Advocacy & Opinion


World Petroleum ‘Pivot’ Congress?

Monday, July 4, 2022, 6:36 AM MDT

You’ve heard of the WPC: the World Petroleum Congress? What about its counterpart, the WPPC — the World Petroleum “Pivot”…

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Whitelaw: Is carbon the 'new' staple in our contemporary economy?

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 6:27 AM MDT

Harold Innis is no longer a household name in Canada, but perhaps he ought to be. As Canada progresses forward…

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Greenwashing is increasingly making ESG moot

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 6:47 AM MDT

The concept behind ESG keeps getting harder to defend. For years now, managers of big funds touting their supposed focus on the environment, social issues…

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ESG litigation over social issues is poised to rise

Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 6:30 AM MST

Climate-related lawsuits like those filed against energy companies Exxon Mobil Corp., Shell Plc and PG&E Corp. have dominated ESG litigation…

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Opinion: Reflections on ESG in Canadian O&G

Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 6:43 AM MST

Editor's note: Author Tony Rino recently published his thesis "I know something you don’t know’: Analysis of perceptions of Environmental,…

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Whitelaw argues people-and-skills based scenario planning key to energy transition

Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 1:56 PM MST

How is this for a partnership for the times: Avatar Innovations, City of Calgary, Energy Futures Lab, Indian Resource Council and…

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Whitelaw urges Calgary's new council to "creatively" engage with energy sector

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 1:17 PM MST

Now that Calgary council seems firmly committed to a climate emergency discussion, its challenge will be to ensure action trumps…

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Whitelaw: Energy transition homework crucial for Calgary's new city council

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 11:54 AM MST

Calgary mayor Jyoti Gondek is more astute than many naysayers give her credit for as she pushes the climate emergency…

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For the good of global emissions reductions: the Alberta perspective on LNG

Monday, November 1, 2021, 6:08 AM MDT

As jurisdictions and energy experts world-wide take their stance on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) — for the good of Canada’s…

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How will we mourn for the Plus 15?

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 6 AM MDT

“Don’t it always seem to go… that you don’t know what you got til it’s gone…” (Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow…

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Whitelaw: Is it time for a renewed movement around energy transition literacy?

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 5:58 AM MDT

Back in what seems a lifetime ago, the notion of “energy literacy” enjoyed a moment in the sun. Many “stakeholders”…

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Top 5 trends in ESG reporting

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 6:10 AM MDT

Environment, social, governance (ESG) reports are not entirely new. Large companies have been reporting on their environmental and social impacts for…

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