Articles / Energy

Volume 14, Issue 7

It’s time to put energy behind alternative movement

Discussions of alternative energy sources are frequently focused on the need to curtail the damages that hydrocarbons inflict on the environment.

It is interesting that the same discussions often neglect to incorporate an equally compelling issue with our reliance on fossil fuels. Existing global reserves of oil, natural gas and coal will not last forever. The clock is ticking and the most recent generations will likely live to see a world where these resources no longer exist.

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Volume 14, Issue 6

Think twice before shooting down oil-patch ‘villains’

If the story of the Alberta’s oil sands were to be told as a vintage western movie, it is likely that the oil industry, and the companies that make it up, would be portrayed as the villains who ride in wearing black hats and take over the town.

Despite the unprecedented economic activity arising from development of this region, it seems that you don’t have to look very far to find someone complaining about uncontrolled spending, environmental damage or inequitable distribution of... Keep Reading