Category: Energy & Oil

The Petrodollar Regime is Crumbling, but How Will the U.S. Economy React?

The global energy market is undergoing a rapid transformation in favour of unconventionally-sourced oil and renewables. With this transformation comes a change in relations between the globe’s largest oil consumer and the globe’s largest oil exporter, the United States (U.S.) and…

What’s in Store for Canadian Trade?

Donald Trump’s accession to presidency of the United States has given Canadians a plethora of reasons to be worried. His insistence on withdrawing from or renegotiating free trade agreements with Canada is perhaps the biggest worry. Canada’s exports to the U.S. account…

The Northern Sea Route and Trudeau’s Russia Problem

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Peter the Great established St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland 300 years ago to give the Russian polity access to a warm water ports. Today, the need to acquire year-round, unfrozen sea access plays a large role in President…

Trump & Trudeau: An Unlikely Fossil Fuel Alliance

Before Donald Trump ascended to his gilded chair in the oval office and attempted to remove all trace of opposition to himself or his opinions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website showed that 20,000 oil spills were reported to the United States Federal…

The World Rings in a New Year of Uncertainty for the Environment

More than one year after the groundbreaking Paris Agreement, environmental protection as a policy issue remains less certain than many environmentalists would hope. Despite progress in 2016 in countries around the world, such as Costa Rica and Sweden, and new…

South America’s Role in the Global Shift to 100% Renewable Energy

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Climate change is currently at the centre of international affairs, as rising global temperatures threaten long-term environmental and economic sustainability in regards to energy production. The primary sources of global energy are carbon based energies, which are non-renewable and unsustainable in…

Venezuelan Petrol: Black Gold or the Devil’s Excrement ?

“Ten years from now, 20 years from now, you will see [that] oil will bring us ruin.” When former Venezuelan diplomat, Juan Pablo Perez Alfonzo, spoke those words in the 1970s, his statement was predictably greeted with puzzlement, at a…

The End of an Era: Can Trump and Brexit be Good for the Economy?

2016 has been a historic year in the Western liberal political tradition. Events like the Brexit referendum in June, and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the USA in November have created much uncertainty about the…