Energy

28/08/17
Author: 
Stop Site C

Dear Friends of the Peace,

 As you are aware, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has begun the process to assess the economics of Site C dam, effective August 9th

 On August 11th, several of our allied groups sent a letter to Premier Horgan with a number of requests to ensure that the BCUC process is open, transparent and procedurally fair.  We have not heard back from the Premier on these requests.

27/08/17
Author: 
Primary Source Elizabeth McSheffrey
downstream of the Site C dam

A former head of BC Hydro is urging the provincial utility to abandon its “irresponsible” C$8.8-billion hydroelectric project at Site C on the Peace River in the province’s northeast.

Marc Eliesen, who also served as deputy minister of energy in both Ontario and Manitoba, calls the Site C project a “reckless” endeavour pushed by the ousted Liberal government that will impose a “huge financial burden” on the province.

15/08/17
Author: 
Union Staff

In a series of landmark statements following the May 2017 election of the pro-reform President Moon Jae-in, Korean energy, transport and public service workers have called for “a just energy transition” allowing the sector to “function as a public asset under public control.” Unions support the new government’s decision to close the country’s aging coal-fired and nuclear power stations, and its planned reconsideration of two new nuclear facilities – Kori 5 and Kori 6.

12/08/17
Author: 
Staff

July 17, 2015

  • Energy subsidies sizeable worldwide and projected to stay high
  • China top subsidizer in dollar terms, Ukraine in percent of GDP, and Qatar in per capita terms
  • Countries can reap fiscal and environment gains by reforming energy subsidies

Energy subsidies are projected at US$5.3 trillion in 2015, or 6.5 percent of global GDP, according to a recent IMF study. Most of this arises from countries setting energy taxes below levels that fully reflect the environmental damage associated with energy consumption.

Category: 
03/08/17
Author: 
Zoë Ducklow

The last time Site C was fully reviewed by the BC Utilities Commission, it was 1983. The commission investigated for just over a year and ultimately concluded that Site C was unneeded and recommended BC Hydro begin investigating alternative energy sources in earnest.

Thirty-four years later, with sunk costs increasing every day, the Site C review ordered this week by the new NDP government has an unusual urgency. But the questions on the dam’s economics are complex with a huge amount of data to be examined. The review needs to be quick, but not too quick.

26/07/17
Author: 
Carl Meyer

Canadian authorities are seeking to beef up their oversight of publicly-traded companies so that they come clean about the costs of doing business on a warming planet.

10/07/17
Author: 
Patrick Bond

 

Interview by Ethemcan Turhan and Cem İskender Aydın *

Political economist and climate justice expert Patrick Bond comments on the prospects for a progressive anti-capitalist agenda in the face of increasing alt-right populism, xenophobia, climate denialism and economic-political exceptionalism. 

 

30/06/17
Author: 
Fiona Harvey

Analysis of world’s lenders reveals many claim green credentials while still financing fuels like tar sands, oil and coal

June 21, 2017 -  Some of the world’s top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders.

29/06/17
Author: 
Simon Druker

OTTAWA, ON. (NEWS 1130) – The country’s highest court has ruled against two First Nations hoping to delay the controversial Site C dam project. It will not hear appeals from the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations which had been asking for a judicial review of the mega-project which they feel was done without proper consultation.

28/06/17
Author: 
Nun wa dee (“Keepers of the Land”)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 1:59 PM

This  is a response to these recent articles : 

Hydro tweaking highway realignment after First Nations voice concerns, June 21 Chris Newton, Energetic City:

https://energeticcity.ca/2017/06/hydro-tweaking-highway-realignment-after-first-nations-voice-concerns/

 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Energy