Alberta's oil sands cap went into effect in December 2016, limiting total oil sands emissions to 100 megatonnes. Parkland Institute Research Manager Ian Hussey looks at five key facts about the cap.
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.
New pipelines not needed if federal and provincial governments serious about climate commitments: earth scientist
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.
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 Decline in Alberta Oil and Gas Royalties
Alberta government set to forego $55 billion in royalties over next three years
A new report from the U of A’s Parkland Institute says that despite a provincial deficit, the Alberta government will forego some $55 billion in potential revenue over the next three years as a result of overly generous royalty cuts and the government’s failure to meet even the modest targets set by previous administrations.