The war in Ukraine will have major implications for energy and climate change, in Canada and the rest of the world, far into the future.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
New relationships between energy, geopolitical security and climate change policy flowing from the invasion of Ukraine are beginning to emerge, and the implications could be enormous.
Lobstermen attend a rally to protest Gov. Janet Mills’ support for offshore wind projects on April 28, 2021, in Augusta, Maine.
AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty
Most Americans support clean energy in principle, but what will they do when wind turbines or high-voltage transmission lines come to town?
The “Big Inch” oil pipeline at Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, around 1943.
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Proposals for new oil and gas pipelines can generate intense debate today, but during World War II the US built an oil pipeline more than 1,300 miles long in less than a year.
U.S. President Joe Biden signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington.
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President Joe Biden’s executive order could be fatal to the Keystone XL pipeline. The Canadian oil sector now has no choice but to innovate to survive.
Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states on Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
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Biden’s strong climate change position doesn’t appear to have hurt him in the key swing state of Pennsylvania or in the general election more broadly. Here’s what it means for Canada.
Joe Biden has vowed to kill the Keystone XL pipeline if he is elected president in November.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Panetta
Canadian companies depend on the international marketplace, which is demanding cleaner energy products. Without significant change, Canada’s energy sector risks being left behind.
A newly built power generation plant is seen near Huexca, Mexico, in February 2020. The power plant is part of a mega-energy project that includes a natural gas pipeline that traverses three states.
AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo
The behaviour of TC Energy, the company formerly known as TransCanada, in Wet'suwet'en resulted in a nationwide crisis in Canada. It should not be repeated in Mexico.
An aerial view of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C., is seen in May 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
The Liberal government’s contradictory stances on the environment and economic development may result in Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives winning in October.
Suncor’s base plant with upgraders in the oil sands in Fort McMurray Alta., June 13, 2017.
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Canada’s proposed new environmental assessment law is facing heated, if not necessarily well-informed, opposition. The real question is whether it goes far enough.
Virginia Delegate Chris Hurst, a Democrat, at a Mountain Valley Pipeline protest before he took office.
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Whether they aim to stop pipelines in Virginia or block Pacific Northwest export terminals, organizers are trying to ‘keep it in the ground’ to save the climate.
A 2002 pipeline spill in Cohasset, Minnesota which released 6,000 barrels of crude oil.
An anthropologist of the American West argues that protecting nature and our cultural heritage are good for business but few recognize how they are threatened by ‘jobs-creating’ oil pipelines.
What would an environmental economist do?
Environmental economists have long argued a carbon price is the best way to factor in the social cost of climate change. Did Obama effectively use a carbon price to nix the Keystone XL pipeline?
Getting out the message: environmental activists seized on the Keystone XL pipeline as a symbol.
Activists can rightfully claim some credit for the Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. How did they do it?
Obama announcing that he has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline – what message does it send on infrastructure?
Climate advocates are cheering rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, but both our fossil fuel and renewable energy infrastructure badly needs upgrading to tackle climate change.
Road to nowhere?
Obama will decide on the Keystone pipeline before he leaves office, but despite marginal voter interest, it’s an issue politicians on all sides will not let die.
Hearing it from supporters: attendee at Clinton rally in New Hampshire expresses opposition to Keystone pipeline.
Hillary Clinton’s opposition to construction of the Keystone pipeline has little effect in the short term but reflects building “supply side” strategy of environmentalists to limit fossil fuel development.
Stuck in transit: The Keystone Pipeline proposal has become a symbol for politicians and environmentalists.
Public opinion poll on Keystone pipeline shows more people are concerned with local issues – including the impact of spills on environment and aquifers – than with global warming.