Politics

ENGO argument against Energy East pipeline ‘egregious’ and without merit – op-ed

ENGO argument against Energy East pipeline ‘egregious’ and without merit – op-ed

ENGOs should demand that Trudeau government clarify if carbon pricing is Canada’s primary carbon policy mechanism By Dennis McConaghy, former TransCanada VP The Trudeau government’s support for the NEB’s re-scoping the Energy East crude oil pipeline project hearing justifiably generated wide spread condemnation and dismay across the Canadian political spectrum, from the Notley government to […]

By October 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Ottawa-led national consultation ‘Generation Energy’ generates necessary discussion

Ottawa-led national consultation ‘Generation Energy’ generates necessary discussion

NRCan grappling on how to chart Canada’s low-carbon energy future By Bora Plumptre, analyst, Pembina Institute What should Canada’s energy system look like in 2050? That’s the question at the heart of Generation Energy, an ongoing round of consultations being conducted by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) under the direction of Minister Jim Carr. Pembina Institute staff […]

By October 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Carbon Majors: 100 producers source of 71% of emissions 1988-2015

Carbon Majors: 100 producers source of 71% of emissions 1988-2015

50% of all industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and methane from 64 oil and gas companies The Climate Accountability Institute and CDP announce the release of the updated Carbon Majors Dataset 2017, according to a press release. These three reports quantify the pivotal role of the producers of oil, natural gas, and coal in driving […]

By October 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Commentary: Looking for balance in the oil market

Commentary: Looking for balance in the oil market

By Kristine Petrosyan, Oil Market Analyst, International Energy Agency There is more than one way to look at oil-market balances. The IEA uses a straightforward approach: supply minus demand, which we report in the monthly Oil Market Report as “Total stock changes and Miscellaneous.” Part of the calculation can be easily explained by changes in OECD stocks, […]

By September 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Revisiting Albertan carbon tax scepticism – Ecofiscal Commission

Revisiting Albertan carbon tax scepticism – Ecofiscal Commission

Alberta must legally spend revenues from carbon tax on further emissions reductions or refunds to Albertans By Brendan Frank, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission  A lot has happened in Alberta since January 1. The economy is on the mend, provincial politics will never be the same and, yes, there’s a $20 carbon tax in place. Last Christmas, […]

By September 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Is oil and gas ready for a rainy day? – IEA

Is oil and gas ready for a rainy day? – IEA

With recent bets made by investors, expectations are markets are tightening By staff, International Energy Agency The US has recently seen two severe weather events: Hurricane Harvey has more directly affected oil industry operations than Hurricane Irma, although the full impact of the latter remains to be seen at the time of writing, according to […]

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Indigenous consent is key to Canadian sustainable oil and gas development

Indigenous consent is key to Canadian sustainable oil and gas development

Trudeau environmental assessment reform adopts a highly restrictive approach to indigenous consent Martin Papillon and Thierry Rodon, Institute for Research on Public Policy On June 30, the Trudeau government quietly released its highly anticipated approach to revamping the federal environmental assessment process. Expectations were high following the recommendations of the government-appointed expert panel. Sadly, the Liberal […]

By September 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
3 things to know about BC LNG in 2017 – Pembina Institute

3 things to know about BC LNG in 2017 – Pembina Institute

British Columbia’s new government has shifted the province’s messaging on liquefied natural gas (LNG). No longer is LNG being unrealistically promoted as a once-in-a-generation opportunity for job creation, the source of billions of dollars for a Prosperity Fund, and more than $1 trillion in economic activity. Nevertheless, despite the cancellation of the controversial Petronas-backed Pacific […]

By August 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Global oil/gas industry transformed as it responds to oversupply, new technologies – IEA

Global oil/gas industry transformed as it responds to oversupply, new technologies – IEA

Conventional onshore production shifted towards brownfield development to minimise capital spending – just like Alberta oil sands By Alessandro Blasi, senior programme officer, International Energy Agency The last few years have been particularly challenging for the oil and gas industry. From the natural gas shale revolution beginning about a decade ago to the dramatic shale-oil […]

Consequences of Trump disruption becoming clearer as NAFTA talks set to begin

Consequences of Trump disruption becoming clearer as NAFTA talks set to begin

Canada exported $62.3 billion of oil/gas in 2016, just behind vehicles at $64.3 billion By Glen Hodgson, senior fellow, Conference Board of Canada Donald Trump’s election agenda promised to challenge the existing U.S. political and economic order – that’s what his populist political base voted for. But while Mr. Trump promised to make America great again, […]