Bill Whitelaw

Canada needs politicians who can pass a basic energy facts test

Should there be an energy version of the SAT for aspiring Canadian politicians? We’ve all heard about aspiring American high school students sweating their SATs (formerly the Scholastic Assessment...

Energy acronym embodies next wave of resource innovation

The energy industry loves its acronyms. It’s only partially a joke that if you don’t hear a new acronym by 10 a.m., make one up and get it into circulation before lunch. But there’s an important...

Staking out the moral high ground in Canada’s energy debate

Understanding “othering,” a theoretical notion studied in the social sciences, could help the petroleum sector connect with Canadians. Othering is about declaring something or someone to be the...

Should the energy sector trust Canadians?

Many Canadians just don’t seem to want to do the intellectual heavy lifting when it comes to the tough conversations and choices that define energy production, transportation and consumption A...

Youth in country’s energy industry can be its best ambassadors

If Canadians learned of the industry’s great innovations on the environmental front, through effective storytelling, they might feel differently about the sector