We conduct and commission original research to better understand the energy landscape and how policy decisions are made.

1. Executive Summary

1. Executive Summary

Within 20 years, Alberta could reduce its heavy reliance on fossil fuel energy and instead supply the province’s electricity mostly from clean and renewable energy. In doing so, the province...

8. Appendix - Detailed Discussion of Results

8. Appendix – Detailed Discussion of Results

This appendix summarizes the jobs and cost calculations for two LNG power scenarios. Scenario 1 includes renewable electricity generation backed up by combined-cycle gas turbines and the B.C. Hydro...

7. Conclusion and Recommendation

7. Conclusion and Recommendation

This report demonstrates that if the Government of British Columbia requires LNG proponents to principally power their facilities with renewable energy using E-Drives, the province will create more...

6. Findings

6. Findings

Our analysis shows that, compared to a Fossil Energy scenario, maximizing renewables in British Columbia LNG facilities will increase regional permanent employment by 45 percent, decrease carbon...

5. Our Approach and Scope

5. Our Approach and Scope

Our previous report, The Cleanest LNG in the World, assessed the full carbon footprint of British Columbia LNG production—from the natural gas fields in the province’s interior to the waterline...

4. The Secret Ingredient: Flexibility

4. The Secret Ingredient: Flexibility

While E-Drive LNG plants would offer their host communities a number of tangible, measurable benefits—as outlined below—flexibility is the technology’s greatest asset. This is because while a...

2. Context: Struggling to Strike a Balance

2. Context: Struggling to Strike a Balance

In early 2012, the Government of British Columbia released its Liquefied Natural Gas Strategy. The document outlines the province’s ambitions to access new overseas markets for its extensive...

1. Executive Summary

1. Executive Summary

The Government of British Columbia can unlock multiple social, employment, and environmental benefits by directing and/or enabling liquefied natural gas (LNG) proponents to maximize the use of...

A Cold Climate Advantage?

A Cold Climate Advantage?

At a recent energy-industry conference, British Columbia’s deputy minister for natural gas development stated that his province’s cold weather offers LNG producers and customers a significant...

For The Record

For The Record

Since February 2012, the Government of British Columbia has been stating that the fuel produced in its proposed liquefied natural gas industry will meet and beat the global gold standard for carbon...