Energy

01/02/16
Author: 
Ricardo Acuna

[Webpage editor's note: A fine example of evading the cardinal issue of emissions and climate change]

01/02/16

There’s something almost quaint in the idea that the private sector is going to solve our energy and climate predicaments. Like Ant & Dec, the big energy companies and their state subsidisers keep making new programmes, and they’re only getting worse.

 

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01/02/16
Author: 
Bob Weber

Environmental groups want the eight countries that ring the North Pole to take a stand on banning the use of heavy fuel oil, considered one of the greatest threats to the Arctic ecosystem.

"We believe that measures are desperately needed to reduce the environmental impacts from Arctic shipping, and that a logical place to focus attention is vessel fuel quality," said the letter from 15 international environmental groups to the Arctic Council.

30/01/16
Author: 
Alex Hemingway
Photo: Ryan Jackson

On Feb. 15, it’s decision day. UBC’s Board of Governors will finally provide an answer to growing calls that the university stop investing in the fossil fuel industry. Students launched the appeal for fossil fuel divestment in 2013, and were soon joined by faculty, staff, alumni and elected officials.

For the last two and half years UBC has failed to act on divestment, and the costs — both financial and moral — are mounting.

30/01/16
Author: 
Geoffrey Morgan and Yadullah Hussain

The Alberta government’s $3 million royalty review, which had the energy industry tied in knots for months, turned out to be an expensive lesson.

23/01/16
Author: 
Staff

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

UBCIC Denounce BC Hydro’s Tactics at Proposed Site C site

 

23/01/16
Author: 
Shawn McCarthy

[Website editor's note: This article is a useful summary of  provincial emission-reduction policies, or rather the lack thereof.]

Provincial premiers boast leadership in the country’s effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving their own lofty ambitions will require political courage and aggressive policies to drive fundamental changes in the way Canadians produce and consume energy.

23/01/16
Author: 
Yvonne Tupper
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UPDATE #1

8 DAYS AGO

We been at camp now successfully for past 15 days! 

22/01/16
Author: 
Keven Drews
Penny Boden, left, and Arthur Hadland were two of three people arrested for blocking traffic and refusing to move at a Jan. 6 protest against the Site C dam outside Fort St. John, B.C. (Bronwyn Scott/Alaska Highway News)

A months-long dispute is heating up between BC Hydro and a small group of First Nations and landowners who are protesting the construction of the $9-billion Site C dam.

The power utility has filed a notice of civil claim in B.C. Supreme Court, seeking an injunction that will prevent protesters from stopping work in and around an area on the south bank of the Peace River near Fort St. John, B.C.

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