The Facts

Commentary: First Nations don’t oppose energy projects

Commentary: First Nations don’t oppose energy projects

Many people would have us believe Indigenous North Americans are unanimous in their opposition to oil and gas development. Thus Canada has seen protesters from the United States who cite “helping protect Indigenous lands” as their motivation for interfering with oil and gas development projects in this country. Yet Indigenous people in Canada are far from homogeneous. In Canada there fully 633 First Nations, plus the Métis people and the Inuit. In the U.S., there are another 574 Native American groups. Nowhere else on the planet would such a diverse group of peoples be expected to be unanimous on anything.
LISTEN: CEC’s Mark Milke talks emissions intensity and small business

LISTEN: CEC’s Mark Milke talks emissions intensity and small business

Canadian Energy Centre Executive Director of Research Mark Milke joined the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors’ podcast to discuss two recent research papers.
LISTEN: CEC’s Mark Milke on how workers from other provinces are thriving in Alberta oil and gas

LISTEN: CEC’s Mark Milke on how workers from other provinces are thriving in Alberta oil and gas

Canadian Energy Centre director of research Mark Milke was on the Danielle Smith show to talk about how workers from other provinces benefit from Alberta’s oil and gas industry.
Commentary: Emissions intensity in the oil and gas sector

Commentary: Emissions intensity in the oil and gas sector

While there has been considerable discussion about the absolute greenhouse gas emissions arising from the activities of Canada’s oil sector, much less attention has been paid to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions intensity that have occurred within the sector since the turn of the 21st century.
Evaluating the Canadian oil and gas sector’s GHG emissions intensity record

Evaluating the Canadian oil and gas sector’s GHG emissions intensity record

There has been considerable debate about the absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions arising from the activities of Canada’s oil and gas sector, but little attention paid to the reductions in GHG emissions intensity that have occurred within the sector over the past two decades.
“Big oil” is mainly “small oil” in Canada

“Big oil” is mainly “small oil” in Canada

A new analysis by the Canadian Energy Centre has found the vast majority of oil and gas firms in Canada are small businesses (fewer than 100 employees), and Canada’s oil and gas industry has a higher proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises than the United States, Norway and the European Union.
LISTEN: CEC’s Mark Milke talks about the economic impact of meeting Paris climate commitments

LISTEN: CEC’s Mark Milke talks about the economic impact of meeting Paris climate commitments

Canadian Energy Centre Executive Director of Research Mark Milke joined CJME/CKOM radio host John Gormley to discuss the latest research piece, Mind the (Paris) gap: The economic impact of the Paris commitment on Canada.

Commentary: Reaching Paris target entails extra costs to jobs and Canada’s economy

Commentary: Reaching Paris target entails extra costs to jobs and Canada’s economy

Aspirational goals are important in life but it’s always helpful to be clear on the means to the desired end, especially if others are involved. A case in point: General commitments by governments in Canada to significantly reduce carbon emissions by 2030, i.e., the “Paris” commitment.  That’s where, in December 2015, 195 participating member states agreed to significantly reduce carbon emissions by 2030.

Mind the (Paris) gap: The economic impact of the Paris commitment on Canada

Mind the (Paris) gap: The economic impact of the Paris commitment on Canada

Big gaps in plans to achieve Canada’s Paris climate change commitment will mean 300,000 fewer jobs and $54 billion in GDP sacrificed by 2030, according to research brief by the Canadian Energy Centre.

LISTEN: CEC’s Gregory John discussing First Nations’ support of oil and gas development

LISTEN: CEC’s Gregory John discussing First Nations’ support of oil and gas development

Canadian Energy Centre Indigenous Content Producer Gregory John sat down with Global News Radio host Danielle Smith on Monday, July 13 to discuss his research into First Nations’ support of oil and gas projects in Alberta and B.C.