Tar Sands

17/07/21
Author: 
Kevin Stark
An oil rig extracts crude on July 21, 2008 near Taft, California, in Kern County. (David McNew/Getty Images))

June 28, 2021

A new analysis from an environmental advocacy group highlights a dirty secret about California-produced oil: It is responsible for higher carbon emissions than the oil the state imports.

17/07/21
Author: 
Iron and Earth
Iron and Earth

We’re releasing the results from a groundbreaking poll conducted in partnership with Abacus Data revealing that a majority of fossil fuel workers: 

12/07/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Shell Jackpine tar sands mine - Julia Kilpatrick, Pembina Institute/flickr

July 11, 2021

Two of Canada’s biggest fossil companies say they’ll by looking for about C$50 billion in taxpayer subsidies to bring their net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.

09/07/21
Author: 
Sharon J. Riley

A new report finds Canadian governments have provided billions to support pipelines — none of which have been completed to date — even as experts worry pipelines themselves undermine progress on climate goals

Governments in Canada have provided at least $23 billion in support for pipeline projects in Canada since 2018, according to a new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

08/07/21
Author: 
The Canadian Press  

Much of the taxpayer money that has funded oil well cleanup in Alberta may have simply replaced money that energy companies would have spent anyway, according to a new analysis.

That means the public is likely paying for private companies’ pollution, says the report from the Parkland Institute, a research group headquartered at the University of Alberta.

21/04/21
Author: 
Ian Austen and Christopher Flavelle
An iceberg off Cape Dorset, an Inuit community in Nunavut, Canada. There is growing evidence that Nunavut’s glaciers are shrinking, in part due to iceberg calving as a result of climate change.Credit...Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

April 21, 2021

Canada is the only G7 nation whose greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the Paris Agreement. The main reason: its oil sands.

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada will arrive for President Biden’s climate summit on Thursday with an outsize reputation for being a warrior in the global fight against climate change.

28/02/21
Author: 
Emma Graney

* "ESG investing is the consideration. of environmental, social and governance factors alongside financial factors in the investment decision–making process.”

FEBRUARY 25, 2021

Alberta will establish an office to promote the oil industry’s environmental, social and governance measures in the hope it can help stem the tide of divestment from the oil sands and the Canadian energy sector, as the province tries to climb out of the $18.2-billion deficit projected in its 2021 budget on Thursday.

25/01/21

The global operational capacity of carbon capture and storage (CCS) currently stands at 39 megatonnes (Mt) of CO2 per year, or roughly 0.1% of global annual emissions, with deployment slow and plagued by accidents. And despite its fervid marketing as a climate saviour, CCS today is primarily used merely to extract more fossil fuels.

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