British Columbia

09/03/22
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Mar 9, 2022

In the wake of Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports, groups call on President Biden to invoke the DPA to ramp up the deployment of renewable energy to transition the world off fossil fuels

02/03/22
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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?

01/03/22
Author: 
Jeremy Hainsworth
RCMP used a bucket lift to reach Trans Mountain protester Dr. Tim Takaro in Burnaby. He has pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt of court.Cornelia Naylor

Feb. 15, 2022

Jail time for Trans Mountain pipeline protesters violating a court injunction will start to increase if disobedience continues, a B.C. Supreme Court judge said Feb. 15

Two men involved in anti-Trans Mountain pipeline protests in Burnaby were jailed Feb. 15 after pleading guilty, while a third goes to trial in June after a not-guilty plea.

All were charged with criminal contempt of court for allegedly breaching a court injunction aimed at preventing disruption of work at the federally owned Burnaby Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project (TMX).

01/03/22
Author: 
Jeremy Hainsworth
Protesters gather outside the courthouse on Feb. 14, 2022.Jeremy Hainsworth

Feb 14, 2022

'The destruction of Mother Earth must stop,' one of the women said in court during sentencing.

Three women have gone to jail for 14 days after pleading guilty to criminal contempt of court for breaching a court injunction aimed at preventing disruption of work at the Burnaby Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX). 

27/02/22
Author: 
Stefan Labbé
The 184.6 megawatt (MW) Meikle Wind power project located 33 kilometres north of Tumbler Ridge is B.C.'s largest. According to a recent report, B.C. would need to build hundreds of such wind turbines, thousands of solar panels and ramp up biofuel production to meet its decarbonization plans.Pattern Development

Feb. 24, 2022

British Columbia's plan to meet its emission reductions targets under the 2015 Paris Agreement is on a path to fail, according to an analysis from several energy experts.

27/02/22
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Georia Strait Alliance
Image by Jennie Wyatt.

Feb. 25, 2022

Yesterday, the Province of B.C. released the long-awaited new Environmental Assessment conditions for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In response, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Energy Campaigner Andrew Radzik said:

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).

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