Category: Energy

Net-zero home: Tiny lots and rounded roofs

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Net-zero home: Tiny lots and rounded roofs

A net-zero home is close to reality and it won’t be long before they are commonplace Building a net-zero home is an intricate dance between design, technology and location. But if you build a net-zero home in the wilds, far from your work, school and entertainment, with no infrastructure and an hour-long commute how sustainable […]

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Oil sands tailings ponds subject of NAFTA dispute

| August 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Oil sands tailings ponds subject of NAFTA dispute

Canada has rejected authority of oil sands tailings ponds investigation request Investigators from an environmental watchdog set up as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement want to investigate whether Canada is enforcing its laws on toxic leakage from giant oil sands tailings ponds. Canada has already told the Commission on Environmental Cooperation that it […]

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CNRL applies to use different extraction method Primrose East leak site

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
CNRL applies to use different extraction method Primrose East leak site

CNRL to use low pressure steaming method Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. is seeking approval to resume crude extraction from the part of its Primrose East oilsands property where a bitumen-water mixture was found oozing to the surface last year. But the Calgary-based company (TSX:CNQ) said it’s planning to use a different steaming method that it says would […]

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Province silent on decisions about who speaks at Alberta energy hearings

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Province silent on decisions about who speaks at Alberta energy hearings

Environmental groups and First Nations denied standing at Alberta energy hearings nine times The Alberta government has refused to release documents on its decisions about who gets to speak at public hearings on energy development. The issue of public input has generated increasing concern and at least one court case. The Canadian Press filed a […]

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Fracking pioneer doubtful that Nova Scotia will lift ban

| August 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fracking pioneer doubtful that Nova Scotia will lift ban

Peter Hill says fracking protests are about emotion, not science or health The man who pioneered fracking in Nova Scotia says he doesn’t expect the province to lift a two-year moratorium on the contentious practice, mainly because the government is afraid of upsetting a vocal but misinformed minority. Peter Hill, chairman of Denver-based Triangle Petroleum, says […]

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Chevron looks for new Kitimat LNG partner after Apache withdraws

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Chevron looks for new Kitimat LNG partner after Apache withdraws

Chevron does not want to increase share in Kitimat LNG project Chevron Corp. said Friday it needs a new partner for a West Coast natural gas export project, but it will press ahead with early-stage development work on it in the meantime. A day earlier, Apache Corp. announced it would “completely exit” the 50-50 partnership, […]

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Apache Corp., under investor pressure, pulls out of Kitimat LNG project

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Apache Corp., under investor pressure, pulls out of Kitimat LNG project

Apache under pressure to restructure A liquefied natural gas project planned for Kitimat, B.C., faces an uncertain future after one of its U.S. partners announced plans to get out of the LNG business. Apache Corp. said Thursday it plans to ditch the Kitimat LNG project, which it was developing alongside Chevron Corp., as well as […]

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Cenovus appoints VP of Rail to leadership team

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cenovus appoints VP of Rail to leadership team

Cenovus looks to rail to ship oil in light of pipeline opposition Cenovus Energy Inc. has appointed a vice president of rail to its leadership team, as the major oilsands producer moves more of its crude by train. The Calgary-based company (TSX:CVE) made its announcement as it posted a more than threefold increase in second-quarter profits […]

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Julie Payette: Retired astronaut one of two Canadian women in space

| July 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
Julie Payette: Retired astronaut one of two Canadian women in space

Julie Payette says her family never discouraged her dreams of becoming an astronaut Five years after her final flight, retired astronaut Julie Payette admits she had doubts she would ever fly as she watched the Americans send astronauts to the moon in the late 1960s and early ’70s. She faced several obstacles on the road […]

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NEB orders Enbridge to stop maintenance work on Manitoba oil pipeline

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
NEB orders Enbridge to stop maintenance work on Manitoba oil pipeline

Inspection of Enbridge Line 3 maintenance work revealed problems The National Energy Board has ordered Enbridge Inc. to stop work along its Line 3 oil pipeline in Manitoba after an inspection earlier this month revealed numerous environmental and safety concerns. Line 3 has been carrying crude between Alberta and Wisconsin for nearly half a century. Enbridge […]

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