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October 18, 2017

Researchers develop new ‘air-breathing’ battery aimed at dethroning pumped hydro storage

Engineers first pumped water uphill to store energy a century ago. Today, the technology makes up most of the world's storage capacity. But as wind and solar transform the power market, researchers are searching for the next breakthrough
October 19, 2017

In waters off Scotland, world’s first floating wind farm starts generating power

Until now, offshore wind turbines have been restricted to particularly shallow waters. New ballasted technology has changed the rules of the game and is expected to open up a huge number of coastal regions to development
October 17, 2017

Volvo’s electric car unit unveils first model, a sporty carbon fiber coupe

Forget the Swedish brand's reputation for safety and comfort, to take on Tesla and win over new EV buyers, Volvo's new Polestar division has its sights set on performance

October 17, 2017

‘If we thought it was bad, it’s worse:’ Alberta methane releases underestimated

A new study, the first to use aerial flyovers to measure fugitive emissions in Alberta's oil and gas industry, suggests methane levels are up to 3.6 times previously reported figures in one production region
October 16, 2017

Tesla fires hundreds of workers after annual reviews

It's estimated 400 to 700 Tesla employees have lost their jobs in a housekeeping move that trimmed workers in manufacturing, administrative and sales jobs
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In waters off Scotland, world’s first floating wind farm starts generating power

Until now, offshore wind turbines have been restricted to particularly shallow waters. New ballasted technology has changed the rules of the game and is expected to open up a huge number of coastal regions to development

Researchers develop new ‘air-breathing’ battery aimed at dethroning pumped hydro storage

Engineers first pumped water uphill to store energy a century ago. Today, the technology makes up most of the world's storage capacity. But as wind and solar transform the power market, researchers are searching for the next breakthrough

Canada, U.K. partner to reduce global coal-fired power proliferation

The International Energy Agency says the world's reliance on coal has to start diminishing by 2020 if there is any hope of meeting the Paris climate change accord goals

SDTC invest $5.4M in Halifax firm working on breakthrough ultra-thin solar cells

Metamaterial Technologies is developing solar cells 70 per cent thinner than those on the market today; they could be integrated into planes and cars to slash transportation emissions

RegulationMore Regulation

‘If we thought it was bad, it’s worse:’ Alberta methane releases underestimated

A new study, the first to use aerial flyovers to measure fugitive emissions in Alberta's oil and gas industry, suggests methane levels are up to 3.6 times previously reported figures in one production region

Canada, U.K. partner to reduce global coal-fired power proliferation

The International Energy Agency says the world's reliance on coal has to start diminishing by 2020 if there is any hope of meeting the Paris climate change accord goals

Interprovincial hydro ties will come, even as other renewables see price drops

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said building a more integrated Canadian electricity grid will become a priority as Canada moves away from fossil fuels

Federal judge reinstates Obama-era rule on methane emissions

The San Francisco judge's order came as the Trump administration moved to delay the rule until 2019, saying it was too burdensome to industry

FinancingMore Financing

SDTC invest $5.4M in Halifax firm working on breakthrough ultra-thin solar cells

Metamaterial Technologies is developing solar cells 70 per cent thinner than those on the market today; they could be integrated into planes and cars to slash transportation emissions

U.S. cuts to Energy Star program could spell trouble for Canadian climate plan

Energy Star has certified and labelled products in the U.S. since 1991. Canada joined the program a decade later and provinces now use it as a basis for almost all of their energy-efficiency programs

N.L. premier announces inquiry into delayed, over-budget Muskrat Falls project

The probe will determine just what went wrong with the Labrador megaproject, now forecast to cost $5 billion more than when it was green-lighted five years ago

Mercedes to invest US$1B, add 600 jobs in electric push at Alabama plant

With the nascent EV market starting to boom, the German automaker plans to build a new battery plant and produce electric SUVs at its Tuscaloosa site

Environment and SafetyMore Environment and Safety

‘If we thought it was bad, it’s worse:’ Alberta methane releases underestimated

A new study, the first to use aerial flyovers to measure fugitive emissions in Alberta's oil and gas industry, suggests methane levels are up to 3.6 times previously reported figures in one production region

Canada, U.K. partner to reduce global coal-fired power proliferation

The International Energy Agency says the world's reliance on coal has to start diminishing by 2020 if there is any hope of meeting the Paris climate change accord goals

Scientists say cost of capturing CO2 declining, but still chief obstacle

Some energy experts say "clean coal" technology can now trap up to 90 per cent of carbon emissions from smokestacks. They are looking for tax incentives to bring prices down and get the technology across the finish line

How the coffee industry is about to get roasted by climate change

After oil, coffee is the world's most-traded commodity, but warmer temperatures could have a profound impact on both the quality of your cup of joe and on those who grow it

SustainabilityMore Sustainability

In waters off Scotland, world’s first floating wind farm starts generating power

Until now, offshore wind turbines have been restricted to particularly shallow waters. New ballasted technology has changed the rules of the game and is expected to open up a huge number of coastal regions to development

Researchers develop new ‘air-breathing’ battery aimed at dethroning pumped hydro storage

Engineers first pumped water uphill to store energy a century ago. Today, the technology makes up most of the world's storage capacity. But as wind and solar transform the power market, researchers are searching for the next breakthrough

Canada, U.K. partner to reduce global coal-fired power proliferation

The International Energy Agency says the world's reliance on coal has to start diminishing by 2020 if there is any hope of meeting the Paris climate change accord goals

Oil giant Shell makes electric vehicle play, scoops up charging firm

The company plans to buy NewMotion, an EV charging company with 30,000 charge points across Europe

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The key to Bergen Cable’s success

Bergen Cable is the longest running wire rope and cable assembly company. Much of its success is tha

Daemar meets the needs of the auto sector with its comprehensive lineup

Daemar manages the sourcing and delivery of millions of essential components to the manufacturing an

Thermocouple gauge tubes with handheld displays offer rugged construction and reliable performance

Teledyne Hastings' vacuum measurement equipment, available from Durham Instruments, offer exceptiona

The many advantages of Rosta technology

Rosta's oscillating conveyor, rubber suspension and tensioning technologies are known for their vers

Arc-Fil committed to continuous improvement of metal stamping capabilities

Arc-Fil is known for its expertise in strip and wire forming, One of the Montreal, Que.-based compan

Surface technology eases the release of dirt, ice and scum

Henkel’s BONDERITE surface technology products feature lubricants, cleaners, coatings and metal pr

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