Alberta

08/03/22
Author: 
Max Fawcett
When it comes to climate change and fossil fuels, Jason Kenney has more in common with Vladimir Putin than Volodymyr Zelensky, writes columnist Max Fawcett. Photo via Alberta Newsroom / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Mar. 5, 2022

It’s been clear for some time now that Canadian oil and gas advocates will do almost anything to get new pipelines built, from spinning stories about the “ethics” of our oil to weaponizing the economic insecurity of Indigenous communities. But they plumbed new depths of depravity with their willingness to treat the crisis in Ukraine as an opportunity to push, yet again, for projects like Keystone XL and Energy East.

02/03/22
Author: 
John Woodside
Ditching fossil fuels is a key part of tackling climate change and keeping our planet fit for human life, but Bay Street and Big Oil are standing in the way. Artwork by Ata Ojani / Canada's National Observer

March 2, 2022

Climate change is already threatening everyone on the planet.

For everyone alive today, this is an inescapable truth. We are on a road to extinction. Until we bring greenhouse gas emissions down to zero everywhere in the world, the planet will continue to warm. The only question is, how long will we stay on this path?

24/02/22
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Countries across the globe are consistently underreporting their methane emissions, according to the International Energy Agency. Photo by roy.luck / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Feb. 24, 2022

Global methane emissions from the energy sector are about 70 per cent higher than reported by official data, according to new analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

23/02/22
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
Greenpeace activists unfurl banners after building a wood and card 'oil pipeline' outside the Canadian High Commission, Canada House, to protest against the Trudeau government's plans to build an oil pipeline in British Columbia on April 18, 2018 in London. (Photo: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

Feb. 18, 2022

One campaigner called on Canada's government to instead "put all of our energy and political will into a just transition that leaves fossil fuels in the ground and supports people, communities, and workers."

Climate activists on Friday renewed calls for canceling the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline after the Canadian government responded to the project's soaring cost by pledging not to put any more public money into it.

18/02/22
Author: 
Amanda Stephenson
Pipes for the Trans Mountain pipeline project are seen at a storage facility near Hope, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

[I can't help wondering if this is a maneuver to rush indigenous investor groups into the "partnership"-- groups that Trudeau and Freeland will be happy to lend money to. 

                 - Gene McGuckin]

Feb. 18, 2022

27/01/22
Author: 
John Woodside
Shell's Quest carbon capture plant captures less than it emits. Photo via NRCan

Jan. 26, 2022

An explosive report on one of the largest carbon capture and storage facilities in Alberta is challenging the wisdom of Canada’s hydrogen strategy.

The Quest carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility operated by Shell near Edmonton is emitting more greenhouse gases than it captures, according to a report published last week by international NGO Global Witness.

24/01/22
Author: 
Amanda Stephenson The Canadian Press
Jan. 24, 2022
 
A new Indigenous non-profit organization is seeking an ownership stake in the Trans Mountain Pipeline, saying its aim is to make sure communities along the pipeline’s route receive its benefits directly.

Nesika Services publicly launched Monday, calling itself a grassroots, community-led not-for-profit.

24/01/22
Author: 
Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
Alberta Newsroom/flickr

Jan. 24, 2022

The federal government is looking into independent analysis claiming that carbon capture at a highly-touted Shell Canada demonstration project in Alberta is producing more greenhouse gas emissions than it prevents, The Energy Mix has learned.

24/01/22
Author: 
David Climenhaga
Truckers and supporters against a federal vaccine mandate in Delta before departing for Ottawa on Jan. 23. They vow to snarl traffic on their route. Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press.

Jan. 24, 2022

The convoy that left BC Sunday raised $2 million. A key organizer is said to be a big figure in the Alberta separatist scene.

An online fund-raising campaign organized by a person associated with the Maverick Party and other western separatist causes now indicates it has raised close to $2 million in the week to bankroll highway disruptions by truckers angry at Ottawa for imposing a vaccine mandate on cross-border essential workers.

The convoy departed B.C. for Ottawa on Sunday.

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