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Coverage of energy since September 20, 2023.

LETTER: Time to end oil and gas industry's influence on government

"...Scientists tell us extreme weather is becoming more frequent and more intense because of climate change. Global warming is caused by greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), mostly carbon dioxide and methane, trapped in Earth’s atmosphere. These emissions come primarily from the burning of fossil fuels..."

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NB Power turning to Ontario Power Generation to improve performance at nuclear power plant

"...“New Brunswick Power employees … have incredible expertise in running that plant so I don't know how bringing in new people from OPG is going to make any particular difference,” he said. “The utility seems to think at the management level that someone else is going to the problem when I think the problem is inherent in that nuclear power plant. ”NB Power lost $43 million last year, which it says is mainly due to struggles at Point Lepreau as it spent $207 million on replacement power during a December outage and a longer than planned outage in the spring..."

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Workers’ strike notice threatens Coastal Gaslink Pipeline

"...Owned by Trans Canada Energy, the pipeline will ship natural gas from Groundbirch in northeastern B. C. to Kitimat where it will be super-cooled into liquid form for export at the multi-billion dollar LNG Canada facility now under construction..."

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Gas prices back up after mid-week break

"...In Nova Scotia, where gasoline prices have fallen 13 cents in two days, regular self-serve ranges from $1. 75 to $1. 79 per litre..."

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Coastal GasLink fined $340,000 for erosion, sediment control challenges

"...The Coastal GasLink pipeline has been fined $340,000 by the B. C. Environmental Assessment Office for issues related to erosion and sediment control..."

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Japan, Canada pledge more co-operation on battery supply chains, AI technology

"...Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne was coy about what kind of Canadian subsidies could follow to lure Japanese battery makers into Canada, though he and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson both mentioned discussions underway with Toyota and Honda..."

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Pathways Alliance watching Trans Mountain’s latest hurdles with dismay

"...It is key to the oilsands industry’s commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from production by 2050 — something it must do in order meet Canada’s international climate commitments. The oilsands industry currently accounts for about 12 per cent of Canada’s overall emissions..."

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N.B. Conservation Council raises concerns about lack of costing for SMRs in NB Power plan

"...SMRs are new technology in the nuclear power sphere. A single small modular reactor is capable of producing 300 megawatts. Moe Qureshi, the CCNB’s manager of climate solutions, said the IRP focused heavily on SMRs despite their relative newness and left out a key component to using them in the future – the cost..."

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Tories concerned bill gives politicians power to kill offshore oil drilling in protected areas

"...Labour and Seniors Minister Seamus O’Regan arrives to a Liberal caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. The Atlantic Liberal caucus is slamming the Conservative Party for opposing new legislation that would extend the Atlantic accords to include renewable energy and not fossil fuels..."

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Stop using some power bars in Energy Efficiency Kits

"...A heads up to New Brunswickers who received a free Energy Efficiency Kit from NB Power..."

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Calgary plant the ‘brains' behind new innovation for more cost efficient EVs

"...Exro Technologies is celebrating the start of a production milestone, showcasing what it calls its “commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology in the electric vehicle industry and clean tech space. ”“We're reshaping the way the world consumes energy,” Exro CEO Sue Ozdemir told a crowd Wednesday morning. The company is doing that through a new inverter..."

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A Bright Future

How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow

"...Clearly written and beautifully illustrated, yet footnoted with extensive technical references, Goldstein and Qvist's book will provide a new touchstone in discussions of climate change..."

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Energy and Civilization

A History

"...Humans are the only species that can systematically harness energies outside their bodies, using the power of their intellect and an enormous variety of artifacts?from the simplest tools to internal combustion engines and nuclear reactors..."

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The Climate Challenge

101 Solutions to Global Warming

"...Each solution describes steps that are already being used in homes, schools, businesses, cities, and governments around the world-with full scientific references to help the reader dig deeper and push farther..."

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Jobs in energy

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Well Servicing Crews (EWS)

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Contracts Manager

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Emergency & Security Management Intern- 12-Month Opportunity

"...Students are an integral part of our team, whose contributions help drive our business forward..."

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Energy Manager (Agriculture)

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention energy.

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Deborah Greaves on wave power and offshore renewable energy

Duration: 28:29

"...If you’ve ever seen the ocean during a storm, you’ll understand the extraordinary power contained in waves..."

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MN 118. SFC Energy - Powering the Mining Industry with EFOY Fuel Cells

Duration: 19:10

"...Source: The Crownsmen Show..."

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The renewable energy revolution happening in Ukraine | Maxim Timchenko

Duration: 05:17

"...Source: TED Talks Daily..."

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How wireless energy from space could power everything | Ali Hajimiri

Duration: 10:50

"...Source: TED Talks Daily..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about energy.

The New Renault Scenic Has Some Amazing Tricks!

"...For Clean Energy and Home Tech take a look at the ​⁠​⁠@EverythingElectricShow ..."

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How Airlines Are Racing to Clean Up the Skies With “Green” Fuels

"...Pre-COVID, aviation was one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions, rising by about 2% every year since 2000..."

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273. Nukes or No Nukes - What is the role of nuclear in getting to a low carbon economy?

"...Is nuclear power the only we we can reach net-zero emissions or is it a threat to civilization and a distraction from other low carbon sources of energy such as solar and wind? Green Energy Futures teams up with the Energy vs Climate Podcast..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about energy relevant to the latest news.

Criteria for Assessing the Sustainability of Logging Operations?A Systematic Review

"...On the one hand, productivity is linked to the environmental and social pillars, as it is related to the level of greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, and the employment rate..."

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Another look at the nexus between economic growth trajectory and emission within the context of developing country: fresh insig

"...Using quarterly frequency data for the case of Russia from 1992 to 2018, the present study explores the interaction between disaggregated energy consumption (renewable energy and non-renewable energy), trade flow and economic growth on a broader measure for environmental degradation (ecological footprint)..."

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Stock market development and environmental quality in EU member countries: a dynamic heterogeneous approach

"...However, to the best of my knowledge, there has been no research on the linkage between stock market development and environmental quality in the EU, while controlling for natural resource rents, trade openness and energy consumption at the same time..."

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Cleaner Production Principles Applied to the Port Logistics Sector

"...These, when used, contribute to the formation of greenhouse gases (GHG), atmospheric pollution and global warming..."

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Impacts of digitalization on energy security: evidence from European countries

"...Notably, digitalization is beneficial for sustainable economic development, reflected by a rise in non-fossil and renewable energy consumption and a diminish in CO2 emission, especially in the long run..."

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Energy storage techniques, applications, and recent trends: A sustainable solution for power storage

"...The utilization of a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery in hybrid propulsion systems for marine applications, as well as the creation of a high energy density portable/mobile hydrogen energy storage system with an electrolyzer, a metal hydride, and a fuel cell are both covered in detail with a case study..."

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History of Energetics

"...For every stage the text presents separately the components of the energy system: general energy, thermoenergetics, hydroenergetics, nuclear energetics, energy resources, renewable energy and electroenergetics..."

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Effect of Section Thickness on Solidification and Microstructure of Ductile Cast Iron

"...In the current situation, where the energy crisis is continuously worsening, industries and researchers are vigorously working toward a common energy savings objective through various techniques..."

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