Energy

news

Steam Injection Fracking Caused Major Alberta Bitumen Leak

Review finds fractures spread like cracks on a frozen lake, resulting in uncontrolled seepage.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Yesterday


blogs

VIEW: BC enviro minister wrong on Park Amendment Act

By Peter Wood, 22 Jul 2014


news

A Tyee Series

What If Canada Exported Clean Energy Instead of Oil?

In Africa, where solar is cheaper than diesel, Quebec's Windiga is doing just that.

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Jul 2014


news

Public Advisor on Fracking Filed Fracking Patent

Gov't fracking consultant Maurice Dusseault claims to have invented less risky process.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 17 Jul 2014


blogs

First Nations challenge federal Enbridge decision in court

By Kristian Secher, 14 Jul 2014


opinion

The Big Seep: Gooey Alberta Mystery Solved?

CNRL admits design failure could have caused Primrose bitumen leaks.

By Chris Severson-Baker, 9 Jul 2014


opinion

What's Missing from Canada's Fracking Debate?

This is a long read. Because the current 'debate' leaves out so much.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 2 Jul 2014


opinion

Tsilhqot'in Nation Gives Canada a New Chance to Do It Right

Why our era of resource giveaways may be over.

By Mitchell Anderson, 30 Jun 2014


news

Premier's LNG Dreams Given Reality Check By Japanese Expert

Visiting from Tokyo, Dr. Ken Koyama says BC faces 'severe' competition in selling gas to Asia.

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Jun 2014


opinion

Can You Imagine? Toppling the Fossil Fuel Empire

Required: bold thinking to preserve civilization and a liveable planet.

By Murray Dobbin, 30 Jun 2014


news

Ailing Shale Gas Returns Force a 'Drilling Treadmill'

Long-term sustainability of industry is highly questionable, studies show.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 27 Jun 2014


news

Eight Leading Academics Call for Halt to Oilsands

Presenting energy projects as a binary choice has allowed carbon emissions to balloon, they argue.

By Chris Wood, 25 Jun 2014


news

BC's Rising Oil Spill Risk Threatens Otters: Washington State Report

More tankers up chance of major spill 'resulting in extinction' for state's otters.

By Stanley Tromp, 24 Jun 2014


blogs

High natural gas transport costs 'a constraint' to LNG: IEA

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 23 Jun 2014


blogs

Lodge would need to pay full cost of connecting up front: BC Hydro

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Jun 2014


blogs

VIEW: Pipeline 'nation-building' argument is just plain wrong

By Joseph Árvai, 23 Jun 2014


opinion

No, Northern Gateway Is Not a Nation Builder

On the contrary, its legacy will be a momentous clash of civilizations. Unless it is stopped.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 23 Jun 2014


news

Northern Lodge Owner Priced Out From Power Grid: 'It's Short-sighted'

BC Hydro's huge hook up costs hurt business, he says.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Jun 2014


opinion

On Gateway, Harper Should've Asked: What Would Norway Do?

Again he ignores huge lessons from the world's shrewdest petro-state.

By Mitchell Anderson, 19 Jun 2014


news

Landmark Suit against Canadian Mining Firm Filed in BC

Human rights group seeks to hold BC-based company liable for shootings at Guatemalan mine.

By Sebastian Salamanca, 18 Jun 2014