Category Archives: Energy

CAPP’s Position- Analysis and Opinion

Originally posted on 12 February 2018

On Wednesday 7 February, Tim McMillan, president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) spoke to the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. The CAPP head spoke optimistically about  growing demand for oil and natural gas, based largely on International Energy Agency forecasts. It was a “terrific outlook” with Canada being perceived as a “supplier of choice.”  But dangers lie ahead, according to the CAPP head.

Globe and Mail cartoon7-2-18 GM

From: The Globe and Mail, Wednesday 7 February 2018

A grainy audio of his talk (with some audience comments) and question and answer is available here.

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Economy vs. Environment

Originally posted 18 December 2017

Several articles, studies, and announcements over the past weeks suggest that the “international movement” seeking to “manage” the risks of global warming are gaining ascendance. More recently, the World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim,  announced his institution was re-assessing the risks of fossil-fuel developments.

World Bank announcement at One Planet Summit

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Highlights:

  • World Bank move
  • China’s Three Gorges floating solar panels
  • Alberta renewable auction
  • Moody’s analysis
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