Oil sands crude pellets touted as cure for industry's transport headaches

From BNN.ca The Canadian Press A dump truck works near the Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta , The Canadian Press CALGARY — A new technology that transforms heavy crude oil into pill-sized pellets could cure the oilsands industry’s transportation headaches, according to University of Calgary professor Ian Gates.…

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Canada's Resources Minister Calls Out Jim Hansen

Retired NASA GISS chief James Hansen is Slagging Canada’s Oil Sands Again Canada’s Environment *Resources Minister Joe Oliver is calling out Jim Hansen for exaggerating claims that the oil sands and Keystone XL pipeline is “game over for the environment.” “A retired NASA scientist is exaggerating when he claims Canada’s oil sands development is an…

Caution needed with new greenhouse gas emission standards

From the University of Calgary New model provides lifecycle analysis of ‘well-to-wheel’ oil sands emissions Policy makers need to be cautious in setting new ‘low-carbon’ standards for greenhouse gas emissions for oil sands-derived fuels as well as fuels from conventional crude oils University of Calgary and University of Toronto researchers say in a paper published…

Hansen’s ‘Game Over for the Climate’ op-ed

This op-ed appeared in the New York Times today, and since it was written by a government employee, using his NASA title at the end of the article, I consider it a public domain work reproducible here. I see what Hansen is saying here as giving license to the McKibbenites for more protests, more rallies,…