Alberta must prepare for the end of oil

The assumptions underpinning Alberta’s economy are wrong

Alberta must prepare for the end of oilAlberta is changing. It has a new NDP government, a scary new fiscal ‘reality’ with $60 oil and a millennial generation coming of age with a new lease on life. But Alberta is also linked to the past and a very particular set of economic assumptions. Alberta’s economic strategy remains solidly industrial, predicated on oil…

Homegrown power may finally have its moment

Dramatic improvements in performance will soon silence alternative energy’s critics

Homegrown power may finally have its momentAlternative energy sources like wind and solar have one thing in common with automobiles. In their early days, both were written off as frivolous technologies that wouldn’t amount to much. After two early misfires, Henry Ford had desperate trouble getting enough financing to build the assembly line that would in essence lay the foundation for…