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Coverage of energy industry since August 9, 2023.

Alberta underestimates methane emissions by 50 per cent: study Globalnews.ca

"...The study from Carleton University's Energy and Emissions Research Lab also says oil and gas produced in the province emit significantly more methane for the energy produced than jurisdictions such as British Columbia — a measurement that offers a warning to industry, said lead author Matthew Johnson. “The future is, your ability to sell (gas) into certain markets will be based on methane intensity,” he said. Johnson's lab, which published its latest paper in the journal Nature Communications Earth and Environment, combined several different measuring methods for methane, a greenhouse gas considered to be about 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide in the first 20 years after its release..."

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Introducing the CHFCA’s new Chair and Vice-Chair

"...power and clean energy industry. Beth helps businesses and markets grow through the development and management of client, stakeholder and policy strategies that drive increased brand awareness, market access and growth. Beth is an active industry member and has been a board member for Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association for the last three years..."

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Suncor CEO appearing today at Commons committee to explain comments on sustainability

"...However, Suncor began retreating from renewable energy even before Kruger took over as CEO, moving last year to sell off its solar and wind power assets..."

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Canadian oil output to hit new heights within 2 years: report Globalnews.ca

"...The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is expected to be completed in early 2024. The pipeline was purchased by the federal government in 2018 after its previous owner Kinder Morgan Canada Inc. threatened to scrap the expansion project in the face of environmentalist opposition and regulatory hurdles..."

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Keyera marks opening of KAPS natural gas pipeline, its largest project to date

"...Keyera says the pipeline will advance Alberta’s energy industry by allowing producers to grow natural gas production..."

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Keyera Corp. marks opening of 575-kilometre pipeline in Alberta Globalnews.ca

"...The recently completed KAPS pipeline will transport 350,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids and condensate from the Montney and Duvernay production basins to Keyera Corp. 's liquids processing and storage hub in Fort Saskatchewan, northeast of Edmonton. KAPS is operated by Keyera — one of Canada's largest independent midstream energy infrastructure businesses — and 50 per cent owned by Stonepeak, an alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets..."

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Window to meet global climate goals ‘rapidly closing,' UN report warns

"...While the calls for transformation change to climate policies are notable — the report uses a version of the words “urgent” and “transform” at least once on each of its 45 pages — climate experts say the overall message is nothing new. “It's discouraging how many reports keep saying the same thing with increasing desperation,” said Kathryn Harrison, a political science professor at the University of British Columbia who studies climate and energy policy. “It's urgent because we're off track..."

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Former UK Atomic Energy Authority head joins General Fusion board

"...“I’ve been a part of the fusion energy industry for many years now,” Harrison said. “General Fusion’s unique technology stands out and has exciting promise to put fusion energy onto the electricity grid. I am thrilled to join the General Fusion team and be a part of the company’s progress..."

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A six-hour, hydrogen-fueled 'endurance race'

"...Horizon Educational will join forces with the RE+ 2023 clean energy conference from September 11-14th to host the Horizon Hydrogen Grand Prix (H2GP) World Final in Las Vegas, NV. The event will see 200 students from 20+ countries make the big trip to Las Vegas to test their renewable energy technology skills over a six-hour, hydrogen-fueled ‘endurance race’.   ..."

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Conservatives tweet while Canada burns

"...If anything, Poilievre’s version of the CPC has made its indifference to climate change a key selling feature to its base. That sales job seems to be working, too. According to an Aug..."

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Suncor is turning its back on a clean energy future, let’s turn our backs on them

"...Kruger’s walk-back away from clean energy comes after the CEOs of Shell and BP made similar moves. The former Imperial Oil CEO came out of retirement in May only to steer the company “back to being a good old-fashioned oil company,” as Western Standard noted. Suncor had already divested from solar and wind assets last year, reportedly to focus on hydrogen and renewable fuels..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention energy industry.

How oil and gas investments will drive Canada's economic recovery

Duration: 33:03

"...Our post-pandemic economy depends on creating jobs and income through investments and exports..."

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E063: Changing Energy Landscape: A Regulatory Practitioner's Perspective

Duration: 38:56

"...Rajat Sarawat is an experienced energy sector professional with more than 25 years of experience in the Industry..."

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The Law Firm That Cashed in on Fossil Fuel Failures

Duration: 13:52

"...Record-low prices gave the fossil fuel industry a horrible year financially in 2020..."

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April News Roundup

Duration: 17:29

"...Tune in as Marcene Mitchell and Shari Friedman discuss the latest climate business news, focusing on the unprecedented drop in oil prices and what it means for the clean energy industry. ..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about energy industry.

Facing the Energy Future: A Conversation with Phillips 66 CEO Mark Lashier

"...There has never been a more exciting time to carve a career in the energy industry and make an impact..."

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The Future of Energy || Discuss the Future with Peter Terium

"...In NEOM, he and his team are building a 100% renewable energy system, which will result in the production and worldwide exportation of green hydrogen, fueling green industries around the planet..."

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A Conversation with Maxim Timchenko, CEO of Ukraine’s DTEK

"...Ukraine’s private sector — and its energy industry, in particular — has played a crucial role in the response to the ongoing crisis by striving to maintain energy supplies for people’s everyday needs..."

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Changemakers Episode 5 – Moving beyond zero carbon to a circular economy

"...We are developing 100% clean energy at scale for NEOM and ultimately the entire planet..."

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Academic Research

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

Sustainable production of biofuels from the algae-derived biomass

"...The development of algae-based biofuel would not only change environmental pollution control but also benefit producers' economic and social advancement..."

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Automotive revolution and carbon neutrality

"...Meanwhile, it discusses the key technologies and progress of the hydrogen energy industry chain in the upstream hydrogen production, midstream hydrogen storage and transportation, downstream hydrogen station construction and hydrogen fuel cells in turn..."

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The major techniques, advantages, and pitfalls of various methods used in geological carbon sequestration

"...Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of greenhouse gases and a driver of climate change and associated challenges like global warming, drought, flooding, etc..."

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Progress in green ammonia production as potential carbon-free fuel

"...One way to decarbonize the energy industry is by converting electrical energy into chemical energy via water electrolysis to produce hydrogen..."

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The influence of technological changes in energy efficiency on the infrastructure deterioration in the energy sector

"...Our evaluation indicators are chosen in terms of the reliability of the energy infrastructure, of its quality, of the accidents that may happen and of the consequent environmental risks..."

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Technology-push, demand-pull and endogenous drivers of innovation in the renewable energy industry

"...We apply this perspective to study innovation in the renewable energy (RE) industry in 15 European Union countries..."

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Is the ?pollution haven hypothesis? valid for China?s carbon trading system? A re-examination based on inter-provincial carbon

"...The empirical results showed that under the constraints of established environmental regulation, the pilot policy promoted the transfer of pollution-intensive industries to a certain extent and verified the ?pollution haven hypothesis?; the proportion of the secondary sector and energy industry in the pilot areas had been reduced after the pilot policy; on the contrary, the technical level and the economic development level of the pilot provinces and cities had been further improved..."

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The role of environmental initiatives and green value co-creation as mediators: promoting corporate entrepreneurship and green

"...This study lays out a strategy for luring energy corporate investors to make investments in clean energy technology, thereby helping to mitigate the effects of global warming caused by wood burning while also advancing the regional long-term technological development and energy sustainability..."

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Assessing the relationship between energy-related methane emissions and the burden of cardiovascular diseases: a cross-sectiona

"...The energy industry significantly contributes to anthropogenic methane emissions, which add to global warming and have been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD)..."

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Solar radiation prediction using boosted decision tree regression model: A case study in Malaysia

"...Malaysia has immense potential to develop such an industry due to its location in the equatorial zone and its climatic characteristics with high solar energy resources..."

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