Some of Alberta's regulated greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters might have to pay twice for their carbon emissions, as several low-tillage carbon credit projects have failed a government audit. The potential failures could influence how emitters choose to comply with government emissions targets in the future.
Oil and gas operators looking for effective field maintenance solutions that reduce costs while optimizing production levels would be well advised to consider a couple of unique green alternatives that are both cost effective and provide a significant opportunity to reduce environmental footprints.
A partnership between the governments of Alberta and Canada and Shell Canada Limited to build a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project is expected to result in knowledge that can then be transferred to other industrial processes to reduce future greenhouse gas emissions in Alberta and indeed, across Canada.
Early in the shale gas revolution, when the immensity of the resource in the United States, Canada and around the world was heralded as ushering in a new age in energy production, a few savvy pundits foresaw that water usage could become a pinch point in its development.
A half-decade later, with a dozen shale gas basins across North America on production and horizontal multi-frac technology now tapping tight oil and liquids-rich tight gas plays, the public outcry over the industry's water use is a reality.
A couple of years ago, environmental activists—and more particularly those high-rhetoric mouthpieces of the movement we have labelled Green Grinches—attacked Canada's environmental record on the most visible front possible: northern Alberta's vast oilsands developments.
A Vancouver blogger has uncovered a U.S. money trail that leads straight to Canadian green groups, and unleashed a firestorm of debate as hearings open into a key oilsands pipeline
Blasting off to a fresh new start on the eve of the environmental review process for the Northern Gateway pipeline, Joe Oliver, Canada's minister for natural resources, began 2012 by issuing an unprecedented open letter to slam environmentalists for using foreign funding to undermine national economic interests.