The assumptions underlying the federal government’s $12.6 billion commitment to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX) no longer stand up in 2020, according to a new report from veteran earth scientist David Hughes. The report concludes that TMX, if completed, would be surplus to Canadian requirements and would not result in the hoped-for price premium for Canadian producers.
Innovation Policy and Alberta Universities
On March 31 Premier Jason Kenney announced that the Government of Alberta will invest $1.5 billion and provide an additional $6 billion loan guarantee to facilitate the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Research manager Ian Hussey looks at the deal to determine just who benefits from this investment and in what measure.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has suggested that the federal government should bail out oil and gas companies in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the Saudi-Russian price war. In this blog researcher Ian Hussey explains why that would be a bad idea.
More Production, Less Capital, Fewer Jobs
A Case Study on Parkland County
Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey highlights the community case study on the municipal district of Parkland County from his recent Corporate Mapping Project report, co-written with Emma Jackson, that analyzes Alberta’s coal phase-out to date.
A Just Transition?
Parkland Institute was thrilled to host David Hughes in Calgary and Edmonton on March 4 and 5, 2019.
We've received numerous requests for the slides of his presentation, which you can view or download here (PDF, 5 MB).
You can also read various reports, op-eds, and commentary David has produced for the Corporate Mapping Project, including Canada's Energy Outlook: Current Realities and Implications for a Carbon-constrained Future, which informed much of his presentations in Alberta.
Photo credit: David Williamson
This op-ed by Corporate Mapping Project researcher David Hughes appeared in the Edmonton Journal on February 20, 2019.