What do Canadians think about the role oil and gas should play in Canada’s energy future, and how polarised is the conversation?

What do Canadians think about the role oil and gas should play in Canada’s energy future, and how polarised is the conversation?

A University of Ottawa survey finds opinions polarized by party affiliation more than ideology, with party rhetoric amplifying ideological differences. Rafael Aguirre, Stephen Bird and Monica Gattinger discuss the survey on the Policy Options website.   What Canadians think about the future of oil and gas The past 12 months have roiled the global oil … Continue reading

Strong consumer protections are necessary in Scotland as energy efficiency measures for homes become more complex

Strong consumer protections are necessary in Scotland as energy efficiency measures for homes become more complex

A news item on the Scottish Housing News website explains the steps that are taken to protect consumers as renovations become more ambitious. What is the situation in your country?   Citizens Advice Scotland outlines plans to protect consumers in move to net-zero There remains a significant risk consumers who invest in energy efficiency measures … Continue reading

At a meeting last year, oil industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control

At a meeting last year, oil industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control

Do oil companies have emissions under control or not? Hiroko Tabuchi writes on the New York Times website about a recording of a meeting of a group of energy company representatives that reveal their real views.   A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change Last summer, oil and gas-industry groups were … Continue reading

Many US states and cities are suing oil companies for the damage they say their products have caused due to climate change

Many US states and cities are suing oil companies for the damage they say their products have caused due to climate change

In a wave of recent lawsuits, local governments are demanding some of the nation’s biggest energy firms pay for the cost of dealing with increasing temperatures and rising seas. Dino Grandoni explains latest developments in an article on the Washington Post website.   States and cities scramble to sue oil companies over climate change More … Continue reading

Covid-19 has presented an opportunity to rethink and act radically and really consider the actual purpose of tourism

Covid-19 has presented an opportunity to rethink and act radically and really consider the actual purpose of tourism

For many of us this year, during the pandemic, holidays were curtailed or radically changed. Brendan Paddison, Senior Lecturer in Business and Management, York St John University and Karla Boluk, Associate Professor in Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo write on The Conversation website about making our holidays more sustainable. … Continue reading

America’s energy transition: what the Trump administration is doing to energy efficiency standards

America’s energy transition: what the Trump administration is doing to energy efficiency standards

The US President has waged a war against energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs, washing machines, boilers, cars – and now even showerheads, writes Andrew Warren, a former special advisor to the UK House of Commons environment select committee, first published on the Business Green website.   On Seinfeld, shower heads, and Trump’s war on efficiency … Continue reading