Oil

Do Oil Pipelines Make Any Sense?

Presently Canada is engaged in a highly conflictual national struggle over pipelines, to build or not to build. Ricardo Acuna of the Parkland Institute argues that a proper debate on the merits and pitfalls of pipelines would be a good thing for Albertans to engage in.

Oil's Deep State: Does the Petroleum Industry Undermine Democracy?

For all the wealth they potentially possess, Alberta’s vast petroleum reserves have arguably been badly mismanaged since the early 1990s both in terms of collecting proper royalties and environmental sustainability.

Oil's Deep State: Does the Petroleum Industry Undermine Democracy?

For all the wealth they potentially possess, Alberta’s vast petroleum reserves have arguably been badly mismanaged since the early 1990s both in terms of collecting proper royalties and environmental sustainability.

Can Biochar Applications Become Commercial Opportunities?

The Alberta Biochar Initiative (ABI) was established on December 15, 2011 to develop and demonstrate technologies that will enable the large scale commercial deployment of biochar products and applications for the benefit of Albertans.

Energy superpower or pipeline poverty? That is the question

Studies of Canada’s economy largely demonstrate that Canada’s economic well-being will be reliant on natural resource production, use, and export for decades to come.

Petro States: Oil and the New Servitude

Ancient civilizations routinely relied on shackled human muscle. It took the energy of slaves to plant crops, clothe emperors, and build cities.

Why Public Education Funding Should Not Be Tied to the Price of Oil

When the Lethbridge School District Board of Trustees approved the 2011/12 updated budget, it reflected the final student enrolment as of September 30, 2011 and the additional funding provided for by Alberta Education this past October when Premier Alison Redford restored $107 million to school boards province wide, approximately 60% of the amount that was reduced in the government’s spring budget.

Is Oil from the Alberta Tar Sands a Sticky Environmental Issue?

Many people in Canada, including David Schindler, a respected environmental scientist at the University of Alberta, have for many years questioned the government sponsored environmental monitoring data of the oil sands as being inadequate.

Energy, Environment and the Economy - Discovering Alberta''s Future

Shrinking reserves of oil and gas, shifts in the geopolitical landscape, and mounting environmental concerns all test our ability to meet the growing demand for energy.

Oil Wealth and Genuine Progress - Finding the Balance

Oil Wealth and Genuine Progress - Finding the Balance Will the bounty of oilsands in northern Alberta prove to be a blessing or a curse to future generations?

Oil Wealth and Genuine Progress - Finding the Balance

Oil Wealth and Genuine Progress - Finding the Balance Will the bounty of oilsands in northern Alberta prove to be a blessing or a curse to future generations?