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Denise Mullen

Will BC’s Natural Gas Help Reduce Emissions Globally?

This question occupies the time of many, particularly those who would like to see Canada leave our oil and gas in the ground despite growing global demand for energy.

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Women and Work in BC Series: The Rise of the Older Working Woman

This is the sixth in a series of blogs highlighting the economic imperative of addressing gender equity issues across the full spectrum of market domains and organizational settings. The data are derived from a multi-year research project, which we will publish in April 2018.

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Women and Work in BC Series: Women's Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment

This is the fifth in a series of blogs highlighting the economic imperative of addressing gender equity issues across the full spectrum of market domains and organizational settings. The data are derived from a multi-year research project, which we will publish in April 2018.

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Women and Work in BC Series: The Link Between Education, Child Care, and Missed Opportunity

This is the fourth in a series of blogs highlighting the economic imperative of addressing gender equity issues across the full spectrum of market domains and organizational settings. The data are derived from a multi-year research project, which we will publish in April 2018.

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Women and Work in BC Series: The Part-Time Difference

This is the third in a series of blogs highlighting the economic imperative of addressing gender equity issues across the full spectrum of market domains and organizational settings. The data are derived from a multi-year research project, which we will publish in April 2018.

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Women and Work in BC Series: Who's In, Who's Out? The Participation Rate

This is the second in a series of blogs highlighting the economic imperative of addressing gender equity issues across the full spectrum of market domains and organizational settings. The data are derived from a multi-year research project, which we will publish in April 2018.

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Women and Work in BC: The Series

A series of blogs highlighting the economic imperative of addressing gender equity issues across the full spectrum of market domains and organizational settings. The data are derived from a multi-year research project, which we will publish in April 2018.

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World Energy Outlook 2017

The top-line findings of the report…there is hopeful news on the ongoing transition to a lower carbon global energy system.

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True or Not True: Canada is Falling Behind in Addressing GHG Emissions?

Measuring in absolutes does not do justice to the nuances of our country’s size, economic structure, and population density, all critical elements in understanding how we compare in energy production and use. Nor does it consider the consequences of starting with different base years when calibrating emissions or the age of the existing capital stock in the electricity sector and other parts of the economy.

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The Energy Evolution and LNG

All evolution happens in stages. This is also true for energy use. There has never been an energy revolution — a sudden, complete, and fundamental switch from one thing to another — just gradual change as humans incrementally transition to higher-density energy forms.

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Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections (2016)

An update on Canada's greenhouse gas emissions has just been released. How do we fare?

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What the Expanding Global Middle Class Means

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We're Better Off When We're All Better Off

In honour of International Women’s Day, we’d like to highlight a few points that showcase women’s progress and the need to continue with policies that aim to grow talent.

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Global Energy Profile in 2040

Surprise! Not. The 2016 IEA World Energy Outlook shows continued growth in global energy demand, although slowing over time largely because of improved energy efficiency and energy intensity in many countries.

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Tapping into a "Motherload" of Opportunity

Women, particularly in the child-rearing years of 20-49 years, are less active than their male peers in the workforce. This particular group of sub-optimally engaged women exemplify “missed opportunity."

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To Pipeline or Not to Pipeline

As a major player in the global energy sector with a large and diverse endowment of natural resources, Canada must find ways to get our energy and other products to market. This is a task we are failing to do.

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The International Energy Agency on Canada

Every year the International Energy Agency reviews the energy sectors of five OECD countries. The second report for Canada, Energy Policies of IEA Countries Canada 2015 Review, was recently published, drawing on data up to 2013. Overall, the IEA’s analysis provides a valuable summary of the history, context, opportunities and challenges around energy production and use in Canada, including the impacts of changing global oil prices.

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Putting the BC Carbon Price in Perspective

British Columbia’s carbon price as of 2016 is the highest in North America by a wide margin, given its attributes and broad application across most of the province’s economy.

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Canada's Energy Future (as of 2016)

On January 27, 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) released its forecast of Canada’s energy supply and demand. The top line conclusion is that Canada will continue to produce oil and natural gas and remain a net exporter of fossil fuels.

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Alberta Announces a New Approach to Managing Greenhouse Gases

Our high level summary of the Alberta government’s just announced framework for addressing greenhouse gas emissions.

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