Energy

02/07/18
Author: 
Joseph Keefe

PetroChina has shipped its first gasoline to Canada on June 20, the company's official newspaper said on Thursday.
 
35,000 tonnes of gasoline was shipped from PetroChina's Guangxi Qinzhou refinery to Vancouver, PetroChina said, marking the company's latest efforts to expand sales in new markets such as Japan and Australia amid a rising domestic glut in fuel .

Sinopec's Tianjin refinery also shipped diesel to Australia for the first time on Tuesday.

29/06/18
Author: 
Charlie Smith

June 26th, 2018

A B.C. Hydro megaproject is at the centre of a campaign to preserve Canada's largest national park.

Covering nearly 45,000 square kilometres in northeastern Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Wood Buffalo National Park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

But Indigenous and environmental groups claim that Canada not yet followed through on 17 recommendations from a UNESCO committee to protect this natural wonderland. 

24/06/18
Author: 
John Treat for TUED
In late May 2018, unions and close allies from around the world came together in New York for TUED’s international conference on “Just Transition.”

On May 29, 2018, trade union representatives and close allies from more than a dozen countries met in New York City for TUED’s [Trade Unions for Energy Democracy] international conference, Towards a Just Transition: International Labor Perspectives on Energy, Climate and Economy.
 

01/06/18
Author: 
David J. Climenhaga

If Canadians are going to have to pay the $10 to $15-billion cost of expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline, it's important they aren't bound by side deals that are not in the public interest made by the project's former corporate owner.

28/05/18
Author: 
Ben Parfitt

In fiscal year 2008, according to the “upstream development division” of B.C.’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbians received $1.16 billion in royalty revenues. By 2017, however, revenues had fallen nearly 90 per cent to $147 million.

26/05/18
Author: 
Will Horter

Are arguments for the pipeline expansion based on actual respect for legal procedure?

21/05/18
Author: 
Chief Lynette Tsakoza Prophet River First Nation, Chief Roland Willson West Moberly First Nations

May 16, 2018

Sent via email

Attorney General Vancouver-Point Grey

Elected 2013, 2017

BC NDP

 

Attention: Honourable David Eby, Q.C.

                  AG. Minister@gov.bc.ca 

Minister Eby, Je aa haanach’e:

Re: Withdrawal from Site C Injunction

21/05/18
Author: 
Hildegard Bechler

Hydro’s incentive program that pays home solar producers for electricity beyond what they need themselves is the cutting edge of climate collapse amelioration.  These rebates have been available for 14 years; Hydro has 1,330 customers; 95% of them installed solar.  Hydro will apply to the BC Utilities Commission to end the part of the program that allows production beyond the owner’s need.  It will continue for those already on that track, but would be unavailable for new applicants.

14/05/18
Author: 
Justine Hunter

When lawyers for B.C. Premier John Horgan’s government return to the courtroom this summer in the continuing battle over the Site C dam, their co-defendants will be notably absent.

The federal government, which approved the $10.7-billion project in 2014, has served notice to the courts that it will not oppose an injunction that aims to halt construction.

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