Air Water Land - Energy Evolution —October 20, 2008
Canada lags far behind Germany and other European countries in converting manure into electricity, but there are signs things are changing.
The Yukon government intends to lower its carbon footprint by increasing its capacity for hydroelectric power generation.
The trend towards Canadians relying more on public transit than ever before, a result of high gasoline prices, steep downtown parking costs in major cities and the improvement and expansion of public transit facilities and services, continued last year and appears to be on track for another increase this year, according to an official with the lobbying body for public transit.
The organization that lobbies for the expansion of public transit in Canada wants more government funding pledged so support the sector, following the release of a study that it says shows Canada has underinvested in the area.
IBM has launched a new worldwide program aimed at helping companies become greener, with the focus on efficiency.
A "scrubber" that can capture carbon dioxide (CO2) that could potentially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation is a decade or more away from being commercially applied, says one of its developers.
Despite revulsion from most North Americans when the idea of electricity market deregulation is raised, Evan Bahry maintains his unbridled enthusiasm about the concept — but that may be because he’s a crusader of the system in what remains the most pro-free market province in Canada.
The executive director of the organization that lobbies for Alberta’s private sector-dominated power sector has come out solidly in favour of new transmission investments in the province.
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A Pennsylvania-based energy market analyst says crude oil prices could drop to as low as $50 (U.S.) per bbl “because the market always overreacts.”
Canadian electricity exports to the United States for August jumped to just under 5 749 gigawatt hours, up slightly from about 5 331gigawatt hours in 2007, according to the latest National Energy Board (NEB) data.
The ISO New England Inc. (ISO-NE) 10-year plan for its power system in the Northeastern United States indicates the electric system operator wants to assist stakeholders in developing reliable and diverse energy technologies, such as renewable sources, distributed generation, imports from Eastern Canada and New York.
In its first quarterly report to outline performance indicators, NB Power Corporation pointed out its estimate for a $69-million revenue surplus will likely fall far short of that expectation.
Sales for seven of the eight major refined product groupings declined in August as volume slipped to 8.73 million cubic metres, down 6.3% compared to the 9.32 million cubic metres in 2007, Statistics Canada reports.