How to save ESG from charges of wokeism

How to save ESG from charges of wokeismESG is not new. It’s easy to find drivers of ESG values and principles that date back hundreds of years By now, pretty much everyone who ought to be familiar with ESG fundamentals has at least basic literacy around the notion of how corporate environmental, social and governance behaviours should be recognized, rated, and rewarded.…

Just Transition comes with big costs

Just Transition comes with big costsTrudeau government just shrugs when asked what “significant labour market disruptions” actually means By Franco Terrazzano and Kris Sims Ottawa seems to have only one message about its Just Transition policy: “trust me.” How many people’s jobs are on the line? How much will it cost? Are the numbers bubbling up accurate? Those are big…

Why can’t Canada be more like Qatar or Norway?

Why can’t Canada be more like Qatar or Norway?Our dangerous love affair with a ‘top down’ collectivist approach to problem-solving is leading us in the wrong direction That Germany has given up on Canada to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) and instead signed a massive multi-year LNG purchase agreement with Qatar has left many angry and disappointed. Investment manager and perennial oil bull…

The three most likely reasons your business is struggling

The three most likely reasons your business is strugglingFix these three things and your business will thrive again Jesse sat in my office shaking his head. His business was grossing millions of dollars in sales, yet his bottom line was miserable. Not only was he discouraged about his results, he felt he had lost control of his employees, and it was difficult for…

Forecast calls for a strong recovery in crude oil demand

Forecast calls for a strong recovery in crude oil demandThanks mainly to China finally emerging from its Covid-19 lockdowns The dynamics around energy markets are changing fast. China, the world’s largest crude importer, is finally beginning to open up, signalling that it has passed the COVID-19 peak and is now ready for business as usual. As a consequence, Beijing is reportedly on a crude…

If we don’t get energy transition right, we’re screwed

If we don’t get energy transition right, we’re screwedBut politicians are fiddling while Canada combusts Have you heard about Canada’s unjust energy transition? Better pay attention: it’s unfolding before your very eyes. The unjust transition will cost people jobs, create new and more insidious types of energy poverty, and accelerate negative environmental impact – the very opposite effects of what the putative notion…

Trudeau’s ‘Just Transition’ to ‘disrupt’ over 2.7 million jobs

Trudeau’s ‘Just Transition’ to ‘disrupt’ over 2.7 million jobsThe building trades, transportation, agriculture, energy, and manufacturing will all be affected A newly public federal document reveals that more than 2.7 million jobs across Canada can expect a “significant disruption” as a result of Ottawa’s Just Transition plan to reduce emissions.  Ironically, it comes at the same time as new analysis showing that world…

Confusing signals from Ottawa on oil and gas

Confusing signals from Ottawa on oil and gasIs Ottawa actually executing a master plan to shut down Canada’s oil and gas industry? Liberal climate policies and the future of Alberta’s oil and gas industry are again headline news thanks to recent remarks by Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Their remarks have provided multiple opportunities for Alberta Premier Danielle…

Oil price cap costing Russia an estimated €160 million per day

Oil price cap costing Russia an estimated €160 million per dayBut Russia is still taking in €640 million a day from the sale of fossil fuels Are the EU sanctions on Russian crude exports working? If yes, to what extent? The debate is on. No one can deny that the price cap and the European Union embargo on Russian oil have cut into Moscow’s revenue.…

DOE expects further weakening in oil prices

DOE expects further weakening in oil pricesAnnouncement to back away from replenishing U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves in February is a warning sign When the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rejected the first batch of bids from oil companies to resupply a small amount of oil to replenish the depleted U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR), many took it as a sign of…
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