Energy

14/08/15
Author: 
Seth Klein

 

What’s that they say about the first casualty of war? You can obviously say the same for Canadian elections.

14/08/15
Author: 
Carlito Pablo

Meteorologist Claire Martin has unleashed a storm of criticism a­gainst Tom Mulcair over the NDP leader’s open-ended stand on oil-pipeline expansion in the Vancouver area.

“I would call him flip-floppy at best,” the Green candidate in North Vancouver told the Georgia Straight in a phone interview.

According to the former CBC weather presenter, Mulcair hasn’t laid out a clear position regarding Kinder Morgan’s plan to triple the capacity of its existing pipeline.

12/08/15
Author: 
Michal Rozworski

Since her common-sense quip that most of Canada’s tar sands reserves will have to stay in the ground, Linda McQuaig has been vilified by much of the political establishment and (rightfully) defended by a minority of voices in the media.

12/08/15
Author: 
Shawn McCarthy

New Democratic Party Leader Thomas Mulcair has essentially adopted the Obama doctrine when it comes to approving new oil sands pipelines – projects would be judged based on whether they significantly increase Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions.

11/08/15
Author: 
Ethan Cox
Watching Thursday’s leaders’ debate, the starting line for Canada’s longest election campaign since the 1800s, was a sobering experience for those of us familiar with the international scientific consensus on how to respond to the threat of climate change.

I say consensus, because among scientists there is no debate. Climate change is real, it is caused by us and it will cause devastating changes to our world if we don’t take decisive action.

11/08/15
Author: 
Carol Linnett

Canada’s provincial leaders finalized the Canadian Energy Strategy Friday with a document many onlookers are criticizing as too reliant on traditional carbon-based sources of energy.

The strategy, intended to guide the integrated development of Canada’s energy resources across the provinces, places no restrictions on the release of greenhouse gas emissions and takes a proactive approach to building oil and gas pipelines.

11/08/15
Author: 
Joanna Smith

A three-year-old tweet by Trevor Peterson is the latest instance of party nominees coming under fire for their position on Alberta’s resource development.

Toronto Centre NDP candidate Linda McQuaig has been criticized for saying that "a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground" if Canada is to meet emissions targets.

09/08/15
Author: 
Emma Gilchrist

In an exclusive interview with DeSmog Canada, former BC Hydro CEO Marc Eliesen says ratepayers will face a “devastating” increase in their electricity bills if the Site C dam is built and emphasizes there is no rush to build new sources of power generation in B.C.

“With Site C, BC Hydro ratepayers will be facing a devastating increase of anywhere between 30 and 40 per cent over the next three years,” Eliesen told DeSmog Canada in his first interview on the subject.

30/07/15
Author: 
Derrick Penner

The project is a joint venture that includes the city, landowner Teck and renewable energy non-profit.

VANCOUVER — The builders of British Columbia’s first grid-scale solar power plant in Kimberley named the project SunMine owing in part to its location on a former mine site. But the operation is also finding more sun to mine, exceeding initial expectations for electricity production.

29/07/15
Author: 
Garth Lenz

Garth Lenz's 2011 TED talk (17.4 minutes), illustrated by striking photographs of the tar sands and northern boreal forest.

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