Tag: Alberta Climate Change Policy

Canadian oil sands should be looking forward to 2017, partly because of Alberta climate policies

Canadian oil sands should be looking forward to 2017, partly because of Alberta climate policies

Climate policies, including a carbon tax, are price Alberta oil producers pay for pipelines Reuters is reporting that confidence is low in the Canadian oil sands industry, supposedly because of market access issues (read, pipelines) and the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan. But why isn’t anyone talking about global oil prices? This low confidence story was kicked off by Koch […]

By December 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Technology, innovation are the only answer to climate change. Full stop.

Technology, innovation are the only answer to climate change. Full stop.

“In my view, innovation is essential to human progress.” – Bill Gates I’m writing a news story about an Alberta team entered in the Carbon X Prize that got me thinking about the best way to tackle climate change and environmental issues. The competition stresses technical innovation. Isn’t technology how we’ve tackled all of humankind’s problems? […]

Carbon tax major blow to Alberta’s investment climate

Carbon tax major blow to Alberta’s investment climate

Alberta no longer has lowest top income tax rate, when federal and provincial or state taxes are combined, among Canadian provinces, US states Troy Media – Recent policy changes have buried the Alberta Advantage. The latest nail in the coffin comes from the provincial government’s new climate change strategy. For many years, Alberta’s strong investment […]

By November 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
David Suzuki jumps the shark by likening Albertans to slave owners

David Suzuki jumps the shark by likening Albertans to slave owners

Many observers, including President Barack Obama, believe transition from Age of Fossil Fuels to Age of Clean Energy has already begun David Suzuki’s recent comments equating the Alberta oil and gas industry to American slavery are offensive, demonstrating why it’s time for the grand old man of Canadian environmentalism to quietly retire. Suzuki was interviewed Monday on […]

By November 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Alberta climate policy development ‘just a matter of talking’

Alberta climate policy development ‘just a matter of talking’

Alberta climate change policy began with Prentice government EDMONTON _ The new Alberta climate policy is partly rooted in a series of low-profile dinner meetings that took place well before the election of Premier Rachel Notley and her fellow New Democrats. In 2014, the province’s environmental reputation was creating increasing resistance to its energy products […]

By November 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →