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Sustainability Issues And The Social Costs Of The Oilsands

DeSmog Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

It was less than six months ago that a handful of energy companies resorted to selling off portions of their stake in the oil patch after failing to garner the kind of investor support they needed to fund major projects.

Oil Sands: 4,000 Environmental Infractions, 40 Punishments

Kevin Grandia | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Business
Kevin Grandia

A new report out today finds that environmental infractions by companies in the Alberta oil sands are addressed with an enforcement action far less often than similar infractions reported to the United State's Environmental Protection Agency. Of the more than 4,000 infractions reported in the oil sands, less than 1 per cent (.09 to be exact) were addressed.

The Benefits of Carbon Shadow Pricing

Tyler Elm | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Business
Tyler Elm

Placing a price on carbon of anywhere from $10 to $80 a tonne can have a profound effect on business planning. It can help a company cut costs, while dramatically reducing its risk and exposure to rising energy prices and a price being put on carbon. Which brings us to an important question...

LISTED: 10 Most Expensive Energy Projects In The World

CNN Money | Steve Hargreaves | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Our growing thirst for energy means today's projects dwarf most past endeavors. The Hoover Dam cost $49 million in 1936. Adjusted for inflation, that'...

Shell: Oil Spill Down To 2 Barrels Per Day

CP | Posted 10.16.2011 | Canada Business

LONDON - Royal Dutch Shell says a leak at one of its North Sea oil rig has been reduced to 2 barrels, or 84 gallons, a day. Glen Cayley, technical ...