Energy

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


mediacheck

Fort Mac Fire Sparked Little Media Talk of Global Warming

'If not now, then when would be a good time to discuss climate?' asks journo prof.

By Mychaylo Prystupa, 13 Jun 2016


news

Radioactive Ranchers? Elements Found Downwind of Intensive Fracking

Nielle and Howard Hawkwood now want a moratorium on Alberta industry.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 11 Jun 2016


news

Canada Needs to Close Knowledge Gap on China Relations, Say Experts

Without more experts, Liberal gov't may find itself at a disadvantage.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 10 Jun 2016


opinion

Toxic Landslides Raise Alarms about Fracking, Site C

Almost two years after slides began carrying heavy metals into creeks, few answers.

By Ben Parfitt, 8 Jun 2016


news

BC Lags in Making Hydro Affordable for Poor: Expert

Many places in North America already reduce rates for strapped low-income users.

By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Jun 2016


opinion

Alberta, Canada Needs You to Stay an Energy Powerhouse

Opportunity lies with myriad 'orphan wells' left by drillers.

By Mitchell Anderson, 6 Jun 2016


news

New Report Knocks Down Pro-Pipelines 'Fantasies'

The economic case is a bust and emissions will shatter limits: expert.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 2 Jun 2016


news

Power Bills Rising, 'My Clients Are Panicking'

Hydro costs push many low-income British Columbians to edge, say support experts.

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Jun 2016


news

Why Scientists Are Amazed at Oilsands Smog Levels

Air pollution report in Nature shocks even Canada's top researchers.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 30 May 2016


news

Lens on Poverty in BC: Pay Hydro or Go Hungry

Poorest rate payers plead for relief but ministry and corporation say no.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 May 2016


news

Trans Mountain Pipeline? 'Yes, But…' Says NEB

Decision does little to quell mistrust of energy regulator -- or opposition to project, say critics.

By Megan Devlin, 19 May 2016


news

A David-vs-Goliath Tanker Confrontation in Burrard Inlet

'Kayaktivism' takes on Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline from the water side.

By Mychaylo Prystupa, 19 May 2016


opinion

The Other Fire: Fort McMurray's Slow Burn

Homes can be restored, but not the bitumen boom that first put them there.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 May 2016


opinion

Rebuilding Fort Mac, and Our Energy Economy

The transition will come sooner or later. Let's make it sooner.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 May 2016


news

Groundwater Contamination from Fracking Changes over Time: Study

Texas study finds quality fluctuates as nearby industry evolves.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 7 May 2016


opinion

Don't Shut Down Leap, Embrace Its Discontents

Manifesto a chance for real debate, something democracies should prize.

By Michael M'Gonigle, 2 May 2016


news

Suncor on Expansion Spree in Down Oilpatch

Calgary giant aims to be 'last oil company standing' as world shifts off carbon, its CEO says.

By Mychaylo Prystupa, 29 Apr 2016


news

A Revived Northern Gateway to Oblivion for Grits?

Reverse course on controversial pipeline at your own risk, political observers warn Liberal government.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Apr 2016


opinion

Dilbit Dogma? The Myth of Tidewater Access

Pipeline cheerleaders often employ this rationale. But it no longer applies.

By Eugene Kung, 20 Apr 2016