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PepsiCo pre-orders 100 Tesla Semi trucks

PepsiCo pre-orders 100 Tesla Semi trucks

Tesla Semi trucks purchase part of PepsiCo’s plan to cut GHGs PepsiCo Inc is the latest major US company to reserve new Tesla Semi trucks.  The second-largest food and beverage company in the world has placed an order for 100 electric semi trucks, the largest Tesla big rig order to date. The maker of Mountain […]

By December 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Oil prices dip after early session surge due to pipeline shutdown

Oil prices dip after early session surge due to pipeline shutdown

Oil prices rise to two-year high before losing gains On Tuesday, oil prices surged to a two-year high after cracks found in the Forties pipeline shut down the United Kingdom’s largest North Sea crude pipeline, cutting into the supply of Brent crude. The 406,000 barrels per day (b/d) pipeline was shutdown on Monday, the first […]

By December 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Column: City of Vancouver, FortisBC collaborate on climate action

Column: City of Vancouver, FortisBC collaborate on climate action

FortisBC will present its long-term resource plan to the B.C. Utilities Commission Thursday By Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze That the City of Vancouver and FortisBC have agreed to collaborate on climate action is positive news. It is heartening to see FortisBC collaboratively engage to explore its role in the low-carbon economy. How far this new way of thinking has […]

By December 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Low-carbon economy will not be made by policy alone

Low-carbon economy will not be made by policy alone

Reversing course on low-carbon economy unwise for Canada, despite US stance By Glen Hodgson The transformation to a low-carbon economy has begun. Much of the public debate has been about the policy framework and instruments for shaping a low-carbon economy. Some of the basic economic fundamentals, such as the role of consumption and investment, and […]

By December 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Comparing Trump vs. Notley policies on decline of coal

Comparing Trump vs. Notley policies on decline of coal

Propping up domestic coal demand is an expensive snooze button By Meredith Fowlie The decline in U.S. coal-fired electricity generation is a good news/bad news story, depending on your perspective. The good news is that, as coal gets displaced by cleaner fuels, the climate changes more slowly, and we all breathe easier. But the pictures below […]

By December 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Column: Hedge funds start to take profits after oil rally

Column: Hedge funds start to take profits after oil rally

Hedge funds managers cut combined net long position in five major futures By John Kemp LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Hedge fund managers have started to take profits from the big rise in crude oil and refined products prices since June now the rally has lost momentum and inventories are showing signs of stabilizing. Portfolio […]

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Canadian lithium, cobalt miners may benefit from EV batteries boon

Canadian lithium, cobalt miners may benefit from EV batteries boon

EV batteries use a game changer for small mining companies Canadian mining companies developing cobalt and lithium mines all over the world are hoping to benefit as automakers shift to building electric vehicles, driving up the need for EV batteries. According to a Reuters report, Toronto-listed cobalt companies, Ecobalt Solutions and Fortune Minerals are in […]

By December 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Oil prices rise on North Sea pipeline shutdown, New York blast

Oil prices rise on North Sea pipeline shutdown, New York blast

Oil prices up as investors shift to hard-asset commodity markets following NY explosion Oil prices reversed early declines on Monday after reports of a shutdown at a North Sea pipeline and an explosion rocked the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal. By 1:32 p.m. EST, Brent had risen by $1.23 to $64.63/barrel and US WTI […]

By December 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Trudeau gov’t supports Trans Mountain appeal to NEB

Trudeau gov’t supports Trans Mountain appeal to NEB

Trans Mountain appealed to NEB over local permits for project Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr released a statement Wednesday supporting Kinder Morgan’s appeal to the National Energy Board over obtaining local permits required for construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. “The Government has taken an important step to ensure that when a […]

By November 29, 2017 2 Comments Read More →
BMW looking for partners to develop small EVs

BMW looking for partners to develop small EVs

Technical challenges associated with small EVs German automaker BMW says it is in talks with other automakers in an effort to find partners to develop an electric Mini, according to a Reuters report. “We are talking to many OEMs (manufacturers) around the world, not only in China, (about) how to electrify smaller cars,” said BMW […]

By November 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →