Energy

23/04/17
Author: 
Dr. Karen Bakker and others

[Reports on Site C, authored by a team of researchers led by the Program on Water Governance at the University of British Columbia.]

19/04/17
Author: 
CBC staff

Analysis says project is no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected

A new report is calling for the suspension of B.C.'s Site C dam project, saying it's no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected and that power from the hydroelectric station will likely be exported at losses of up to $1 billion.

19/04/17
Author: 
Staff

THERE are few more storied innovators than Westinghouse. Founded in 1886, it is the company that brought electricity to the masses. When you plug in your toaster or flip your light switch, you have George Westinghouse’s alternating-current system to thank. In the 21st century the firm seemed poised to unleash a new revolution in nuclear energy. Its AP1000 pressurised water reactor was supposed to make nuclear plants simpler and cheaper to build, helping to jump-start projects in America and around the world.

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14/04/17
Author: 
Robert McCullough and Gwen Johansson

BC Hydro’s Site C project has operated on the principle that it is better to ask forgiveness than permission. Deadlines have been short and scheduling seemingly driven more by the premier’s vow to get Site C past the point of no return than by ratepayer concerns or the need for power, which Hydro’s figures show is not needed until well past 2024, when the project is scheduled to be online.

31/03/17
Author: 
Rob Shaw

March 31 2017 - The B.C. Green party released a major plank of its election platform Thursday, with a climate change plan to more than double the carbon tax over four years and expanding it to additional pollution sources.

31/03/17
Author: 
Deborah Jaremko

The recent deals from Calgary-based Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus Energy and Athabasca Oil Corporation to acquire billions in oilsands assets have brought much attention to the level of Canadian ownership of these projects and operations.

It’s time to look at the numbers. 

28/03/17
Author: 
Canadian Press

A legal battle between the City of Burnaby and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has ended with the British Columbia Court of Appeal ruling the National Energy Board can override municipal bylaws.

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