Wind Wednesday – Budget Backlash

Wind Wednesday – Hot Air in Ottawa’s Budget – But Progress in Ontario To say there was ‘hot-air’ regarding Renewable energy in Ottawa, after the release of the Budget on Tuesday is actually giving too much credit. It was hardly mentioned at all. But let me back-track a bit — During the Paris Climate agreement, the UN had some pretty harsh words for Canada — Canada is one of the biggest laggards, with the UN saying

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Travel Tuesday – Ottawa 2018 Budget Edition

Travel Tuesday – Ottawa 2018 Budget Edition Equality Growth – A Strong Middle Class The title for Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s 2018 Budget launched today. We have an Energy crisis in our country, so there is no time to waste! Let’s Go! The Introduction to the Budget… basically a 23 page synopsis of what is to come… mentions the environment…. Zero times… (Yikes)… Mentions Climate Change… Zero Times…. Energy or Renewables… You guessed it… Zero

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Market Monday – Notley Invests in Alberta Oil, but is damage already done?

Oil Investment for Alberta, but lacking support I am about to give Alberta Premier Notley some credit. (Yes, readers, I will be doing that today, sorry!) But before I do, I need to talk about some realities. Oil Sands tough to stay competitive First, on a global stage, damage has CLEARLY been done to Alberta’s Oil and Gas reputation across the world markets. Alberta Oil Sands (or “TAR SANDS” as the Canadian and Albertan Politicians

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Solar Sunday – Trump, Tariffs & Trade

Canada’s Solar Sunday  – Trump, Tariffs & Trade Trump Administration wants Tariffs – Big Ones! First up, Trump: As part of President Donald Trump’s America First… or “MAGA” vision… his government policies have made the decision to hit imports of Canadian solar energy modules with staggering tariffs, some as high as 30 percent!…  Effective immediately. What came next from the Canadian side is a no-brainer — as three Ontario-based manufacturing companies are suing the U.S. government

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Oil Sands Saturday – Canada’s Federal Budget

Federal Budget Is Expected Tuesday Finance Minister Bill Morneau is set to release the next phase of the Liberal party’s spending plan, and without being a finance expert myself, I can pretty much assume two things: a bigger deficit, and likely no “balance” any time soon… but hey, Tuesday’s a-ways-away! Anything could happen! $60 bucks ‘a barrel! One thing I can almost guarantee that will be noted is the change to their target “Oil” expectations…

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