Fossil fuels

Texas Oil Impacting the Oil Sands

The recent discovery of another source of oil in Texas has sparked the conversation about the increased need for pipelines in Canada. The new Texas formation, known as the Wolfcamp formation, contains an estimated 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids. While this is not expected to have a huge effect on oil prices, it is still noteworthy for the Albertan and Canadian government.

Mini-Nuclear Reactors… The Budget Solution to Climate Change?

In the past few weeks, following Hinkley Point (a $23 Billion nuclear power project) receiving the go-ahead from British ministers, national newspapers have been all over nuclear power like an oily rag. An article posted by the BBC highlighted some worries surrounding nuclear safety and the constant setbacks due to reactor faults encountered by EDF, the energy company behind the project. These are not new concerns; with every nuclear project there is the dilemma of hazardous waste disposal and the risk of environmental disaster in the same vein as Chernobyl.