How natural gas is becoming both nasty and savior in the battle against climate change

Jaeson Cardiff is often faced with the question of whether his industry is good for the environment or just helping to delay the inevitable transition away from fossil fuels. Cardiff is the founder of CleanO2, which collects carbon fumes and exhaust gases from industrial buildings for use in soap and detergents. At his Calgary office, he describes how interest in […]

The act of juggling for oil majors: appealing to investors, environmentalists and customers, while innovating

As vaccination rates increase daily around the world and economic lockdowns are gradually eased, oil and gas industry leaders are not shy about being optimistic for the rest of the year. They expect a rebound after a brutal 2020. Oil prices hit record lows last year, but are now back above their pre-pandemic level. The industry can sense the recovery […]

Bill Gates on the opportunity of oil in the energy transition

The accomplishments of tech billionaire Bill Gates are well known, whether it’s helping build a tech giant at Microsoft or his efforts to improve global health through his foundation. Yet the challenge of climate change can seem daunting, even to him. Gates has spent the last few years examining how difficult the battle will be and admits that “it’s going […]

From enclosures to planters, this online store only sells items made in part from captured CO2

A wide range of eco-friendly products already exist, but a new Calgary-based online store now offers items made, in part, from greenhouse gas emissions. Expedition Air sells an assortment of items made from carbon dioxide, including concrete planters, yoga mats, colored pencils and paints. Officials at the new company admit that buying a bar of soap or a pen won’t […]

The optimism paradox: why the good news rocked the markets

The first signs that the world is winning the battle against COVID-19 have sparked good news for the global economy as the number of vaccinated increases the death rate decreases. Once stores and factories reopen, once people trapped in working from home are finally free to spend on dining and travel, sharing savings they couldn’t spend during the lockdown , […]

Sale to cosmetics giant Estée Lauder wonders if Toronto’s Deciem will change its foundation

Skincare business Deciem’s ​​slogan, The Abnormal Beauty Company, emphasizes its niche in the cosmetics world. And following a $ 2.2 billion deal this week, some are wondering if the startup will maintain its unique reputation. Founded in Toronto in 2013, Deciem Beauty Group Inc. presents itself as atypical, even though its famous skin care brand is called The Ordinary. Unlike […]