Tar Sands

19/12/20
Author: 
Jeff Lewis
TODD KOROL / REUTERS Suncor Energy president and CEO Mark Little speaks at the TD Securities Calgary Energy Conference in Calgary, July 9, 2019.

06/02/2020

Alberta's bitumen can be used to produce carbon fibre for electric vehicles, Little points out.

TORONTO (Reuters) ― The shift to electric vehicles and other low-carbon technologies could disrupt crude oil demand on a similar scale to the coronavirus pandemic, Suncor Energy Inc.’s chief executive said on Monday.

18/12/20
Author: 
Sharon J. Riley
A new report confirms what communities close to the Alberta oilsands have long suspected: tailings ponds are leaking and toxic fluids are making their way into groundwater and tributaries of the Athabasca River. Photo: Todd Korol / Cavan Images

Dec 14, 2020

A years-long international investigation has found ‘scientifically valid evidence’ the massive pits that store toxic waste in the oilsands are leaking, leaving Albertans wondering who’s going to clean them up

There are more than a trillion litres of toxic oilsands waste stored in tailings ponds near Alberta’s Athabasca River — and they’re leaking.

18/12/20
Author: 
David Climenhaga
Sunset over an oilfield (Photo: Arne Hückelheim, Creative Commons).

Dec. 17, 2020

Word about solid-state batteries out of Toyota City last week created a buzz in the automotive press and got some headlines on social media, but I doubt very many people out here in Wild Rose Country paid much attention. 

They probably should’ve.

05/12/20
Author: 
Canadian Press

International analyses suggest Canadian financiers are oiling the wheels of the fossil fuel industry at a far greater rate than their peers.

Bankers say they've made big strides in addressing climate change concerns and promise to reveal how dependent on carbon their portfolios are. They add the nature of Canada's resource-driven economy makes large investments in oil and gas all but inevitable.

But critics say not much is changing.

27/11/20
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Suncor oilsands plant, featuring petroleum coker towers, in 2010. Suncor has proposed replacing its coke boilers with natural gas in order to cut emissions, but has suspended the project and is now asking for government support. Photo from Suncor

Nov. 27, 2020

The oil and gas industry “likely won’t meaningfully reduce” its carbon pollution this decade without more government funding, according to a new Royal Bank of Canada report.

25/11/20
Author: 
Natalie Southworth

Groups Say Federal Government Must Change Course with TMX, Recoup Billions of Unspent Tax Dollars

 

For Immediate Release

 

19/11/20
Author: 
David Thurton ·

At an annual public meeting, the government-owned project was accused of holding back information

 
17/11/20
Author: 
Andrew Weichel
A blockade calling for the cancellation of Trans Mountain Pipeline on Nov. 17, 2020.

November 17, 2020

VANCOUVER -- Protesters have organized another blockade in B.C.'s Lower Mainland while calling on Justin Trudeau's government to cancel the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

The latest railway blockade was organized by the Extinction Rebellion, the same group of climate-focused activists responsible for shutting down the Burrard Street Bridge in downtown Vancouver last year and a number of other demonstrations in the region.

13/11/20
Author: 
Bob Weber
The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility is reflected in a tailings pond near the city of Fort McMurray, Alta., on June 1, 2014. File photo by The Canadian Press/Jason Franson

November 12th 2020

Emissions of a potent greenhouse gas from Canada's oilpatch are nearly twice as high as previously thought, says newly published federal research.

The findings on methane from Environment Canada researchers could complicate regulatory attempts to nearly halve releases over the next five years, says an environmental group.

"That target will not be met unless the regulations are significantly strengthened," said Dale Marshall of Environmental Defence.

13/11/20
Author: 
Carl Meyer

Canada and Saudi Arabia are the “worst performers” amongst their respective peers when it comes to the scale of support for oil and gas production, a new report says.

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