Carbon Capture and Storage

We Can Learn So Much From Nature

David Suzuki | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada
David Suzuki

If you fly over a forest and look down, you'll see every green tree and plant reaching to the heavens to absorb the ultimate energy source: sunlight. What a contrast when you look down on a city or town with its naked roofs, asphalt roads and concrete sidewalks, all ignoring the sun's beneficence! Research shows we might benefit by thinking more like a forest.

Credible Climate Policies Help Drive Economic Growth

Ralph Goodale | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

Canada's plan to deal with Climate Change is aimed toward the successful development, transportation and marketing of our valuable oil and gas resources in western Canada, while protecting our clean air and clean water for generations to come. Both sides of this equation are equally important. Canadians want both a prosperous economy and a clean environment, together.

Putting A Price On Pollution Boosts Saskatchewan's Case For A Pipeline

Ralph Goodale | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

With more frequent, more severe and more damaging cycles of droughts and wildfires, storms and floods, it's clear that a more extreme and volatile climate is costly for Saskatchewan. Virtually everyone agrees that we need to prevent the worst consequences, as much as possible, and adapt to what we can't avoid.

TransAlta Looks At Reviving Carbon Capture

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - TransAlta Corp. (TSX:TA) may take another run at adding carbon capture technology to one of its Alberta coal plants, its CEO said Tuesday."I...

Why Lower Fuel Prices Are Not a Reason to Celebrate

David Suzuki | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Business
David Suzuki

Some see low fuel prices as good news, but there are many downsides. With driving becoming less costly, more cars and trucks could be on the road, which is good for the auto industry but bad in terms of pollution, climate change and traffic accidents. And because the price of oil is now lower than the cost to extract oilsands bitumen, the industry is starting to put the brakes on rapid expansion plans -- bad news for workers and businesses in Fort McMurray and those heavily invested in the industry but good news for the planet.

Why The World Is Watching Saskatchewan Today

CP | Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Business

ESTEVAN, Sask. - Saskatchewan's power utility is heralding its carbon capture and storage project, touted as the world's first commercial-scale operat...

Better living through algae: Learn how Pond Biofuels is turning raw smokestack gas into a useful product

David Dodge | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
David Dodge

Algae is a pretty important organism. The first plants on earth probably evolved from algae. It's used in food, fertilizer and sewage treatment. Oh, and algae can also eat raw industrial smokestack emissions for breakfast.

Geoengineering: Silver Bullet or Cover Up for Climate Change?

David Suzuki | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Geoengineering to combat climate change is largely untested. Because we've stalled so long on reducing carbon emissions and still aren't doing enough, we may have to consider it. What will that mean?

Is Obama's Faith in Carbon Capture a Technicolor Dream?

Kevin Grandia | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada
Kevin Grandia

President Obama's climate action announcement yesterday relies heavily on carbon capture and storage technology eventually paying off as a commerciall...

Future Looks Bleak For Students.. Not So For CCS

The Huffington Post Alberta | Ben Morris | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

The budget tabled by the province last month was a tough pill to swallow for many Albertans, post-secondary students being no exception. With slash...

Alberta Carbon Capture Project Scrapped

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada Alberta

A $285-million green initiative to capture and store greenhouse gases in Alberta has been put on the chopping block. Market pressures, like the one...

Out of Sight Out of Mind: The Problems with Dumping Waste

David Suzuki | Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

According to a recent study, little is known about leaks from the 680,000 waste and injection sites in the U.S., but structural failures are common. In Alberta, taxpayers are on the hook for any problems that might arise once the carbon has been stored. We don't really know what effect pumping millions of tonnes of CO2 into the ground will have on bacteria and other organisms below the surface.

Germany: Go for the Lederhosen, Stay for the Renewable Energy

David Suzuki | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

On Saturday, May 26, Germany met half its midday energy needs with solar power. On the preceding Friday, a workday, it met a third of those needs, again with solar. Renewable energy solutions exist. We just need governments with as much foresight as Germany's to implement them.

Tories Spent Big Trying To Peddle Carbon Capture And Storage To U.S.

CP | Posted 08.19.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Newly released documents show Canada has spent $1 million on a travelling salesman peddling an unproven technology that...