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Shell’s embrace of carbon capture reflects need to remain competitive: CEO

Shell’s embrace of carbon capture reflects need to remain competitive: CEO

Shell carbon capture at Fort Saskatchewan upgrader FORT SASKATCHEWAN, Alta. _Ben van Beurden would be the first to admit carbon capture and storage is not the most alluring technology to look at. But the CEO of European energy giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc wants CCS _ unsexy though may be in the public’s eye, to come […]

November 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
World Solar Challenge: Teams race 3,000 Km solar-powered cars

World Solar Challenge: Teams race 3,000 Km solar-powered cars

World Solar Challenge from Darwin to Adelaide, Australia On Sunday, 42 teams travelling in solar-powered vehicles took to the start line in northern Australia to compete in the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Teams from all over the world set out from Darwin Sunday morning and will travel over 3,000 Km in four days south to […]

October 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Greek driverless buses get major test in rural northern town

Greek driverless buses get major test in rural northern town

Greek driverless buses trial will run until late February TRIKALA, Greece – There’ll be no arguing with the driver on this bus: the rides are free and there’s no driver anyway. Trikala, a rural town in northern Greece, has been chosen to test a driverless bus in real traffic conditions for the first time, part of a […]

October 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Converted carbon emissions contest: $20M up for grabs in XPrize competition

Converted carbon emissions contest: $20M up for grabs in XPrize competition

Converted carbon emissions contest funded by NRG Energy, Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance CALGARY – Asking the public to “reimagine carbon,” a group of oilsands companies is helping to launch a $20-million XPrize competition to find innovative ways to address carbon emissions. Dan Wicklum, chief executive of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, said the goal is to […]

September 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Carbon capture research: BHP Billiton, SaskPower share data

Carbon capture research: BHP Billiton, SaskPower share data

Canadian carbon capture project at Boundary Dam in Saskatchewan A publicly owned Canadian electricity producer is partnering with mining giant BHP Billiton to further global research on carbon capture and storage technology. Under a memorandum of understanding, BHP will contribute to the establishment of a global knowledge centre to promote research and reduce the cost […]

September 11, 2015 | By More
Wind power: Bigger turbines mean greater renewable energy returns

Wind power: Bigger turbines mean greater renewable energy returns

BC wind power project to generate 2.75 to 3.2 megawatts of power CALGARY – From megawatts to the size of rotors, everything about wind turbines has been getting bigger. But even proponents of wind power say they may be reaching a limit as logistics and a lack of social acceptance over their size start to hinder growth. San […]

August 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Methane fuelled tractor prototype tested by Italian farmers

Methane fuelled tractor prototype tested by Italian farmers

Methane fuelled tractor more environmentally friendly VENARIA REALE, Italy – Luca Remmert’s dream of running a self-sustainable farm is within sight. He produces energy from corn and grain near the northern Italian city of Turin and hopes in the not too distant future to run all of his eight tractors on methane generated at the farm. Remmert’s 450-hectare […]

August 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
SunRun IPO, SunEdison deal for Vivint scare investors, even as solar heats up

SunRun IPO, SunEdison deal for Vivint scare investors, even as solar heats up

SunRun IPO raised $250M, but shares fell 13 per cent Wednesday NEW YORK – A string of deals involving rooftop solar companies has shown both the appeal and potential of the business, and limits to investor enthusiasm. SunRun, the San Francisco-based solar financing pioneer, raised $250 million in an initial public offering Wednesday, but shares fell 13 […]

August 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nova Scotia, BC agree to tidal energy partnership development MOU

Nova Scotia, BC agree to tidal energy partnership development MOU

Tidal energy deal will bring together public, private stakeholders HALIFAX – Nova Scotia and British Columbia are partnering to develop tidal energy on Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts. A memorandum of understanding, signed by representatives from both provinces today at the Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference in Halifax, says the provinces will share research and technology related to tidal energy. The […]

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Toyota, Nissan, Honda collaborate on Hydrogen fuel cell technology

Toyota, Nissan, Honda collaborate on Hydrogen fuel cell technology

Companies push toward a ‘hydrogen society’ TOKYO – Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan’s big push toward “a hydrogen society.” Fuel cell vehicles emit no pollution. They run on the power created when hydrogen stored as fuel combines with oxygen in the air to […]

July 1, 2015 | By | Reply More