Alberta leads!

In the months to come all Canadians will appreciate the importance of what the Alberta Government did today.   We are referring to Alberta’s announcement of new climate change policies such as:  a cap on tar sands emissions and setting a price on carbon. Read the Alberta Government web page entitled ” Climate Leadership   … Read more

The end of one battle and the beginning of the next!  

Approval of Keystone would have been a great setback.  So 4RG appreciates the support of the campaign against Keystone from other countries, particularly from Norwegian grandparents. Yet there is much more to be done.  If the next US President is a Republican, the rejection of Keystone could be overturned So President Obama’s rejection of Keystone … Read more

More Bad news for the oil patch!

Earlier this year we noted that Saudi Arabia was acting like any business – maximizing its production and revenues as against other large oil-exportering nations. In advance of the 2015 December meeting of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), Saudi confirmed that it will not scale back its production.  Saudi has noted that its … Read more

Climate change ignored

The Globe & Mail is the principal sponsor of the next leaders debate, to be held in Calgary this coming Thursday.  The Globe – a business oriented paper – decided that the debate will center on economic policy.  To quote the Globe: “(The debate) “will probe the economic platforms of the three official parties, assessing … Read more

A Climate Change Skirmish

Linda McQuaig, the NDP candidate for the riding of Toronto Center, said that if Canada is to meet its climate change targets, “a lot of the oil sands oil may have to stay in the ground.” Stephen Harper immediately responded by accusing the NDP of having a “not-so-hidden” agenda against the development of Canada’s natural … Read more

An Energy Super Flop!

For years our Federal Government boasted that Canada was an energy super power.  Faced with the reality of low oil prices, the Government has abandoned this language, but its “energy super power” policies basically remain unchanged. The fossil fuel industry, on which Provincial Governments counted for jobs and revenue to finance education, health care and … Read more

Alberta : NDP victory but GHG emissions policy still vague !

In the last days of the Alberta election campaign Premier Jim Prentice urged voters to reject the NDP party.  Instead Alberta voters rejected Jim Prentice. Although he won his own riding, Prentice immediately resigned as MLA and Party Leader, saying he is withdrawing from public life to spend more time with his family, including his … Read more

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