Comment: We must release the shackles on Canada’s energy exports – Times Colonist

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201939 Views

May 3, 2019

Canada can, and should, supply our responsibly produced energy to the rest of the world. Being allowed to do so would allow us to obtain fair value for our natural resources, and help the world meet growing energy demand.

Yet we continue to impede our ability to get our energy products to market. Market-access constraints, along with regulatory and fiscal-policy barriers, are holding us back.

Globally, one billion people do not have electricity and three billion people use fuels such as wood or biomass to cook, affecting their health, quality of life and environment. By 2040, the International Energy Agency projects there will be another 1.7 billion people in the world, mostly added to areas still pulling themselves out of poverty.

Along with this population growth, global energy demand is expected to increase by 27 per cent. Oil and natural gas will remain the dominant sources of energy well into the future.

Read More: https://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/op-ed/comment-we-must-release-the-shackles-on-canada-s-energy-exports-1.23810209

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