Nuclear

Climate politics and carbon proprioception in Alberta: after the peace, a phony war?

It’s allegedly war, allegedly again, in the Alberta climate change policymaking debate. The (alleged) belligerents: the NDP government and oil industry on one side, the environmental lobby on the other. A recent article has the provincial NDP government and oil industry at odds with Canadian envi ...

Finance 101. Oil!

We don’t just use it to drive. It’s in the roads we drive on. In fact, it is used in over 6,000 products that help make up modern life. “Oil, that is. Black gold. Texas tea…” And for a fossil fuel commodity supposedly going the way of the dinosaur, oil is looking pretty slick these day ...

The “official” case for carbon pricing: weak and wanting

Ontario has swung hard away from conventional environmental thinking. The incoming government, elected June 7, has signalled it is taking Ontario out of the cap and trade system its soon-to-be-predecessor took us into, and has cancelled a slew of similarly and putatively “green” government prog ...

These four Canadian tech companies are punching their ticket with Microsoft Azure

Tech giant Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) latest quarterly earnings featured impressive gains by its Azure cloud platform, which prompts the question, which of Canada’s public companies are most likely to benefit from Azure’s success? Ralph Garcea of Echelon Wealth Partners recommends four: CGI G ...

Thinking responsibly about socially responsible investing

“Do the right thing.” That’s the new corporate motto for Alphabet, Google’s parent company, putting a more proactive spin on Google’s “Don’t Be Evil.” On the one hand, Google’s change in mantra from “don’t be evil” to “do the right thing” is a perfect example s ...

Pembina’s renewable revolution requires a rethink

Author: Kenneth P. Green If wind and solar power are “cheaper” than conventional generation, then there would be no need for subsidies. Read more about Pembina’s renewable revolution requires a rethink Tags:  pembina institute fraser institute coal-fired power coal co2 emissions ...

Can investors win by following government money?

  A CN Rail locomotive moves rail cars near the Fairview Container Terminal in Halifax’s North End. Consider this set piece: A Liberal government in Ottawa desperate to build a controversial pipeline originating in Alberta. The opposition Conservatives don’t like the proposal because it requ ...

Ontario sleepwalking into more expensive electricity, more air pollution

In 3 short months, Ontarians will have the opportunity to participate in a public hearing on the future of the Pickering nuclear station. It is a very important hearing, and everyone who can participate should. Click for details on the specific purpose of the hearing The hearing’s specific purpos ...

Adventures in Los Cabos

If you’re planning a trip to a sunny destination, consider Los Cabos if you’re not interested in a standard budget resort stay. Los Cabos really isn’t a hidden gem anymore, but the city located on the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula has more to offer than just sandy beach ...

A pleasantly surprising, and new, long player: welcome to nuclear power, Brookfield

After years of enduring tiresome greenwash-laden press releases about wind and solar power from rentseeking billion dollar companies like Berkshire Hathaway, Loblaw, and Tesla, I was refreshed and encouraged to see Brookfield Business Partners, a subsidiary of Canadian Brookfield Asset Management, ...