Innovation

Proposed Brook Mine in Wyoming would extract coal for uses other than electricity

Proposed Brook Mine in Wyoming would extract coal for uses other than electricity

Brook Mine in Powder River Basin A company looking to open a new coal mine in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin says it will not use the coal it mines in coal-fired power plants, but is instead looking to develop value-added products using the much maligned fossil fuel. Ramaco Resources owns the land the proposed Brook […]

Opinion: How automakers can survive disruption

Opinion: How automakers can survive disruption

Automakers need new business models where cost per mile are the new metric for success Tony Seba and James Arbib Jim Hackett, the newly appointed CEO of Ford, has the challenge of a lifetime. Ford right now is Nokia back when Apple and Google were building smartphones. Nokia was a world leader in mobile telephony […]

Canadian innovations continue to shape the future of energy

Canadian innovations continue to shape the future of energy

In 2016, SAGD used for 36% of oil sands production, up from 20% in 2010 Canada turns 150 on July 1 and what many Canadians may not know is the role our country has played innovating energy technology. Energy has always been a big part of the national economy, but it hasn’t always been easy […]

Nissan-Renault plans driverless ride-hailing service within 10 years

Nissan-Renault plans driverless ride-hailing service within 10 years

Nissan-Renault alliance currently testing self-driving cars The Nissan-Renault alliance is planning to launch its driverless ride-hailing and ride-sharing services within the next 10 years, according to the two automakers looking to survive in an industry that is quickly transforming as these new services gain traction. Carmakers are now in competition with tech firms such as […]

China ramping up EV battery production to crush Tesla’s Gigafactory

China ramping up EV battery production to crush Tesla’s Gigafactory

Expected Chinese EV battery production could supply 1.5 million Tesla Model 3s A report by Bloomberg Intelligence says while Elon Musk works to finish building the world’s largest battery factory in Nevada, Chinese battery companies are planning additional factories that may far out-produce what Tesla Inc.’s Gigafactory will crank out. Once completion of additional battery […]

UPS looks to add more vehicles run on non-conventional power

UPS looks to add more vehicles run on non-conventional power

UPS drives over 1 million alternative fuel, advanced technology miles per business day As part of its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 12 per cent in its ground operations by 2025, UPS is looking to expand its fleet of non-conventional fuel vehicles. Currently, the package delivery company has over 8,300 low emissions vehicles […]

Some ride-sharing users giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Some ride-sharing users giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Automakers see new market in ride-sharing services A poll by Reuters/Ipsos shows that there is a growing number of people who are giving up their personal vehicles and turning to ride-sharing services to get around. Wally Nowinski was 16 and living in Michigan when he got his first car. ¬†After living in New York City […]

Electra Meccanica goes public, delivers first production SOLO EV to Vancouver business owners

Electra Meccanica goes public, delivers first production SOLO EV to Vancouver business owners

Electra Meccanica says it has over 500 SOLO orders already, 80-plus for next electric vehicle The past week has been an exciting one for Vancouver-based Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp., which on Thursday delivered its first production one-person commuter electric vehicle and on Monday had its common stock approved for trading on the OTCQB market under […]

Major US corporations biggest customers of renewable energy

Major US corporations biggest customers of renewable energy

Wal-Mart, GM some of the largest users of renewable energy A number of major American corporations, including Wal-Mart Inc and General Motors Co have become some of the biggest consumers of renewable energy and are helping drive growth in the industry. According to a Reuters report, nearly 40 per cent of US wind contracts were […]

Tesla in talks to build EVs in China, may partner with internet giant

Tesla in talks to build EVs in China, may partner with internet giant

Tesla hoping to avoid 25 per cent import tariff Tesla Inc is moving closer to establishing a manufacturing plant for its electric vehicles in China. The Palo Alto California-based company said on Thursday that it is in exploratory talks with the municipal government of Shanghai. According to Reuters, the company did not give a definite […]