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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.
The Alberta speech from the throne was an exercise in contradictions, with a heavy emphasis on pipelines, diversification, and calls for unity. Parkland Institute research manager Rebecca Graff-McRae tries to make sense of the paradoxes.
Doubling down on oil at the expense of public services, women
The Notley government last week committed $1 billion to "diversify" the energy sector. Ahead of International Women's Day, Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey looks at where else that billion dollars could have been spent.
This op-ed by Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey appeared in The Tyee on February 15, 2018.
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?
Response by oil sands majors falling far short of Paris Agreement targets
The five largest producers in the Alberta oil sands are failing to take meaningful action in line with the targets Canada has agreed to under the Paris Agreement on climate change, creating billions of dollars in economic and environmental risk in a world increasingly recognizing the need to transition away from fossil fuels.