We Pivot: Another Nail in the Coffin of Carbon Energy

While Statoil hasn’t fully divested from carbon energy, every little/big drift away from more carbon energy gets us closer to the Post-Carbon Energy Infrastructure! As we pivot to a new, cleaner world despite Trump, Trudeau and BC’s carbon-loving Christy Clark, … [Read more]

The Disaffected Lib: Norway’s StatOil Bails on Tar Sands, Takes Half-Billion Dollar Loss

The Norse know a couple of things about oil – how to make money from oil and how to hold onto it. It’s how their government amassed the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund now worth a million kroner for every man, woman and child in the country. We, especially Alberta, might have done well to ...

atypicalalbertan.ca: 9 ways Alberta should manage resources better

Sometime toward the end of November, the Alberta government will release their 2nd quarter fiscal update. Finance Minister Robin Campbell will likely tell us that the second quarter was another good quarter but that the good news is coming to an end and the 1st quarter projection of a $3 Billion bonus will be revised.  The reason of course ...

atypicalalbertan: 9 WAYS ALBERTA SHOULD MANAGE RESOURCES BETTER

Sometime toward the end of November, the Alberta government will release their 2nd quarter fiscal update. Finance Minister Robin Campbell will likely tell us that the second quarter was another good quarter but that the good news is coming to an end and the 1st quarter projection of a $3 Billion bonus will be revised.  The reason of course ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Article 82 Question #nlpoli

Statoil announced on Wednesday that it had found an unspecified quantity of oil in its Harpoon property about 500 kilometres offshore Newfoundland. That would be about 310 miles and therefore is obviously outside the Canadian 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. It’s still within ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Get worried-er #nlpoli

Here are a bunch of stories all of which would deserve a post of their own but that are presented here cut down to the barest of bare essentials. King of the Keystone Kops Strikes Again:  Not content to demonstrate his incompetence with his earlier budget shag up, justice minister Darin King (Twitter:  @King_Darin) announced ...

Eclectic Lip: Green byelection blues

Alas, the Green Party didn’t pick any seats up in the Nov 26 Canadian federal by-elections.  While their strong showings probably count as a real moral victory, I imagine at this stage they’d prefer amoral, real victories.  😉  As it turns out, Parliament’s composition is unchanged, “while my green heart gently weeps”.  Despite donating to ...

DeSmogBlog: Delaware Tax Haven: The Other Shale Gas Industry Loophole

shutterstock_30322192.jpg Most people think of downtown Houston, Texas as ground zero for the oil and gas industry. Houston, after all, serves as home base for corporate headquarters of oil and gas giants, including the likes of BP America, ConocoPhillips, and Shell Oil Company, to name a few. Comparably speaking, few would think of Wilmington, Delaware in a similar vein. ...