Energy

28/06/17
Author: 
François-Xavier Chevallerau

The scientific debate about the feasibility of a full transition to renewable energy is suddenly becoming heated. Yet it may somehow be missing the point.

21/06/17
Author: 
Matt Kieltyka
JENNIFER GAUTHIER/FOR METRO  Environmental and community groups gathered in front of the BC Hydro offices on Dunsmuir Street for a lunchtime rally opposing Site C on June 15, 2017.

A large crowd gathered outside BC Hydro’s offices in Vancouver to protests the Site C dam Thursday, and Gordon August says awareness of the project is growing.A large crowd gathered outside BC Hydro’s offices in Vancouver to protests the Site C dam Thursday, and Gordon August says awareness of the project is growing.

The Site C dam has become top of mind to British Columbians after a historic election that has left the project’s – and government’s – future in flux.

18/06/17
Author: 
The Real News

Dimitri L.: This is Dimitri Lascaris for The Real News in Vancouver, British Columbia. I'm here today with Eugene Kung, a staff lawyer with the West Coast Environmental Law Group. Eugene specializes in aboriginal and natural resources law. Thanks very much for joining us today.

 

Eugene Kung: Thank you for having me.

 

Dimitri L.: Eugene, why don't you just start by telling us a little bit about West Coast Environmental Law. What does the organization do? What is the nature of the practice?

 

18/06/17
Author: 
Emma Gilchrist

Roland Willson is a practical man. As chief of the West Moberly First Nation in northeastern B.C., he’s got to be.

“The natural gas industry is the main source of employment,” Willson said over coffee in Victoria this week, before heading into meetings with the B.C. NDP and B.C. Green parties. “It’s a natural resource economy up there.”

18/06/17
Author: 
Chris Newton

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Peace Valley residents Ken and Arlene Boon, who were cc’ed on Premier Christy Clark’s letter to NDP leader John Horgan earlier this week, have written back to the Premier saying they are confused about some of the points in her letter.

10/06/17
Author: 
Vaughn Palmer

VICTORIA — When B.C. Hydro expropriated some of the final parcels of land needed for the Site C project late last year, it also granted brief respite to one of the high-profile opponents of the project, Ken Boon and his wife Arlene.

The Boon property on the north bank of the Peace River straddles the right-of-way for the intended relocation of Highway 29, which will eventually be submerged by the waters rising behind the giant hydroelectric dam.

08/06/17
Author: 
Justine Hunter and Ian Bailey

BC Hydro president Jessica McDonald is dismissing a request from the NDP to delay some aspects of the construction of the Site C dam, saying evictions along the banks of the Peace River must proceed by month’s end or the megaproject will be pushed a full year behind schedule and cost an additional $630-million.

08/06/17
Author: 
DIANE CARDWELL and ANDREW ROBERTSJUNE

June 3, 2017 - What if you need a battery? A really big one — big enough to run a city?

[Go to original source (links above and below) to see the animated illustrations]

01/06/17
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk

In damning report, David Hughes challenges claims that Trans Mountain will boost Canada’s oil prices.

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