For many Quebecers, the effects of producing and using oil and other fossil fuels are unequivocally harmful. These sources of energy are seen as relics from the past that will soon disappear. The idea that we could do without them entirely and quickly replace them with green energy sources like wind and solar power is widespread, as is the idea that all cars could soon be electric. If – as this popular belief would have it – oil just pollutes and is harmful to society, and if it would be relatively easy to replace it with other, cleaner forms of energy that would themselves bring important economic benefits, then seeking to develop an oil industry in Quebec would be absurd. But as we shall see, this popular belief is entirely mistaken.
Media release :: The Montreal Economic Institute says “yes” to oil made in Quebec
|Interview with Germain Belzile (SUN TV, April 27, 2012)
Report (in French) with Germain Belzile (RDI, April 26, 2012)