last year, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In contrast, the share of generation from natural gas is expected to experience year-over-year declines. Based on expected temperatures and market conditions, coal is expected to surpass natural gas as the most common electricity generating fuel in December, January, and February.
November 22, 2016, 7:32 AM MST
October 25, 2016, 6:50 AM MDT
October 5, 2016, 10:56 AM MDT
A firm target of 30 per cent of electricity used in Alberta will come from renewable sources such as wind, hydro and solar by 2030, the Alberta government announced this morning.
September 14, 2016, 10:03 AM MDT
A plan to make electricity widely available to natural gas facilities in northeast British Columbia depends on whether or not proposed West Coast LNG projects go ahead.
August 23, 2016, 9:54 AM MDT
August 23, 2016, 6 AM MDT
Cogeneration is the simultaneous production of heat and electricity. Cogeneration allows for up to 92 per cent efficiency compared to about 57 per cent and 40 per cent efficiency for traditional combined cycle and single cycle plants, respectively, according to the National Energy Board (NEB) This increase in efficiency and reduction in fuel use lowers energy production costs and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
August 19, 2016, 9:51 AM MDT
While power prices in Alberta may be falling due to cheap natural gas, the government-owned utility in Saskatchewan hopes to raise rates.
August 15, 2016, 7:27 AM MDT
Baytex Energy Corp. announced a multi-year natural gas supply agreement with a subsidiary of Kineticor Resources Corp. to support KRC's proposed 100 MW power project in Peace River, Alberta.
July 21, 2016, 6 AM MDT
Veresen Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its 33 megawatt Glen Park hydro power generation facility for proceeds of US$61 million plus working capital at closing.
May 24, 2016, 9:48 AM MDT