Category Archives: Energy & Environment

King Solar by 2020: Show in Silicon Valley Five Killer Trends

SAN FRANCISCO — It has been said that renewable energy is the energy of the future and always will be. But the tipping point is nigh, thanks to Germany’s leadership, China’s pollution catastrophe and technological advances in battery storage, materials science and software. At this year’s giant solar show – Solar 2016 – a future… Read More

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June 23: All-day Onward Conference in Calgary featuring Peter Diamandis

Onward is the name of a spectacular all-day conference in Calgary June 23 to introduce Calgary’s talented and entrepreneurial community to the importance and opportunities presented by emerging technologies. Calgary can become Canada’s Silicon Valley because the template for oil and gas success is exactly the same as it is for technological success: Entrepreneurial spirit,… Read More

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Diane Francis: Ottawa is letting petty politics sabotage the nation’s only engine of economic growth and job creation

It’s alarming that Montreal’s mayor shot off his mouth last week in an attempt to block the Energy East pipeline project to bring oil to Quebec and the Atlantic provinces for consumption and export. This followed a decision by the B.C. government to oppose expansion of an existing pipeline, the Trans Mountain line, to bring… Read More

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George Soros liked Justin Trudeau, but Preachy DeCaprio gets cool reception

DAVOS — There is no better, bigger geopolitical theatre than the annual assemblage of the rich, famous and powerful at the World Economic Forum. This year’s superstar was Hollywood’s Leonardo DiCaprio, whose acceptance speech for a Forum award lambasted Big Oil and, indirectly, lectured the business audience itself. He did not get a standing ovation…. Read More

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