Let’s be smarter on carbon capture. We won’t get to net-zero without it

There is a real opportunity to reduce GHG emissions through decarbonization

Let’s be smarter on carbon capture. We won’t get to net-zero without itCOP26 in Glasgow is likely to call for even more ambitious GHG emission reduction targets than the ones that have been consistently missed by virtually all countries. Canada’s existing target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 is daunting enough as is. Strangely, much of the focus of carbon policy has been on reducing the amount…

Geothermal energy could be generated from captured CO2, study shows

Discovery that technology is viable moves it closer to becoming part of a low-carbon economy

Geothermal energy could be generated from captured CO2, study showsUniversity of Alberta research is making new strides in discoveries about capturing and storing carbon – while yielding a high-value end product from carbon dioxide. A process that injects the greenhouse gas deep below ground, then circulates it to extract heat and geothermal energy, has proven viable in a feasibility study by U of A…

The hamster wheel of Canada’s carbon conversation

We're going around and around faster and faster, but the momentum doesn't get us any closer to a carbon solution now or into the future

The hamster wheel of Canada’s carbon conversationCanadians need to keep calm and carbon on. It's sound guidance even for those who want to engage more deeply in the critical conversations around carbon that will be so key in shaping Canada’s economic and energy future. But how long Canadians can remain calm is uncertain. Right now, many are legitimately frustrated by the various echo…

Wynne ignores lessons about the pitfalls of cap and trade

Ontarian households are going to feel the pain, while politically connected industries will reap a windfall

Wynne ignores lessons about the pitfalls of cap and tradeLast week, the Ontario government released draft regulations under which 102 large industrial emitters will get free allowances to produce greenhouse gases (GHGs) at current levels in 2017 and would then have to reduce their emissions by more than four per cent a year until 2020. Distributors of gasoline, home heating fuel and natural gas…