Winter 2016

Emission Systems

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] [mk_dropcaps style=”simple-style”]T[/mk_dropcaps]HERE ARE ABOUT 40 countries and more than 20 cities, states and provinces trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by implementing different forms of carbon pricing. Combined, these jurisdictions have put a price on 12 per cent of the world’s carbon. According to the World Bank, these carbon pricing …

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The Price is Right

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] DOWNLOAD PDF (5.4MB) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] —Nick Walker, with illustrations by Jacques Perrault [/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider size=”40″][mk_button dimension=”three” size=”large” outline_skin=”dark” outline_active_color=”#fff” outline_hover_color=”#333333″ bg_color=”#13bdd2″ text_color=”light” url=”/resources/energy-exchange-magazine/issue-5/” target=”_self” align=”left” fullwidth=”true” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”15″ animation=”scale-up”] Read more stories from the Winter 2016 issue of Energy Exchange magazine[/mk_button][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Hot stuff

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] [mk_dropcaps style=”simple-style”]N[/mk_dropcaps]UCLEAR FUSION is a tantalizing promise of a clean, efficient, safe and plentiful energy supply. Better still, unlike conventional nuclear fission power, fusion power is safe from meltdowns and doesn’t produce nuclear waste. For decades, scientists around the world have strived to achieve controlled and sustainable fusion reaction. (Nuclear …

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Power pricing

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_image src=”” image_width=”1000″ image_height=”550″ crop=”true” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” desc=”HARVEPINO/ISTOCK” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″][mk_padding_divider size=”40″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] [mk_dropcaps style=”simple-style”]T[/mk_dropcaps]he average Canadian household spends about $3.60 a day on electricity. That’s not much when you consider we use electricity to preserve our food and heat and cool our homes. In fact it’s impressive what the cost …

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In the middle of it all

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_image src=”” image_width=”500″ image_height=”600″ crop=”true” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” desc=”COURTESY FORT MCKAY FIRST NATION” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″ title=”Fort McKay Chief Jim Boucher”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] [mk_dropcaps style=”simple-style”]O[/mk_dropcaps]IL HAS BEEN TAKEN from the land around Fort McKay since 1966. Before that, the Cree, Métis and Dene of Fort McKay lived off the land. We had …

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The life electric

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] [mk_dropcaps style=”simple-style”]T[/mk_dropcaps]HE AMOUNT OF ENERGY your smartphone, TV or laptop uses is significant, particularly when you consider that there are more mobile devices that need a charge than humans on Earth. While the charts on this page were taken from a 2012 study in the United States, the per-device electricity …

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Living Clean and Free

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_image src=”” image_width=”800″ image_height=”520″ crop=”true” lightbox=”true” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” desc=”DAVID NUNUK / ALL CANADA PHOTOS” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”right” margin_bottom=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] [mk_dropcaps style=”simple-style”]I[/mk_dropcaps]N JULY 21, 2015, a select group of 60 city mayors from around the globe journeyed to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis and attend a conference on climate change. Vancouver’s mayor, …

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Deep Decarbonization

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_image src=”” image_width=”800″ image_height=”600″ crop=”true” lightbox=”true” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” desc=”ILLUSTRATIONS BY STEVEN DONEGARI” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] [mk_dropcaps style=”simple-style”]Y[/mk_dropcaps]OUR PERSONAL contribution of greenhouse gases begins the moment you tap snooze on your smartphone — a device generating 0.06 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission per year. It continues incrementally in the shower (0.13 …

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What’s next?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] [mk_dropcaps style=”simple-style”]W[/mk_dropcaps]HEN THE NDP swept to power in Alberta and Rachel Notley became premier in May 2015, the response from the energy sector was swift. The win came at the crest of an oil-price swoon not seen since 2008, giving Notley’s threats of tax hikes and a royalty rejig the …

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Top of the COPs

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] [mk_dropcaps style=”simple-style”]A[/mk_dropcaps]T TIMES, it might seem like the world’s political leaders have been negotiating and debating on legally binding treaties to cut carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions forever. In fact, it’s only been happening for just over two decades. The process started in 1992 at the Earth Summit …

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