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 …