Air Water Land - Energy Evolution —July 28, 2008
Gary Thompson heads a Canadian company that plans to develop at least five major geothermal power projects in the United States in the next three to four years, but he is also a strong advocate of the potential to produce electricity from the earth in Canada.
For tapping into the earth as an energy source, Sierra Geothermal Power Inc. sees Nevada as its most promising resource play.
Owners and managers of large office buildings, shopping centres, hospitals and other structures can reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by between seven per cent and10% thanks to a device being marketed by a British Columbia company.
It's a long way from working as a marine engineer on an oil tanker during the Gulf War to being in charge of advancing breakthroughs in Alberta's energy industry by developing technologies to improve carbon capture and storage (CCS) as well as mining the oilsands.
A group that wants to see the provincial government and Crown-owned Saskatchewan Power Corporation go ahead with a scrapped $3.8-billion clean coal plant says the utility's decision to replace it with a smaller project fails to recognize the province's growing need for electricity.
The small Calgary based company that plans to spearhead constructing a $4.5-billion coals-to-liquids (CTL) plant in northwest Alberta will soon apply for regulatory approval for a $250-million to $450-million generating facility near Edmonton that would eventually be powered by petroleum coke-derived synthetic fuel.
The inability of the North American market to compete against China and other fast-growing economies for liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies will require tapping the extensive and costly unconventional sources, says a new report.
Oil prices are through the roof and most people assume the reason is simple “supply and demand.”
Canadian electricity exports to the United States for May jumped to just over 5 261 gigawatt hours, a considerable rise compared to the 4 541 gigawatt hours in 2007, according to the latest National Energy Board (NEB) data.
The partners of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) have released a draft design for a regional cap-and-trade (C&T) program to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which they want to start in 2012.
Cooler-than-normal temperatures in most regions of the country led to increases in natural gas sales in the residential and commercial sectors in May compared to 2007, Statistics Canada reports.
When the Manitoba Public Utilities Board (PUB) approved changes to electricity rates in the province, the regulator was more concerned about another issue than just how much customers would pay.
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (NLH) is investing $52.8 million this year throughout the province to ensure the continued safety and reliability of the provincial electricity system.