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“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.

Commentary: Busting the myth of anti-oil and gas First Nations

Commentary: Busting the myth of anti-oil and gas First Nations

For those who have paid attention to anti-oil and gas activists over the past decade, or even international organizations, one common tactic is to group all Indigenous people in under the false narrative of broad opposition to energy development. That allows those with anti-development agendas to ostensibly enlist Indigenous allies as the easiest way to delay or stop resource projects from being built.

Pro or Con? Measuring First Nations’ support or opposition to oil and gas in B.C. and Alberta

Pro or Con? Measuring First Nations’ support or opposition to oil and gas in B.C. and Alberta

A majority of First Nations in British Columbia and Alberta that have publicly declared their positions support oil and gas extraction and development, according to data analyzed by the Canadian Energy Centre.

Hypothetical roadways aiming to eliminate fossil fuels by 2050 ‘wishful thinking’

Hypothetical roadways aiming to eliminate fossil fuels by 2050 ‘wishful thinking’

Dr. Vaclav Smil, the world’s premier energy transitions expert, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of the Environment, has weighed in on how possible it is to transition from oil and gas by legislative decree.

Resource sector provides jobs for 28,000 new Canadians

Resource sector provides jobs for 28,000 new Canadians

Canada’s natural resource sector is providing a pathway to economic opportunity for thousands of Canadian newcomers, says a new analysis by the Canadian Energy Centre.

Commentary: Want prosperous First Nations? Say “yes” to pipelines

Commentary: Want prosperous First Nations? Say “yes” to pipelines

“In less than a decade, the Haisla Nation has leveraged the strategic location of its traditional territory to go from a Nation on the verge of remedial management to an eagerly sought-after partner and key stakeholder in several multi-billion-dollar LNG projects.” – The Haisla First Nation on its website