North American leadership summit 2016

Is North America Finally on the Right Climate Action Path?

June 30, 2016 – Having reached the mid-point of 2016 yesterday’s joint announcement by Canada, Mexico and the United States, may finally put us on the path to a sustainable ... Continue Reading →
Norway to ban gas and diesel cars

In 2025 Norway will Ban the Sale of Gasoline-Powered Cars, One of Several Moves to a Low-Carbon Future

June 7, 2016 – A country with a population of just over 5 million, and that owes its wealth to oil, is making the low-carbon economy turn to ban vehicles running on gasoline and ... Continue Reading →
CaCO3 from Carbon Engineering

A Progress Report on Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere

June 6, 2016 – Back in October of 2015 I posted an article about a Calgary-based company, Carbon Engineering, that was harvesting carbon dioxide (CO2) from ambient air. At the ... Continue Reading →
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Canada’s National Energy Board Gives New Pipeline Conditional Approval

May 21, 2016 – Approving a pipeline in Canada is no easy task. Particularly if the pipeline right-of-way crosses environmentally sensitive areas, or requires routing through ... Continue Reading →
GE ScCO2 turbine

Carbon Dioxide Powered Turbine May Be a Greenhouse Gas Game Changer

April 13, 2016 – General Electric’s (GE) Global Research arm is testing a turbine (seen in the picture below being held by Doug Hofer, the GE engineer in charge of the project) ... Continue Reading →
The Suncor tar sands processing plant near the Athabasca River at their mining operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. In 1967 Suncor helped pioneer the commercial development of Canada's oil sands, one of the largest petroleum resource basins in the world. Picture taken September 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA  - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)   - RTR47FRZ

What to do with Oil in a Low Carbon Future

March 14, 2016 – It is easy to see how getting off coal can pay immediate dividends in addressing climate change. More coal is burned for energy than any other fuel source today. ... Continue Reading →
methane emissions

What Do Methane Target Reductions Mean for Global Warming?

March 11, 2016 – This week U.S. President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau announced a collective emission reduction target for methane gas (CH4) coming from the oil ... Continue Reading →
CO2 Solutions Demo Unit

Carbon Capture and Storage Technology Still Hanging Around

February 6, 2016 – Carbon capture and storage or CCS is seen by some to be the technological fix that will help us continue to use fossil fuels to generate energy for the foreseeable ... Continue Reading →

Oil Industry Facing Two Shocks – Falling Prices and Climate Change Action

February 4, 2016 – Back from Costa Rica where my wife and I spent the last two weeks enjoying a country and people who live by the slogan “pura vida” which translates ... Continue Reading →

American President Makes Climate Change Statement by Rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline Application

November 7, 2015 – It took seven years of political maneuvering, but the current application to build a pipeline from Canada’s oil sands production facilities to Gulf Coast ... Continue Reading →