Industry Spin

17/02/20
Author: 
Yanis Varoufakis, David Adler
The Niederaussem coal-fired power plant near Bergheim, Germany. Photograph: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

February 11, 2020

Emergencies tend to reveal our true priorities. When our house is burning down or the storm waters are flooding in, we hold on to what we value most, and leave the rest behind.

15/02/20
Author: 
Amber Bracken   
This is, left to right: Dinï ze’ Knedebeas, Warner William, Dinï ze’ Hagwilnegh, Ron Mitchell, Dinï ze’ Woos, Frank Alec, Dinï ze’ Madeek, Jeff Brown, Dinï ze’ Gisday’wa, Fred Tom. In back is Dinï ze’ Ste ohn tsiy, Rob Alfred. Wet’suwet’en territory near Houston, B.C. on Jan. 4, 2020. (Amber Bracken)
Feb 14, 2020
 

The difference between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and elected chiefs are rooted in Aboriginal title, an issue that the Government of Canada continues to leave unresolved

Amber Bracken is an award-winning photojournalist based in Edmonton. Much of her reporting focuses on issues affecting Indigenous people. She’s spent months, over multiple trips, covering the interpretation of Aboriginal title rights inside Wet’suwet’en territory.

13/02/20
Author: 
Carl Surran, SA News Editor 
[Editor: Seeking Alpha is a website geared to advising investors. It's big on energy corporations.]
 

12/02/20
Author: 
Christopher Flavelle
The Syncrude Canada plant at the Athabasca oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta.Credit...Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

Feb. 12, 2020

Some of the world’s largest financial institutions have stopped putting their money behind oil production in the Canadian province of Alberta, home to one of the world’s most extensive, and also dirtiest, oil reserves.

12/02/20
Author: 
Stuart Parker
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February 11, 2020
 
Names are important. Terms are important. We need to use them more carefully and precisely than ever in this current era of spin, obfuscation, fake news and outright lies that comprise a larger and larger proportion of both our social and mainstream media.
 
23/01/20
Author: 
By Andrew Nikiforuk
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan shake hands as LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz, back right, watches during a news conference in October 2018. Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press
January 23, 2020
 
No, methane’s no fix for global coal-fired energy. Here’s why.
 
Representatives of the British Columbia, Alberta and federal governments are making the global rounds these days to sell the notion that liquefied natural gas exports can help the climate crisis.
20/01/20
Author: 
Shane McNeil

Jan. 20, 2020

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It’s too soon to call an end to Canada’s regulatory uncertainty around pipelines, despite recent advancements with Keystone XL and the Trans Mountain expansion project, according to a former TC Energy Corp. chief executive officer.

15/12/19
Author: 
Sarah Cox
Transmission lines. BC Hydro’s wholly-owned corporate subsidiary, Powerex Corp., exports B.C. power when prices are high and imports power from other jurisdictions when prices are low. Photo: Fré Sonneveld

Behind the sheen of its CleanBC program, the province holds back hydro power to instead import cheap electricity from 12 states including Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska and Montana which generate 55 to 90 per cent of their power from coal

 Dec 3, 2019

British Columbians naturally assume they’re using clean power when they fire up holiday lights, juice up a cell phone or plug in a shiny new electric car. 

18/11/19
Author: 
Patrick Jenkins in London
Activists dressed in red demonstrate outside the Royal Exchange in the City of London as part of a wave of protests by Extinction Rebellion in October © Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty

FT City Network says government and business must address challenges of climate change

Nov. 14, 2019


Two of the world’s biggest fund management bosses have called for a rethink of capitalism and its obsession with constant economic growth, in a plaintive appeal for business and governments to deal more decisively with the challenges of climate change.

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