Abu Dhabi Steel Plant Takes on Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization

November 15, 2016 – Al Reyadah is the world’s first commercial carbon capture steel facility. The carbon dioxide (CO2) it captures will be pumped into oil reservoirs to ... Continue Reading →

Electric Vehicles Getting Highway Charging Infrastructure in the United States

November 5, 2016 – In a recent energy report investors in fossil fuels were told that it may be the right time to start moving money away from an industry wedded to gasoline and ... Continue Reading →

World Class Marine Response to Oil Spills Remains a Fiction

November 4, 2016 – In the latest essay from the David Suzuki Foundation, the subject is oil spill response. Having worked with technology companies trying to address the challenge ... Continue Reading →

Pipelines – Energy Highways, Spills Waiting to Happen, Defeat for a Low Carbon Economic and Environmental Future?

October 31, 2016 – On the eve of Halloween, celebrated here as in most places in North America by children going door-to-door receiving treats and seldom doing tricks, I have ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →