Growing divide between climate goals, emissions: IEA

The future lies with those who can develop clean energy solutions, not those who want to create a petro state.

The Hill Times Photo: Jake Wright
Oil sands facilities in Alberta. In one International Energy Agency estimate, Canada could be producing 5.7 million barrels a day by 2030.
David Crane
Published: Monday, 12/02/2013 4:32 pm EST

For oil-sands hawks, the latest World Energy Outlook from the International Energy Agency has some heartening news—not only will oil prices continue to rise through to 2035 but the global demand for oil is growing, most notably in Asia. So if pipelines, especially the Northern Gateway Pipeline to the British Columbia coast, can be built, then increasing volumes of oil-sands oil can flow to markets where demand is heavy.

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