Tag: Energy

Americans trust federal agencies more than White House, Congress on energy issues

Americans trust federal agencies more than White House, Congress on energy issues

Majority believe US on “right path” For energy independence, but distrust energy company information sources Americans across the political spectrum believe that U.S. federal agencies are the most credible source for energy information, more so than the news media and significantly more trustworthy than the White House or Congress. This finding was one of the […]

By December 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
British Columbia invests in solar-powered Zamboni, community-owned clean energy projects

British Columbia invests in solar-powered Zamboni, community-owned clean energy projects

Program allowed a community to retrofit a Zamboni with solar power and battery instead of propane The Province of British Columbia is investing in local governments and First Nations projects that will lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lead to more affordable and sustainable community infrastructure, according to a press release. One of […]

By December 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
$115 million funding now available for pre-commercial clean technology

$115 million funding now available for pre-commercial clean technology

No minimum amount of funding or leverage required The Natural Resources Canada Clean Growth Program has made funding available to advance pre-commercial technology, including up to first commercial installations, in Canada’s energy, mining and forestry sectors. With $115 million available, the deadline for Letters of Intent is February 7, 2018, 12:00 p.m. EST. The federal […]

By December 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
60% of Canadian business energy research and development spent on fossil fuels

60% of Canadian business energy research and development spent on fossil fuels

In-house R&D spending on to non-emitting and renewable energy declined from $644 million in 2014 to $492 million in 2015 Research and development spending on fossil fuels accounts for more than half of energy research and development by businesses, according to the latest data released by Statistics Canada. In 2015, $1.6 billion of in-house research and development (R&D) expenditures in Canada were directed to […]

By December 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Buildings an unlocked source of energy savings – IEA

Buildings an unlocked source of energy savings – IEA

In many markets energy efficiency investments in buildings still often considered a risk By John Dulac, IEA Energy Analyst The past decade has seen major changes across the energy sector, from the emergence of solar PV or shale oil and gas to electric vehicles and high-efficiency lighting. But one sector has seen very little change. The […]

By December 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Global upstream oil and gas investment falls 25% in 2016, modest rebound in 2017 – IEA

Global upstream oil and gas investment falls 25% in 2016, modest rebound in 2017 – IEA

  Rapidly growing economies of Southeast Asia represent over 4% of global energy investment Total energy investment worldwide in 2016 was just over $1.7 trillion, accounting for 2.2 per cent of global GDP, according to the International Energy Agency(IEA). Investment was down by 12 per cent compared to IEA’s revised 2015 energy investment estimate of […]

By November 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Global energy system being transformed by renewables, electrification, says IEA annual report

Global energy system being transformed by renewables, electrification, says IEA annual report

U.S.projected to become world’s largest LNG exporter and net oil exporter by end of 2020’s The resurgence in oil and gas production from the United States, deep declines in the cost of renewables, and growing electrification are changing the face of the global energy system and upending traditional ways of meeting energy demand, according to […]

By November 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Energy industry says Rick Perry’s proposal to subsidize coal, nuclear power costly, unsupported by evidence

Energy industry says Rick Perry’s proposal to subsidize coal, nuclear power costly, unsupported by evidence

Record does not support discriminatory payments proposed by DOE A diverse group of a dozen energy industry associations representing oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other energy technologies recently submitted reply comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continuing their opposition to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing. Action by […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Canada’s energy use grows, but energy intensity declines – NEB

Canada’s energy use grows, but energy intensity declines – NEB

Total energy demand to decrease 2.7 per cent by 2040 The NEB’s most recent long-term outlook, Canada’s Energy Future 2017: Energy Supply and Demand Projections to 2040 (EF2017), projects total energy use, which includes fossil-fuels, renewables and nuclear, to increase slightly in the baseline Reference Case, according to a press release. Despite increasing energy demand, the energy […]

By November 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Digital technology set to transform global energy system – IEA

Digital technology set to transform global energy system – IEA

Digital technology raising new security and privacy risks, and disrupting markets, businesses and employment Digital technologies are set to transform the global energy system in coming decades, making it more connected, reliable and sustainable. This will have a profound and lasting impact on both energy demand and supply, according to a new report by the […]

By November 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →