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Blog Posts: oil and gas

  • Why the Oil Sands Matter to Climate Policy in Canada

    Clare Demerse is Director, Climate Change, at the Pembina Institute. This post originally appeared in its full form on the Pembina Institute's website.

    Anyone who works on climate change policy in Canada, like I do, ends up talking about the oil sands on a daily basis.

    The massive development reshaping parts of Alberta's landscape attracts criticism like no other project in Canada, and those concerns don't stop at our borders.


  • SEC Regulations Could Bring Oil Revenue Transparency to Uganda

    Now twice delayed during the public comment and rule-drafting periods, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is due to release regulations for Section 1504 of the Wall Street Reform Act in late August. Recent developments in Uganda’s oil industry have made the release of these transparency provisions more urgent than ever.

    Oil production is not scheduled to begin in Uganda until next year, but the country is already feeling its impacts. Major developments in Uganda’s oil sector and recent setbacks in government transparency lend new urgency to the passing of SEC regulations to implement Section 1504 of the Wall Street Reform Act.


  • Oil and Gas Sector Releases New Sustainability Yardsticks

    Do the revised reporting guidelines for the oil and gas industry go far enough?

    Last month IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, along with the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Association for Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) released their revised guidance on corporate sustainability reporting. This was the first update to the guidance since 2005.


  • REDD Alert: Lessons from Peru’s Camisea Pipeline Project

    Can forest-rich countries learn from the mistakes of extractive projects and avoid unleashing their own resource curse?


  • Ecosystem Services and the Gulf Disaster

    The BP oil spill will degrade critical ecosystem services and their economic benefits for decades to come.


  • Whose Amazon Is It?

    Following the recent violence over natural resource use, Peru has an opportunity to balance economic development with human rights protections.


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