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Turning off the taps

December 7, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Global insurers are starting to withdraw from providing insurance coverage to the oil sands, which accounts for about two-thirds of Canadian oil production. What this means for your clients in the oil and gas sector…

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Environmental groups to sue Shell over climate change

April 5, 2019 Mike Corder - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Climate activists delivered a court summons Friday to oil company Shell in a court case aimed at forcing it to do more to rein in carbon emissions. Friends of the Earth Netherlands, one of the groups

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Every Volvo vehicle launched from 2019 will have an electric motor, company says

July 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Volvo Cars announced earlier this week that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, “marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its

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Half of smart city objectives will include climate change, resilience and sustainability key performance indicators by 2020: Gartner

November 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

By 2020, half of all smart city objectives will include climate change, resilience and sustainability key performance indicators (KPIs), Gartner, Inc., the Stamford, Conn.-based information technology research and advisory company reported. Cities are defining new objectives and placing them into

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Canada ‘missed the boat’ on economic policies to mitigate climate change: doctor

August 22, 2016 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A leading expert on climate change says Canada “has missed the boat” when it comes to developing renewable energy resources that would mitigate the impact of global warming and its impact on human health. Dr. James Orbinski, who

Natural gas drilling operation in north Arkansas in the Fayetteville Shale Play.
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Paris climate agreement presents ‘particular risks’ for shale fuel producers: Willis Towers Watson

July 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An international agreement to limit carbon emissions, regulations requiring some natural resources firms to have cash on hand to decommission facilities and the threat of cyber attack are among the risks cited by senior executives in a Willis Towers Watson