Pipeline approvals a victory for the safe transport of oil

Studies show that pipelines are the safest mode of oil transportation in terms of risk to humans and the environment

Pipeline approvals a victory for the safe transport of oilBy Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute CALGARY, Alta. Dec. 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Expanding pipeline capacity is critical to helping unlock the full value of Canada’s resources – and protecting Canadians and the environment. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government recently approved both the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to B.C.’s coast and Enbridge’s Line…

A good week for people – and the planet

A Canada-wide phase-out of coal power would prevent more than 1,000 premature deaths, 900 hospitalizations and $5 billion in health costs

A good week for people – and the planetTORONTO, Ont. Nov. 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ – It was a good week for people and the planet. First, the federal government announced it will take steps to phase-out pollution from coal-fired power plants across the country by 2030. Then the government of Alberta announced it has signed an agreement with three major power generators to ensure a…

Canada at a carbon crossroads

Part 1 in a series: how to get past the toxic debate in this country and start finding ways to be good stewards without crippling our nation

Canada at a carbon crossroads(In this series, Bill Whitelaw explores the carbon debate in Canada. In Part I, he suggests Canadians need to reflect on the importance of getting the carbon conversation right by understanding the vested-interest voices and how they may skew discussions.) CALGARY, Alta. Nov. 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Most Canadians are understandably in a profound state…

Looking for answers: energy jingoism vs energy xenophobia

The process to review the NEB's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline proposal takes us into a strange land of negativity

Looking for answers: energy jingoism vs energy xenophobiaCALGARY, Alta. Nov. 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ – You can please some people all of the time or all people some of the time, but you can't please all people all of the time – so the saying goes. How about pleasing none of the people, none of the time? Ask Kim Baird, Annette Trimbee and Tony Penikett.…

Canadian innovation aims to turn carbon into an asset

Nine Canadian teams are among 27 from around the world that seek to provide sustainable energy solutions – and win $20 million

Canadian innovation aims to turn carbon into an assetTORONTO, Ont. Nov. 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Critical steps are being taken by world leaders to address climate change – and politicians aren't the only ones taking huge strides in the search for solutions. The annual global climate change conference is underway in Morocco. At home, Prime Minister Trudeau has declared there will be a…

Clean energy course will pay off for Canada in long run

Even though the election of Donald Trump will deal a blow to international efforts to cut emissions

Clean energy course will pay off for Canada in long runCALGARY, Alta. Nov. 13, 2016 /Troy Media/ - There is no doubt the surprise election of Donald Trump to president of the world’s second largest greenhouse gas emitter will deal a blow to international efforts to cut emissions. His past statements and tweets suggest he denies the scientific consensus behind anthropogenic climate change. His administration…

The polarizing nature of man’s relationship with carbon

We're making a hash of an important socio-economic and environmental debate that ought to be building the nation but isn't

The polarizing nature of man’s relationship with carbonCALGARY, Alta. Nov. 9, 2016/ Troy Media/ – A centuries-old Indian fable tells of six blind men who each get to put their hands on different parts of an elephant. One gets a tusk. The next the trunk. A third the tail. The fourth an ear. And so on. Each is challenged to describe the elephant's apparent…

The health case for putting a price on pollution

Climate change is an emergency causing systemic damage to the health and well-being of many around the world, including Canada

The health case for putting a price on pollutionClimate change is the biggest health threat of the 21st century, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). What does it mean for Canada and how can we respond? Canada has already seen smoke-related health impacts and stressful evacuations as the result of increased wildfires; the spread of Lyme disease; and food security and mental…

Me and my (carbon) shadow

Canadians have to stop demonizing the energy industry and start to accept responsibility for their carbon consumption

Me and my (carbon) shadowAll Canadians have a carbon shadow. It follows us everywhere. It's with us when we stick our keys into the ignition, when we turn up our thermostats and when the fridge light comes on. It's in the clothes we wear and the food we eat. It's there whenever we do what we do in our lives. This carbon…

Ontario climate change strategy a Frankenstein monster

Ontario’s plan will take even more money from already heavily-taxed consumers and businesses, and fuel more government spending

Ontario climate change strategy a Frankenstein monsterBy Ben Eisen and Kenneth P. Green The Fraser Institute Ontario’s climate change strategy is just another example of the tax-and-spend approach that has undermined the province’s economy for years. A recent opinion column from the Brookings Institution in the United States observes (based on the vast laboratory that is California) that cap-and-trade is a flawed…