Energy

news

Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record?

Regulator says drilling likely triggered 4.4 temblor.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today


opinion

Why Divestment Warriors Should Diversify Their Strategy

Analysis shows that petro-divesting alone can't finance the needed energy transition.

By Hadi Dowlatabadi and Justin Ritchie, Today


opinion

Premier Prentice, a Sales Tax Won't Fix Alberta's Mess

There are more progressive ways to address our resource and financial mismanagement.

By Dave Hubert, Yesterday


news

Sinking Oil Prices Could Push Ottawa into Deficit: Report

Study didn't look at fallout of continued price slide.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Jan 2015


opinion

Alberta's Crazy Oil Bender Is Over

Now stuck with a crude hangover, it could've been like wise and sober Norway.

By Mitchell Anderson, 19 Jan 2015


news

Tanking Asia Gas Prices Makes BC LNG 'Not Viable,' Expert Says

Natural gas already sold at 'bargain basement prices,' says former Alberta royalty advisor.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 15 Jan 2015


news

A Closer, Deflating Look at BC's Natural Gas Jobs Claim

Green MLA Weaver calls LNG promises 'a message of hope wrapped in hyperbole.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Jan 2015


opinion

Site C Would Produce Good Power, but the Timing's Wrong

Dam won't offer the 'peak generating' kind that BC Hydro needs now. So why rush?

By Marvin Shaffer, 14 Jan 2015


opinion

How Trans Mountain Project Will Pump Profits to Its Texas Owners

Charting the Houston-driven inner workings of Kinder Morgan.

By Robyn Allan, 12 Jan 2015


news

Fracking Industry Shakes Up Northern BC with 231 Tremors

Quakes also triggered by wastewater disposal, finds oil and gas commission.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 10 Jan 2015


culture

A Tyee Series

Ten Things Learned Living Off-grid in Canada

For two years we travelled the country to find off-gridders, and studied their ways of life.

By Phillip Vannini and Jonathan Taggart, 29 Dec 2014


opinion

BC's LNG Strategy Is Not Climate Friendly

Despite environment minister's claims, it won't displace coal in Asia.

By Josha MacNab, 23 Dec 2014


opinion

Mair to Horgan: Your Pro-LNG Points Don't Wash

Betting on mirage jobs, NDP leader downplays huge risks to citizens and nature.

By Rafe Mair, 22 Dec 2014


blogs

NHL commits to offsetting carbon footprint

By Nich Johansen, 19 Dec 2014


news

If Oilsands Are No Longer Profitable, What Next?

Plastics, says Alberta money manager who predicted plummeting oil prices. A Tyee interview.

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Dec 2014


news

BC First Nations Launch First Legal Challenge to LNG Industry

Gov't rushed pipeline project and 'left us with no other option,' says chief.

By James Munson, 18 Dec 2014


news

Falling Oil Prices Could Rock Canada's Politics: Expert

A Tyee interview with Terry Lynn Karl, who wrote the book on petro states.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 18 Dec 2014


news

Site C Mega-project Set to Break Ground Next Summer

Dam's approval viewed as 'courageous' by some, a '$9-billion gamble' by others.

By Andrew MacLeod and David P. Ball, 16 Dec 2014


news

Site C Dam Approved: A Tyee Reader

Approved today, a sampler from years of reporting on the $8-billion-plus mega-project.

By David P. Ball, 16 Dec 2014


mediacheck

Time for 'Adult Discussion' on Canada's Oil Future, Says Tyee's Nikiforuk on CBC

Election preview? Plunging oil prices, Norway's petro-smarts drive debate on The National.

By David Beers, 15 Dec 2014