Carbon & Sustainability

​Net zero carbon emissions target a 'moon shot,' says natural resources minister

Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 7:20 AM MDT

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan says achieving the Trudeau government's target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is a “moon…

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​Electric car charging stations are finally about to take off

Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 6:24 AM MDT

The electric vehicle sector has been stuck for years with a chicken-and-egg problem. Until there were extensive networks of public…

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​Satellite launch aims for increased scrutiny of methane emitters

Monday, June 22, 2020, 6:34 AM MDT

Energy and commodity producers releasing methane into the atmosphere will face increased scrutiny with the launch of the first satellite…

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​Whitecap Resources operation a great ‘green story’ for Weyburn area

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 10:19 AM MDT

Whitecap Resources' carbon dioxide miscible flood operation is a “significant green story," says the company's operations superintendent. Darcy Cretin shared…

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​The electric car battery boom has screeched to a halt, for now

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 6:40 AM MDT

Three decades of advances took lithium-ion batteries from powering handheld Sony camcorders to propelling Tesla’s popular electric vehicles. The rapid…

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​China’s carbon dioxide emissions expand fastest since 2011

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 6:44 AM MDT

China’s carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels grew by 319 million tons last year, or 3.4 per cent, the most…

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​More public input needed on nuclear waste management, concerned groups say

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 6:10 AM MDT

Several public-interest groups are calling for a suspension of federal decision-making on radioactive-waste disposal until Canada has stronger policies in…

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​Tesla strikes deal to buy cobalt from Glencore for EV plants

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 7:03 AM MDT

Tesla Inc. will buy cobalt from Glencore plc, the world’s biggest miner of the metal, as the carmaker looks to…

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​China likely to ease coal mine closures to meet rising needs

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 6:50 AM MDT

China will likely ease the pressure on local governments to shut older, inefficient coal mines as it seeks to meet…

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Alberta officially ends agency created to handle green rebates and programs

Friday, June 12, 2020, 6:33 AM MDT

Alberta is closing the door on an agency that championed eco-initiatives but was ridiculed by Premier Jason Kenney as a…

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Fossil fuel’s answer to climate change just got less expensive

Friday, June 12, 2020, 6:28 AM MDT

Carbon capture, the fossil-fuel industry’s favourite weapon against climate change, has never really caught on because of the cost. That…

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Renault rattled by threat from Chinese electric cars imports

Friday, June 12, 2020, 6:18 AM MDT

A flood of Chinese electric cars coming ashore in Norway — one of the biggest markets for battery-powered vehicles in…

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