Our perspectives on the role, risks and potential of energy
Refine blog list
Oilsands need a business strategy based on science and trust, not swagger and growth Reducing emissions should be the goal as Canada rethinks the sector's future
As production slows and companies ease expansion plans, it’s time to take a sober look at how the oilsands sector can position itself to compete in a changing, carbon constrained global market.
Climate change talks will be held in Paris in December and discussions are already underway about what needs to be done, what jurisdictions are willing to do and the impacts of action. One undeniable consequence will be stranded assets. This is particularly true in Alberta where oil production is on the higher end of the scale for both cost and carbon emissions.
As Canada's premiers meet in Quebec City to discuss climate change and energy, they should build on existing provincial efforts and work toward creating a credible Canadian Energy Strategy.
Albertans have resoundingly voted for change — and the NDP must target three big challenges if it aims to turn the page on Alberta’s poor environmental performance.
The latest numbers confirm yet again that Canada is nowhere near meeting its 2020 emissions reduction target. More ambition is necessary as Canada’s failure to curb carbon emissions will be obvious at the upcoming Paris climate talks.
If anyone were to suggest Canadians are complacent when it comes to climate change, the 25,000 people who turned out for last weekend’s Act on Climate march presented a powerful counterpoint.