Not so fast, Alberta

By BRUCE RHODES

Wednesday, September 29, 2004, Page A18

Richmond Hill, Ont. -- If it's true that "oil companies don't know what to do with their unexpectedly large cash flows," here's some advice: Build wind turbines.

Since the safe assumption is that Alberta will eventually drain its tar sands of oil, it would do well today to consider where it will get energy for its citizens down the road. Should it fail to do so, the glittering streets and packed restaurants of today's Calgary could be tomorrow's Pompeii.