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.
The Pembina Institute has crunched the numbers and found over 14,100 jobs from clean energy in B.C. It has also pinpointed these jobs on a new interactive map that allows users to explore 156 clean energy projects currently in operation or under construction.
B.C.'s plans for the carbon tax Re: "Carbon Tax Hike Not in the Works, Christy Clark Says," Vancouver Sun, April 17, 2015
That Premier Clark is not considering increasing the carbon tax calls into question the level of ambition with which her government intends to address the next phase of climate action in B.C.
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.
As Ontario revisits legislation protecting 1.8 million acres of land around the region, it should dismiss critics who argue that the Greenbelt makes homes less affordable in the Greater Toronto Area.