Canada’s innovation ecosystem is about more than just solving challenges facing oil and gas producers. New technologies to improve downstream industries like power generation, transmission and storage are also being created and tested as the global energy market electrifies. The technologies selected as finalists in this category could influence the power sector well beyond Canada’s borders.
April 25, 2019, 6 AM MDT
The federal government is providing funding for the construction of a demonstration facility for a closed-loop geothermal system.
April 25, 2019, 10:54 AM MDT
While it’s likely petroleum-based jet fuels will continue to prevail in the airline business for many more decades, an initiative launched by Calgary-based WestJet is aimed at shifting to a blend of lower-carbon jet fuels that would allow the airline to lower its environmental footprint, while also creating a market for forest and agriculture residue, that would give a boost to Western Canada’s economy.
April 17, 2019, 6 AM MDT
April 4, 2019, 8:39 AM MDT
As the world shifts to the use of more electric vehicles (EVs) and power grids dominated by renewables, fossil fuel-based economies like Alberta’s face challenges and community leaders across the province are asking how they can respond to changes to help their smaller towns and cities thrive in the future.
March 13, 2019, 9:32 AM MDT
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) announced $100 million in funding through the BEST Challenge, a funding opportunity for biotechnology, electricity, and sustainable transportation innovations.
March 13, 2019, 6 AM MDT
The Alberta government spent a total of $1.19 billion on its Climate Leadership Plan in the 2017/2018 fiscal year, according to the recently released progress report on the plan.
March 12, 2019, 7:25 AM MDT
March 11, 2019, 6 AM MDT
January 14, 2019, 10:35 AM MST
January 9, 2019, 11:08 AM MST
Modern Resources Inc.’s chief executive officer wants to change the conversation about energy.
December 12, 2018, 8:02 AM MST
The oil and gas industry is facing massive innovation in energy technology with low cost renewable alternatives to hydrocarbons and Canada must act quickly if it is to benefit from global exports of natural gas, an energy conference heard Wednesday.
October 11, 2018, 8:28 AM MDT
Two new geothermal research reports released by Geoscience BC examine locations and assess the viability for geothermal energy development in northeastern British Columbia.
October 10, 2018, 8:58 AM MDT
August 28, 2018, 8:22 AM MDT
AltaGas Ltd. has successfully completed the sale of a 35 per cent indirect equity interest in the northwest British Columbia hydro electric facilities for $922 million, which implies a value of $2.6 billion on a 100 per cent basis.
June 22, 2018, 10:49 AM MDT
June 13, 2018, 7:22 AM MDT
The rapid transition from fossil fuels to renewables and energy storage is occurring at a rate far beyond the early expectations of the founder of New Energy Finance, who was among the first to predict a peak in oil consumption will occur as early as the mid 2020s.
May 28, 2018, 6 AM MDT
There finally appears to be light at the end the tunnel for British Columbia’s fledgling LNG industry, and it’s not a bitumen-laden unit train.
May 28, 2018, 6 AM MDT
Enbridge Inc. entered agreementswith the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to monetize a 49 per cent interest in select North American onshore renewable power assets, as well as 49 per cent of Enbridge's interests in two German offshore wind projects (Hohe See, and related expansion) through a newly created joint venture with CPPIB, for approximately C$1.75 billion.
May 9, 2018, 10:55 AM MDT
It is a new narrative. Electrons generated from wind and solar are the cheapest available. Renewable energy is undergoing a remarkable fall in costs that will displace all other systems, including natural gas. The latter claim is too early to call.
April 18, 2018, 6:29 AM MDT
March 22, 2018, 4:04 AM MDT
Canada could play a major role as part of the “clean tech” revolution, helping to export “a whole lot of ideas” that the world will need to meet the huge challenge of more and cleaner energy, says the head of Shell Canada Limited.
March 20, 2018, 3:32 AM MDT
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March 1, 2018, 5:42 AM MST
Hydro power is, by far, the most significant power generation source in Canada’s electricity system. Every Canadian province except Prince Edward Island has operating hydro power plants, and hydro provides about 60 per cent of the power generated across Canada.
January 30, 2018, 6 AM MST