Good morning, and welcome back to Generate. I'll be helping host our newsletter occasionally, when my column Harder Line runs on most Mondays and when Ben is taking well-deserved vacations. Today I'll share with you my latest column, and then hand the reins back to Ben to get you up to speed on the rest of the news.

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Thanks for reading! One final note. We opened today's newsletter with great stuff from one of my Axios colleagues, so let's end that way too. Axios's Shannon Vavra has a good look here at why some of the world's most powerful oil companies are leaving the Canadian oil sands. I'll see you back here tomorrow, and please keep the tips and feedback coming to