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Energy

news

Trudeau Liberals Approve Petronas LNG Project on BC’s Coast

Environmentalists immediately condemn decision: ‘Honestly, we expected better.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Sep 2016


opinion

New Poll Shows Perils For BC Liberals and NDP

Clark plagued by low approval, NDP policies unknown, and Kinder Morgan a risk for both parties.

By Bill Tieleman, Today


news

Crash of ‘The Mechanic’: Oil Sands Flogger Bruce Carson Found Guilty

Harper insider convicted on three counts of illegal lobbying.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Sep 2016


news

Premier Clark on ‘Historic Debt Binge,’ Says Conservative Leader

‘Debt-free BC’ 2013 campaign promise called unrealistic, simplistic.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Sep 2016


news

Crude Oil Pipeline Leaks on the Rise in BC

Critics say trend contradicts industry claims of improving safety.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Sep 2016


news

US Study Confirms Rapid Increase of Methane Emissions by Oil and Gas

Spike corresponds with timing of shale gas boom.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 16 Sep 2016


opinion

BC Hydro: From Public Interest to Private Profits

W.A.C. Bennett created the Crown corp to build province; today it enriches special interests.

By Norman Farrell, 12 Sep 2016


news

A Tyee Series

Youth in BC’s Northwest Interior Wrestle With Mega-Project Future

Jobs are badly needed, but is industry-as-usual the way? Many aren’t sold. First in a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 8 Sep 2016


opinion

The National Energy Board Is a Mess, Shut It Down

Time to lay rest to this obsolete service agency for a last-century industry.

By Mitchell Beer and Chris Wood, 7 Sep 2016


opinion

Expect a Kinder Morgan Surprise from Trudeau’s Liberals

Many signs point to ultimate approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

By Bill Tieleman, 6 Sep 2016


opinion

Alberta Offers Lessons in Keeping Dams Safe From Fracking

BC Hydro feared effects of fracking-induced earthquakes, relies on ‘understandings’ to reduce risk.

By Ben Parfitt, 17 Aug 2016


opinion

Hydro Officials Quietly Feared Fracking Threat to Peace River Dams

FOI reveals Crown corp’s behind-the-scenes negotations for a buffer zone around projects.

By Ben Parfitt, 16 Aug 2016


opinion

Anthrax in Siberia: A Warning for Canada

Outbreak in a gas-dependent, climate-changing region is worth paying attention to.

By Crawford Kilian, 3 Aug 2016


news

Oilsands CEO Plans to Leave Some of It in the Ground

Suncor takes green tack to argue for changes to Alberta regulations requiring companies to extract every barrel of oil.

By Carol Linnitt, 3 Aug 2016


news

Is this Your Commuting Future?

Inside the bet that a BC-made, single-seat electric car is the next (really) big thing.

By Daniel Wood, 27 Jul 2016


opinion

It’s Official: Clark’s LNG ‘Plan’ Was a Fantasy

Latest developments in Hawaii should put end to faith in job, prosperity promises.

By Dermod Travis, 22 Jul 2016


opinion

Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills?

Many scientists describe such efforts as 'prime-time theatre.' Yet the farce continues.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Jul 2016


news

Scouring for Good LNG News, Bureaucrats Came Up Mostly Empty

Looking to hype industry near holidays, staffers couldn't find much to be jolly about.

By Bob Mackin, 12 Jul 2016


opinion

How 'Fire Ice' Could Burn Christy Clark

How a discovery in South China Sea fuels further doubt around BC's stalled natural gas dreams.

By Crawford Kilian, 5 Jul 2016


opinion

Unneeded, Expensive Site C Brings Huge Costs, No Benefits: NDP Critic

Government blocked independent review that would reveal project 'a job-killing white elephant.'

By Adrian Dix, 27 Jun 2016