Innovation

$250,000 Tesla Roadster upstages Tesla Semi unveiling

$250,000 Tesla Roadster upstages Tesla Semi unveiling

Tesla Roadster has 620 mile range On Tuesday evening just as Elon Musk wrapped up the Tesla Semi reveal, the Tesla Roadster wowed the crowd when it drove out of the big truck’s trailer, into the spotlight. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the second-generation $250,000 EV would be the fastest production car ever. The […]

By November 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Fleet of GM EVs to be released in 2021, challenging Tesla, Ford

Fleet of GM EVs to be released in 2021, challenging Tesla, Ford

GM EVs to be built on platform that will accommodate multiple sizes, segments General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors on Monday that the new family of GM EVs, expected to launch in 2021, will be profitable for the number one automaker in the United States. Barra’s plans are seen as a direct challenge to […]

By November 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Tesla Semi unveiled Thursday as company struggles with Model 3 roll out

Tesla Semi unveiled Thursday as company struggles with Model 3 roll out

Tesla Semi release helps boost company shares On Thursday evening, Tesla Inc. will unveil its Tesla Semi, the company’s prototype electric big rig truck, at a time when the Palo Alto based company is struggling to produce its Model 3 sedan. The unveiling will be seen live, at Tesla.com at 8 p.m. PST. Tesla’s Chief […]

By November 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Brazeau County, Alberta – solar energy in oil and gas country

Brazeau County, Alberta – solar energy in oil and gas country

Hewers of wood, drillers of oil – municipal offices powered by solar energy By David Dodge, Green Energy Futures Bart Guyon is a rancher and businessman. Decked out in his trademark suspenders the Reeve of Brazeau County certainly looks the part and when asked to describe his home he smiles and shares a practiced line: […]

By November 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Lower emissions and costs with winning oil sands SAGD heating technology

Lower emissions and costs with winning oil sands SAGD heating technology

“Challenge programs like these have been great for connecting COSIA members with innovators who may have potential solutions to the problems we are trying to solve.” AMSEnergy’s Heat Pipe Heat Exchanger (HPHX) technology is the winner of the final stage of the ARCTIC Waste Heat Challenge, Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and COSIA announced in a press release. The technology is […]

By November 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
‘Women in Clean Energy’ initiative gets backing from governments, industry

‘Women in Clean Energy’ initiative gets backing from governments, industry

Initiative can help countries share best practices, develop or enhance national programmes of action The governments of Sweden, Italy, Canada, as well as the International Energy Agency (IEA), are seeking to promote greater participation for women in the clean energy field, an initiative that is receiving a wide backing from other governments and industry, according to […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Uber, NASA developing flying taxis system

Uber, NASA developing flying taxis system

Flying taxis could be available by 2023 At the Web Summit conference in Lisbon, Portugal this week, Uber announced it hopes to launch a fleet of flying taxis by 2020.  The ride-hailing service says it is developing project Elevate, which will offer commuters relief from congested roadways. The San Francisco-based company says it faces many […]

By November 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
$28.8 million for clean energy projects (e.g. reducing water use in oil production, energy efficiency for Alberta hospitals)

$28.8 million for clean energy projects (e.g. reducing water use in oil production, energy efficiency for Alberta hospitals)

Over 175 funding submissions from small and medium-sized enterprises were received through two separate competitions The Kaye Edmonton Clinic and the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital will be test sites for a project looking to improve the efficiency of large commercial buildings, reducing GHG emissions and energy costs, according to a press release. This is just […]

By November 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
CCS technology a possible profit maker for oil majors

CCS technology a possible profit maker for oil majors

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) development has been held back due to high costs Carbon capture and storage, or CCS, technology could help industries known for having large carbon footprints reduce their CO2 emissions even though demand for their products is on the rise. The International Energy Agency forecasts the demand for steel, chemicals and […]

By November 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Lamborghini, MIT work on electric supercar using supercapacitors

Lamborghini, MIT work on electric supercar using supercapacitors

Best batteries too bulky and heavy for electric supercar CNN reports that Lamborghini is working alongside engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an electric supercar that won’t use batteries. The body of the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept car, will made from exotic carbon nanotubes, and will also be used as a supercapacitor. Supercapacitors […]

By November 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →