Environment and Nature

Published on Thu, 02/26/2009 by Canadian Gas Association

Ontario's new Green Energy Act says natural gas has important role in Ontario's sustainable energy future

Ontario's new Green Energy Act says natural gas has important role in Ontario's sustainable energy future

Toronto (February 23, 2009) – The Canadian Gas Association commended the Ontario government for tabling the Green Energy Act and recognizing the important role that natural gas and natural gas distribution utilities have in the province's sustainable energy future particularly in the areas of expanding renewable energy, supporting new technology, and energy efficiency.

Published on Thu, 02/26/2009 by Canadian Gas Association

Natural gas key to BC's sustainable energy future says province in Speech from the Throne and budget

Natural gas key to BC's sustainable energy future says province in Speech from the Throne and budget

Victoria (February 20, 2009) – The Canadian Gas Association, Terasen Inc., and Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. commended the BC government for recognizing the role of natural gas in the province's sustainable energy future in the Speech from the Throne and recent budget.

"As said in the Speech from the Throne natural gas is a clean burning source of energy," said Mike Cleland, CGA President and CEO, "British Columbians benefit both as important producers of natural gas and as customers of a reliable, affordable, secure, efficient, and clean source of energy.

Published on Thu, 01/15/2009 by Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Oil Sands Producers "need to do better" on the environment

Oil Sands Producers "need to do better" on the environment

Industry releases results of survey showing Canadians seeking more action and communication

Canadians have told oil sands producers that they are concerned about the oil sands' impact on the environment. That was one of the key findings recently released by representatives of the oil sands industry, collected over the past six months via consumer surveys and through input provided on an industry website, www.canadasoilsands.ca.

Published on Mon, 11/24/2008 by International Year of Planet Earth

Predicted shortage of Earth Scientists sparks national contest for kids

Predicted shortage of Earth Scientists sparks national contest for kids

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(CALGARY, AB) An urgent need to attract students to the Earth sciences is behind a national contest for Canadian youth. The "WHERE Challenge" is designed to get young people aged 10 – 14 years thinking about what on Earth is in their stuff and where on Earth it comes from. The hope is that the contest will encourage students to consider Earth sciences as an exciting educational and career opportunity.

According to the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES), Canada will soon be facing a wide-ranging shortage of qualified Earth scientists.

Published on Mon, 11/24/2008 by Canadian Gas Association

Must Improve Urban City Energy Systems To Meet Environmental Objectives

Must Improve Urban City Energy Systems To Meet Environmental Objectives

By Michael Cleland, President and CEO, Canadian Gas Association

Canada's communities – from big cities to small towns – are built on energy systems which are increasingly unsustainable. The Canadian Gas Association is working with environmental groups, builders, developers, governments and other energy industries to find solutions.

Published on Mon, 11/03/2008 by Canadian Petroleum Products Institute

Stretching your fuel dollar in an eco-friendly way

Stretching your fuel dollar in an eco-friendly way

Saving money at the pump and protecting the environment are important considerations for Canadian drivers.
 
There are ways to achieve both, while keeping our roads safe, by following some tips from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) as well as the European Petroleum Industry and the European Commission.
 

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