Markham on Energy

Canadians trust oil/gas sector far less than developing nations – CAPP/Ipsos survey

Canadians trust oil/gas sector far less than developing nations – CAPP/Ipsos survey

Canada is #1 choice for environmentally responsible producer of oil/gas in CAPP/Ipsos global survey Jeff Gaulin says Canadian trust of the oil and gas sector – a measly 18% according to a new CAPP/Ipsos survey – is roughly the same as in other developed countries like Spain, Germany, and France. Poll data says he’s right, but I […]

Canadian loathing of Donald Trump pumps up support for Paris Climate Accord

Canadian loathing of Donald Trump pumps up support for Paris Climate Accord

Pipelines for greenhouse gas emission reductions – the new Canadian social contract shaping energy policy, politics A new public opinion poll shows that 84 per cent of Canadians think President Donald Trump made a mistake exiting the Paris Climate Accord, and the same percentage want Canada to remain committed to the international agreement to fight climate […]

Fact checking Lorne Gunter…it’s the dumpster fire you always imagined

Fact checking Lorne Gunter…it’s the dumpster fire you always imagined

Edmonton Sun columnist Lorne Gunter ignores basic journalism – interviewing sources, respect for facts – in recent column By Markham Hislop Canadians understand the quality of modern journalism has declined because media businesses, particularly newspapers, suffer from a broken revenue model. If you can’t afford experienced journalists, you get kids out of J-school willing to work […]

The Solo electric commuter car debuts on streets of Vancouver

The Solo electric commuter car debuts on streets of Vancouver

The Solo is pricey, but time is valuable to urban commuters and Solo could save plenty in congested mega-cities like Vancouver Jerry Kroll figures the day electric cars became really cool was last August when Elon Musk introduced “ludicrous mode” to the Tesla Model S, making it the third quickest production car in the world. Suddenly, soccer […]

Calgary Bubble shouts at Canada, ‘Stop shouting about energy and agree with us!”

Calgary Bubble shouts at Canada, ‘Stop shouting about energy and agree with us!”

Whitelaw decries rest of Canada shouting at Alberta about pipelines etc., builds online platform to shout back The irony would be delicious if it wasn’t so bitter. Once again, denizens of the Calgary Bubble are demonstrating that they don’t understand energy politics outside Alberta, that they think conversing with the rest of Canada about oil […]

Don’t believe Tillerson claims US can meet climate targets without regulation

Don’t believe Tillerson claims US can meet climate targets without regulation

Natural gas prices are up, prompting coal resurgence, and renewables only slowly gaining market foothold Rex Tillerson is defending President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, arguing that American greenhouse gas emissions will continue to drop without more federal regulations. But that argument only holds if natural gas remains cheaper than […]

EVs approaching ‘iPhone moment’ and that changes everything – Tony Seba

EVs approaching ‘iPhone moment’ and that changes everything – Tony Seba

Transportation as a Service (TaaS) raises value to consumers by 10x or more – the iPhone moment For a long time now I have argued that electric vehicles (EVs) would take 50-plus years to gain global market dominance (70% marketshare or more). Then, along came Tony Seba, who blew up my argument. Why? Because Seba […]

Calgary oil/gas executives should support Notley, Trudeau energy + climate policies, says Collyer

Calgary oil/gas executives should support Notley, Trudeau energy + climate policies, says Collyer

Collyer is speaking up in Alberta about need to balance climate and energy policies – as Notley, Trudeau governments are doing Good climate policy is just good public policy these days, says oil and gas industry veteran Dave Collyer, and the C-suites of downtown Calgary should put aside their partisan politics and back the efforts of […]

David Hughes ‘alternate facts’ pipeline study designed solely to influence Vancouver political narrative

David Hughes ‘alternate facts’ pipeline study designed solely to influence Vancouver political narrative

One more study designed to feed local media, citizens an anti-Trans Mountain Expansion story The British Columbia debate over the Alberta oil sands and pipelines has a curious twist: non-energy professionals who think because they can operate a spreadsheet, they know better than real energy economists and industry analysts. Exhibit A is David Hughes, a distinguished […]

Trudeau, Notley warn Horgan he has no authority to fight Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline

Trudeau, Notley warn Horgan he has no authority to fight Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline

Opposing Trans Mountain Expansion is a Hail Mary play, which has 2% chance of succeeding The lines are now drawn. John Horgan will lead a BC NDP minority government committed to opposing construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline with “every tool available,” while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley have pledged not […]