Energy

10/01/19
Author: 
Sarah Cox
Jan 9, 2019 7 min read

In a rare rebuke, the United Nations has instructed Canada to suspend construction of the Site C dam on B.C.’s Peace River until the project obtains the “free, prior and informed consent” of Indigenous peoples.

02/01/19
Author: 
Opinion

[Website editor's note - Another face of climate change denialism: Blame Americans...]

Canada’s debilitating inability to gain fair market value for its largest export commodity – crude oil – has become the top economic story of 2018. It will likely dominate headlines in 2019.

21/12/18
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage

The British Columbia government has recently made two big decisions that are pulling the province in opposite directions in the climate fight — approving LNG Canada and rolling out the new CleanBCclimate plan.

21/12/18
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage

The British Columbia government has recently made two big decisions that are pulling the province in opposite directions in the climate fight — approving LNG Canada and rolling out the new CleanBCclimate plan.

17/12/18
Author: 
Marc Lee
BC's new Climate Plan

BC’s new climate plan, Clean BC, is a big and visionary document and was instantly lauded by environmental groups and businesses alike. In this post, I recap the key components of the plan and do a bit of a reality check against the hype, in particular the challenge of fitting liquefied natural gas (LNG) into the plan.

14/12/18
Author: 
Wenonah Hauter

The images from the streets of Paris over the past weeks are stark and poignant: thousands of angry protesters, largely representing the struggling French working class, resorting to mass civil unrest to express fear and frustration over a proposed new gas tax. For the moment, the protests have been successful. French President Emmanuel Macron backed off the new tax proposal, at least for six months. The popular uprising won, seemingly at the expense of the global fight against climate change and the future wellbeing of our planet.

10/12/18
Author: 
Bill Henderson

Dec 8 2018 - The NDP/Green government of BC has just released their new climate plan: CleanBC. The initial reviews are good.

01/11/18
Author: 
Sarah Cox

Oct 30, 2018

Treaty 8 First Nations are bracing themselves for the impending destruction of traditional hunting grounds and other areas of special cultural significance following last week’s denial of an injunction application to stop work on the Site C dam on B.C.’s Peace River.  

27/10/18
Author: 
Mark Z. Jacobson

[Editor: Video of a lecture held on Oct. 25, 2018 in Vancouver well worth watching. According to Penny Tilby of Vancouver-Burnaby Chapter of The Council of Canadians says: "His amazing  talk will make you much more optimistic about the future!  His talk is very clear that this can be done, if we have the political will to carry it forward."

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