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A new study by veteran earth scientist David Hughes finds that Canada cannot meet its global climate commitments while at the same time ramping up oil and gas extraction and building new export pipelines.
"There is no easy way out of Alberta’s fiscal mess," writes Parkland Institute Director Trevor Harrison. "Alberta must find new revenue streams and must break free of oil dependency. The transition will be hard."
"We should all be skeptical when the national interest is too easily invoked," writes Trevor Harrison. "Appeals to national interest too often cloak what is, in fact, self-interest."
The anti-climactic nature of Alberta's new royalty framework should not be taken to mean that it is without significance or that it will be without impact going forward. This blog provides a brief overview of the good, the bad, and the ugly of the new royalty framework.
In the second of two blogs on the recently announced SSHRC-funded Corporate Mapping Project, co-directors Shannon Daub and Bill Carroll explain what the project aims to accomplish over the next six years.
In the first of two blogs on the recently announced SSHRC-funded Corporate Mapping Project, co-directors Shannon Daub and Bill Carroll explain why the project is necessary in the context of the climate crisis.
The University of Alberta-based Parkland Institute and its partner groups in BC and Saskatchewan have been awarded a multimillion dollar grant to examine the corporations and individuals driving fossil fuel extraction in Western Canada, and their resulting political influence.
Parkland Institute will be hosting the Edmonton book launch of Parkland founder and former director Gordon Laxer's new book, After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians as part of our 19th annual fall conference. Here's an excerpt from the book, "Alberta: Fossil-Fuel Belt or Green Powerhouse."
The Notley government's royalty review panel is underway, and has been met with the usual dire warnings of economic decline, job losses, and capital flight. Former Parkland researcher Regan Boychuk looks at the lessons Albertans should take from past royalty reviews as they 'talk royalties' this time.