Canada’s environmental leadership often flies under the radar, and to tell you the truth, it's mind boggling trying to understand why.
Media organizations, environmental non-profits, special interest groups and Canadians from coast-to-coast should all be celebrating the world-class environmental standards and regulations our natural resource sector is held to, in addition to the incredible clean tech innovation and green initiatives they are also responsible for.
Does that mean our natural resource producers don’t have room for improvement? Of course not! The point is that Canada’s natural resource sector has long been a leader on important initiatives like reducing greenhouse gas emission and water use intensities for example, and all of us should be proud!
Here’s more than 50 tweets we’ve compiled over the past several months showing exactly how Canada is a world-class environmental champion and is poised to lead the world in transitioning to a lower carbon future:
Canada’s mining industry poised to benefit from clean technology.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 18, 2020
👉🏽 Exciting opportunities are opening up for base metals and ‘critical minerals’ after a period of lacklustre financial performance. https://t.co/Ba2rgrmwKd
A Compendium of GHG Reduction Legislation and Regulations Across Canada https://t.co/4y0gSsZYxO— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 17, 2020
During the construction of the Muskrat Falls project, an 824 MW hydroelectric generating facility, a ‘significant amount’ of timber was cut down.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 17, 2020
Now, it being chipped and shipped to companies in Europe and the US for use as a biomass fuel. https://t.co/bThumSdBvo
“Canada’s program, which its oil industry says is the strictest approach to methane emissions in the world, contrasts with the United States, where the Trump administration is rolling back methane curbs.” https://t.co/zUBxFbzghW— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 16, 2020
Alberta is #1 ranked top oil exporting jurisdiction on the Resource Governance Index, Canada ranks 4th overall.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 14, 2020
👇🏽 This is an example of that governance stringency in action.
“Energy firm charged with hindering Alberta Energy Regulator inspections.” https://t.co/o2ox5VD6Wp
Alberta to join other provinces in exploring small nuclear power technology https://t.co/fpKlkGgXJO— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 10, 2020
Canada’s Forest Sector Developing Biodegradable Face Mask Filters https://t.co/B9UpuXYOzc— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 8, 2020
Global gas flaring volumes in 2019 for the top oil exporters shows Canada’s leadership yet again in taking #ClimateAction and protecting the environment.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 6, 2020
The 🌎 needs more 🇨🇦 energy to meet current and future demand. pic.twitter.com/4APg9zN9Ph
Natural gas has a big role to play in getting to a lower carbon future, and allows Canada to contribute to efforts to cut GHG emissions https://t.co/1phc7U2eDt— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 31, 2020
Canada’s wood pellet industry: leading the way in certified fibre https://t.co/9aPpN5XX2e— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 30, 2020
Canada Nickel aims for zero-carbon emissions at Crawford project. https://t.co/MCHYMJ36LZ— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 28, 2020
Using proven technology, the energy company wants to leverage its engineering skills to build an enormous reservoir on a hilltop plateau in Ontario and then use cheap overnight electricity to pump water up and out of Lake Huron for pumped hydro. https://t.co/UN2OjLDjyG— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 27, 2020
Satellite estimates show global gas flaring increased to levels last seen in 2009, equivalent to total annual gas consumption of Sub-Saharan Africa.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 25, 2020
🇨🇦 has the lowest flaring volumes among major oil/gas producers + is ranked 5th/30 countries in total.https://t.co/y0D08pgqG9
Canada’s wood pellets come from sustainably managed forests. 🌳 https://t.co/Pwas2u7M1V— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 24, 2020
Alberta has doled out $10.8-million to fund a series of hydrogen projects in the province, using money gathered from its carbon tax on companies that emit large amounts of greenhouse gas.#ClimateAction #Oilsands #Canada #TMX #MoreCanada https://t.co/msPjjjQsNJ— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 23, 2020
Made in Canada: new zinc-air battery shows promising potential for energy storage https://t.co/lLimoKu1En— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 22, 2020
A hydrogen production pilot project in Saskatchewan could be the start of a promising new resource opportunity in Canada. https://t.co/0gNZYw2B52— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 17, 2020
Company promises $2.1M solar project in Canada’s Yukon territory https://t.co/35yWr8AQn9— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 14, 2020
The world needs lithium – and Alberta has plenty. https://t.co/WmRdGc3dWz— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 13, 2020
The Quest carbon capture and storage project north of Edmonton has reached the milestone of five million tonnes of stored carbon dioxide, equivalent to the annual emissions of about 1.25 million cars.https://t.co/lsX8YAyEHR— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 10, 2020
Alberta ranks third in Canada with an installed wind energy capacity of almost 1,700 MW, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association. https://t.co/8u06GKLWKB— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 3, 2020
Saskatchewan to develop plan around small modular nuclear reactors https://t.co/eDrelaNee5— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 2, 2020
“Cleantech companies provide new technologies that aim to solve pollution and other environmental sustainability problems in Canada and globally.”— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) June 27, 2020
✅ Expanding the application of flow-through shares to cleantech companies would be a win-win. https://t.co/AO0p1QCw4E
Solar panels.— Seamus O'Regan (@SeamusORegan) June 25, 2020
Modern communication technologies.
Aerospace & defence equipment.
These need uranium, rare earth elements & other critical minerals to work.
So 🇨🇦 and 🇺🇸 are working together to secure access to these minerals.
To secure a greener future.https://t.co/EKpwZSSFRm pic.twitter.com/LGPa0DM6kX
In the 20 years of carbon dioxide injection, there is an estimated 30 million tonnes sequestered underground.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) June 23, 2020
In 2019 the operation sequestered 600,000 tonnes of CO2 into the ground over and above what was produced in their operations. #CanadianEnergy https://t.co/c6MtTQQzO6
Leave a reply below if you can find any employees of environmental groups acknowledging the continued leadership from Alberta/Canada to #ActOnClimate...— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) June 14, 2020
📍The campaign to shut down Canadian resources doesn’t help the global environment. https://t.co/Y6CLnjBxko
Canada will cut methane emissions by 31 million metric tons over the next five years under a plan to waive federal regulations in three petroleum-producing provinces. https://t.co/GA79K1rNGj— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) June 12, 2020
Canada is seeking to identify opportunities for clean hydrogen production and optimal end-use across the economy, in the short, medium, and longer term, while also identifying export market growth potential for Canadian hydrogen. #CanadianResources https://t.co/sDXK9VLcv4— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) June 9, 2020
Innovative carbon solutions in Alberta: With the world’s largest capacity for CO2 from human activity, the Alberta Carbon Pipeline will help the newly built refinery continue to minimize its environmental footprint. https://t.co/glAdubI8FE— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) June 8, 2020
About 80% of Alberta's #oilsands are too deep to be mined and must be extracted in-place (or in-situ) using steam.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) June 7, 2020
In-situ extraction has a much smaller footprint than mining, uses less water, and does not produce a tailings stream. https://t.co/EB40IgOhAY
The largest CO2 pipeline in the world: At its current operational level, the pipeline is projected to capture 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year — said to be the equivalent of taking an estimated 300,000 cars off the road. #Canada #ClimateAction https://t.co/Y6CLnjBxko— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) June 5, 2020
Canadian Innovation: The largest carbon capture pipeline in the world starts operating in Alberta. https://t.co/FObTohyCW5— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) June 2, 2020
UBC researchers develop biodegradable wood fibre mask for COVID-19 https://t.co/CrVh0ZeP4j— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) May 22, 2020
Sustainability: Countries With the Most Sustainable Corporate Giants - Canada outranks Germany, Denmark and Sweden. https://t.co/WdNbW6Slb5— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) May 14, 2020
Full electrification in Quebec will require natural gas and hydro - report by @iedm_montreal— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) May 13, 2020
Over half (56%) of the energy consumed in Quebec comes from fossil fuels, while electricity represents 36% of the province’s energy profile. https://t.co/b09u4IvXDT
Alberta strengthens methane gas regulations, clearing way for deal with Ottawa. https://t.co/ndc1zmlhqj— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) May 13, 2020
Canadians enjoy overall high levels of environmental quality relative to other high-income countries.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) May 10, 2020
What’s often misunderstood is that in areas where Canadas ranking is low, it’s sometimes unavoidable due to factors like geography and climate. https://t.co/8xYoMSPkW5
Let’s have an informed conversation.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) May 7, 2020
We can support Canadian families who depend on our energy sector AND we can protect the environment.
Our oil and gas industry is a global leader on ESG metrics 🇨🇦. pic.twitter.com/Kf6maDOtdJ
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