Tag: Climate Change

United Airlines invests $30M in aviation biofuel company

June 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
United Airlines invests $30M in aviation biofuel company

United Airlines negotiates long term supply agreement with Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. United Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will invest $30 million in Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc, a company that has developed a low-cost, sustainable aviation biofuel which converts municipal solid waste into aviation biofuel. “Investing in alternative fuels is not only good for the environment, […]

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Big Oil’s push for a carbon tax pragmatic, not just PR: Experts

June 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Big Oil’s push for a carbon tax pragmatic, not just PR: Experts

Carbon tax seen as inevitable It may seem odd to hear Big Oil tout a policy that would make it costlier to do business. But experts say recent calls for a carbon tax have pragmatic, not just public relations, motivations. Michal Moore, an energy economist at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, said […]

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Technology, money, policies must line up to fulfil G7 goals

June 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Technology, money, policies must line up to fulfil G7 goals

G7 goals: Decarbonize the global economy When leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy countries pledge to “decarbonize” the global economy, they’re talking about a shift so dramatic that one analyst described it as a new Apollo mission. Like putting a man on the moon, it would require overcoming major hurdles related to technology and […]

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G7 climate change goals: CAPP press says technology key

June 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
G7 climate change goals: CAPP press says technology key

G7 climate change goals – deep cuts to emissions by 2050 A lot can change in 85 years. A G7 goal to shift to a no-carbon economy over the course of this century isn’t spooking Canada’s biggest oil and natural gas industry group. Tim McMillan, head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, said technology will be […]

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G7 leaders call for ending fossil fuel use by end of century

June 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
G7 leaders call for ending fossil fuel use by end of century

G7 leaders commit to decarbonizing the global economy during this century German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed that the world should phase out the use of fossil fuels by the end of this century. Merkel said today that the G-7 leaders committed themselves to the need to “decarbonize […]

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Aggressive California climate change plan advanced by lawmakers

June 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Aggressive California climate change plan advanced by lawmakers

California climate change plan called most aggressive in North America On Wednesday, lawmakers pushed through an ambitious California climate change package to reduce the state’s carbon footprint and boost the use of renewable energy to 50 per cent in 15 years. The state Senate passed proposals to enact Gov. Jerry Brown’s call to curb greenhouse […]

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Coal slammed by oil and gas companies as climate deal nears

June 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Coal slammed by oil and gas companies as climate deal nears

Switch from coal to natural gas for power generation urged Chemistry books say there are three fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. Lately you could get the impression that coal is the only one. As a global agreement to rein in climate-warming carbon emissions draws closer, oil and gas companies are increasingly talking about coal as the problem […]

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Call to stop fossil fuel investments gains traction outside Canada

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Call to stop fossil fuel investments gains traction outside Canada

Fossil fuel investments cut at Oxford University Scott Vrooman says he wants Dalhousie University and Queen’s University to stop investing in fossil fuel companies so much that he’s willing to tear up his degrees from the institutions if they don’t change their policies. The writer and comedian made the promise last week to pressure the […]

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North American climate change, energy working group established

May 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
North American climate change, energy working group established

North American climate change group to focus on clean energies, carbon capture Canada, the United States and Mexico have established a ministerial-level working group on North American climate change and energy issues. Greg Rickford, Canada’s minister of natural resources, reached the deal, along with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Pedro Joaquin-Coldwell, Mexico’s energy secretary, […]

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Suncor CEO says action needed to combat climate change

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Suncor CEO says action needed to combat climate change

Suncor CEO Steve Williams says best place to start is at the provincial level Calls for tougher carbon pricing are coming from what may, on the surface, seem like an unlikely source: Calgary business leaders, including the boss of Canada’s biggest oilsands player. “Climate change is happening,” Suncor Energy CEO Steve Williams said in a […]

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