Energy Policies

Innovation and the greening of Alberta’s oil sands

The goal of this paper is twofold. Part I looks at the historical experience and illustrates how current “cleaner” sources of liquid fuels were anything but in the first stages of their development. Part II describes how Alberta’s oil sands are being exploited and illustrates how “win-win-win” innovations are now taking place that are making this industry more efficient and more environmentally friendly.

Media release :: 71% of Canadians think significant efforts have been made to limit the environmental impact of the oil sands

Opinion Poll :: Study on Canadians’ Perceptions of Hydrocarbon Energy

A Plea for a Quebec-Alberta Dialogue :: Research Paper on the economic and political interests that Quebec and Alberta have in common (May 12, 2011)

 

Related Content

Majority back oil sands development if environmental impact limited: poll (The Globe and Mail, October 11, 2012) Debate (in French) between Pierre Desrochers, MEI, and Steven Guilbeault, Équiterre (SRC Radio – Toronto, October 11, 2012).

Interview with Pierre Desrochers (AM 770 – Calgary, October 11, 2012)

Interview with Pierre Desrochers (BNN, October 11, 2012)

 


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