Setting it straight on carbon taxes
A recent opinion column on carbon taxes published by the CBC initially left me, and I suspect many others, somewhat confused. There are a number of dubious claims, and I hope this response can clear some of them up. A major point of the article is that Canada’s carbon taxes will not actually reduce emissionsRead More
PODCAST | What the West? 007: NEB: What is it good for?
Pipelines are controversial. In fact, it seems any type of infrastructure is controversial – especially in the energy world. From pipelines to wind turbines – nearly no one wants these things built near them and many people don’t want them built at all. At the same time, for many others these projects represent their livelihoods.Read More
PODCAST | What the West? 001: Fixing Confederation
This year, Canada marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and we had a lot to celebrate. But, Confederation hasn’t been a panacea. We still don’t have trade between the provinces – you can’t even buy a beer on a trip and bring it home. The equalization debate is ugly. And don’t get us started onRead More
Sustainable, affordable and reliable: Envisioning Canada’s energy future
In April, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr launched Generation Energy – a six-month cross-country dialogue on Canada’s energy future. The dialogue concludes this week in Winnipeg, Man. with a national symposium attended by stakeholders from across the country. From there, the government will use the input to craft an “approach focused on how the federalRead More
How to enforce the oilsands emissions limit – command and control or market-based mechanisms?
On June 16th, the Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG) publicly released its report providing advice to the Alberta Government on implementing the oilsands emissions limit. Part of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, the oilsands emission limit restricts greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the oilsands sector to 100 megatonnes (MT). The report’s recommendations can be grouped broadlyRead More
Indigenous support for energy projects tells the other side of the story
This week, indigenous leaders from both sides of the Canada – U.S. border gathered in Calgary to sign a declaration of opposition against the Keystone XL pipeline. Indigenous support for many energy projects Our job at the Canada West Foundation is to be as objective as possible, to rely on the best evidence available. AndRead More