What is R-Star? It’s a free lunch. Or, more properly, a lunch paid for by Albertans. It’s a wealth transfer to the oil and gas industry. Instead of ensuring the polluter pays, R-Star would have us paying the polluter.
PDF of my briefing (English) submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources (RNNR) for testimony on the oil and gas cap. Speaking notes (check against delivery) are here (PDF).
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has done many things in government that would come as a great surprise to the Jasons Kenney of the past, but perhaps none so much as the decision to purchase a 50 per cent interest in the Sturgeon Refinery.
How the inspiration for Jason Kenney’s inquiry into un-Albertan activities came to be so (mis)understood
Vivian Krause, the erstwhile detective who inspired Premier Jason Kenney’s beleaguered inquiry into un-Albertan activities, was back in the news this week.
A series of Twitter posts seemed to cast doubt on what many have assumed was her narrative all along: that U.S. commercial interests were somehow behind the now-infamous Tar Sands Campaign to slow or halt development of Alberta’s oilsands.
And yet, Krause was emphatic that no such narrative was ever present in her work, as tempting as such a link might be.
Canada must not commit to matching U.S. emissions, unless we’re prepared to have far more stringent policies
Blake Shaffer, Stephen Gordon, Tammy Schirle, Trevor Tombe, Christine Neill and I argue that externalities are central to the analysis of COVID-19 vaccination. These public benefits are a massive reason why we vaccinate: to protect ourselves, yes, but also to protect others.
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