Webinar: Circular Economy for Plastics in CanadaDETAILS
Published on: February 02, 2021
Presentation by Evar Umeozor
Plastics are globally used for industrial and domestic purposes. As of 2017, about 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic materials have been produced. They remain very useful to our society today, but it is the environmental pollution and degradation from their end-use disposal that is a challenge to the ecosystems today. Specifically, the single-use plastic wastes pollute both land and water environments. Yet, the demand for plastic products continues to grow with the economy, development, and world population.
To address the challenges of plastic waste proliferation, a circular economy for plastics has been proposed as a viable pathway to limit or eliminate the waste disposal problem by collecting, separating, recycling, and reusing plastic products. Alternatively, where recycling might face technical or economic limitations, repurposing of plastic wastes into other useful means such as energy or materials provide another route to circularity.
This webinar will discuss plastics materials flow analysis, recycling technologies, and the economic impacts of plastic circularity.
Webinar - Economic Recovery Pathways for Canada's Energy IndustryDETAILS
Published on: November 09, 2020
Presentation by Dinara Millington
Canada's oil, natural gas, electricity, and renewable energy supply sectors have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This study produced an economic and financial status of the oil, natural gas, electricity, and renewable energy industries and consider different approaches to recovery. CERI assessed different support pathways from zero to significant government assistance to determine the costs and benefits of different approaches. The study considered how support for Canada's economy, either through direct support to citizens or indirect support through energy sector companies impacts GDP and job creation. Finally, the study assessed the GHG emissions of various pathways to illuminate how different recovery pathways address Canada's GHG emissions reduction goals.
Webinar - Canadian Oil and Gas Production Outlook: Times of UncertaintyDETAILS
Published on: October 05, 2020
Presentation by Dinara Millington
The energy sector continues to play a critical role in supporting the delivery of healthcare, remote working, and other day-to-day necessities during the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, in these challenging times, many factors are weighing on the sector's future, with potentially lasting negative effects.
In this webinar, CERI presented the latest production outlook for the Canadian oil and gas sector, including production scenarios for the conventional and unconventional oil and gas basins. Conventional oil and gas covers onshore and offshore conventional oil, including shale and tight oil activity, conventional natural gas, coalbed methane, tight and shale gas, and the associated natural gas liquids (pentanes plus and condensate only) and unconventional resources including oil sands bitumen. Given the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent uncertainty around the market supply and demand dynamics, highly volatile oil prices, and uncertain levels of capital investment, the supply cost examination for greenfield development is omitted.