Certainly reducing consumption and enhancing investment in alternative forms of energy is part of that agenda but so is, at times. mining oil domestically.
Given the US governments delay with approving the project, Canada, for its part has made a business decision to enter into discussion with China on exporting oil to them. This should not be seen as a rebuff to an ally but a response to Canada's economic interest. Here is CBC's story:
China considers Canada's energy export win-win.
There are important environmental considerations that I am hoping to learn more about. In the meantime, I can't help wondering how the decision to delay the Keystone project will play in the US election.
Below is an interview back in November of 2011 on Global TV with Stephen Harper on Keystone.