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“Dialogues on Canadian Energy” is dedicated to providing a forum for vigorous discussion and debate over major current energy and carbon policy issues in North America, with special emphasis on Alberta’s unique circumstances. It will contain primarily opinion pieces and podcasts. Clarity, frankness and “facts over opinion” will be hopefully be its fundamental characteristics.

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“Dialogues on Canadian Energy” is dedicated to providing a forum for vigorous discussion and debate over major current energy and carbon policy issues in North America, with special emphasis on Alberta’s unique circumstances. It will contain primarily opinion pieces and podcasts. Clarity, frankness and “facts over opinion” will be hopefully be its fundamental characteristics.

    Reaction to KXL Revocation

    Reaction to KXL Revocation

    Dennis, since our last podcast we have had some momentous developments around Biden and KXL, can you give us your analysis of why the permit was revoked, and the implications?
    Obviously, this is a difficult situation for the Alberta government, what do you see it doing over the rest of 2021? And the Trudeau government?

    • 17 min
    End of 2020 on Climate and Energy

    End of 2020 on Climate and Energy

    2020 is a year we all want behind us for many reasons. So much has unfolded since our last podcast this will be a very full year end to get through. Let's begin:
    US election implications – KXL most of all
    Trudeau virtue signalling – Zero net emissions and UNDRIP
    The $170/tonne solution –  Liberals all in on Paris Conservative response, Canadian business elites?
    2021 key indicators – Georgia run-offs, Covid vaccine roll out, crude demand restored

    • 27 min
    Learning from Energy East

    Learning from Energy East

    Jean-François Thibault is a energy news commentator who appears frequently in various written and spoken media in Quebec.
    Energy East is a symbol of different things to different parts of the country, what do you think its demise means to Quebec? All projects have specific aspects of their development and implementation that become problematic, in the case of Energy East, there was the impact on gas consumers from taking existing gas transmission infrastructure out of service and convert to oil transport. How big a factor was this? What is your opinion of how the Trudeau government handled this project? It's apparent willingness to extend a de facto veto to Quebec, notwithstanding federal jurisdiction. Its changing of the rules on the regulatory process after literally billions has been spent. Energy East was always a project that was a third best option, in my view, in terms of required infrastructure, but it did have real shipping agreements underpinning it commercially. It provided real optionality and benefits to Quebec and Eastern Canada. And with minimal engineering risks, compared to crossing the Coastal Mountains.  Why was this gift horse treated in such a hostile fashion?

    • 23 min
    Reactions to O'Toole & Biden

    Reactions to O'Toole & Biden

    Conversation covered a few developments that have evolved over the last couple of weeks. Including: 
    This week the new Conservative leader, Erin O’Toole, clarified that he would be committed to have Canada meet its Paris emission reduction targets. What is your reaction to this? Biden’s lead is holding in the US Presidential election. What does his election mean in respect of climate policy?

    • 18 min
    Post Onset of COVID in Canada – Taking Stock and the Path Forward

    Post Onset of COVID in Canada – Taking Stock and the Path Forward

    Discussion covers these topics:

    Dennis, it has been almost six months since our last podcast, pre COVID, can you elaborate on what has unfolded over that time period as it has effected Canadian hydrocarbons and national climate policy? What do you see as the likely scenarios unfolding in 2021 for Canadian hydrocarbons and climate policy, especially after recent events in Ottawa related to  the Morneau resignation Alberta, how bleak? Common ground on policy in Canada? Going into 2021?

    • 29 min
    More Disfunction

    More Disfunction

    Obviously some difficult circumstances have unfolded. Dennis can you provide an overview/understanding?

    • 21 min

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