Jim Bentein

Jim Bentein is a regular contributor to JWN publications. 


Canadian senators give unanimous push for Trans Mountain

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 3:08 PM MDT

British Columbia’s former energy minister, now a member of the senate, was able to get his fellow senators to pass…

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ATCO expanding in Mexico with new power plant

Friday, March 9, 2018, 3:13 PM MST

Calgary-based ATCO’s Mexican division, which has announced a series of investments in the country since its power sector was deregulated…

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​Mexico electricity commission reports 2017 loss on cost of importing U.S. natural gas

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 3:13 PM MST

Mexico’s state-owned utility, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), reported a loss of about US$500 million for 2017, mostly because of…

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Hinton exploring the viability of capturing geothermal heat from re-purposed oil and gas wells

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 3:03 PM MST

The Alberta foothills community of Hinton, with a population of 10,000, will become the testing ground for a technology that…

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​Total to open first Mexico service station as Pemex monopoly fades

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 1:33 PM MST

Lake Chapala,Mex. — French oil and gas major Total S.A. is opening its first fuel station in Mexico, joining a…

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​ATCO moves further into Mexico with US$90 million hydro plant buy

Friday, January 5, 2018, 2:16 PM MST

Calgary-based ATCO has announced its second significant investment in less than a month in Mexico’s newly liberalized power and energy…

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​‘This project is vital to our region’: Cold Lake urges approval of Imperial oilsands expansion

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:24 PM MST

The City of Cold Lake is calling on the Government of Alberta to speed up the regulatory approval for the…

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Tiny BC company sees big future in battery recycling

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 2:24 PM MST

A tiny Surrey, B.C.-based company believes it may have the solution to two of the major roadblocks to widespread adoption…

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Why Canada is a top spot for electric vehicles to reduce GHGs

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 2:52 PM MST

With one of the world’s greenest electricity grids, Canada is ideally suited for the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs),…

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Canada 150: Hibernia – one billion barrels and counting

Monday, November 13, 2017, 6:22 PM MST

This week marks the 20th anniversary of of the birth of the oil industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. On November…

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​New Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor designation gaining momentum in Alberta

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 3:16 PM MDT

Mike Yorke has worked for almost 20 years in labour relations and as a project manager at some of the…

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Canada's biggest threat to meeting GHG targets? Reluctance of Canadians to change their lifestyles

Friday, August 25, 2017, 1:59 PM MDT

Canadians pay among the lowest prices for electricity in the world, and the chair of a Senate committee that has…

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