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Fall Golf Classic photo gallery now available
The Calgary Electric Club held its Fall Golf Classic on Aug. 22. at the D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club in Okotoks. Great food and great times were enjoyed by all. You can view the photo gallery here.
Alberta study reviews pipeline rules, not leaks
You can't judge a book by its cover — and you can't judge a government-sponsored report by its title. The 900-page report released recently, entitled Alberta Pipeline Safety Review is not a review of pipeline safety. It is a review of pipeline safety regulations. There is a big difference. The review of the regulations does not dig into the spate of pipeline leaks that have plagued Alberta the past few years and it doesn't delve into whether the Alberta Energy Regulator is properly enforcing the regulations.
2 ways to capitalize on accelerating lithium demand
Lithium Investing News
The sleekest, most efficient electronic product is nothing without the battery that powers it. Enter lithium, the raw material battery manufacturers depend on. With electric/hybrid vehicle use on the rise and demand for consumer electronics steadily climbing, lithium producers with quality product should have no shortage of potential buyers. In this interview with The Energy Report, Luisa Moreno, mining and metals analyst with Euro Pacific Canada, names her top lithium picks with both the goods and the customers.
Report: Alberta power rates fixed by electricity companies
Power companies have manipulated the Alberta power rates on the wholesale market 10 different occasions since 2011, according to a new report by the province's energy watchdog. The Alberta Market Surveillance Administrator is calling on the province's energy regulator to take action to ensure possible "signalling" ends by doing away with the hourly Historical Trading Report — a spreadsheet published by the Alberta Electric System Operator that discloses all companies' market price offers on an hourly basis.
More companies take a shine to LED lighting's benefits
Craig's Detroit Business
More companies each day, it seems, are jumping on the bandwagon of LED lights. And why not? The ROI appears very high, especially with state, federal and utility company financial incentives, and wasted staff time spent changing burned out incandescent and florescent lights can be nearly eliminated. The use of LED lamps will account for 36 per cent of all lighting sales by 2020 and 74 per cent by 2030.
Alberta's Gear Energy bullish on prospects of an IPO
The Globe and Mail
It would be an understatement to say it has been a slow period for energy-sector financing, but Gear Energy, a small heavy-oil producer, believes it has the right attributes to buck the trend with an initial public offering in coming months. Gear Energy plans to pursue an IPO or reverse takeover before the end of the year, while it boosts production of heavy crude oil from the Lloydminster area of Alberta.
Tiny superconducting dots could lead to more efficient solar cells
When light hits a solar cell, electrons get excited and begin to move about — and that's what generates a flow of electricity. Silicon, the semiconductor commonly used in solar cells, is especially good at converting sunlight at certain energy levels, but it loses the rest of the sunlight that hits it as heat. Researchers from Delft University of Technology, Toyota Motor Europe and the University of California Irvine have developed a way to put that extra energy to work, recapturing some of the portion that is lost as heat.
Area resident leads Team Alberta in Solar Decathlon
Patricia resident Neal Philipsen and a group of University of Calgary students hope they have designed this year's top solar home for the U.S. Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon.
Forming Team Alberta, the students are entering Borealis: A Home Away From Home in this year's competition against 20 other collegiate teams from around the world. Team Ontario is the only other Canadian entry.
The competition challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive.
Printed graphene transistors promise a flexible electronic future
MIT Technology Review
Flexible electronic circuits would make possible radical new kinds of devices, like water-resistant tablet computers that can be rolled or folded. A group of academic and industry researchers has now demonstrated one of the most important components for this fully flexible future: graphene radio-frequency electronics that are speedy enough to produce, receive, and process telecommunication signals.
Questor surges on stricter energy pollution controls
Questor Technology, Canada's top pollution-control stock in the past three years, said stricter air quality rules will boost revenue for its flare-gas incineration systems as North American energy output surges. "The world has changed in the oil and gas industry," Questor Chief Executive Officer Audrey Mascarenhas said in an interview at Bloomberg's headquarters recently. "Last year, the U.S. put in some tough new rules. The whole conversation around social license to operate is one of the greatest risks for the oil and gas industry."
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