Advocacy & Opinion


Everybody’s talking ESG these days: what advice would the ancient Greeks have to offer?

Monday, April 5, 2021, 2:11 PM MDT

The ancient Greeks knew a thing or two about effective communications. They knew how to argue credibly, persuade respectfully and…

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Tips to keep up with the fast-moving ESG field

Monday, February 8, 2021, 6 AM MST

Every year, I speak to the MBA students at the University of Calgary and among the many questions they have,…

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Are too many companies are banking on carbon capture to reach net zero?

Friday, January 15, 2021, 6:48 AM MST

As governments and companies jostle to show how committed they are to fighting global warming, plans to take carbon dioxide out…

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JWN Energy's Bemal Mehta featured on PetroLMI podcast

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 10:41 AM MST

Bemal Mehta, our senior vice-president of Energy Intelligence was recently interviewed on PetroLMI’s popular podcast Not Your Grandpa’s Energy Industry.…

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Dear Mr. Pourbaix: Here’s an innovative approach to staff redeployment

Monday, November 23, 2020, 2:13 PM MST

To: Alex Pourbaix & Cenovus executive team From: Bill Whitelaw, Albertan privileged to work at the intersection of agriculture and…

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Dear Minister Schweitzer: ‘People diversification’ can capture the imagination of industry and investors

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 3:06 PM MST

To: Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation From: Bill Whitelaw, proud Albertan privileged to work in energy and…

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Biden, Trump poles apart when it comes to oil industry

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 6:52 AM MST

Much is at stake for the oil industry related to the outcome of the United States presidential election on Tuesday.…

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Dear Minister Schweitzer: Alberta's advantage starts with Olds College

Friday, October 30, 2020, 9:42 AM MDT

Memo  To: Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation From: Bill Whitelaw, Passionate Albertan privileged to work in the energy and…

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The role of Canada’s resources in delivering our modern world

Monday, October 19, 2020, 6 AM MDT

This place we call home, Canada, is outstanding in so many ways. From the landscapes to the mountains to the…

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Upcoming summit a worthwhile event for Alberta’s new jobs minister, who faces ‘Herculean’ task ahead

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 4:30 PM MDT

We know Doug Schweitzer is a pretty busy fellow these days, what with his new job as Alberta’s Minister of…

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​Russia plans $1.1 billion in tax breaks to lure tech companies

Friday, July 17, 2020, 6:41 AM MDT

Russia plans to grant local technology companies more than 76 billion rubles ($1.1 billion) in annual tax breaks to help…

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​Opinion: In the midst of coronavirus crisis lies great opportunity for Canada’s offshore oil and gas industry

Friday, June 5, 2020, 6:13 AM MDT

Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil and gas industry is facing major challenges due to plummeting oil prices and the COVID-19…

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