Author, noted economist and former head of CIBC World Markets Jeff Rubin says the case for divesting from fossil fuel stocks, particularly oil sands companies, makes a whole lot of sense economically. At a Centre for International Governance Innovation event last week, he said putting the oil sands sector in the global context leads to only one conclusion - divest and do it now.
Quebec’s carbon reuse project is now rounding into form. Valorisation Carbone Québec (VCQ), which is a consortium of companies led by CO2 Solutions aimed at commercialization a variety of applications using waste CO2, now has a scientific committee. The committee is tasked with selecting applications to test with CO2 Solutions carbon capture process.
The built environment is an energy hog. Whether it’s using natural gas for heating or electricity for cooling, buildings of all sizes consume a considerable amount of energy, and as a result spew a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions. District energy (DE) can be part of the solution, if only there was greater collaboration, according to Dennis Fotinos, executive chair of the board at Enwave Energy Corp.
Ballard Power Systems has teamed up with Kenworth Truck Company on a demonstration of fuel cell powered trucks. The class 8 drayage truck, which will be powered by a FCveloCity-HD 85 kW fuel cell engine, will haul shipping containers from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to area warehouses and intermodal facilities during a two-year demonstration program.
Plug’n Drive has officially opened its Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre. It's the world's first experiential learning facility dedicated to electric vehicle (EV) education and awareness – and it's completely free for consumers.