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Report – No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity

Report – No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity

No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity (pdf) By Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance, IEEFA  

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Report: ‘A Constellation of Risks’: How Public Accountability Is Slowing Tar Sands Development

Report: ‘A Constellation of Risks’: How Public Accountability Is Slowing Tar Sands Development

Material Risks: How public accountability is slowing tar sands development (pdf) By: Tom Sanzillo (IEEFA), Lorne Stockman (Oil Change International), Deborah Rogers (Energy Policy Forum), Hannah McKinnon (Oil Change International), Elizabeth Bast (Oil Change International), and Steve Kretzmann (Oil Change International)

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DIM NEW OUTLOOK FOR CANADIAN OIL-SANDS INVESTMENT

(Bloomberg) Portfolio managers and analysts say that as a result of this week’s election, new government policies will no longer favor oil-sands development. Investors Urged to Avoid Oil Sands After Alberta Election

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Media Monitor: Mitch McConnell Is Miffed

‘Liberal Progressives’ Are the Problem; Where the Energy-Transition Leadership Isn’t Coming From; Teck Resources Has a Bad Week

Mitch McConnell takes umbrage—great umbrage!—at the Lexington Herald-Leader for calling him out on his campaign to incite states to defy the Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement of the Clean Air Act. The paper gives him room to rant this week, granting the senator prime op-ed space for the second time since early March, when he used […]

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Toronto Forum Thursday Will Focus on ‘Risky Business’ of Oil Sands Investing

Toronto Forum Thursday Will Focus on ‘Risky Business’ of Oil Sands Investing

Investment analysts, policy makers, socially responsible investment advisors, and the media will come together at a forum in Toronto this week to discuss how changing market trends are influencing plans for oil sands development in Canada. The event, “Risky Business? Oil Sands Investing in a New Economic era,” will take place at the Spoke Club […]

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Keystone Failure Led TransCanada to Delay Plan for Quebec Oil-Sand Terminal

Keystone Failure Led TransCanada to Delay Plan for Quebec Oil-Sand Terminal

Reuters is out with an analysis of TransCanada Corp’s decision to delay an eastern Canadian oil-sands pipeline “after six years battling bitter opposition to its Keystone XL pipeline project in the United States.” “TransCanada Corp has learned where and when to pick its fights,” writes Nia Williams on the company’s announcement last week to put […]

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Canadians Challenge Constitutionality of Pipeline Review Process

Canadians Challenge Constitutionality of Pipeline Review Process

Canada’s Supreme Court if scheduled to hear a landmark case on whether the country’s National Energy Board’s limited public involvement process is unconstitutional. The suit, filed by ForestEthics Advocacy Organization and several individual landowners, business people, and community leaders, was originally filed in May 2014. The National Energy Board changed its public participation rules in […]

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In the New Energy Economy, Public Accountability Is a Market Force

Good intentions aren’t the same as good strategy. In a column the other day in the weekly Hill Times of Toronto, Robert L. Evans, a professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia, suggested that Keystone XL opponents have been wasting their time. “The protest groups would have a much greater impact on the sustainability […]

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Why Smart Investors Aren’t Putting Their Money in Stranded Assets

The fossil-fuel research that came out last week courtesy of the University College London in the journal Nature is far too important and substantial to be dismissed or ignored, even by well-intentioned defenders of the status quo. The research, by Christophe McGlade and Paul Ekins, states in painstaking detail what skeptics of proposed coal-production expansion […]

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Shifting Energy Markets Drive Shell to Cut Jobs on Tar Sands

Shifting Energy Markets Drive Shell to Cut Jobs on Tar Sands

Shell’s announcement on Friday that it will eliminate up to 10 percent of its workforce on its Canadian tar-sands projects has drawn broad attention for the implications it raises. Among news organizations headlining the story: The Globe and Mail of Toronto, which says it is driving speculation “that more large-scale layoffs are in store as […]

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Low Oil Prices Crimp Tar-Sand Hopes

Low Oil Prices Crimp Tar-Sand Hopes

Bloomberg reports this morning on the declining prospects for Canadian tar-sands development as the price of oil falls. Excerpts from the article by Joe Carroll: “Dangerous and difficult oil fields that looked like goldmines when crude fetched more than $100 a barrel have turned into money pits.” “Even before the oil market collapse began in […]

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Report – No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity

Report – No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity

No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity (pdf) By Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance, IEEFA  

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