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Barry Rodgers

Alberta Royalty Policy & the Need for Inter-Generational Equity

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This presentation provides a summary of Alberta’s oil and gas royalty performance, identifying two key shortcomings in existing policy: (1) There has been insufficient effort by governments to facilitate a broader public understanding of Alberta’s oil and natural gas resources and (2) The resource management notion of “In-Trust” needs to be given a more prominent policy role in the pursuit of inter-generational equity – securing benefits future generations.  See RoyaltyInTrust16.01.07

Alberta Oil Sands Needs $100/tCO2 Tax

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This blog posts my submission to the Alberta Climate Change Advisory Panel.  It recommends a $100/tCO2 levy on oil sands emissions based on: (a) the expressed desire from Alberta’s customers that the Province demonstrate meaningful action on climate change and (b) that, at an equivalent $1.00/barrel produced, such a levy would be easily affordable without damaging investment or jobs.  Click OilSands&CarbonAction(2) to see the submission.