Economic Reconciliation with Indigenous Communities Can Fuel Canada’s Net-Zero Ambitions: REPORT

Economic Reconciliation with Indigenous Communities Can Fuel Canada’s Net-Zero Ambitions: REPORT

A new report by the Royal Bank of Canada is highlighting the critical role of Indigenous Peoples in the transition to net zero emissions (1). According to RBC, national goals to reduce emissions are inextricably linked with Indigenous communities, highlighting the “…incredibl...

Renewable Energy in Quebec: 15 Facts

Renewable Energy in Quebec: 15 Facts

Did you know that Quebec is a global leader in renewable energy?! Home to a vast network of lakes and rivers, the province utilizes its freshwater resources to power the lives of millions of Canadians and Americans. In 2016, for example, Quebec generated 99.8 per cent of its ...

Renewable Energy in British Columbia: 15 Facts

Renewable Energy in British Columbia: 15 Facts

Hayward Lake, British Columbia British Columbians have probably heard about their excellent record on renewably generated electricity. The provincial government – via BC Hydro – is proud to tell the public through various advertising mediums that their power is “98% clean, gr...

How Fossil Fuels Help Make Wind, Solar, Hydro & Nuclear Energy Possible

How Fossil Fuels Help Make Wind, Solar, Hydro & Nuclear Energy Possible

Did you know that today's modern fleet of renewable energy technologies cannot exist without non-renewables? Unfortunately, not many people realize that fossil fuels – and their high energy density – play an integral role in manufacturing essential components of renewables, f...

Energy Security Must Not Be Forgotten in the Transition to Net Zero: PAPER

Energy Security Must Not Be Forgotten in the Transition to Net Zero: PAPER

The energy transition to a lower-carbon future is a serious and reasonable goal, but energy security – and the recent geopolitical events highlighting its importance – must not be forgotten in the process, according to a new white paper by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. Wri...

Global Energy Crisis in 2021: What Can We Learn?

Global Energy Crisis in 2021: What Can We Learn?

Unless you want to spend most of Christmas trying to explain to the kids about limited reindeer capacity or elf worker shortages, buy those high-demand toys now. They might just not make it to Black Friday given the energy crisis underway in Europe, which according to many en...

Did You Know? Canada is a Global Leader in Renewable Energy!

Did You Know? Canada is a Global Leader in Renewable Energy!

Did you know that Canada is a global leader in producing renewable energy such as hydro, wind and biofuels!? And it's all made possible by the abundance of resources found within the vast and diverse landscapes across our country!? Canada is fortunate to have a vast endowment...

The World Needs All Forms of Energy for Decades to Come

The World Needs All Forms of Energy for Decades to Come

Galvanized by the cancellation of Keystone XL, pipeline detractors are now turning their sights to other major projects such as Line 3, Line 5 and the Trans Mountain Expansion. I can only imagine some of the rallying cries now bellowing from activists’ mouths (or perhaps clan...

Renewable Energy in Canada: 75+ Facts

Renewable Energy in Canada: 75+ Facts

Did you know that Canada is a global leader in renewable energy and has been for many years? As the second-largest country in the world, Canada's diversified geography has substantial renewable resources such as moving water, solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and coastal tides...

Yes, We Can Support Both Climate Action and Canadian Oil & Gas

Yes, We Can Support Both Climate Action and Canadian Oil & Gas

Canadians don’t have to choose between supporting climate action and backing our oil and gas industry. It’s in our best interest to build bridges and work together, for the good of our national economic prosperity and the global environment. Each of us has a responsibility to...