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Brad Wall says he is open to broader carbon price in future

Brad Wall says he is open to broader carbon price in future

Now is not the time for a new carbon price: Wall REGINA _ Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he is open to a broader carbon price in the future, but now is not the time for a new tax. Speaking the day after his Saskatchewan Party won its third majority, Wall reiterated that he believes his […]

April 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
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
Alberta environment minister: ‘Entering a world that is going to be constrained

Alberta environment minister: ‘Entering a world that is going to be constrained

Alberta environment minister looks toward global changes with respect to carbon EDMONTON _ Climate isn’t all that’s changing in Alberta. The province’s NDP government has arguably made bigger moves on global warming in six months than the previous Conservatives made in a generation. And the changes aren’t going to stop. The details of the government’s […]

January 3, 2016 | 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
More companies add carbon pricing to financial planning to mitigate risk

More companies add carbon pricing to financial planning to mitigate risk

Globally, 437 companies factored in carbon pricing in 2015 CALGARY – A new study shows companies in Canada and around the world are increasingly putting a price on carbon emissions in their financial planning in order to mitigate risks. The London-based CPD organization says 437 companies factored in carbon pricing in 2015, nearly triple the 150 companies […]

September 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Brad Wall urges oil industry to fight celebrity critics with facts

Brad Wall urges oil industry to fight celebrity critics with facts

Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall urging oil industry to do a better job of telling its story REGINA – Saskatchewan’s premier is urging the oil and gas industry to do a better job selling itself or risk losing the battle for public opinion to celebrity critics who he says have unrealistic ideas on how quickly the world can kick […]

September 17, 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
U.S. lawmakers tour Sask. carbon capture, storage project

U.S. lawmakers tour Sask. carbon capture, storage project

Lindsey Graham says carbon capture works, has multiple uses ESTEVAN, Canada – U.S. presidential candidate Lindsey Graham is praising carbon capture and storage technology in Saskatchewan and says it’s time to pursue similar projects in his own country. The Republican senator for South Carolina was part of a delegation of U.S. lawmakers who toured SaskPower’s Boundary […]

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
SaskPower to Alberta: Don’t give up on carbon capture

SaskPower to Alberta: Don’t give up on carbon capture

Carbon capture essential to reducing greenhouse gases As the government of Alberta considers how to shift away from plans carbon capture, the head of a similar program in Saskatchewan has one word of advice: don’t. Mike Monea, president of carbon capture initiatives at the provincial utility SaskPower, said carbon capture and storage, which involves trapping carbon […]

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doctors, public health experts: Get off coal ASAP

Doctors, public health experts: Get off coal ASAP

Substituting cleaner energy for coal will reduce air pollution significantly Some top international doctors and public health experts have issued an urgent prescription for a feverish planet Earth: Get off coal as soon as possible. Substituting cleaner energy worldwide for coal will reduce air pollution and give Earth a better chance at avoiding dangerous climate […]

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More