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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