The flipside of stranded assets is stranded liabilities. On the one hand, investors are increasingly asking whether oil demand is or will soon be in terminal decline, and on the flipside, there's the cost of retiring long-lived oil and...
'Western Canada’s oil sands are high-cost ventures compared to most other types of oil resources,' shows Carbon Tracker’s recent report, Pipe Dreams: Why Canada's proposed pipelines don't fit in a Paris-compliant world."In an economically rational low-carbon world where structurally...
"The stranded asset hypothesis just got real," reported Business Green in early July. “Shell and BP are writing down assets while a raft of US fracking firms are entering bankruptcy protection – change is coming to the fossil fuel...
One popular myth about natural gas is that it's a bridge to a low-carbon future. But it's really a bridge to nowhere. Fossil fuels are the cause of rising emissions in Canada and globally. And natural gas is a fossil...
A recent analysis by CBC News shows the delicate balancing act facing the Canadian government as the economy begins to reopen and find its new normal. There’s a very strong advocacy for a green recovery both in Canada and...
The world must prevent a post-pandemic carbon rebound that would all but put the final nail in the climate change coffin. We have but a small window of opportunity to avert a climate crisis. Only clean technologies can stop...
"The world faces two contrasting pathways. Either it can secure the ‘trillion dollar green gigafall’, the trillions that can be generated at low cost from the sun and the wind….Or it can stay locked into business as usual, tied...
A new report, Still Digging: G20 Governments Continue To Finance The Climate Crisis shows that "since the Paris Agreement was made, G20 countries have acted directly counter to it by providing at least 77 billion a year in finance...
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Canadians (and the rest of the world) to hit the pause button. How do we recover back better? Can we? Do we want to? This is especially true of our energy transition to a...
Finally we have one politician in Canada with the courage to point out the glaringly obvious truth about the Oil Sands: Canada's oil sector is in a death spiral. And sinking more money into a dying industry is a...