Energy

12/01/20
Author: 
Charlie Smith
When Premier John Horgan announced that his government was proceeding with the $10.7-billion Site C dam, it created a long-standing rift with some members of his party.

Jan. 4, 2020

This morning, I reflected on how frustrating it must be for some members of the B.C. NDP as they watch their government in action.

Teachers have learned that Premier John Horgan isn't seriously committed to upsetting the status quo that was established in public education through 16 years of rule by the B.C. Liberals. 

People who think about the climate every day recognize that this NDP government is thoroughly and utterly committed to supporting the LNG carbon bomb in Kitimat that will rely on fracked natural gas.

10/01/20
Author: 
Ben Parfitt
 January 9, 2020
 
One B.C. Hydro official likens intensifying fracking activities to “carpet bombing.”

Sometime after construction began on the Peace Canyon Dam in the 1970s, engineers at B.C. Hydro discovered that the 50-metre-high structure was being built on top of weak rock.

27/12/19
Author: 
The Canadian Press

The federal government was told just before the fall election campaign that many Canadians didn't believe the country will meet targets for reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions.

Public-opinion research conducted on behalf of the Privy Council Office showed that most participants in the spring survey were "doubtful" Canada would reach its targets, with the rest "uncertain, or hopeful but not optimistic."

14/12/19
Author: 
Naomi Bénéteau Goldberg
Media outlets need to stop greenwashing fossil fuel industries

Dec. 13, 2019

While claiming to take the climate crisis seriously, some mainstream publications have become mouthpieces for GNL Québec

In the fall, over 250 media outlets got together and decided it was time to better tackle the biggest story of our time: the climate crisis.

11/12/19
Author: 
labour.org.uk
 

Economy and Energy

This election is about the crisis of living standards and the climate and environmental emergency. Whether we are ready or not, we stand on the brink of unstoppable change.

30/11/19
Author: 
Mark Maslin

November 28, 2019

The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change - where none exists. The latest estimate is that the world’s five largest publicly-owned oil and gas companies spend about US$200 million a year on lobbying to control, delay or block binding climate policy.

28/11/19
Author: 
Robert Hunziker

Nov. 27, 2019

China’s failure to kick a long-standing addiction to coal has thrown a knockout punch to the Paris Agreement of 2015, including its 195 signatories. Suddenly, out of the blue, the world has turned upside down!

22/11/19
Author: 
Geoff Dembicki
Texas Republican Lamar Smith, a noted climate denier and big recipient of oil and gas political donations, led a House committee that produced a report suggesting environmentalists are manipulated by the Russian government.

SPECIAL REPORT: Alberta’s ‘anti-energy’ probe makes a debunked US report its must-read.

Nov. 22, 2019

12/11/19
Author: 
William E. Rees
A smile in the face of reality. UBC ecological economist William E. Rees, co-creator of the ecological footprint concept, has some bad news for techno-optimists. Photo on Salt Spring Island provided by W. Rees.

Nov. 11, 2019

To see our fate clearly, we must face these hard facts about energy, growth and governance. Part one of two.

No one wants to be the downer at the party, and some would say that I am an unreformed pessimist. But consider this — pessimism and optimism are mere states of mind that may or may not be anchored in reality. I would prefer to be labeled a realist, someone who sees things as they are, who has a healthy respect for good data and solid analysis (or at least credible theory).

10/11/19
Author: 
Lee Fang
The Pacific Gas & Electric logo on a truck seen through raindrops on a window on Jan. 15, 2019, in San Francisco. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
November 4 2019
 
THE DECISION BY Pacific Gas & Electric to declare bankruptcy in January did not prevent the utility giant from continuing to spend big on political influence in California’s Statehouse.

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