Open letter from CEOs of Oil and Gas Climate Initiative on COVID

"The Covid-19 crisis is further crystallizing our focus on what is essential: health, safety and protection of the environment," said the letter

Open letter from CEOs of Oil and Gas Climate Initiative on COVIDThe CEOs of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, representing major corporations around the world, have issued an open letter on concerns they have heard that the COVID-19 crisis may push oil and gas companies - and governments around the world - to delay climate action. "The reality is that rather than shifting our priorities,…

COVID-19 risks cancelling out recent progress in transition to clean energy

For Canada, the challenges lie in balancing energy transition with economic growth given the role of energy sector in its economy

COVID-19 risks cancelling out recent progress in transition to clean energyThe coronavirus pandemic risks cancelling out recent progress in transitioning to clean energy, with unprecedented falls in demand, price volatility and pressure to quickly mitigate socioeconomic costs placing the near-term trajectory of the transition in doubt, says the World Economic Forum. The Forum’s latest report, Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2020, said policies, roadmaps and governance…

Beware of bias in the social sciences

Liberal bias among researchers has implications for the quality of the research

Beware of bias in the social sciencesWhen it comes to discussion of public policy, the term evidence-based has assumed mantra status. Those who deploy it immediately grab the high ground, inoculating their views against criticism from the less informed – which generally translates into anyone who disagrees with them. It’s a neat trick if you can pull it off. Contrarians, mind…

Make Frontier the cleanest oil sands project it can be

Allowing the project to proceed – responsibly, with best available environmental practices – really is in the national interest.

Make Frontier the cleanest oil sands project it can beTo say the Teck Resources’ Frontier oil sands debate is fraught has become a bit of an understatement. At times, it appears the fate of the world hangs in the balance. On one side, political proponents are telling us that the very future of Alberta’s economy hinges on this project moving ahead. On the other…
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