British Columbia

11/02/24
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
‘Canada faces daunting challenges in meeting its net-zero commitments,’ writes David Hughes. ‘These are not insurmountable but must be clearly understood and faced head-on.’ Photo by Adrian Wyld, the Canadian Press.

Feb. 8, 2024

A leading energy analyst crunches and questions the numbers that national goals are built upon.

Canada’s road to net zero by 2050 will be bumpy, winding and “daunting.”

08/02/24
Author: 
Cloe Logan
An LNG tanker. Photo by Lens Envy via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)

Jan. 7, 2024

Recent energy figures from Europe further weaken Canada’s justification for developing LNG to export it abroad, says a new report.

 

05/02/24
Author: 
Molly Segal - What On Earth
 Climeworks’ Orca in Iceland
Feb. 1, 2024
 

When Alex Tavasoli came across a patent filed in Wisconsin that used carbon dioxide to cure cement — essentially capturing and storing CO2 — she was surprised to learn that it was from 1874. 

05/02/24
Author: 
Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood
The longer we fail to address climate change, the more urgent the problem becomes. Photo by Markus Spiske/Pexels

The year 2024 is shaping up to be the most important ever for climate action — just like 2023 before it and 2022 before that, and so on back through at least the 1980s.

It may be a tired refrain. But in this era of accelerating and compounding crises, the longer we fail to address climate change, the more urgent the problem becomes.

So what trends, events and opportunities should concerned citizens be paying attention to in 2024?

05/02/24
Author: 
Trevor Hancock
In the U.K., Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, left, has pledged to “max out” the U.K.’s oil and gas reserves. IAN FORSYTH, POOL PHOTO VIA AP

Feb. 4, 2024

In the U.S., the Biden administration approved nearly 10,000 oil and gas drilling permits on public lands in its first three years, while Donald Trump is moronically pledging to “drill baby, drill”

Last week, I documented the massive impact of the fossil-fuel industry on people and the planet, an impact the industry generally ignores or downplays in its rush to make money and maintain its power, earning it the title of “the new tobacco.”

02/02/24
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood
People gather at an October 2023 Vancouver rally in support of Palestinians in Gaza. The RCMP has confirmed it sent a controversial policing unit to rallies in cities across southern BC, but wouldn’t confirm specific dates or locations. Photo by Jen St. Denis.

Feb. 2, 2024

Referring to the demonstrations as ‘pro-Hamas,’ the force said C-IRG’s mandate and scope are expanding.

02/02/24
Author: 
Daria Shapovalova
Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain  - Norway Coast

Jan. 31,2024

Norway's district court in Oslo recently made a decision on fossil fuels that deserves the attention of every person concerned about climate change.

This ruling, which compels energy firms to account for the industry's entire carbon footprint, could change the way oil and gas licenses are awarded in Norway—and inspire similar legal challenges to fossil fuel production in other countries.

01/02/24
Author: 
Max Fawcett
Ontario Premier Doug Ford participates in a discussion with future Alberta Premier Danielle Smith at the 2019 Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Feb. 1, 2024

Of all Pierre Poilievre’s familiar slogans, there’s one that stands above the rest: Canada is broken. There’s no shortage of irony there, not least because what little we know of his proposed plans and policies revolve almost exclusively around breaking things, whether it’s the CBC or Canada’s climate change policies. But the most ironic thing of all is that while Poilievre pretends Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are breaking the country, its conservative premiers are busy doing exactly that.

26/01/24
Author: 
The Breach
Screenshot Quebec’s playbook for beating Big Oil - Video

Jan 10 2024

Watch here:  https://youtu.be/48QpstQLv6Q

 

Dru Oja Jay: A few years ago, a movement with hundreds of thousands of participants achieved a stunning climate justice victory, one of the world’s biggest examples of leaving fossil fuels in the ground.

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