Jim Carr

‘Reforming’ the National Energy Board – will Trudeau get it right?

Pipeline reviews by National Energy Board must have process that incorporates wider environmental concerns without bogging down technical review When the Trudeau Liberals are through, Canadians won’t recognize the review process for energy infrastructure projects. “Modernizing” the National Energy Board has attracted much of the energy industry’s attention, but the federal government effort is much […]

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Minister Carr launches ‘Generation Energy’ dialogue for Canadian energy path

Information will be used to design an approach focused on innovation, jobs and affordable energy Energy plays an important role in the daily lives of Canadians. It powers our homes, keeps us connected and takes us where we want to go, according to Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr in a press release. The way Canada delivers

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Does Keystone XL approval mean a re-working of North American oil market?

“The importance of a common, continental energy market cannot be overstated.” – Carr spokesperson The verdict is in: bitterly controversial pipeline Keystone XL is going ahead. Canadian and Alberta politicians are throwing their support behind Calgary-based TransCanada’s project, which may be the harbinger of a new approach to North American energy trade. President Donald Trump made the

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Jim Carr’s promise to unleash police on violent Trans Mountain protesters not same as Standing Rock response

Carr pledged Canadian government will encourage peaceful Trans Mountain dissent, but prosecute law-breakers A few days ago in Alberta, Jim Carr warned that law breaking protesters upset over the construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline will be met with the full force of Canadian law, perhaps enforced by the military, if necessary. Opponents of the recently

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Why is the Trudeau Govt trying to fix the NEB when it isn’t broken?

Opening up the environmental review process risks having process hijacked by eco-activists Canadians lack confidence in the National Energy Board (NEB) – an assertion by eco-activist pipeline opponents which has been accepted unconditionally by the Trudeau Government. But is it true? Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr – the cabinet member responsible for the quasi-independent agency –

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Action needed now to save the Energy East pipeline review process

Carr set up a parallel consultation process for Kinder Morgan pipeline review, why not Energy East? A few months ago I interviewed Jim Carr, Canada’s minister responsible for pipeline reviews. He told me Canadians would be consulted at length about new energy infrastructure projects. But I have a question: When? That question is now pressing

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Eco-activists continue ‘Keystoning’ Energy East in wake of NEB resignations, Trudeau must act

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must set up a government-led process to address “soft” pipeline review concerns and get them out of the NEB review Is the National Energy Board review of the Energy East pipeline process broken, now that three panel members have resigned? Not in the least. And claims it is broken are part

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North American energy ministers sign agreement to share data on clean energy

North American energy ministers co-ordinate energy resources WINNIPEG _Canada, the United States and Mexico have agreed to share information, maps and clean-energy innovations, a step toward a continental energy strategy that would include lower emissions and greater energy security. Energy ministers from the three countries met for a day in Winnipeg and said they are

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