The oilsands in a decarbonizing CanadaFact sheet

Publication - Nov. 13, 2018 - By Benjamin Israel, Jan Gorski, Morrigan Simpson-Marran

With more interest on what a decarbonizing economy could mean for Canada, the potential climate liability of Alberta's oilsands has become the new focus in an longstanding debate around the industry. To help ground the discussion, the Pembina Institute has compiled recent research and analysis into a fact sheet.

Using public data, the four-page fact sheet sheds light on the oilsands' carbon intensity, its climate profile compared to other sources of oil, the industry's emissions forecast, perspectives for technology breakthroughs, and what all this means in the context of a decarbonizing Canada. 

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