Energy

16/07/18
Author: 
Charlie Smith
West Moberly Chief Roland Willson is in a David-versus-Goliath struggle to halt construction of the $10.7-billion Site C dam along the Peace River in northeastern B.C. ROLAND WILLSON

 July 13th, 2018

Many British Columbians are under the impression that there's no turning back on the $10.7-billion Site C dam.

That seemed to be the message last December when NDP premier John Horgan announced "with a heavy heart" that the project would be completed.

But the legal skirmishes haven't ended.

11/07/18
Author: 
Marc Lee

Now that we are in a sunny lull between the end of flooding season and the start of fire season, it’s time we had a talk about fossil fuels and climate change in BC.

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

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