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Provinces move on climate and energy strategy, leaving Harper increasingly isolated

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | August 31, 2014 1 comment

Only in Canada would we try to develop a national energy strategy without the national government. If we are going to rise to the challenge posed by climate change, we urgently need coherent policies that increase energy efficiency,...

Duelling livestock metaphors at Energy Ministers meeting in Alberta

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 18, 2011

In an effort to take the bull by the horns, Greenpeace and nine other environmental groups, published a livestock-themed ad today in the Western edition of the Globe and Mail to coincide with the start of a meeting of federal and...

Do Energy Ministers (except Ontario) really think 6 degrees of global warming is a...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 20, 2011

Alberta pulled a fast one on the other energy ministers at yesterday’s ( oil-industry sponsored ) Energy Ministers’ meeting in Kananaskis. They managed to get most of the other provinces to endorse a strategy that calls for more tar...

Big Oil paid $180,000 for the Energy Ministers meeting on the tarsands and all...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 14, 2011

When Canada’s federal and provincial energy ministers sit down on Monday to talk about a national energy strategy, a big chunk of the tab will be picked up by Canada’s biggest oil companies .  Since we can’t match Exxon or...

Canada's new politics: clean vs dirty energy

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 22, 2011 2 comments

The ghost of Bruce Carson , the scandal-plagued former member of the Prime Minister’s inner circle and subsequently political quarterback for the oil industry’s push for a national energy strategy dominated by the tar sands, was...

Bruce Carson was the Godfather of Redford’s “National” Energy Strategy

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 27, 2012 1 comment

The two big items in today’s national news are intimately connected. In Halifax, Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s push for a “national” energy strategy that is really all about getting new tar sands pipelines is being rejected by BC...

An EPIC battle for Canada's energy future

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 7, 2011

While reading the glowing assessment of the tar sands as Canada’s future in this morning’s Globe and Mail, I couldn’t help feeling that large chunks of the big picture were missing. One of the key pieces in the behind-the-scenes...

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