In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to re-evaluate our priorities, from how we work to where we shop for essentials. Literally no family, business, organization, or association hasn’t been impacted by the virus, which has caused the delay or outright cancelation of massive conferences, conventions and seminars worldwide.
The Future of Fertilizer
Putting Oil Industry By-products to Work
From benzene in Aspirin to paraffin wax in lipstick, petroleum and its by-products are in many products – including fertilizer.
One Man’s Trash…
A New Look at Turning Waste into Resources
From yarns made from plastic ocean waste to a new generation of materials that can be recycled over and over again, plastics today are being viewed more as a resource than an environmental liability.
Into the Woods
Sustainable Forestry Practices
Without forests, life on earth would cease to exist. Absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, forests are home to Indigenous persons and countless species of wildlife, and are a valuable source of wood for lumber, fuel, furniture, medicine and more.
The Long Haul
Logistics in the Resource Sector
Logistics are vital to well-organized supply chain management (SCM) – to keeping goods and services flowing. All industries rely on SCM, and few are more dependent on finely tuned logistics than the resource sector.
Life After Oil
A Look at Alternative Fuels
For decades, the world’s relationship with oil has been akin to a dysfunctional marriage: some believe we can live with it, others say we should live without it.
Dollars and Sense
The Market for Renewables is Charged with Energy
With an entire generation of young men and women raised on the principles of green initiatives and environmental sustainability, the desire to invest in the renewable industry is at an all-time high.
Large and in Charge
Energy Infrastructure and Storage We Can Depend On
From the batteries we use to power our smartphones to supplying fail-proof energy to data centres, hospitals and entire cities, our dependence on electricity is at an all-time high…
In Search of Prosperity
Canada’s wealth is dependent on natural resources – the discovery, extraction, processing and transportation of them, but also their use in industries like construction and manufacturing, which are the economic engines that drive the global economy.
Greener and Cleaner
A More Responsible Resource Sector
In a mix of newly revitalized ethical responsibility and the sort of innovation and energy you’d expect of industry, businesses everywhere you look are going green, and the resource sector is no exception.
Speaking as One for the Benefit of All
Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma
A tough industry under constant fire, the oil and natural gas business has never been one for the faint of heart. Now, the Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma has stepped in as the state’s unified voice for an industry that benefits everyone and is always trying to better itself.
Yukon Chamber of Mines
Discussing the outstanding opportunities and quality of life in the Yukon, Samson Hartland shows real excitement – and so he should. As Executive Director of the Yukon Chamber of Mines for six years, he’s had front seats to the tremendous recent growth of this fabled territory.
Labour & Logistics
The Changing Face of the Resource Workforce
As we enter the new decade, today’s resource sector companies are facing greater challenges than ever before. Mining, oil and gas, hydroelectricity, agriculture, and other industries are facing pressure to produce more while increasing profits, reducing waste, remaining cost-effective, and respecting environmental regulations. To achieve these goals and others, logistics is the key.
Smart Practices for a Sustainable Future
Companies that adopt sustainability initiatives are everywhere, from small mom-and-pop companies to multinational manufacturers. Green practices are no longer limited to environmental groups or a handful of sectors and exist today in virtually every industry – and mining is no exception.
Advancing an Industry that is Energized with Opportunity
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
The solar energy industry employs over a quarter of a million Americans who work for companies and organizations that are dedicated to the promotion, manufacture, installation, innovation and support of solar energy. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) represents all of them.
Investing in the Future of Energy Storage
From our homes to our offices, daily energy use is increasing across the board – both for mundane tasks as simple as charging our cell phones to key operations like global corporations backing up massive amounts of sensitive data offsite. The need for safe and readily available power keeps growing, and some predict energy storage will be the next big business.
The World is Yours
The Economics of Influence
The Ups & Downs of Crypto