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Court orders Canada to revisit Coldwater Indian Band’s “rights” after pipeline route dispute

Court orders Canada to revisit Coldwater Indian Band’s “rights” after pipeline route dispute

Prof. Dwight Newman expects Coldwater to receive more compensation, but no other impacts upon project A court decision in favour of the Coldwater Indian Band by the Federal Court of Appeals Tuesday will not hold up construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline, according to proponent Kinder Morgan and  a Canadian constitutional expert. The Band […]

By September 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Global solar installations set to double by 2021, hit 7% of electricity production – Navigant

Global solar installations set to double by 2021, hit 7% of electricity production – Navigant

Utility-scale solar power now cost-competitive with wind, natural gas, new coal in many markets Constraints to the adoption of solar power generation are set to weaken and accelerators are growing in strength, according to Tyler Ogden, Lux Research analyst, whose recent study forecasts solar installations worldwide to double over the next five years. Worldwide solar […]

By September 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
ExxonMobil misleads public on climate change for decades…should we care?

ExxonMobil misleads public on climate change for decades…should we care?

Exxon dragged through public mud for decades-old climate denying, current climate change efforts ignored Is pursuing ExxonMobil for climate denying sins dating back to the 1970s a constructive contribution to the climate change/energy transition debate? Should former venal acts overshadow the climate-positive work in which the company is now engaged? And is there a danger […]

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
ENGO ‘fake news’ using media to change public perception of Energy East pipeline

ENGO ‘fake news’ using media to change public perception of Energy East pipeline

Canadian voters deserve accurate, reasoned, factual debate about pipeline proposals like Energy East Donald Trump isn’t the only purveyor of “fake news” and “alternate facts.” For Canadian examples, you can’t beat environment non-government organizations (ENGOs). But unlike the American president, ENGOs have a very clear political objective. And it’s working to perfection. The latest Canadian […]

By September 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Collusion between Clark govt, Alberta oil/gas industry not proved by think tank’s documents

Collusion between Clark govt, Alberta oil/gas industry not proved by think tank’s documents

Collusion evidence is weak: couple of meeting agendas, list of attendees, and a PowerPoint Did the oil and gas industry write the 2016 British Columbia Climate Leadership Plan? That’s the accusation made by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, which Monday released documents it obtained under a Freedom Of Information request that the left-leaning think tank […]

By September 19, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Is CAPP doing enough to explain oil and gas issues to Canadians? Interview with Chelsie Klassen

Is CAPP doing enough to explain oil and gas issues to Canadians? Interview with Chelsie Klassen

Canadians need and deserve information from both sides (oil/gas, clean energy) during Energy Transition debate The podcast for Sept. 18 2017 is an interview with Chelsie Klassen, communications manager for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the topic is the oil and gas sector’s communications strategies and programs. I’ve argued in columns that […]

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Trudeau Govt should rethink message on downstream GHG emissions and Energy East before serious damage is done

Trudeau Govt should rethink message on downstream GHG emissions and Energy East before serious damage is done

Trudeau Liberals appear to be willing to sacrifice Energy East for Quebec seats in 2019…a dangerous message to investors in Canadian resource development One of the things I like most about the Trudeau Liberals is that they are treacherous bastards. Like every Liberal government of my lifetime, they play to win. That bred-in-the-bone treachery will absolutely […]

By September 16, 2017 8 Comments Read More →
Waning Canadian support for oil, pipelines a big political problem for Alberta industry

Waning Canadian support for oil, pipelines a big political problem for Alberta industry

If Canadians foresee a future without oil and pipelines, for how long will they continue to support Alberta ambitions? How Alberta should talk to other provinces – think British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec – where it needs to build pipelines is a hot topic in our social media world these days. A new public opinion […]

By September 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
NEB ‘modernization’  – not just low oil prices, opposition – makes TransCanada skittish, say experts

NEB ‘modernization’ – not just low oil prices, opposition – makes TransCanada skittish, say experts

Regulator change creates uncertainty, which combines with low oil prices, higher gas prices, politics to make TransCanada slow down on Energy East pipeline The National Energy Board has granted TransCanada’s request for a 30-day suspension of the review for the Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipelines. Some critics of the Trudeau Government’s “modernization” of the […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast: Interview with David Coletto re. Canadian voter intentions poll (hint…we hate Trump)

Podcast: Interview with David Coletto re. Canadian voter intentions poll (hint…we hate Trump)

Federal Liberals hold comfortable lead, most Canadians approve of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Last week Abacus Data released a public opinion poll about how Canadians feel about the national political parties and how they would vote if an election was held today. I interviewed Abacus Data CEO David Coletto about the results and he offered […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →