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Genessee Two, Alberta, Canada. Credit: Capital Power

Good News, Bad News — Last Coal-Fired Generating Station In Alberta Closed

In 2015, Alberta premier Rachel Notley of the New Democratic Party announced plans to completely phase out coal power by 2030 as part of its broader climate policies. Critics questioned whether it could be done. “The industry was up in arms that it wasn’t possible,” Blake Shaffer an assistant professor … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a family huddled around a stove into which they are shoveling Canadian $20 bills

ATCO’s Proposed Edmonton Hydrogen Subdivision Would Pay 4-10 Times Current Cost For Heat

Every time I publish an article or post something on LinkedIn pointing out the economic folly and inevitable cul-de-sac of hydrogen-for-energy, commenters drag out new examples of bad hydrogen schemes, whether as ideas they think are proving my point or examples that disprove my thesis. After publishing on Canada’s $25 … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a natural gas processing facility with methane emissions visible from various sources like flare stacks, stationary engines, and tanks

Natural Gas Isn’t Burning Nearly As Cleanly As We Thought

Remember those golden days when natural gas was a clean-burning bridge fuel, a nice way to reduce emissions as we ditched coal and switched to renewables? It was such a pleasant fantasy, while it lasted. Remember how the USA has a shared dream that it has world-beating emissions reductions because … [continued]