Energy reporter Geoff Dembicki's Tyee Solutions Society series explores whether and how innovative technology and policies are folding the oil sands into a larger national narrative of transition to a greener energy future for Canada. Along the way he interviews industry insiders, scientists, engineers and policy experts who share their often surprising perspectives on how to get from here to a greener society.
In This Series
Steps to an oil sands we can live with. First in a Tyee Solutions Society series.
Why the oilpatch is already preparing to surf the green wave it sees coming. Second in a series.
Surprising as that sounds, interviews reveal a business community consensus based on economics. Third in a Tyee Solutions Society series.
BC and Alberta each have pioneered policies that help to answer that question.
Alberta already invests some carbon taxes in low emissions tech. But sky's the limit say industry insiders. Fifth in a series.
Extracting oil sands crude is energy intensive, making it one of the 'dirtiest' fuels. Fixable? Sixth in a series.
The high price and distant hope for carbon sequestration. Part seven of a Tyee Solutions Society series.
If you thought the oil patch firmly favours Canada's federal stance on carbon emissions, think again. Last in a series on greening the oil sands.
Opportunities for breakthroughs? We found five. Today's story is about the first: thirsty beads.
A 'play now, pay later' policy discourages clean investment, say experts. Second in a series.
Process cleans tailing ponds, pays for itself. Why does industry balk? Third in series.
Scaled back federal support for new tech frustrates top oil patch execs.
We found five opportunities. Here's the last, capping Geoff Dembicki's surprising series.