Gizmos & Gadgets: You Thought Orcas were Killer Whales, but This ORCA Cleans Up Oil Spills and Ocean Plastic

June 23, 2017 – ORCA stands for Oil Response Cleaning Apparatus. It is described as a virtually clog-proof marine clean-up machine by its inventor, Riz Khan. Khan developed it ... Continue Reading →

Oil Exploration Companies Continue Deepwater Drilling While the Rest of Us Talk About Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

May 4, 2017 – Will we witness another Deepwater Horizon in our lifetimes? Highly likely considering that oil exploration in the deep ocean continues unabated. The infographic ... Continue Reading →

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 →