March, 2015

Features

How energy producers are using Twitter analytics to track public opinion

Social media analytics is no longer just for advertising agencies and political strategists. Energy companies have also jumped on board >

What happened to the real Northern Gateway?

Pipeline routes to the west, east and south are either blocked or bogged down by political and enviromental opposition. So what about heading north? >

National Survey on Energy Literacy

The Energy Ink Podcast: DeSmog Canada's Emma Gilchrist on Energy Literacy & Author Marin Katusa

DeSmog Canada's Emma Gilchrist joins us this month for a discussion on energy literacy & we feature an interview with author Marin Katusa >

Departments

Meet the 24-year-old turning carbon emissions into lightweight concrete

Forget carbon capture and storage. Apoorv Sinha has found an even more inventive – and even more profitable – way to deal with unwanted emissions >

The Ask: Our man in Ottawa on Alberta's lingering outsider status

Alberta’s former envoy to the federal government returns home with a message >

Columns

How high-tech can lower costs

Companies are cutting budgets left, right and center. Here’s why they should leave their research and development ones alone  >

Juniors: Why Charlie Munger is right about oil prices

The long-term prospects of junior oil producers look bright. But in order to get there they’ll have to navigate – and survive – the medium term first >

Solar has a sunny future in Alberta

There’s plenty of upside to Alberta’s nascent solar power industry >

National Survey on Energy Literacy

The Energy Ink Podcast: DeSmog Canada's Emma Gilchrist on Energy Literacy & Author Marin Katusa

DeSmog Canada's Emma Gilchrist joins us this month for a discussion on energy literacy & we feature an interview with author Marin Katusa >

Canada’s Top Energy Innovators

Canada's Top Energy Innovators 2015

From environmental reclamation to operational excellence, Canada’s Top Energy Innovators are pushing hard on their industry’s leading edges >

The Energy Ink Podcast: Top Energy Innovators, Canadian Energy Strategy & the World Heavy Oil Congress

Listen to find out who you voted in as Canada's Top Energy Innovator for 2015 >

Report on Innovation and Technology

Do patents enable innovation or stifle it?

Are patents a sword or a shield for the people who hold them? It depends on who you ask – and how you look at them >

How the 'rise of the machines' will transform oil and gas

Fully autonomous operating systems are common in many industries, including mining. How soon will they reach the oil and gas sector, and what will it mean for the people working in it?  >

The five holy grails that will revolutionize the energy sector

Sometimes it pays to shoot for the stars. But in these five areas the energy sector doesn’t have much choice but to try >

Why Canada's energy sector lags behind in research, development money

Underinvestment in R&D is as Canadian as maple syrup. So whose job is it to invest in new technology anyway? >