Energy

27/02/16
Author: 
SHAWN McCARTHY and JEFF LEWIS

Canada’s oil sands sector represents a crucial global supply to meet future crude demand, but only if producers can simultaneously drive down costs and slash greenhouse-gas emissions, the head of the influential International Energy Agency said Thursday.

27/02/16
Author: 
JONNY WAKEFIELD
http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/kwadacha-first-nation-seeks-to-build-biomass-plant-1.2185149#sthash.OjUm4R4z.dpuf

Waste wood could soon replace diesel power at the remote Kwadacha First Nation, which is seeking financial help to build a small biomass plant.

The off-the-grid community of just over 300 wants to build a small biomass facility that would produce around 145 kilowatts of electricity.

"What we're looking at is co-generation, green energy, to burn wood waste to offset the electricity (from diesel) and heat some buildings and a greenhouse we're building," Chief Donny Van Somer said. "We're trying to get off fossil fuels as much as possible."

25/02/16
Author: 
James Wilt

Alberta has been capturing carbon for three decades. Yet, ask anyone who spends their days contemplating carbon capture and storage (CCS) about its future in the province and you’re likely to get similar responses from each: a small sigh, followed by descriptors like “disappointing” and “not good.” It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

The sighing is no doubt related to the high ambitions for CCS under the Alberta government’s climate change plan of 2008.

22/02/16

NEWS RELEASE

February 22, 2016

 

David Suzuki and Grand Chief Phillip Stand with Rocky Mountain Fort Camp in Opposition to Site C at BC Hydro Injunction Hearing

 

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – February 22, 2016) The Stewards of the Land at the Rocky Mountain Fort Camp on the Peace River have been dragged into the Supreme Court of British Columbia for protecting their way of life.

 

22/02/16
Author: 
Don Fitz

Green illusions: The dirty secrets of clean energy and the future of environmentalism,
by Ozzie Zehner
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2012
437 pages, $29.95 ISBN-978-0-8032-3775-9 (paper)

Review by Don Fitz

21/02/16
Author: 
Ross Belot

We saw the delegates hugging each other as they walked out of the COP21 climate change talks in Paris back in December — but we had no idea what the agreement they reached meant for Canada.

Now we do. And it turns out Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall was quite right to be anxious about the future of our fossil fuel industry and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley may have been quite wrong in her assertion that Alberta will prosper — if she was talking about the oil and gas industry, at any rate.

20/02/16
Author: 
Mark Hume

Secrecy surrounding proposed land transfers raises concerns about transparency of process

BC Hydro has been quietly offering to transfer thousands of hectares of Crown land to First Nations in compensation for the $9-billion Site C dam.

20/02/16
Author: 
Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

February 19th, 2016

David Suzuki and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip Support Site C Opposition at Injunction Hearing

20/02/16
Author: 
Jonny Wakefield

Site C protest campers in court Monday

Lawyer hired by defendants a veteran of Burnaby Mountain pipeline injunctions

JONNY WAKEFIELD / ALASKA HIGHWAY NEWS 
FEBRUARY 19, 2016 08:20 AM

Members of a protest camp who have blocked Site C dam construction for 50 days will have a hearing on an injunction to remove them Feb. 22.

It's the first time BC Hydro and Rocky Mountain Fort campers have been in court since the camp was established Dec. 31.

18/02/16
Author: 
Sarah Cox
Peace River bank undergoing Site C construction. Photo: Garth Lenz.

Former BC Hydro CEO Marc Eliesen says BC Hydro’s claim that a one-year delay in Site C dam construction will add $420 million to the project’s $8.8 billion cost is “effectively illusionary” and based on “fundamentally flawed” analysis.
 

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