Beyond the Headlines: What Is All This Talk About Emissions?

What Is All This Talk About Emissions? Audrey M. Mascarenhas, President and Chief Executive Officer, and John J. Sutherland, Chief Operating Officer, Questor Technology | 21 October 2015 Topics: Environment (Please click here for article)

Natural gas pushed as bridge to the renewable energy age

Fix the methane problem and natural gas could become a crucial bridge from the fossil fuel age to a decarbonized age powered by clean, renewable energy. That’s the concession Globe 2016 attendees heard from Diane Regas, executive director of the Environmental Defense Fund, during the conference’s Accelerating the Energy Transition discussion. Regas said moving to a low-carbon economy is “one …

Varcoe: Despite downturn, now’s the time to act on climate challenges

Low oil prices, shrinking profits, falling investment and mounting job losses. There are, at first blush, many reasons why now is not the right time for Canada’s battered energy sector to take new action on tackling the climate change conundrum. That view, however, would be a mistake, says Pat Carlson, CEO of Calgary-based producer Seven Generations Energy Ltd. “No, no — it’s even …

Opinion: Reducing methane emissions the best place to start

The commitments made at the recent climate talks in Paris have left companies and investors alike asking for clear public policy direction that provides a coherent and credible trajectory to a low-carbon future. Yet we know that as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets this week with Canadian premiers to chart Canada’s path forward, there will be numerous complexities and regional …

New Canada Pipeline Rules to Include Upstream Emissions Impact

Canada’s new pipeline rules will consider the impact of greenhouse gas emissions, including those “upstream” of the project, and will be unveiled shortly, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Trudeau spoke Tuesday in Montreal alongside Denis Coderre, the city’s Mayor, who announced his opposition last week to TransCanada Corp.’s Energy East proposal, sparking heated rebuttals from other Canadian political leaders. Trudeau …

Opinion: Innovation is key to new economy

In tough times, it is tempting to look back instead of looking forward. Hold on tight; wait for things to return to normal. For Alberta in early 2016, we face job losses, budget cuts and credit rating drops — emphasizing the extent to which our economic vitality depends on oil and gas. It is tempting to long for the past …

Methane could be the fuel to help decrease greenhouse-gas emissions

Audrey Mascarenhas sees opportunity in government plans to slash greenhouse-gas emissions in the oil and gas sector across North America. Ms. Mascarenhas is chief executive officer at Calgary-based Questor Technology Inc., which provides efficient incineration of methane emissions from drill wells and other oil-field operations, and a low-cost method of capturing the heat and using it to generate steam and …