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Acceleware successfully field tests low-carbon, low-cost oil sands production technology

Acceleware successfully field tests low-carbon, low-cost oil sands production technology

Acceleware had all objectives successfully achieved during the three-day test run Calgary-based Acceleware Ltd. says it has successfully tested a new radio frequency technology that reduces emissions and costs for oil sands production, potentially eliminating steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) techniques. RF XL is a “revolutionary” low-cost, low-carbon radio frequency (RF) enhanced oil recovery for both situ oil sands and […]

Edmonton-based Capital Power wind project innovative financing honoured with award

Edmonton-based Capital Power wind project innovative financing honoured with award

178 megawatt Bloom Wind project, located in Kansas is sited in one of strongest US wind regions Capital Power’s Bloom Wind project was recognized by infrastructure journal and project finance magazine, IJGlobal, as the North American Wind Deal of the Year, according to a press release. The annual IJGlobal Awards, which recognize and celebrate the best […]

Stanford unveils new software to reduce risk of induced seismicity

Stanford unveils new software to reduce risk of induced seismicity

Despite all recent alarmist headlines, risk of induced seismicity is small, rare and manageable By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth Just a day after the United States Geological Survey (USGS) released a report that finds a 50 percent reduction in the number of U.S. citizens who live in areas with the potential for induced seismicity since 2016, a […]

Energy efficiency program spending will exceed $56 billion in 2026

Energy efficiency program spending will exceed $56 billion in 2026

Growth in use of remote monitoring, control, and data analytics enabling new business models, service solutions New report from Navigant Research analyzes global government and utility energy efficiency program spending and capacity, examining the related market issues and providing market forecasts for capacity and revenue, broken out by region and segment, through 2026. Each year, […]

Alberta’s oil sands backed $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

Alberta’s oil sands backed $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

Carbon XPRIZE competition one step closer to re-imagining CO2 Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) – thanks to its Carbon XPRIZE – has some of the best minds on the planet working on technologies to lower emissions, according to a press release. Now, the international finalists competing in the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE […]

Post-emissions scandal, VW self driving car to be unveiled

Post-emissions scandal, VW self driving car to be unveiled

VW self driving car called Sedric capable of fully automated operation At the Vienna Motor Show this week, the VW self driving car will be revealed as part of the company’s to recover from the emissions cheating scandal that has plagued the international automaker since September of 2015. Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest carmaker, has said it will […]

Gasoline demand may peak in 2021 as engine efficiency increases

Gasoline demand may peak in 2021 as engine efficiency increases

Gasoline demand hit by hybrid, EVs, tighter fuel standards Peak gasoline demand in the United States is expected to hit in 2018 as engines become more efficient and hybrid and electric vehicles become more popular, according to a Wood Mackenzie analyst. Demand for gasoline in the United States, which accounts for a tenth of global […]

Global capacity of small, medium wind turbines expected to exceed 446 MW in 2026

Global capacity of small, medium wind turbines expected to exceed 446 MW in 2026

Wind lease programs becoming popular business model, applications for small wind turbines are expanding A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for small and medium wind turbines (SMWTs), examining the competitive landscape, market issues, and technology issues, and providing forecasts for capacity and revenue, through 2026. Despite weakening policy drivers and competition […]

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Nissan self-driving car takes to London’s streets for first time

Nissan self-driving car takes to London’s streets for first time

Nissan self-driving car fitted with nearly two dozen cameras, radars and lasers By Costas Pitas LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Guided by cameras and radars, and negotiating traffic and roundabouts, a self-driving Nissan car took to the streets of London on Monday for the Japanese company’s first European tests of an autonomous vehicle. Travelling at up […]

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As solar refrigerator keeps mangoes cold, farmers’ profits heat up

As solar refrigerator keeps mangoes cold, farmers’ profits heat up

Solar refrigerator, biological pest control help Kenyan farmers By Leopold Obi NZIU, Kenya, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It is a hot and cloudless morning, a sign that it will be sunny right through the afternoon. Joseph Mailu moves along rows of fruiting mango trees with a long pole in his hand, harvesting the […]

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