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Laura Payton, CBC News, Jun 17, 2014

Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair both pledge to reverse decision if they form government in 2015

The federal government has agreed to let Enbridge build its Northern Gateway pipeline, subject to 209 conditions recommended by the National Energy Board and further talks with aboriginal communities.

Enbridge wants to build the pipeline from Bruderheim, Alta., to Kitimat, B.C.

World

May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014

Pete Seeger's body gave out yesterday, but his music will live forever. He has left us a bounty of music and boundless spirit to continue the good fights.

Thank-you, Pete. Goodnight.

Here's a sampler of three great songs. YouTube is full of his music. Enjoy.

The deadly secret behind the Lac-Mégantic inferno

Jacquie McNish & Grant Robertson, Globe and Mail, Dec 3 2013

The deadly secret behind the Lac-Mégantic inferno


An investigation into the disaster and its causes.

LNG plants in Kitimat would burn more natural gas than two Vancouvers, report says

The Canadian Press, Globe and Mail, Nov. 21 2013

Victoria — A British Columbia conservation group says proposed liquefied natural gas plants in the Kitimat area will burn up to two-and-a-half times more natural gas than is consumed in Metro Vancouver annually.

Potential Locations for New Waste-to-Energy Facilities Made Public

News Release, Metro Vancouver, Nov 21 2013

Metro Vancouver is developing additional waste-to-energy capacity to manage municipal garbage we cannot yet recycle.

At this point, Metro Vancouver has shortlisted nine private-sector proponents with 10 waste-to-energy proposals, in Metro Vancouver and other regions of B.C.

South Vancouver site eyed for turning region’s garbage to energy

Wendy Stueck, Globe and Mail, Nov. 21 2013

Vancouver — Four sites, including a cement plant in Delta and a site on Heather Street near Marine Drive in south Vancouver, were identified Thursday as potential homes for waste-to-energy facilities.

Germany's Energy Poverty (Part 3): Incentives for Pollution

SPIEGEL Staff, September 4 2013

More and more wind turbines are turning in Germany, and solar panels are basking in the sun, yet the amount of pollutants and greenhouse gases emitted by smokestacks increased last year. This dramatic turn of events is especially evident in small town of Grosskotzenburg, just east of Frankfurt.

Germany's Energy Poverty (Part 2): The Regressive Energy Tax

SPIEGEL Staff, September 4 2013

Consumer advocates and aid organizations say the breaking point has already been reached. Today, more than 300,000 households a year are seeing their power shut off because of unpaid bills. Caritas and other charity groups call it "energy poverty."

Germany's Energy Poverty (Part 1): How Electricity Became a Luxury Good

SPIEGEL Staff, September 4 2013

If you want to do something big, you have to start small. That's something German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier knows all too well. The politician, a member of the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has put together a manual of practical tips on how everyone can make small, everyday contributions to the shift away from nuclear power and toward green energy. The so-called Energiewende, or energy revolution, is Chancellor Angela Merkel's project of the century.

Rate design wars are the sound of utilities taking residential PV seriously

Imagine walking into your supermarket with a bag of zucchini from your garden and saying that you’d like to trade them straight up for an equal quantity of zucchini next month.

Booms, busts and bitumen

Steven Guilbeault, Sarah Dobson, Nathan Lemphers, Pembina Institute, Nov 13 2013

The economic implications of Canadian oilsands development

B.C. Premier Clark, Alberta Premier Redford reach deal on pipelines

Ian Bailey & Gary Mason, Globe and Mail, Nov. 05 2013

Vancouver — B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her Alberta counterpart Alison Redford have reached a broad framework for an agreement to satisfy B.C.’s five conditions for supporting oil pipeline development in the province.

Alberta and British Columbia reach agreement on opening new markets

News Release, BC Government, Nov 5 2013

VANCOUVER - After officials worked through the night, Alberta Premier Alison Redford and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark today announced a framework agreement between the two provinces on moving energy resources to new markets.

First Nations declare victory against Taseko's B.C. mine

CBC News, Nov 01, 2013

Proposed New Prosperity mine would have signficant effects on Fish Lake, report concludes

First Nations leaders in B.C. are declaring victory after a new environmental report concluded Taseko's New Prosperity mine proposal poses "significant adverse environmental effects".

‘Fireball’ streaks across Yellowhead after train derailment, explosion west of Edmonton

Edmonton Journal, The Canadian Press, October 19, 2013

GAINFORD, Alta. - Emergency crews are monitoring a massive fire burning after a tanker train carrying oil and gas derailed west of Edmonton overnight.

David Black wants Ottawa to back $8-billion Kitimat refinery loan

Claudia Cattaneo, Financial Post, October 18 2013

British Columbia newspaper publisher David Black said he plans to ask the federal government to guarantee $8-billion in loans to help finance his proposed $26-billion heavy oil refinery on Canada’s west coast.

Kitimat LNG project’s fate depends on numbers

Dan Healing, Calgary Herald, October 16, 2013

Taxes, contracts to decide sanctioning, says Chevron Canada president

CALGARY — Funding for the Kitimat LNG project is dependent on its ability to beat out other internal ventures as it nears a final investment decision as early as next year, Chevron Canada president Jeff Lehrmann said Wednesday.

One of the Kitimat LNG projects plans to self-generate power for liquefaction plant

Robin Rowland, Northwest Coast Energy News, October 13 2013

At least one of the two large liquified natural gas projects in Kitimat is, at least at this point, planning to self-generate the power required using a gas-fired, steam-driven electrical generation system.

Malaysian LNG promise is actually a massive BC giveaway

Kevin Logan, CommonSenseCanadian.ca, 10 Oct 2013

What was touted as a $36 Billion investment commitment by Malaysian LNG giant Petronas is actually a massive giveaway of natural gas by BC – valued at up to $400 Billion gross over the 25 year term of a secretive export licence being negotiated behind closed doors.

Peter Voser says he regrets Shell’s huge bet on US shale

Guy Chazan, Financial Times, Oct 6 2013

Peter Voser said the failure of Royal Dutch Shell’s huge bet on US shale was a big regret of his time as chief executive of the company.

Kitimat/oilsands proposal moving ahead: mogul

Peter James, Prince George Citizen, October 4 2013

David Black is convinced his proposed refinery near Kitimat will be both an economic and environmental winner, but challenges remain about getting bitumen from Alberta to the north coast.

Massey tunnel replacement key to Canada's economy, VBOT president says

Jen St. Denis, Business in Vancouver, Oct 1, 2013

But critics say removing the tunnel is the first step in turning the Fraser River into a highly industrialized waterway

Massive wind farm planned near Sooke could power 75,000 homes

Andrew Duffy, Times Colonist, October 4, 2013

If TimberWest has its way, the forest company could generate enough electricity to power between 70,000 and 75,000 homes by 2017 with dozens of wind turbines in the Sooke area.

Enbridge 'looking forward' to disputing scathing safety report

Jessica McDiarmid,  The Star, Oct 04 2013

A safety analysis of proposed Line 9B project concluded 'high risk the pipeline will rupture'

Flow-through tax credit will cost BC $10 million

Michael Allan McCrae, Mining.com, October 4, 2013

British Columbia's minister of mines emphasised his support for the flow through tax credit at an AME BC luncheon talk on Friday and called the current sum spent on credit an investment.

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