All Energy stories

Canadian innovators are leading the charge on new energy sources

Energy has been a specialty of ours for a long time, and some brilliant Canadian innovators are helping keep that tradition alive by ushering in the next generation of energy tech.

Driving the news: From nuclear fusion and small-modular reactors to wind power to geothermal, Canada is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible when it comes to generating clean power.

What happens when no one wants oil?

A new report about the future of Canada’s energy sector begs the question: What are we going to sell in a world where nobody wants oil? 

Driving the news: For the first time, Canada’s national energy regulator looked into what would happen to Canadian oil and gas revenues if the world met its net-zero goals. While plenty of countries are still more than happy to buy Canada’s oil—for now, at least—the report shows the country’s oil production could plummet 76% below 2022 levels by 2050. 

Greeks and Albertans team up on solar power

New to the list of things Greece is famous for—after (of course) philosophy, souvlaki, and beaches—is solar power. In a new energy deal, Alberta hopes to learn a thing or two. 

Mytilineos, a top industrial and power company in Greece, is launching a $1.7 billion solar energy project in Alberta that it says will be the largest of its kind in Canada. It’s set to power over 200,000 homes and is the latest in a series of renewables contracts. 

Falling behind on critical minerals mining

How do you mine critical minerals in Canada? Very slowly, according to one of the largest miners in Ontario’s Ring of Fire. 

Canada’s effort to ramp up its critical mineral sector is falling behind, an Australian mining magnate has recently warned in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  

Québec is the victim of its own hydro success

Like a university student with a full course load, Hydro-Québec has taken on too much and is running low on energy… literally.

Canada takes an LNG L

It’s been a minute since we’ve discussed Canada’s ambitions to become a leader in liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. How are things going? Honestly, not great.

The first geothermal power plant is underway

Tired of hearing about wind, solar, and hydrogen energy? You’re in luck. There’s a hot new renewable energy source on the scene that is literally so hot.

Milestone reached for modular reactors

Someone call Homer Simpson because Canada could soon need a lot more nuclear engineers.

Canada’s oil sands have a big year ahead of them

As Canada ramps up efforts to meet its lofty decarbonization goals, the country’s oil sands are scrambling to keep up.

Europe’s natural gas miracle

The (figurative, economic) storm clouds are starting to break in Europe as peak inflation has come and gone—thanks to sliding natural gas prices.