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Energy vs Oilsands

Energy vs Oilsands

How did we get to 3.5m bbl/day and what do we need to do about it?

Co-hosts David, Sara, Ed, and energy/environmental economist Dr. Andrew Leach of the University of Alberta unpack the past, present and future of Canada's oilsands on Season 5, Episode 9 of Energy vs Climate.

Show Notes:

00:46 – Oil Market Report - November 2023

01:57 – A Matter of Fact: How the oil sands benefits Canadians

05:06 – Canada’s oil and gas sector, the road to net zero and regional fairness

06:16 – Making progress on Canadian oil sands CO2 emissions intensity

06:36 – This oil sands crude has lower GHG emissions intensity than the U.S. average

12:45 – Crude Oil Forecast Markets & Transportation

16:16 – Refinery Economics

25:30 – What's in store for 2024 — Part 3: Growth Plans at Alberta's largest in-situ producers

28:19 – Not Fit for Purpose: Oil Sands Mines and Alberta’s Mine Financial Security Program 

29:53 – Fiscal Plan A Responsible Plan for a Growing Province 2024-27

38:02 – CCS Won’t Happen in Oilsands Without Bigger Subsidies, Cenovus Exec Warns

43:15 – The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions

46:39 – Whose jobs face transition risk in Alberta? Understanding sectoral employment precarity in an oil-rich Canadian province

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About your co-hosts:

Andrew Leach is an energy and environmental economist and is Professor at the University of Alberta, with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics (Arts) and the Faculty of Law. His research spans energy and environmental economics with a particular interest in climate change policies and the law. His most recent book is Between Doom and Denial: Facing facts about climate change.

David Keith is Professor and Founding Faculty Director, Climate Systems Engineering Initiative at the University of Chicago. He is the founder of Carbon Engineering and was formerly a professor at Harvard University and the University of Calgary. He splits his time between Canmore and Chicago.

Sara Hastings-Simon studies energy transitions at the intersection of policy, business, and technology. She’s a policy wonk, a physicist turned management consultant, and a professor at the University of Calgary and Director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development.

Ed Whittingham is a clean energy policy/finance professional specializing in renewable electricity generation and transmission, carbon capture, carbon removal and low carbon transportation. He is a Public Policy Forum fellow and formerly the executive director of the Pembina Institute, a national clean energy think tank.