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September 30, 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the opening of the first large oil sands mine and processing plant in Alberta. Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey suggests five things to consider as we mark the anniversary.
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.
Alberta's Energy Policies from Lougheed to Klein
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.
One year after the Notley government announced its new royalty framework, Parkland Institute's Ricardo Acuña looks at whether the changes have accomplished the stated goals.
Re-Examining Canada's Contribution to Climate Change Through Fossil Fuel Exports
This study examines Canada’s contribution to global climate change in light of the Paris Agreement by looking at extracted carbon — the total amount of fossil fuels removed from Canadian soil that ends up in the atmosphere — whether used for domestic purposes, or exported and combusted elsewhere.
The amount of fossil fuel removed from Canadian soil that ends up in the atmosphere as harmful carbon dioxide has risen dramatically, almost exclusively because of our country’s growing fossil fuel exports, finds a new Corporate Mapping Project study published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Parkland Institute.
One year ago this week, the government of Alberta announced its Climate Leadership Plan, which included the introduction of a carbon levy starting January 1, 2017. Parkland Institute researcher Ian Hussey lays out 10 key facts you should know before the levy goes into effect.