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dc.contributor.advisorHawkins, Richard
dc.contributor.advisorBergerson, Joule
dc.contributor.authorRainville, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-01T16:25:28Z
dc.date.available2013-06-10T07:00:47Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-01
dc.date.submitted2013en
dc.identifier.citationRainville, A. (2013). Pursuing Credibility Through Standardization: The Potential for Canadian Product Category Rules to Enhance the Comparability of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Claims of Alberta’s Oil Sands (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/27485en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/669
dc.description.abstractThe accuracy, transparency, and comparability of life cycle estimates are central to the controversy over the use of life cycle assessment to support policy. This thesis examines the potential for a Canadian formal voluntary standard to create product category rules for crude oil products. Such a standard would be developed at the Canadian Standards Association, and may enhance the credibility and improve the comparability of greenhouse gas emissions claims of Alberta’s oil sands products. A case study is developed as a narrative of key stakeholders in the proposed standard’s development, and interview findings are compared with hypotheses derived from standards literature. Challenges facing consensus in life cycle assessment were found to parallel those facing standards development organizations. Novel findings indicate widespread disagreement with the use of life cycle assessment to support regulation, substantial differences in the desired prescriptiveness of the standard, and a heavy focus placed on its revision post-implementation.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectPolitical Science--International Law and Relations
dc.subjectSociology--Organizational
dc.subjectEnergy
dc.subject.classificationLife Cycle Assessmenten_US
dc.subject.classificationProduct Category Rulesen_US
dc.subject.classificationStandardizationen_US
dc.subject.classificationoil sandsen_US
dc.subject.classificationConsensusen_US
dc.titlePursuing Credibility Through Standardization: The Potential for Canadian Product Category Rules to Enhance the Comparability of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Claims of Alberta’s Oil Sands
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyArts
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/27485
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunications Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid920
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.