Original Air Date:
Thursday, February 23, 2012
It’s called the Fuel-Quality Directive, and is part of the European Union’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent in less than a decade.
The study shows that the extraction of natural bitumen releases over 20 per cent more greenhouse gases than conventional refining, findings that the government and industry call unfair and discriminatory.
How necessary is this cautionary message against the oil sands? Could it affect Alberta’s trade ties? How will the industry, and our governments, respond?
To provide insight on how our oil sands are viewed in Europe is Damian Carrington, Head of Environment with the British National Daily Newspaper, The Guardian. We will also speak with Murray Smith, Former Alberta Energy Minister; and Andrea Harden-Donahue, Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner for the Council of Canadians.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Should Alberta adopt stricter election financing rules?
Drumheller is known the world over for its museum and large collection of fossils, but did you know that you can go and be a paleontologist for the day—digging up real bones?