Michael Shields and John Miller


May 21, 2017

Swiss voters backed the government's plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities in a binding referendum on Sunday.

Provisional final figures showed support at 58.2 percent under the Swiss system of direct democracy, which gives voters final say on major policy issues.

compiled by Michael O’Neil
Corbyn UK 2017

The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn have released their 2017 manifesto for the June 8th General Election, entitled “For the Many, Not the Few.” The manifesto outlines policies of interest those dedicated to the movements for energy democracy and a just transition away from fossil fuels.

Karen Bakker, Richard Hendriks and Philip Raphals

In his “UBC Site C dam analysis misses mark on electricity demand” commentary (Business in Vancouver issue 1435; May 2-8), Blair King makes some significant errors that bear correcting. 

Most egregiously, King argues that the combined cost of wind, transmission integration and storage “ends up being a lot more expensive” than Site C. Our study devoted 160 pages and hundreds of hours of analysis to comparing the costs of solutions with and without Site C under 30 different scenarios, and we found the opposite to be true.

Matt McFarland

Bikes, long an underdog on streets, will rule the roads eventually.

Shawn McCarthy

May 15, 2017 - The federal government will unveil a carbon-tax plan this week that would provide breaks for major industrial emitters, while ensuring most Canadians families get rebates to offset higher energy bills.

Carol Linnitt

May12, 2017 -  A bill to restrict the movement of oil off the north coast of British Columbia has been formally tabled by the federal government in the House of Commons, according to a statement released by Transport Canada Friday.

Gar Alperovitz, Joe Guinan and Thomas M. Hanna

Government can save the climate from burning the same way it saved the economy from depression: Buy out the companies behind the crisis.

Dr. Karen Bakker and others

In 2016, a team of researchers led by Dr. Karen Bakker began producing a series of reports on the Site C Project. These reports assessed a series of issues: First Nations issues; environmental impacts; regulatory process; greenhouse gas emissions; and economics. Dr.


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