Energy

23/07/18
Author: 
Jason Proctor

West Moberly First Nations want interlocutory injunction to stop work ahead of trial

Jul 23, 2018

19/07/18
Author: 
Sarah Cox 

BC Hydro keeping critical information from the public about a project facing serious setbacks and almost certain delay, says expert witness

Jul 19, 2018 6 min read
19/07/18
Author: 
Sarah Cox

A report submitted as evidence in a First Nations injunction hearing finds significant setbacks could further complicate the project already behind schedule and over budget

BC Hydro’s troubled Site C dam project, already behind schedule and vastly over-budget, faces an “extremely high probability” of at least a one-year construction delay, according to a leading expert in large hydro dam projects.  

17/07/18
Author: 
A.J. Klein, Stewart Phillip and Craig Benjamin
FILE PHOTO: Drainage tunnel on the south bank of contstruction on the Site C project of B.C. Hydro. B.C. HYDRO / PNG

July 16, 2018

This month, as the world’s diplomats gather in New York to review progress in implementing the United Nation’s vision of fair and sustainable economic development, Canada wants its own record front and centre. Last year, Prime Minister Trudeau told the UN that the sustainable development goals are “as meaningful in Canada as they are everywhere else in the world.” This year, Canada has put itself forward to be one of only a handful of nations that will be subject to a voluntary review during the UN’s High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

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.
 

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