Anti-oil and gas groups using loose definitions of the term “subsidy” undermines the economic contributions the oil and gas industry provides for Canada.

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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.


News Headline:

Doubling Back and Doubling Down: G20 scorecard on fossil fuel funding

Heavily biased report uses debunked and loose definitions of subsidies to shame oil and gas producing countries.

The Facts:

Anti-oil and gas groups using loose definitions of the term “subsidy” undermines the economic contributions the oil and gas industry provides for Canada.


Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.


Guest Opinion: Trudeau’s ‘clean fuel standard’ will likely do more harm than good

Robert P. Murphy writes that the introduction of the ‘clean fuel standard’ undermines the case and need for a carbon tax. As Murphy notes the expected cost of compliance is far higher than what standard research suggests is the likely “social cost of carbon,” which is the estimated dollar amount of climate change damage coming from additional emissions. At $200 per tonne of emissions reduced, the CFS is four times the prices of the carbon tax. This ostensibly negates the need for a simple $50 carbon tax.

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