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.
Greenpeace Canada’s messaging on economic recovery from their new poll ignores other polls showing the majority of Canadians support the oil and gas industry as part of the recovery.
Polling shows that Canadians support the oil and gas industry, and the environment.
- While the poll from Greenpeace poll shows that Canadians support investments in renewable energy for a ‘green recovery’, this poll by Ipsos on behalf of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers showed that 64% of Canadians agreed that the oil and gas industry must be a part of this ‘green recovery’.
- While the Greenpeace poll shows that Canadians support jobs focused on the environment, the Ipsos from CAPP poll also shows that 61% of Canadians believed that jobs in the oil and gas industry are essential to Canada’s economy.
- This poll published by Ipsos on behalf of the Business Council of Alberta in September shows that 71% of Canadians agree that the natural resources sector, including the energy industry, need to be a part of the economic recovery.
- The overwhelming support for Canada’s resources, including oil and gas is not surprising. This report from the Bank of Montreal shows that Canada is #1 in environmental, social, and governance rankings of the top 10 oil and gas producers.
- Canada’s oil and gas industry also spends more than any other industry in reducing emissions. Another reason why Canadian’s support best in the world energy production.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
Energy advocate Deirdra Garyk explains some issues that could come from the government’s “Clean Fuel Standard”, dubbed a high-cost fuel standard by some. While the Feds are adamant that the new regulations will stimulate jobs. They hope that it will stimulate investment in cleantech as well as renewable fuels. Deidra argues that “economically viable business models don’t require government subsidies or boosts from legislative changes”. One of the big key points that the government expects is that it will drive the low-carbon fuels sector, however, some analysis shows that expanding production in the USA, Europe, and South America might be more cost-effective. Thus costing jobs in Canada in the process.