National Energy Program

What Is the Environmental Impact of Celebrities Visiting the Oilsands?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

By now, it's an almost entirely predictable routine: a celebrity takes a tour of the Alberta oilsands for a day or two and quickly harnesses apocalyptic rhetoric in press conferences to detail the experience. Chagrined industry spokespeople lash out. News coverage dissipates after a few days. Rinse and repeat.

Harper Jokes About Alberta's New 'National Energy' Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he's intrigued, but also a little mystified over Alberta Premier Alison Redford's plan for a national ene...

National Energy Strategy: Smokescreen or Substance?

Gillian McEachern | Posted 09.15.2011 | Canada
Gillian McEachern

Talk of a national energy discussion has caused political leaders of all stripes to head for the hills because of the National Energy Program hangover that has stymied real energy dialogue in the country for decades. Until now.