Posts Tagged ‘Natural Gas’

Mr. Suzuki, it’s evolution not revolution

Please Mr. Suzuki, promote evolution not revolution. In a recent article written for straight.com,  Canadian celebrity environmentalist David Suzuki suggested that electric cars won’t be enough to curb unsustainable carbon emissions caused by transportation, “Technological developments [such as electric cars etc.] are welcome, but maybe it’s time we started rethinking our car culture as whole. [...]

Canada and oil: Street hustler vs. Addiction Counsellor

Three of the biggest oil companies in Canada are projected to receive more in corporate tax cuts than what the Harper government plans to spend on green initiatives, an analysis by the NDP concludes.  The analysis estimates that Encana, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and Imperial Oil will benefit from more than $440 million in tax [...]

A natural progression?

A recent Toronto Star editorial this past weekend has brought to light the elements of uncertainty with the future of Ontario’s energy supply. Last week the province announced it will spend $300 million to keep the Pickering nuclear station afloat for another 10 years. The aging Pickering nuclear facility is scheduled to close by 2020 [...]

T. Boone and wind have a falling out

In 2008 T. Boone Pickens had a vision. To replace the 22% of the electricity that the United States gets from natural gas with wind energy, which would then allow natural gas to provide 38% of the nation’s fuel for transportation and reduce its dependence on foreign oil. The Pickens Plan calls for the United [...]

Dismal winter exposes cracks in green infrastructure

Earlier this month British Prime minister Gordon Brown backed up his green energy rhetoric by launching a £100bn program to build thousands of offshore wind turbines that could power most of Britain’s households during strong winds and are crucial to meeting the country’s renewable targets. The projects will be bigger than anything which exists today [...]

Carbon Credits: The House Always Wins

Probe the Near-Future for it’s potential… Join Jo Ferguson at Environauts.ca Explore the Future Possibilities of this article at: EnVIRONAUTS.ca …Unless of course the “House” gets shut down on charges of corruption, fraud, bribery, price fixing and graft.  At which point the rest of the story just recedes into fading history. Nobody gives much thought [...]

Slick oil tycoon cleans up his act.

In this day and age of new energy markets, renewable technologies, and sustainability considerations it seems that a lot of old school oil boys are involving themselves in the renewables revolution. The biggest one that comes to mind is T. Boone Pickens, the American financier who throughout the 80′s bought up oil companies through corporate [...]

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