Ontario’s new gas plants will cost more than renewables: report

Renewable energy options, such as wind and solar, generate electricity with no carbon emissions. Paired with batteries, they can provide electricity on demand, even when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining. And, according to a new report, these clean technologies currently cost less than the type of natural gas-fired plants the Ontario … Read more

This Two-Minute Morning Activity Will Boost Your Energy and Focus All Day

While a cup of coffee can start your morning with a bang, there’s an easy, two-minute activity that will jumpstart your metabolism and give you more energy throughout the day. Uber investor Sahil Bloom developed the 5-5-5-30 morning exercise routine that takes only two minutes and has been scientifically shown to improve your attention, concentration, … Read more

Why are Enbridge customers seeing Enercare charges on bills?

David and Maxine Schacker have been loyal Enbridge Gas customers since 1980, always paying their bills without question or delay. So they were shocked to open their Enbridge bill last November to find it totaled more than $500, hundreds of dollars more than the usual amount. Upon closer examination, they found that $350 was being … Read more

Study reveals who’s raking in ‘inflation dollars’

One quarter of the higher prices Canadians saw over the past two years went directly into oil and gas and mining profits, a study has found, flooding these carbon-intensive industries with money at a time when massive investments are needed to combat climate change. It’s an opportunity to fund the transition toward a green economy … Read more

Ottawa doles out $9.7 million to support Alberta jobs, hydrogen industry

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 17, 2023 2:44 pm Decrease article font size Increase article font size The federal government has delivered nearly $10 million to support Alberta’s growing hydrogen industry. The federal money, expected to support 1,600 jobs, is to be augmented by another $3 million from Alberta. Announced this morning in … Read more

Windsor council endorses new gas plants — despite declaring a ‘climate emergency’

Despite having declared a climate emergency and called for a phase-out of natural gas-fired electricity generation, Windsor city council has now endorsed the construction of two new gas plants. The decision came Monday night after a half-dozen citizen deputations urging the council to reject the new gas power plants. They will exacerbate climate change, increase … Read more

Canadian oilpatch likely to surpass 2022’s production record, but not by much

Canadian oil and gas companies are expected to increase spending in 2023, but analysts say it will be another year of modest growth and not a return to boom times. For Canada’s energy industry, 2022 was the year that finally snapped a decade of weak commodity prices and brought prosperity back to the sector. With … Read more

U.K. to dispatch 1,200 troops to fill in as ambulance drivers, border staff strike – National

The British government said Sunday it will dispatch 1,200 troops to fill in for striking ambulance drivers and border staff as multiple public sector unions walk off the job in the week before Christmas. Ambulance crews are due to strike on Wednesday, joining nurses, railway staff, passport officers and postal workers, who are all staging … Read more

TC Energy opens segment of Keystone pipeline as oil spill cleanup continues

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 14, 2022 10:47 pm Updated December 14, 2022 10:48 pm Decrease article font size Increase article font size TC Energy Corp. says it has restarted the section of the Keystone pipeline that was unaffected by last week’s oil leak in Kansas. The Calgary-based company says the restarted segment … Read more

Fusion energy: How it works, what it means, and what comes next

When the energy secretary for the United States announced a breakthrough Tuesday in the “Holy Grail” of nuclear fusion energy, she liked it to the Wright brothers first lifting off from Kitty Hawk. “This is one of the most impressive feats of the 21st century,” said Jennifer Granholm. Then came the caveat: “… but we’re … Read more