Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

The Uncertain Future of Oil Demand

Posted by Jeff Rubin on November 17th, 2014 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • 3 Comments

At a recent investment conference sponsored by Royal Bank and Suncor I spoke about the likelihood that billions of dollars of carbon assets will never see the light of day. Contemplating the idea of stranded assets isn’t in either company’s interests, so both deserve credit for providing a discussion forum for a topic that’s going [...]

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In the US, President Obama has declared a war on coal that’s taking direct aim at his country’s largest polluters. He might not win, but he’s using his mandate to throw his weight behind the environment. In Canada, meanwhile, Prime Minister Harper is using his to muzzle weather forecasters at the Meteorological Service of Canada [...]

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Are Prime Minister Harper’s dreams of Canada becoming an energy superpower going up in smoke? In the last decade, his Conservative government has done everything but roll out the red carpet for the energy sector. Whether it’s multi-million dollar advertising campaigns in the United States, gold-plated junkets to foreign energy markets, or muzzling opposition from [...]

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In the world of energy investing right now, two visions of the future are on a collision course. In one corner, global energy demand will keep ticking along status quo for decades to come. In the other, the risks of climate change become too great for the international community to ignore and there’s a unified [...]

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Regardless of how much time Exxon wants to spend weighing the risks of climate change, its investors are now demanding it. In what promises to be a landmark disclosure, Exxon, the world’s largest publicly traded oil company, has agreed to provide the market with an assessment of how changing legislation around carbon emissions will affect [...]

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