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.
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.
The Supreme Court battle we should all be paying attention to
With the legal battle surrounding Redwater Energy Corporation likely to advance to the Supreme Court, we should all be paying attention to the case, which will determine whether the polluter or the public pays to clean up orphan wells.
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.
Alberta's oil industry is held up as one of the province's main source of "good jobs," but how the sector is experienced by those who work in it varies greatly based on gender and race.
To mark National Aboriginal Day, this blog for the Corporate Mapping Project looks at how Indigenous rights and issues interact with the oil industry and the provincial government in Alberta.
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.