This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas stories and providing research and facts to counter misinformation about the oil and gas industry.
Journalist questioning oil majors on climate change actions, disregards that every major’s site has that information on it.
Canada’s oil and gas industry is adapting to a low-emissions future, whether anti-oil and gas activists like it or not.
- If the author of this article was concerned about the actions Canada’s oil and gas majors were taking to fight climate change, they could have gone to every website and found their links that are titled ‘Climate Change’.
https://www.suncor.com/en-ca/sustainability/environment/climate-change https://www.imperialoil.ca/en-CA/Sustainability/Environment/Climate-change/ https://www.cnrl.com/disclaimer.html?redirect=https://www.cnrl.com/corporate-responsibility/environment/climate-change/ / https://www.cenovus.com/responsibility/environment/climate-change.html/ https://huskyenergy.com/responsibility/environment/air-quality.asp
- The industry is the largest spender on clean technology in Canada. In 2016, the oil and gas industry accounted for $1.45 billion out of the $2 billion spent on clean technology in the 2016.
- Cenovus, Suncor, Imperial Oil and Canadian Natural Resources are all founding members of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, which is dedicated to accelerating the pace of improvement in environmental performance.
- Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance currently has $773 million invested in 294 active projects dedicated to improving land use, water use, tailings and emissions reduction.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
Chemist Blair King looks at some of the demands that anti-oil and gas groups like Extinction Rebellion have demanded. He goes over demands like ‘Net Zero by 2025’. While he does not deny that we need to be reducing emissions, getting rid of oil and gas just is not feasible. Fossil fuels represent approximately 59% of all the energy used in British Columbia. In 2015 plug-in electrical vehicles represented 0.33% of new vehicle sales in Canada. He goes further to note that many of their demands just have no basis or examples of how to achieve their demands. We need to always strive to be better when it comes to energy production, but falling for demands by organizations with no clear strategy is not the path forward.