State of the West: Energy (Part 6) – Energy Consumption (by Sector)

Last time, Michael Holden highlighted some of the information and key findings of the Canada West Foundation’s recently-released publication, State of the West: Energy – 2012 Western Canadian Energy Trends, focusing on the types and quantities of energy consumed in the region. This week, he examines energy use by sector. There are five broad sectors across

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State of the West: Energy (Part 2) – Trade and Disposition

Last week, Michael Holden highlighted some of the information and key findings of the Canada West Foundation’s recently released publication, State of the West: Energy – 2012: Western Canadian Energy Trends, in a blog focusing on energy production in the region. This week, he continues his summary of those findings with a discussion of energy trade and transportation

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Another Reason Why We Should Care About Water

Pipelines, robocalls and economic angst seem to be dominating headlines these days. Yet, there’s an important topic that’s missing from the limelight—water. Everyone knows that water is essential to our survival and our way of life. What would our national sport be without the ice? But how often do we make the connection between healthy

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The Russian Doll: Understanding the opposition to a new pipeline to the West Coast

At first blush, the challenge created by a pipeline that would ship oil from Alberta to the BC coast seems quite simple: figure out how to address the environmental impact so we can unlock the economic benefits that the pipeline will bring. If only it were this simple. Opposition to a new pipeline from Alberta

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Social license to build and operate: The missing part of the energy debate in Canada

As the debate about an energy strategy for Canada has unfolded, several core themes have emerged. Carbon pricing needs to be pursued if we ever hope to deal with climate change. Regulatory efficiency is critical to energy development. Energy efficiency and conservation is important for reducing both economic and environmental costs. In 2009, the Energy Framework

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Canadian energy strategy key to Alberta’s future: Redford

Originally published in the Edmonton Journal EDMONTON – Politicians, industry and environmental groups across Canada are bracing for a lengthy battle to define how governments will balance competing demands to exploit national energy resources and protect the environment. Premier Alison Redford has launched an ambitious bid to secure a pan-Canadian energy strategy, which she will

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