The Canadian Environment - thecaen.ca - News and Ideas - Climate Change, Politics, Food, Nature, Energy, Industry, Science and Technology,









Clean Energy Canada
April 17th
Ontario remains Canada's clean-tech hub, attracting more Sustainable Development Technology Canada funding than any other Canadian province. Last week, the sector's leaders crossed the Atlantic to court the Europeans.The post Ontario’s Clean-Tech Se…


Mobile Caendy

We're mobile friendly, just add the site to your home screen.

 
 

Stay Caennected






Search

Alberta auditor general finds biofuels incentive may have added more GHGs

Broken Alberta’s auditor general says Alberta awarded biofuel subsidies without checking to see if applicants would reduce overall emissions. The department might be awarding grants to biofuel producers who generate more greenhouse gas emissions tha…
Alberta’s auditor general says Alberta awarded biofuel subsidies without checking to see if applicants would reduce overall emissions. The department might be awarding gra… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/alberta-auditor-general-finds-biofuels-incentive-may-have-added-more-ghgs/

Greenpeace activists climb tallest building in Britain to protest Arctic drilling

Arctic Climb Six Greenpeace activists are climbing the tallest building in Western Europe to hang a banner opposing Arctic oil drilling. The all women climbers are from Britain, Canada, Sweden, Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium. The building faces t…
Six Greenpeace activists are climbing the tallest building in Western Europe to hang a banner opposing Arctic oil drilling. The all women climbers are from Britain, Canada… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/greenpeace-activists-climb-tallest-building-in-britain-to-protest-arctic-drilling/

N.B nuclear plant costs soar

Balooning Refurbishing the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating station in New Brunswick could cost as much as $3.3 billion, jumping more than $1 billion in costs. High labour costs for specialists and technical problems have expanded timelines by three …
Refurbishing the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating station in New Brunswick could cost as much as $3.3 billion, jumping more than $1 billion in costs. High labour costs for… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/n.b-nuclear-plant-costs-soar/

Shell’s Jackpine oilsands project conditionally approved despite significant impacts

Jack’s Oil A joint review panel conditionally approved Shell’s jackpine tar sands mine expansion despite the noted adverse environmental effects. The panel said the project 70 kilometres north of Fort McMurray would have significant adverse impacts an…
A joint review panel conditionally approved Shell’s jackpine tar sands mine expansion despite the noted adverse environmental effects. The panel said the project 70 kilome… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/shells-jackpine-oilsands-project-conditionally-approved-despite-significant-impacts/

Environmental impact of Lac-Mégantic disaster unknown

Railandish The train derailment disaster in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic dumped some 100,000 litres of oil into the Chaudière River, but officials do not yet know what type of oil was spilt. If it was heavy oil then the water ecosystem and fish wi…
The train derailment disaster in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic dumped some 100,o00 litres of oil into the Chaudière River, but officials do not yet know what type of oil wa… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/environmental-impact-of-lac-megantic-disaster-unknown/

Focus on getting off instead of importing more oil to the Maritimes, says expert

Oilandish With increased focus on the dangers of importing oil by rail or pipeline, the Atlantic region should be focused on reducing oil consumption rather than increasing imports, says Larry Hughes, a professor at Dalhousie University who studies ene…
With increased focus on the dangers of importing oil by rail or pipeline, the Atlantic region should be focused on reducing oil consumption rather than increasing imports, sa… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/focus-on-getting-off-instead-of-importing-more-oil-to-the-maritimes-says-expert/

Alberta First Nation finds oil slick on Athabasca River; as hundreds walk against the tar sands

Longest Road The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation is asking the Alberta government to investigate a giant oil slick on the Athabasca River about 60 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. The First Nation reported the sheen was 100 kiometres in length, but…
The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation is asking the Alberta government to investigate a giant oil slick on the Athabasca River about 60 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. T… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/alberta-first-nation-finds-oil-slick-on-athabasca-river-as-hundreds-walk-against-the-tar-sands/

Co-op to turn Toronto zoo manure into energy

Rhino Power The ZooShare Biogas Co-operative is building a small power plant on the grounds of the Toronto Zoo to turn animal and grocery store waste into electricity. The currently 120-member co-op signed a 20-year deal to sell electricity to the Ont…
The ZooShare Biogas Co-operative is building a small power plant on the grounds of the Toronto Zoo to turn animal and grocery store waste into electricity. The currently 1… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/co-op-to-turn-toronto-zoo-manure-into-energy/

Alberta pledges $5 billion to east-west pipeline; and puts Plains Midstream on watch

Five Billion The Alberta government has pledged $5 billion to TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline conversion to bring tar sands crude to Quebec and New Brunswick. If approved and built, the province would pay an estimated $5 billion in tolls o…
The Alberta government has pledged $5 billion to TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline conversion to bring tar sands crude to Quebec and New Brunswick. If approved a… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/alberta-pledges-5-billion-to-east-west-pipeline-and-puts-plains-midstream-on-watch/

Halifax Media Co-op reporter arrested at fracking protest

Busted A Halifax Media Co-op reporter was arrested at an anti-fracking protest in New Brunswick where residents of the Elsipogtog First Nation are blocking seismic testing for shale gas. So far 33 people have been arrested on Highway 126 where protes…
A Halifax Media Co-op reporter was arrested at an anti-fracking protest in New Brunswick where residents of the Elsipogtog First Nation are blocking seismic testing for shale… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/halifax-media-co-op-reporter-arrested-at-fracking-protest/

Fracking for oil growing in Manitoba

Frackitoba Manitoba is developing new rules to govern the increasing use of hydraulic fracturing in oil operations in the province. The province is looking to require companies report via an on-line portal what type and quantity of chemicals are used…
Manitoba is developing new rules to govern the increasing use of hydraulic fracturing in oil operations in the province. The province is looking to require companies repor… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/fracking-for-oil-growing-in-manitoba/

Industry developing more environmentally friendly fracking technology

Drop In The… With public opposition growing to the extensive fracking operations across North America, some companies have sought to develop more environmentally friendly technology. One of the problems with Fracking is the use of toxic chemicals to ex…
With public opposition growing to the extensive fracking operations across North America, some companies have sought to develop more environmentally friendly technology. One … http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/industry-developing-more-environmentally-friendly-fracking-technology/

TransCanada’s alternative energy portfolio grows with Ontario solar farm

Solarline TransCanada Corp. is known for its effort to build the Keystone XL pipeline, but with its first of nine solar power facilities coming online in Ontario, its alternative energy portfolio is growing. TransCanada’s solar plants under constructi…
TransCanada Corp. is known for its effort to build the Keystone XL pipeline, but with its first of nine solar power facilities coming online in Ontario, its alternative energ… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/transcanadas-alternative-energy-portfolio-grows-with-ontario-solar-farm/

Major industrial projects for Kitimat raising pollution concerns

Kitimatters The B.C government’s plan to build several liquefied natural gas plants in Kitimat is being done without understanding the capacity of the air shed to handle the large amounts of pollution, said Douw Steyn, professor of Earth and Ocean Scie…
The B.C government’s plan to build several liquefied natural gas plants in Kitimat is being done without understanding the capacity of the air shed to handle the large amount… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/major-industrial-projects-for-kitimat-raising-pollution-concerns/

Cenovus buys recycled CO2 from SaskPower

Waste-2-Oil Cenovus Energy has agreed to purchase waste carbon dioxide from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project to use in nearby oil recovery operations 70 kilometres away. Read it all at the Leader Post…
Cenovus Energy has agreed to purchase waste carbon dioxide from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project to use in nearby oil reco… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/cenovus-buys-recycled-co2-from-saskpower1/

Cenovus buys recycled CO2 from SaskPower

Waste-2-Oil Cenovus Energy has agreed to purchase waste carbon dioxide from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project to use in nearby oil recovery operations 70 kilometres away. Read it all at the Leader Post…
Cenovus Energy has agreed to purchase waste carbon dioxide from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project to use in nearby oil reco… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/cenovus-buys-recycled-co2-from-saskpower/

Ontario gets two bids for new nuclear power reactors

Re-nuked Two nuclear companies have submitted bids for Ontario Power Generation’s call for proposals to provide Ontario with new nuclear reactors. Pittsburgh’s Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC and Mississauga-based Candu Energy Inc. submitted bids. Recen…
Two nuclear companies have submitted bids for Ontario Power Generation’s call for proposals to provide Ontario with new nuclear reactors. Pittsburgh’s Westinghouse Electri… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/ontario-gets-two-bids-for-new-nuclear-power-reactors/

Former coal-mining town goes geothermal

Geo Town A former coal-mining community in Alberta is hoping its future now lies in geothermal energy. Springhill, AB, sits on top of nearly 49 billion litres of water running through disused mining tunnels. The water is naturally heated by the Earth’s…
A former coal-mining community in Alberta is hoping its future now lies in geothermal energy. Springhill, AB, sits on top of nearly 49 billion litres of water running through… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/former-coal-mining-town-goes-geothermal/

Trans Mountain pipeline pops again; First Nations want Northern Gateway rejected or LNG is off the table; as Line 9 protest camp gets ejected

Pipelines B.C.'s Trans Mountain pipeline shuts down First Nations group calls for B.C. to reject Northern Gateway pipeline work permits Oil's well that ends well: Enbridge almost back to normal after protests in Westover
B.C.'s Trans Mountain pipeline shuts down First Nations group calls for B.C. to reject Northern Gateway pipeline work permits Oil's well that ends well: Enbridge almost back t… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/trans-mountain-pipeline-pops-again-first-nations-want-northern-gateway-rejected-or-lng-is-off-the-table-as-line-9-protest-camp-gets-ejected/

Samsung solar plant coming to London; as Ontario rejects Waterloo’s solar subsidy appeal; and renewable energy’s global reach expands

Solar Boom The final of four manufacturing plants Samsung promised to build in Ontario will be built in London, Ont. in partnership with Canadian Solar Inc. The plant employing 200 will make equipment for solar energy systems and conduct research. …
The final of four manufacturing plants Samsung promised to build in Ontario will be built in London, Ont. in partnership with Canadian Solar Inc. The plant employing 200 will… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/samsung-solar-plant-coming-to-london-as-ontario-rejects-waterloos-solar-subsidy-appeal-and-renewable-energys-global-reach-expands/

« Previous 123456...27 Next »

robot-v3.png What is this Caen?

The Canadian Environment seeks to enhance the discourse on environmental issues in Canada by creating one location for the many voices of the environmental narrative to be accessed. Learn more