Is the TMEX pipeline a future stranded asset?

The US and Canada, rely heavily on fossil fuel production and exports. But the surging market penetration of renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency improvements, and climate emission policies will substantially reduce the global demand for fossil fuels.

As the demand for fossil fuels declines and the price of oil falls, the impact on the oil industry in the US and Canada is severe–curtailing production and stranding their assets. The oil sands are exceptionally vulnerable, and the purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline by the Canadian government looks like a colossal mistake.

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Natural gas – a bridge too far

Natural gas produced by fracking has a substantial environmental impact. Leaks of toxic ‘produced’ water into streams and groundwater resources. And emissions of fugitive methane from the frack site and the gathering system more than offset its advantage over coal at the power plant.

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