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If we stop now, then other countries — often far less focused on human rights and the environment — will be happy to take our place.
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A majority — 80 per cent — feel either positively or neutral about new pipelines.
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The oil industry still hasn't returned to its role as a driver of growth.
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It seems as if things are starting to turn around for the Canadian province.
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Residents had been trying to gather fuel from the leaking tanker when it exploded.
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But we can still use it for beauty, right?
Seventeen publicly traded junior energy companies have disappeared in the past 30 months.
There's no denying that oil, coal and gas are tremendously useful. The problems aren't the resources but our profligate use of them. Using them more wisely is a start. In many cases, we also have alternatives. Most plastics are also made from oil -- which presents another set of problems.
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The risks of not enacting change significantly outweigh the risks of implementing new technologies. Holding back is already costing us money and causing further damage to the environment, and the longer we wait, the worse it will get. Canada has an opportunity to be a leader and to show the world that it is possible.
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Found in a wealthy, heavy emitting country, the tar sands are a carbon bomb that needs to be defused. Extracting Canada's 173 billion barrels will drive ever-greater numbers of the planet's most vulnerable over the edge.
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It's a "wakeup call" for Canada, says industry group's president.
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As the year draws to a close, it's worth looking back at some of the public policy issues that made headlines over the past 12 months, and that have a good chance of being in the news during the next 12 as well.
As healthful as some oils can be, aim to consume whole foods as often as possible. Avocados are a perfect example. They offer much more than just their monounsaturated fats. They are also a wonderful source of vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, as well as soluble fiber. All of these nutrients are absent in the extracted oil.
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"Any pricing mechanism implemented should contribute to a vibrant and competitive oil and gas sector."
Canada risks falling behind if it doesn't develop its human resources, report argues.
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Unfortunately, time is not on our side, and significantly reducing carbon emissions requires immediate action. I believe the time for cautious, incremental change has passed and that we must take bold steps to achieve our climate goals. Nowhere is bold action needed more than in the Canadian energy industry.
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Over his two terms, President Obama has spoken on protecting native land; made campaign promises to change the US-native relations, and declared November as Native American Heritage month, such actions mean very little in due to his inaction on this issue.
Trudeau approved the Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines Tuesday.
Oil prices and market access are bigger factors.
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CALGARY — Donald Trump's hostility toward trade with OPEC oil producers and interest in the U.S. energy security could boost demand for Canadian oil as he assumes the president's office, says the head...
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That's way sooner than other people thought.
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By not acting on climate change, not engaging with the world, our national interests were undermined. Under the Conservatives' watch we came within a single vote of having our energy products barred from sale in the EU. In contrast we are reacting to the needs of Albertans and the opportunities arising in the global economy. Alberta now has a true partner in the federal government.
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Maybe the lifestyle we've come to know as "normal" really isn't normal -- or sustainable -- after all. It may feel normal because it's all we've known, but, examined rationally in a larger context, it seems more like the fast lane to resource depletion and environmental ruin.
A lesson in the hazards of putting all your eggs in one economic basket.
Canada's economy began the third quarter on solid footing.
The proposed pipeline project would link Alberta's oilsands to British Columbia's north coast.
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In the long list of market unknowns, Donald J. Trump and the US Presidential race is the unknown. The result of the election could have massive implications on the markets, even if we are unsure about what they are. When looking to commodities, a weaker US dollar will drive prices higher, but this may be offset by concerns over a slowing economy.
Take your time, energy companies.
I think I'm reasonably well versed in issues surrounding the Energy East Pipeline, both economic and environmental. But I am struck by how, in any official TransCanada communications about environmental implications of the project, climate change is never mentioned.
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The world has 70 years' worth of oil left, study says.
Lliam Hildebrand is first and foremost a boilermaker. On his last oilsands project in northern Alberta, a colleague said to him over lunch, "Man, oil prices are still dropping. They're going to go below $30 soon, and if we don't start diversifying our jobs into renewables, our union is screwed."
Paid time off is being reduced or eliminated "almost across the board.''