Tag: Fossil Fuels

Fossil-fuel consumption subsidies are down, but not out – IEA

Fossil-fuel consumption subsidies are down, but not out – IEA

Phasing out subsidies means a better allocation of resources across the energy system By Toshiyuki Shirai and Zakia Adam, International Energy Agency Getting energy prices right is critical for sound policymaking. But because of government energy subsidies prices that consumers pay in many countries are often well below their real market value, let alone the price that would […]

By December 23, 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 →
Canadian fossil fuel use peaks in 2019, but not in Alberta until 2037 – NEB study

Canadian fossil fuel use peaks in 2019, but not in Alberta until 2037 – NEB study

Alberta fossil fuel use driven by 2.1MM b/d jump in crude oil output from 2016 to 2040, high economic growth The National Energy Board recently released its Energy Future 2017 report (EF2017) that forecasts Canadian fossil-fuel demand could peak in 2019, then plateau until 2040. A follow up study shows that the trend looks quite different across […]

By November 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Canada expects decline in fossil fuels consumption starting in 2020

Canada expects decline in fossil fuels consumption starting in 2020

By 2040 wind capacity is projected to double and solar capacity to triple The NEB projects that Canada will soon begin decreasing its use of fossil fuels. The NEB has been estimating energy supply and demand for 50 years, and the use of fossil fuels has always been expected to keep increasing. The NEB’s most-recent report, Canada’s […]

By November 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Universal energy access by 2030  within reach – IEA

Universal energy access by 2030 within reach – IEA

2.3 billion people will remain without clean cooking access in 2030 A new and detailed analysis from the International Energy Agency finds that the most cost-effective strategy for providing universal access to electricity and clean-cooking facilities in developing countries is compatible with meeting global climate goals, and prevents millions of premature deaths each year. It […]

By October 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The political journey of Markham Hislop

The political journey of Markham Hislop

Thanks to Markham Hislop’s work on the Energy Transition, he was in favour of the NDP and Liberal climate/energy policies before Rachel Notley or Justin Trudeau (that’s a joke, folks) When I began my journalism career 30 years ago, reporters were encouraged to keep their politics under their hat. We were supposed to be politically neutral, […]

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway rejects fossil fuel proposal, shareholder says

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway rejects fossil fuel proposal, shareholder says

Berkshire Hathaway urged to sell investments in Phillips 66, other fossil fuels companies By Jonathan Stempel Feb 28 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc will urge shareholders to reject a proposal by a Nebraska nonprofit that it sell its investments in oil refiner Phillips 66 and other companies involved in fossil fuels over 12 years, […]

By February 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Crack it! Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

Crack it! Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

Hydrogen (H2) and carbon (C), can be separated in a process called ‘methane cracking’ The production of energy from natural gas without generating carbon dioxide emissions could fast become a reality, thanks to a novel technology developed by researchers of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology […]

By January 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pressure for G20 deadline on fossil fuel subsidies shifts to Germany

Pressure for G20 deadline on fossil fuel subsidies shifts to Germany

G20 members unable to agree on fossil fuel subsidies end date By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Sept 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – After this week’s G20 summit in China failed to set a target year to phase out hundreds of billions of dollars in state subsidies for polluting fossil fuels, green groups and experts are urging Germany […]

By September 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The sad tale of George Monbiot and climate ‘journalism’ gone horribly wrong

The sad tale of George Monbiot and climate ‘journalism’ gone horribly wrong

The energy transition has begun. Resistance is futile. So is half-baked carping by climate journalists Last month, influential British journalist George Monbiot published a criticism of the media’s role in the global “climate crisis” that illustrates why climate radicals should just shut up already. Monbiot – and the salon-bred intellectuals like him who populate the environmental movement […]

By September 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →