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Alberta hopes to grow low carbon economy with U.K. agreement: energy minister

Alberta hopes to grow low carbon economy with U.K. agreement: energy minister

Alberta, U.K. work together on low carbon technology CALGARY _ The Alberta government has signed an agreement with the United Kingdom that focuses on creating jobs and working together on low carbon technology. Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd says the two governments plan to bring together industry, innovators and other stakeholders. The aim is to increase renewable energies, […]

March 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cleaner, safer Canadian nuclear power companies in the race to replace fossil fuels

Cleaner, safer Canadian nuclear power companies in the race to replace fossil fuels

Some experts caution nuclear power options won’t be easy CALGARY _ As the race to replace fossil fuels heats up, a few Canadian startups are betting on the nuclear option. “We need a game-changing energy innovation,” Simon Irish, chief executive of Oakville, Ont.,-based Terrestrial Energy, said in a recent interview. Renewable power like wind and solar […]

February 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Driverless cars in Canada: Garneau seeks Senate advice on rules, regs for vehicles

Driverless cars in Canada: Garneau seeks Senate advice on rules, regs for vehicles

Driverless cars in Canada face extra challenges on icy winter roads OTTAWA _ The Senate, often accused of being an anachronism, is being asked to wrestle with the futuristic dream of driverless cars in Canada. Transport Minister Marc Garneau wants the Senate’s transportation and communications committee to launch a study of the regulatory, policy and technical […]

February 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alberta solar power rebate offered to municipalities, farms

Alberta solar power rebate offered to municipalities, farms

Alberta solar power rebate another plank in NDP climate change platform EDMONTON _The Alberta government is adding another plank to its climate-change platform by providing more than $5.5 million to help farms and municipalities install solar panels. “This is just the beginning,” Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said Friday. “By investing now in proven programs we […]

February 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
easyJet announces plan for ‘hybrid’ planes using hydrogen fuel cells

easyJet announces plan for ‘hybrid’ planes using hydrogen fuel cells

easyJet says the technology could save fuel, CO2 emissions On Tuesday, European airline easyJet unveiled plans for a zero emissions hydrogen fuel system for its aircraft which could save around 50,000 tonnes of fuel and the associated CO2 emissions per year. The concept utilizes a hydrogen fuel cell stowed in the aircraft’s hold. This zero-emissions […]

February 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
How Alberta can regain its swagger

How Alberta can regain its swagger

How to repair the flaws in the Alberta economic structure to stimulate growth By Robert McGarvey and Joe Batty for Troy Media EDMONTON, Alta – If Alberta’s stagnant economy is to evolve, it will require greater investment in new ideas, says a report by Troy Media. The report, Diversifying the Alberta Economy: Capitalizing Intangible Assets, […]

January 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Japan says it plans $10.6B in climate finance for developing countries for 2020

Japan says it plans $10.6B in climate finance for developing countries for 2020

Climate finance meant to help developing countries join in climate change effort TOKYO _ Gearing up for global warming talks in Paris next week, Japan said Thursday it plans to provide 1.3 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) in climate financing a year for developing countries from 2020, including public and private funds. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made […]

November 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Google self driving cars welcomed in Texas despite quiet doubts on oversight

Google self driving cars welcomed in Texas despite quiet doubts on oversight

Eight self driving cars being tested on the streets of Austin AUSTIN, Texas _ With Google’s self-driving cars slowed in a gridlock of California regulation, Texas is offering a fast lane. Officials in Austin have embraced the technology, a welcome so warm that the mayor used talking points written by a Google lobbyist when the […]

November 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
As Google self driving cars pressed to public, California regulators put on the brakes

As Google self driving cars pressed to public, California regulators put on the brakes

California DMV struggling to write rules for self driving cars MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. _ Hustling to bring cars that drive themselves to a road near you, Google finds itself somewhere that has frustrated many before: Waiting on the Department of Motor Vehicles. The tech titan wants the freedom to give the public access to self-driving […]

November 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Renewable energy revolution the silver lining in climate change gloom

Renewable energy revolution the silver lining in climate change gloom

Technological changes, lower costs brighten renewable energy future OTTAWA _ The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says the world has yet to “turn the corner” on addressing climate change but there is room for optimism. That’s because, notwithstanding the gloom over the scale of the global issue, or the naysayers who claim a decarbonized economy […]

November 16, 2015 | By | Reply More