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Op-eds | April 07, 2013

Pipelines won’t solve our problems

Focus remains on exporting oil rather than our energy security

For years I was a voice in the wilderness calling for an oil pipeline to bring western oil to Eastern Canada. Now that TransCanada and Enbridge each have plans to build one, I should be pleased. But I’m not.
Canada is in the absurd position of promising the U.S. oil security through the export of oil from Alberta, while Canada itself is the most oil insecure country in the global North.

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Tagged with: energy security | environment | oil companies | pipeline | tar sands
For Immediate Release | December 04, 2009

Weak Canadian position at Copenhagen just one symptom of flawed business model in energy sector

EDMONTON—Canada’s inability to play a leadership role at international climate change negotiations is just one of many negative consequences of an energy sector that is dominated by large for-profit corporations, and we need to begin exploring alternate business models for the industry. This is a key message of a new discussion paper released today by Alberta’s Parkland Institute in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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Tagged with: Copenhagen Summit 2009 | energy policy | environment


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