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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)

October 29, 2014 Read More →

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New York state pension fund to divest from six Canadian oil sands companies

Reuters: New York’s state pension fund is restricting investment in six Canadian oil sands companies because they have not shown they are prepared for a transition to a low-carbon future, the fund’s Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said on Monday. The New York State Common Retirement Fund will divest more than $7 million in securities already held […]

April 13, 2021 Read More →

Norway’s investment fund withdraws coal-related holdings, puts others on notice

Reuters: Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund is excluding some of the world’s biggest commodities firms from its portfolio, including Glencore and Anglo American, because of their use and production of coal. Underlining the growing role of climate considerations for long-term investors, the fund is also excluding German utility RWE, South African petrochemicals firm Sasol and […]

May 13, 2020 Read More →

Norway’s municipal pension fund completes divestment of Canadian oil sands assets

Canada’s National Observer: Norway’s municipal employees pension fund, the country’s largest, has sold its last remaining stakes in companies with operations in Canada’s oil sands, saying holding them does not align with efforts to keep global heating below internationally agreed-upon targets. The fund, Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP), last year dumped stocks that drew more than 30 […]

October 7, 2019 Read More →

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 […]

January 27, 2015 Read More →

Our Tar-Sands Outlook, Part 2: Weak Fundamentals



By DEBORAH ROGERS  The tar-sands industry faces numerous vulnerabilities, none of which appears insurmountable on its own. Taken as a whole, however, these vulnerabilities create a daunting constellation of risks, as we explained last week in a report we published. That report, which we published with Oil Change International, examined the top 10 large tar-sands […]

November 4, 2014 Read More →

Our Tar-Sands Outlook, Part 1: Costly Opposition, in Perpetuity

By TOM SANZILLO The bottom line on the financial analysis we published last week around Canadian tar-sands development is that public opposition has cost and will continue to cost the industry billions of dollars in lost revenues. These are not untold billions. Our analysis shows that half of these lost revenues from 2010-2030 — $17 […]

November 3, 2014 Read More →
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)

October 29, 2014 Read More →

‘A Constellation of Risks’ on Tar Sands; Press Notes on IEEFA’s Galilee Coal Report; More on Prairie State-Paducah

IEEFA HOLDS A PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW in conjunction with its release of a report describing how Canadian tar sand oil production is threatened by a “growing constellation of risks.” The report, done in partnership with Oil Change International, is titled “Material Risks: How Public Accountability Is Slowing Tar Sands Development,” and comes out at 11 […]

October 28, 2014 Read More →