MYTH: Canadian Oil Sands Net Zero Commitments Nothing But “Hot Air”

MYTH: Canadian Oil Sands Net Zero Commitments Nothing But “Hot Air”

Is the Canadian oil sands sector’s commitment to reach net zero by 2050 just a bunch of hot air? It’s no surprise that right after the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero Alliance announced $24 billion for emissions reductions by 2030, accusations from long-standing opponents of C...

Canada Already Has a Windfall Tax on Oil & Gas, Let's Have an Informed Conversation.

Canada Already Has a Windfall Tax on Oil & Gas, Let's Have an Informed Conversation.

Canada already has a working "windfall tax" on oil and gas companies. It’s called a scaling royalty system, so let's have an informed discussion about our world-class energy producers. Despite the overwhelming treasure trove of evidence and analyses showing how a windfall tax...

Mining in the Northwest Territories: 17 Facts

Mining in the Northwest Territories: 17 Facts

Diavik Diamond Mine, NWT - Rio Tinto Did you know that diamond mining accounted for more than one-fifth of the Northwest Territories' economy in 2020?! With facts like that, it is clear that the mining sector is not only a massive part of the Canadian territory’s economy, but...

Why Canada’s Oil & Gas Emissions Cap Will Hurt Indigenous Communities

Why Canada’s Oil & Gas Emissions Cap Will Hurt Indigenous Communities

First Nations in support of natural resource development to advance their communities are speaking out against the federal government’s oil and gas emissions cap.Only a few short months ago, Ottawa announced yet another plan to “reduce emissions” from the oil and gas sector w...

Nuclear Power in Canada: 25 Fun Facts

Nuclear Power in Canada: 25 Fun Facts

Did you know that Canada sources about 82 per cent of its electricity supply from non-emitting sources? Around 60 per cent of that power generation is hydroelectric, while nuclear power in Canada generates about 15 per cent. The remaining 7 per cent is made up of other non-hy...

B.C. Regulator’s Focus on Cedar LNG Global Emission Reductions Should Be a Model for the Rest of Canada

B.C. Regulator’s Focus on Cedar LNG Global Emission Reductions Should Be a Model for the Rest of Canada

British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) stated this month that Cedar LNG – an Indigenous-led project by the Haisla Nation – would help fight climate change due to a net reduction in global greenhouse gases (GHGs) despite an increase at the local provincial ...

Forestry in British Columbia: 20 Facts

Forestry in British Columbia: 20 Facts

Did you know that forests cover roughly 66 per cent of British Columbia’s land surface area?! It’s no wonder the province’s forests are not only a part of everyday life for many British Columbians, but also integral to their economy. In 2020, for example, the forest sector ma...

Resources for Good: $3 Million Donated to Wanuskewin UNESCO Heritage Site

Resources for Good: $3 Million Donated to Wanuskewin UNESCO Heritage Site

Natural resources are an essential part of our daily lives. They provide the base materials for the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the machines we use, and everything in between. Today, millions of people enjoy fruitful careers in the natural resource sectors, which genera...

Oil Sands Commit $24 Billion to Phase 1 of Emission Reductions on Path Towards Net Zero

Oil Sands Commit $24 Billion to Phase 1 of Emission Reductions on Path Towards Net Zero

Canada’s oil sands operators have announced plans to spend $24 billion on emission-reduction projects by 2030 as part of their commitment to reach net zero by 2050. The Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero Alliance – accounting for 95% of oil sands production – has allocated $16.5 ...

U.S. Could Still Build Keystone XL, Decreasing Long-Term Need for Unfriendly Oil Suppliers

U.S. Could Still Build Keystone XL, Decreasing Long-Term Need for Unfriendly Oil Suppliers

Several suggestions from the U.S. over the past several months that it may scale down sanctions on Venezuela to increase oil supplies should make us all think of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline. The now-defunct project could have been a stable and reliable source of oil for U....