Canada’s Orwellian energy standoff
This op-ed by David Hughes, author of the Parkland Institute/Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report Canada’s Energy Outlook: Current Realities and Implications for a Carbon-constrained Future appeared in the May 14, 2018 Vancouver Sun.
Canada’s long-term energy security needs and climate commitments cannot be met without major changes
A new study by veteran earth scientist David Hughes anchors the heated debate about pipelines and energy infrastructure within the realm of science and evidence. The study, which offers a comprehensive review of Canada’s energy systems, reveals that Canada’s existing plans fall short of meeting energy security and emissions reduction targets.
Current Realities and Implications for a Carbon-constrained Future
For more than a decade Parkland Institute has been recommending a value-added strategy for Alberta. Executive Director Ricardo Acuña looks at how the Notley government's Energy Diversification Act measures up.
Do claims by the Alberta government that the Trans Mountain pipeline would generate $18.5 billion for “roads, schools, and hospitals,” 15,000 jobs during construction, and 37,000 jobs per year stand up to scrutiny?
A new report analyzing the oil sands policies of previous Alberta governments reveals the critical role of government involvement and funding in ensuring more than narrow corporate interests were served in the development of the province’s bitumen resources.
Case for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline built on faulty assumptions, including tidewater price fiction: study
As Kinder Morgan Canada turns to the stock market to finance its Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMEP), a new report by veteran earth scientist David Hughes finds that Alberta oil sold on international markets would likely command a lower price than if sold in North America.
Most Albertans don't go around thinking, “Gee, I wish I paid more taxes,” so opposition to the new carbon levy isn't surprising. But when a recent poll commissioned by Parkland Institute dug a little deeper, it found increased support if the funds raised by the levy were tied to enhancing specific public services or other particular outcomes.
Alberta's oil sands cap went into effect in December 2016, limiting total oil sands emissions to 100 megatonnes. Parkland Institute Research Manager Ian Hussey looks at five key facts about the cap.