Canada defends role for oilsands projects in ‘messy’ energy transition

Financial Post discusses why Canada defends role for oilsands projects in ‘messy’ energy transition. Output at controversial assets to increase even as government seeks to cut emissions, minister says.

Canada’s government has vigorously defended the country’s oil industry and its controversial oilsands projects, even as it seeks to drastically cut emissions.

Revenues from the huge bitumen developments in Alberta, long opposed by environmentalists, would be critical to funding the country’s energy transition, said Seamus O’Regan, natural resources minister and a leading figure in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s minority government.

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