Maclean's Opinion Archive

Apr 8, 2019

Don’t count on Jason Kenney’s pipeline promise

Feb 9, 2018

The B.C.-Alberta pipeline fight could undo our national climate plan

Feb 7, 2018

Alberta’s strong carbon policy is key to getting pipelines built

Jul 29, 2017

Why Petronas cancelled its plans for an LNG project on B.C.’s coast

Aug 9, 2016

Making sense of the legal fight over Alberta’s power agreements, with Trevor Tombe

Jul 19, 2016

The economic cost of carbon policy

Jun 25, 2015

An inside look at Alberta’s new climate change rules

May 3, 2015

Should we trust the Alberta PCs on energy policy?

May 1, 2015

Four questions for the Wildrose Party about its approach to energy

May 1, 2015

What would energy look like under a Wildrose government?

Apr 29, 2015

Four questions for the Alberta NDP about its approach to energy

Apr 29, 2015

What might the Alberta NDP government do with energy policy?

Mar 27, 2015

Alberta’s resource revenue picture is downright bleak

Mar 10, 2015

No, it’s not ‘crazy’ to regulate emissions in the oil sands

Mar 9, 2015

The oil price crash and the oil sands

Jan 28, 2015

Why this oil crash could be worse for Alberta than the one in 2008

Jan 10, 2015

Are the oil sands incompatible with action on climate change?

Dec 17, 2014

Oil sands cost inflation coming back to bite us now

Nov 29, 2014

Is it time to panic in the oil sands?

Nov 20, 2014

Just how much is the oil price drop hurting oil sands projects?

Nov 17, 2014

The Harper government is doing more harm than good for the oil sands

Nov 8, 2014

The loonie, oil’s crash, and why this isn’t anything like 2008

Oct 15, 2014

Should Jim Prentice be worried about oil prices?

Oct 9, 2014

Banning crude exports would be stupid, but don’t take my word for it

Oct 8, 2014

Why building a massive oil sands refinery would be a bad idea

Oct 3, 2014

Why falling global oil prices aren’t hurting Alberta

Sept 5, 2014

Did Newfoundland taxpayers just get stuck with a costly clean-up?

Sept 5, 2014

A modest proposal for the NDP: Unmuzzle the government economists

Aug 24, 2014

Un-muzzle the scientists? Not so fast.

Aug 21, 2014

Harper’s Copenhagen fantasy

Aug 12, 2014

Why the debate over Keystone and emissions comes down to rail

Aug 11, 2014

A paper on Keystone’s climate impacts would fail Econ 101

Jul 31, 2014

Oil sands moratorium? You’re going to need a stronger case, with Branko Boskovic

Jun 18, 2014

Refine it where you mine it? The value-adders are back.

Jun 17, 2014

A debate with Elizabeth May on Northern Gateway

Jun 1, 2014

Obama’s plan to fix climate change, with Luiza Ch. Savage

May 27, 2014

Is Canada headed for a pipeline bubble?

May 15, 2014

The NDP comes out against Harper’s ‘big lentil’ agenda

May 8, 2014

New language, same old story on Keystone from climate scientists

May 7, 2014

We’ve been evaluating pipeline projects all wrong

May 4, 2014

Oil spills boost the economy? That’s as dumb as it sounds

Apr 25, 2014

Worried about gas prices? Blame the Canadian Dollar

Apr 23, 2014

How Canada’s incoherence on climate is killing Keystone

Apr 17, 2014

Lessons on energy for Harper in 2014 from Jimmy Carter in 1979

Apr 5, 2014

‘How large will the oil sands sector grow?' (Testimony from the House of Commons Natural Resources Committee)

Mar 20, 2014

How the oil sands could very quickly become unviable

Mar 5, 2014

Rubin, oil sands, and the bitumen bubble

Feb 5, 2014

Why Jeffrey Simpson is both right and wrong about Keystone

Feb 1, 2014

What happens when we run out of oil?

Jan 31, 2014

What you need to know about the Keystone XL assessment

Jan 15, 2014

Neil Young, the oil sands and the damage done

Dec 19, 2013

One hurdle cleared, many to go for Northern Gateway

Dec 9, 2013

Alberta’s taxpayer-financed refinery: value-added job creator or boondoggle?

Dec 6, 2013

7 ways Thomas Mulcair aims to change Canada’s energy landscape

Nov 25, 2013

Our national obsession with a lack of productivity

Nov 19, 2013

Why Canada’s manufacturing sector is stronger than you think

Nov 15, 2013

Booms, busts, and mantra about bitumen

Nov 11, 2013

Who wins and who loses from more upgrading in Alberta?

Nov 4, 2013

Canada, the failed petrostate?

Oct 30, 2013

How not to be fooled by statements on emission ‘reductions’

Oct 24, 2013

The carbon pricing conversation needs to move on

Oct 22, 2013

Would Enbridge’s Line 9 really save Quebec refineries $23 billion?

Oct 16, 2013

Dissecting what the Throne Speech said about energy

Sep 21, 2013

Good-bye to the North American oil market as we knew it

Sep 20, 2013

U.S. and Canada’s coal regulations side by side: Who wins?

Sep 19, 2013

Is Canada losing $50 million per day on oil exports?

Sep 11, 2013

Checking the math on Energy East

Sep 3, 2013

Who wins and who loses from rising production costs in the oil sands

Jul 8, 2013

Lac-Mégantic isn’t good for pipelines—it’s bad for oil, period

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April 8, 2019
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