Blog
Image: CHUTTERSNAP​/Unsplash
David J. Climenhaga | The electric vehicle technology breakthrough could have a huge impact on the demand for Alberta's number one non-agricultural product: oil.
News
Caribou near Old Crow Yukon. Image: whatsupyukon.com
Karl Nerenberg | With time running out, the president is pushing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling process forward, hoping to make it irrevocable.
Blog
Well-known earth scientist David Hughes. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | David Hughes concludes in a new study that if TMX is completed, it will result in a loss of at least US$4 per barrel shipped to Asia by that route.
Blog
An oil well in Alberta. Image: taylorandayumi/Flickr
David Suzuki | In most cases, it's best to restore well sites to more natural states. But, with roads, grid connections and infrastructure already in place, some can be converted to renewable energy operations.
Blog
Energy Minister Sonya Savage at a press conference in April, 2020. (Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr)
David J. Climenhaga | Energy Minister Sonya Savage says the inquiry can have another $1 million and four extra months to look into Alberta's unsolved foreign-funded environmental campaigns mystery.
Blog
Image: Zbynek Burival/Unsplash
David J. Climenhaga | The study suggests the province's universities and the government agencies that fund them are helping to prolong the worst aspects of the fossil fuel era.
Columnists
An orphan well site near Carstairs, Alberta, awaiting proper abandonment and reclamation. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | Long-term care companies and fossil-fuel producers impose large social and environmental costs on ordinary Canadians. Governments must protect the public from these costs in the post-pandemic economy.
Blog
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at a COVID-19 briefing, May 7, 2020. Image: Screenshot of Government of Alberta video/YouTube
David J. Climenhaga | The Bloc Québécois leader said oil "is never coming back" while the former Green party leader stated "oil is dead." The Alberta premier called those remarks 'divisive.'
Columnists
Image: Johannes Ko/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | High production costs have stymied bitumen expansion. Ironically, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's best allies are now the alternative energy producers who can make a low-carbon future a reality.
Blog
Image: Vinoth Chandar/Flickr
David Suzuki | We're facing a crisis trifecta: COVID-19, climate disruption and plunging oil prices. This is exposing flaws in the systems we've been relying on far beyond their best-before dates.
Blog
Image: Mark locchelli/Flickr
Penney Kome | A managed decline would offer security and ease transition to a zero-carbon economy.
Blog
Image: London Summit/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Back in 2006, Harper planned to make Canada "an energy superpower." Today, oil prices are plummeting with no alternative source of revenue, pushing Alberta toward a financial meltdown.