The dominance of the U.S. in Canada’s international trade flows reflects the importance of physical distance on trade patterns.
The surge in energy prices forced the continent to revert to coal, a power source that emits 50 per cent more greenhouse gas than natural gas.
The pursuit of a rapid energy transition is causing massive environmental degradation.
Within the energy basket, oil is by far the largest earner.
It’s not too late for Canada to reconsider its stance on natural gas production, distribution, consumption and trade.
Atlantic Canada has the potential to alleviate Europe’s natural gas shortfall while generating investment and jobs here at home.
Power systems that add a lot of wind energy must also add more natural gas capacity as a reserve supply.
World oil consumption may expand to 100 million barrels per day in the next three months.
If wind and solar power are “cheaper” than conventional generation, then there would be no need for subsidies.
In 2014, Vancouver residents and businesses used about 21 million gigajoules of natural gas-derived energy.