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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.
The author of the article leaves out important aspects of Canada’s energy use.
Despite Canada being a major producer and user of energy, it is still a leader when it comes to energy consumption.
- Energy use isn’t a bad thing. The more energy a country uses, the likelihood of having a high GDP and quality of life increases.
- We are an advanced economy and the second-largest country by landmass. Canada needs to use a lot of energy to keep its economy going and to transport goods from coast to coast.
- The author left out that Canada is still in the top 10 countries that use alternative energy sources to meet our energy demand. At 34.8% we even outrank Austria.
- Canada produces fewer emissions per unit of energy used than the European Union, India, China, and the United States. Denmark produced 38% more emissions per unit of energy used than Canada in 2015.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
Six Alberta First Nations are investing $93 million for an equity stake in the Cascade Power Project – a new natural gas power plant. Backwoods Energy is majority-owned by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation – one of the six First Nations involved in the project. Many Indigenous groups including the National Coalition of Chiefs believe that being involved in resource development and energy production can help defeat on-reserve poverty. This is another example of Indigenous groups and the oil and gas industry working together.