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National energy strategy a big win for Alberta’s Notley

National energy strategy a big win for Alberta’s Notley

National energy strategy gives Alberta framework within which to work out compromise between energy development, climate change As of this morning, Canada has a new national energy strategy. Why should anyone care? Because it turns out that if you want to build oil pipelines across the country, politics really really matter. What sort of politics, you ask? […]

July 17, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Rachel Notley wants Alberta to dump coal. May we review that, please?

Rachel Notley wants Alberta to dump coal. May we review that, please?

Ontario’s experience with Green Energy Act should not be ignored by Rachel Notley Rachel Notley says it’s time for Alberta to wean itself off King Coal, but before the new NDP government ploughs ahead, how about pausing to reflect upon the experience of other jurisdictions? If the Notley government can review oil and gas royalties, why can’t […]

May 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Time to replace ‘bomb train’ tanker cars in Canada, USA

Time to replace ‘bomb train’ tanker cars in Canada, USA

Transport Safety Board says even current upgraded tanker car standards are inadequate for oil by rail transport Recent Ontario oil by rail accidents argue convincingly that the unsafe Class 111 tanker cars – dubbed “bomb trains” – comprising the vast majority of both the Canadian and American fleets should be replaced in short order to prevent another […]

March 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wind power is 7% of Canadian electrical generation capacity

Wind power is 7% of Canadian electrical generation capacity

All-in cost for Alberta wind power is $84 per megawatt-hour Canada now has almost 10,000 megawatts of wind power electricity, representing about seven per cent of total generating capacity. Over 1,800 megawatts of wind power capacity was installed in 2014, somewhat more than the 1,600 megawatts added in 2013, according to the National Energy Board. Electricity […]

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ontario carbon tax offers no benefit

Ontario carbon tax offers no benefit

Carbon tax on top of other policies does more harm than good The Ontario government’s Climate Change Discussion Paper, released on Feb. 12, is essentially a laundry list of public policies that have been sought by environmentalists and allies for decades. Among them are smart growth, public transit, electric cars, biofuels, manual transportation (walking/biking), more […]

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More