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Coverage of energy since January 13, 2022.

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Oil Sands Alliance to focus on industry sustainability, advancing net-zero ambitions

"...Reid described the level of collaboration between oilsands producers right now as “unprecedented. ” Through the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative — announced last year by the same companies that make up the new Oil Sands Alliance (as well as MEG Energy Inc. , which is not involved in the new group) — major industry players have publicly pledged to work together to reach the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050..."

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Oil Sands Alliance to focus on energy industry sustainability, advancing net zero ambitions Globalnews.ca

"...Through the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative — announced last year by the same companies that make up the new Oil Sands Alliance (as well as MEG Energy Inc. , which is not involved in the new group) —  major industry players have publicly pledged to work together to reach the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The industry's vision of getting to that goal is anchored by a proposed major carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) transportation line that would capture CO2 from oilsands facilities and transport it to a storage facility near Cold Lake, Alta..."

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Huge breakthrough from BC-based company could lead to 1st commercial fusion energy plant

"...A British Columbia-based company has announced a major breakthrough that it believes could lead to the world’s first commercial fusion energy plant..."

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Volvo Trucks gives class 8 electric truck more range, faster charging

"...Just over two years ago, Volvo Trucks introduced the VNR Electric regional transport truck to the US market, and now the company has announced an enhanced version – with more per-charge range and faster charging. The class 8 electric truck is part of a six-strong fleet of all-electric heavy trucks in the Volvo Trucks range, and is available in four-battery and six-battery versions, with configurations for the former running to 4x2, 6x2 or 6x4 truck or tractor setups, while the six-battery config is offered as a 6x2 or 6x4 tractor. Onboard energy storage capacity tops out at 565 kWh for a per-charge range of up to 275 miles (440 km) – representing an 85 percent increase on the VNR Electric from December 2020..."

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B.C.-based company announces milestone that could lead to commercial fusion energy Globalnews.ca

"...A British Columbia-based company has announced a major breakthrough that it believes could lead to the world's first commercial fusion energy plant..."

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NASA predicts more extreme weather events but ‘we can stop making it worse'

"...In a virtual briefing Thursday, climate researchers from NASA said that over the past five years, there has been “no shortage of extremes” and they predict that more extreme heatwaves, intense rainfall, and more coastal floodings will continue. According to NASA's annual Global Climate Report published Thursday, Canada and the rest of North America had their seventh warmest year on record in 2021 with a temperature that was 1. 40 C (2..."

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IEA head says Canadian oil can be part of transition if it gets cleaner Globalnews.ca

"...A new IEA report on Canada's energy industries praises the country for pushing toward net-zero emissions by 2050 but warns the challenge facing Canada as an oil and gas-producing country is immense. READ MORE: Oil companies ask Canada to pay for 75% of carbon capture facilitiesIEA executive director Fatih Birol says the estimate is there will still be about 25 million barrels of oil needed daily in 2050, down from about 100 million today. Birol says he wants that oil to be supplied by reliable countries like Canada that invest to produce it more cleanly..."

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Island First Nations can receive clean energy funding

"...Clean energy projects led by Island First Nations will be eligible for funding from the province..."

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Solar project developing for Upper Nicola Band

"...“Energy produced by the over 30,000 solar panels will be sold to BC Hydro and will provide economic benefits to the communities involved. ”..."

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The Geothermal Resource Development Act is now in force

"...It should be noted that, with the proclamation of the GRDA, consequential amendments have been made to the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA), the Mines and Minerals Act, the OGCA, the Pipeline Act, and the Responsible Energy Development Act. One notable consequential amendment is EPEA’s definition of well being changed to include geothermal wells which means such wells will be subject to EPEA’s reclamation and remediation requirements.   Other consequential amendments include amending the Mines and Minerals Act to apply to geothermal resources (where context permits or requires), and to allow regulations under OGCA declaring that some or all of its provisions apply to geothermal wells..."

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Ramping up the green industrial wave Corporate Knights

"...The high energy intensity combined with the reliance on combustion-based production technologies makes the heavy industries among the most greenhouse gas intensive, as measured by tonnes of greenhouse gas per dollar of GDP. The relatively large contribution of fuel and electricity to the total cost of production in these industries provides a strong incentive to improve technological energy efficiency, to look for process innovations that require less energy, and to pursue production strategies that increase the economic value created for every unit of fuel burned. Notwithstanding the slow growth in the heavy industry sector, greenhouse gas intensities have been stable or declining in the cement, chemicals and non-ferrous metals industries..."

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Canada's shift to net-zero emissions likely to drive higher inflation, economists say

"...OTTAWA -- Solar-powered homes, electric tractors and hydrogen-cell trucking fleets: Canada has big net-zero ambitions, but getting there will require trillions of dollars in investment and will likely fuel hotter inflation for years to come, economists said..."

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A Bright Future

How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow

"...Clearly written and beautifully illustrated, yet footnoted with extensive technical references, Goldstein and Qvist's book will provide a new touchstone in discussions of climate change..."

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Energy and Civilization

A History

"...Humans are the only species that can systematically harness energies outside their bodies, using the power of their intellect and an enormous variety of artifacts?from the simplest tools to internal combustion engines and nuclear reactors..."

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The Climate Challenge

101 Solutions to Global Warming

"...Each solution describes steps that are already being used in homes, schools, businesses, cities, and governments around the world-with full scientific references to help the reader dig deeper and push farther..."

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Jobs in energy

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Principal Fullstack Engineer

"...This is an opportunity to make difference by developing products that make offices, hospitals, factories and warehouse into energy efficient, interactive and efficient spaces..."

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Mechanical Technologist/Junior Engineer

"...energy portfolio, monitoring usages, investigating new technologies, and implementing new energy saving technologies..."

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Education Interpreter, Black Creek Pioneer Village

"...environmental, cultural heritage, nature, recreation, and renewable energy programs (dependent on location) to visitors and visitor groups of TRCA/partner sites and facilities, as well potentially at..."

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Senior Technology Engineer -- Energy Transition

"...(Calgary AB): p Envision yourself in a role where you can make a big impact working and collaborating with a group of enthusiastic, like-minded individuals with a focus on the energy transition including carbon..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention energy.

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Archive: The Energy War Room

Duration: 28:51

"...This is an archive episode from February 2020..."

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Canadian natural gas and oil 2021 review

Duration: 16:01

"...Join Energy Examined podcast hosts Leighton Klassen and Holly Quan for a review of the key Canadian natural gas and oil issues that dominated 2021, as well as some of their favourite podcast clips from the past year..."

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E097: Is Green Hydrogen the Answer to net Zero

Duration: 46:18

"...In today's episode, James Hamilton shared his renewable energy journey, especially his views on our path to net zero..."

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Tales of ingenuity: The birth of Canada's oil and gas industry

Duration: 22:11

"...Did you know oil was first discovered in North America at Oil Springs, Ontario? Or that the first attempt at fracking involved dumping nitroglycerin down a well and running for safety?..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about energy.

Electric Cars 'Cleaner'; Recyclable Blades & Russian Buses

"...'Almost Breaking News' is BACK! This month our roving 'Roberter' looks at electric buses in Russia, shocking news that electric cars are cleaner, a PV factory running on clean energy and the rise of driverless cars in the UK..."

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How Airlines Are Racing to Clean Up the Skies With “Green” Fuels

"...Pre-COVID, aviation was one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions, rising by about 2% every year since 2000..."

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Blue Hydrogen. The greatest fossil fuel scam in history?

"...Blue hydrogen is being enthusiastically promoted by natural gas producers as the simplest and cheapest answer to decarbonising our economies..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about energy relevant to the latest news.

Life cycle assessment of Irish district heating systems: a comparison of waste heat pump, biomass-based and conventional gas bo

"...Human toxicity potential was found highest among all impact categories studied due to the large additional infrastructure requirement across all three systems, whereas the other impacts, global warming, fossil fuel depletion and eutrophication, were due to involving usage of natural gas and electricity in use phase..."

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Temporal dynamics and spatial differences of household carbon emissions per capita of China?s provinces during 2000?2019

"...Based on the results, this paper proposed to adopt more effective measures to improve energy efficiency, develop clean energy, and optimize energy structure, especially in the provinces with faster growth in carbon emissions..."

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Materials research and development needs to enable efficient and electrified buildings

"...Materials are currently being explored, discovered, synthesized, evaluated, optimized, and implemented across many building components, including solid-state lighting; dynamic windows and opaque envelopes; cold climate heat pumps; thermal energy storage; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC); refrigeration; non-vapor compression HVAC; and more..."

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Accessibility, affordability, and efficiency of clean energy: a review and research agenda

"...Energy crisis, especially the poor access and affordability, demand?supply mismatches, energy inequality, and high dependence on non-renewable energy sources, are the challenges before the attainment of clean energy goals for sustainable development..."

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Stochastic modeling of solar irradiance during hurricanes

"...The unprecedented growth of solar generation adoption indicates that solar can become a significant source of modern and clean energy for our power grids in just a few decades..."

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Do foreign direct investments influence environmental degradation? Evidence from a panel autoregressive distributed lag model a

"...Total energy consumption, economic growth, and renewable energy share are also considered as determinants of environmental deterioration in the model..."

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Assessing the social acceptance of key technologies for the German energy transition

"...The current study assesses the social acceptance of three energy technologies relevant for the German energy transition: stationary battery storage, biofuel production plants and hydrogen fuel station..."

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Derisking the low-carbon transition: investors? reaction to climate policies, decarbonization and distributive effects

"...We find that both a carbon tax and green bonds financing can give rise to trade-offs in terms of decarbonization of the economy (absolute emission reductions), distributive effects and public debt sustainability..."

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What causes environmental degradation in Pakistan? Embossing the role of fossil fuel energy consumption in the view of ecologic

"...The yearly time-series data spanning 1972 to 2020 is utilized for a set of regressors as fossil fuel energy consumption, trade openness, arable land, industrial share to GDP, economic growth, and population growth..."

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Spatial spillover effects of urbanization on carbon emissions in the Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration, China

"...Using 2008?2018 panel data on the Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration, this paper constructs a Stochastic Impacts by Regression on Population, Affluence, and Technology (STIRPAT) model based on four dimensions of urbanization: population, economy, land, and ecology..."

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A comprehensive review of solar-driven desalination systems and its advancements

"...So, all the above-mentioned reasons compel us to extract alternative way of fresh water extraction by using renewable energy..."

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