Hydrogen research heats up

New process could lead to low emissions and high-value byproducts

Hydrogen research heats upA University of Alberta research team is working with a Calgary energy company to extract hydrogen and high-demand carbon products from natural gas, while emitting less carbon dioxide in the process. Innova Hydrogen and researchers in the Faculty of Engineering received $1.2 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Mitacs Accelerate Grants Program to develop the technology. Existing…

WEBINAR: Understanding the fundamentals of fission and fusion

Today's guest, Axel Meisen, explains nuclear fission and fusion, and the significant contributions each is expected to make for meeting the increasing global demand

Today's guest, Axel Meisen, explains nuclear fission and fusion, and the significant contributions each is expected to make for meeting the increasing global demand, and decarbonization, of energy in the long term. The series was produced by KEI Network for Troy Media. We welcome your comments below. Bios of our moderator and today’s guest: Eddy…

How much, how fast: Research sheds new light on carbon storage

Groundbreaking work could help industry understand how to store carbon safely over the long term

How much, how fast: Research sheds new light on carbon storageA University of Alberta researcher is working to improve how carbon dioxide is stored and absorbed when it’s pumped underground for safe, long-term storage. By taking an up-close look at the processes of carbon capture and storage (CCS), Amy Tsai, a professor in the Faculty of Engineering, is getting a better idea of how CO2 is transported…

Saving the planet from climate disaster, one bite at a time

UN estimates that half of 2050 emissions related to food could be cut by things like eating less meat

Saving the planet from climate disaster, one bite at a timeThe United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has provided a roadmap to saving the planet. For global food security, we must become better environmental stewards. To reduce gas emissions, we need to adhere to sustainable agricultural practices if we are to meet our 2030 targets, according to the report. And, yes, changes in…

Oil and gas leads Canadian spending on environmental protection

More than triple the next-highest industry on the list, mining and quarrying

Oil and gas leads Canadian spending on environmental protectionThe latest numbers show how much businesses in Canada spend on environmental protection, and it’s another year with the oil and gas sector way ahead of the pack. Statistics Canada reports that oil and gas producers spent $3.1 billion on environmental protection in 2019, the highest of all 20 industries in the annual survey. The…

Federal oil and gas emissions plan will hurt Canadians 

Canada is the solution to reliable, affordable, responsible energy security

Federal oil and gas emissions plan will hurt Canadians The federal government’s plan to require a 42 per cent reduction in emissions from Canada’s oil and gas sector by 2030 is based on assumptions divorced from reality and will ultimately hurt Canadians. Setting aggressive targets to cap and reduce the sector’s pollution – while no other major producing nation does the same – is…

Why we should ignore teen advice on policy issues

Teenagers have virtually no life experience and no expertise but are feted as if they were Einstein

Why we should ignore teen advice on policy issuesBy Mark Milke and Martin Mrazik The Aristotle Foundation for Public Policy The war on Ukraine instigated by Russian President Vladimir Putin should be a reminder that adults and their experiences and judgments matter, i.e. thinking through whether we wish to go to war with Russia. However obvious that seems, in recent years – on…

Canada’s oil sands represent U.S. energy security

Oil sands' commitment to reduce emissions means reliable and sustainable energy for North America

Canada’s oil sands represent U.S. energy securityThe growing global energy security crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlights the unique value of Canada’s oil sands to North America. Along with the sector’s stable, reliable supply is the joint commitment by virtually all oil sands producers to reduce total emissions and reach net zero by 2050 to help fight climate change.…

How the case for carbon taxes falls apart

Economist Steve Ambler says carbon taxes ‘make everything more expensive’

How the case for carbon taxes falls apartA leading Canadian economist says the case for carbon taxes is limited, with its proponents delivering more rhetoric than reality. In an interview, Steve Ambler, an economics professor at the University of Quebec at Montreal, gave an excellent analysis of one of Canada’s most controversial taxes. He disagrees with a Supreme Court verdict that called…

Effectiveness, public perceptions of carbon storage technology studied

Funding boosts project to help accelerate time to market for advances in carbon capture, storage

Effectiveness, public perceptions of carbon storage technology studiedCarbon capture and storage facilities can sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide emissions and prevent them from entering the atmosphere – but effective and cost-efficient monitoring technology is needed to ensure the CO2 being put into the ground is actually staying there. “The challenge here is that we want the CO2 to stay underground for…