Alberta Oilsands.

Take A Back Seat, Oilsands: U.S. Is The New Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Business

The world has 70 years' worth of oil left, study says.

Oilsands Workers Now Have To Work Fridays Again Like The Rest Of Us

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Business

Paid time off is being reduced or eliminated "almost across the board.''

Fort McMurray Oilsands Production Will Resume Within Weeks: Notley

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Alberta

About a dozen oilsands projects have shut down.

9 Signs That Alberta Is Really, Truly F***ed Right Now

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

At least we can watch hockey for escapism! Oh, wait...

Why Canada Needs Both Windmills And Pipelines

Katrina Marsh | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Katrina Marsh

There are many uses for fossil fuels, including oil, where the alternatives are nowhere near as advanced as wind turbines, solar panels or electric cars. Stopping pipelines in Canada does not speed up the development of alternatives to oil. It doesn't slow growing oil demand in emerging economies, where most of the growth in energy demand will come from in the future.

Why The Oil To Tidewater Argument For Tarsands Pipelines Is Bunk

The Council of Canadians | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Alberta
The Council of Canadians

The core premise of this argument is that lack of pipeline access to tidewater is forcing tarsands crude to be sold at discounted rates. With greater access and market diversity, will come higher prices for tarsands crude.

Shutting Down Oilsands Monitoring Agency Is A Mistake: Scientists

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

Scientists say the initial report was full of errors.

Alberta Shuts Down 'Dysfunctional' Environmental Monitoring Agency

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Alberta

It also costs more than it should.

Alberta's Faltering Economy Is Still Attractive To Entrepreneurs

Melanie Nathan | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Alberta
Melanie Nathan

In spite of economic instability, Alberta has grown and will continue to grow in the midst of dire economic predictions by financial spectators. Those who actually live in Alberta have observed growth in the construction industry, finance and various types of business services.

Alberta's Oilsands Workers Are Re-training For Renewable Energy

Duncan Kinney | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Alberta
Duncan Kinney

The workers and tradespeople who make up the oilsands sector have been hard hit by the recent oil slump. But a new group that is launching today is aiming to put oilsands workers back to work in the renewable energy sector and are calling on the Alberta government for support. Iron and Earth is a non-profit led by oilsands workers who want retrain 1000 electrical workers on 100 different solar projects.

Alberta Oilsands Monitoring Needs Clearer Goals: Review

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

The program was set up in 2012 after intense criticism of how the Alberta government was doing the job.

The Conservatives' Rhetoric On Pipelines Is A Blast From The Past

Greg MacNeil | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Greg MacNeil

Rather than engaging in a robust post-election rebuilding process and seeking to broaden its base, the Conservative party has decided to retreat into their comfort zone of regional grievance politics. Under the leadership of Rona Ambrose, the Conservatives appear to be abandoning any attempt to repair the national coalition that swept them to power in 2006. Indeed, today they look more like the Canadian Alliance of the early 2000s than the governing Conservatives of the last 10 years. The latest and most obvious example of this is the party's recent opposition day motion on the Energy East pipeline.

Alberta Failing To Protect Aboriginal Rights In Oilsands: Report

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

The report shows critics of the plan were absolutely right.

'We Were Right All Along,' Wildrose Leader Says After Royalty Review

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Why was this necessary in the first place?"

During Hard Times, Calgarians Must Manage Carefully But Think Ambitiously

Druh Farrell | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Alberta
Druh Farrell

Crises can make us restless, inquisitive, and ready for innovative revolution. With history as a guide, we can expect some noteworthy entrepreneurial trendsetters to emerge from the current crisis -- people who refuse to be intimidated and instead think creatively about making the best of a downturn.

Notley's Approach To Energy East Is What Alberta Politics Need

Doug O'Halloran | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Doug O'Halloran

She gets that this is about more than just politics. Progress on energy projects isn't going to be achieved through grandstanding. If that were the case, we would have seen more success from the efforts of our previous provincial and federal governments.

Rachel Notley Has Staged A Masterwork Of Political Imagery

Sean Mallen | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Alberta
Sean Mallen

Rachel Notley's challenge has been to reassure the fiercely skeptical Alberta business elites that were horrified to wake up last May to discover the NDP had risen to power. With the economy already hammered by plummeting oil prices, they feared that the New Democrats would inflict further damage through a climate change plan that would drive up costs and cripple the oil sands. But business leaders in the Alberta can read the financial press as well as the rest of us and now seem to be buying Rachel Notley's view that they better try to be part of the solution.

Opposing Sides Hashed Out Alberta Climate Plan Roots Over Dinner

CP | Bob Weber | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

The hardest topic was emission levels.

Alberta's Historic Cap On Tar Sands Emissions Is Not The End

Mike Hudema | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

As momentous an occasion as it is when an oil jurisdiction actually puts limits on growth, 100 million tonnes of carbon a year at a time when science is demanding bold reductions is still far too much. While historic, the government's cap needs to be viewed as a ceiling rather then a floor.

Imperial Oil Is Still Unsure About Alberta's New Climate Plan

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

Among other things, the plan aims to cap oilsands emissions at 100 megatonnes annually.

Climate Action Is A Win-Win Situation

Tony Kay | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Alberta
Tony Kay

It is perfectly possible to talk about energy and climate in the same breath. It is not a tussle between good and bad. Whether you're government, a oil major, an advocate, a journalist or an observer, it's about doing the right things, in the right way, and sooner rather than later.

You Won't Believe A Truck Can Haul This Crazy '946,000 Kg' Load

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

Wow.

Mayor Of Oilpatch Capital Says 'Stop Blaming Industry'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

Blake calls their comments "unjust.''

Oilsands Even Have A Bad Rep In Their Own Back Yard: Poll

CP | Bob Weber/The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

The oilsands might have some image-polishing to do.

Oilsands Monitoring Group Votes Not To Disband Despite Faltering Funding

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

In recent years industry has argued against funding the group, saying other initiatives like the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring program and the Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance fulfill a similar role.