We cover fewer news stories this week and instead spend a little extra time on analysis. Peppered throughout the show we take a look at stories from a policy prospective and make some proposals about how to address these issues.
Stefan begins this week with a quick update on various pipeline problems for pretty much every company operating in Canada (also Dakota Access). He also leads a brief discussion of food policy, what's wrong with it and what's wrong with what most people think about it. This evolves into a theme for the week.
- Firm behind Dakota Access pipeline faces intense scrutiny for series of leaks
- Business Not As Usual: What Kinder Morgan Isn’t Telling Investors
- Civil war in the oilpatch
- How to Fire Your Bank (Tim Nash's Blog)
- Three Reasons Credit Unions are Awesome (Tim Nash's Blog)
Saryn spends the middle of the show talking largely about Catherine McKenna's announcement of more details on Canada's methane reduction policy. It's 3 years behind and not good enough, but we talk about WHY and how to fit it (without even necessarily changing the policy).
- Catherine McKenna plans crackdown on pollution from oilpatch
- Tougher methane regulations to be phased in between 2020 and 2023 under Canada's climate change plan
- Jim Carr recruits respected environmentalist Zoë Caron as chief of staff
In the final section Stefan and Saryn talk more about food, tidal power in Canada and how these policies could really use some work to be effective. Particularly we talk about the structure of the policy at a meta level, rather than specific provisions or regulations.
- Scientists Map Full Scale of B.C. Wave Energy Potential For First Time
- Canadian clean tech company to help Chile tackle climate change by reducing methane emissions from landfills
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