Randy Christensen, Ecojustice, Jan 26, 2011
Province's once-promising water modernization efforts go off-track
NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE, Globe and Mail, Jan. 24, 2011
The race to deliver Canadian crude to Asian shores has become a four-way battle, as transportation companies work to sign agreements with Chinese companies that are interested in shipping oil across the Pacific.
By Jesse Ferrera, Pique, Whistler, January 19, 2011
Bands to get approximately $210 million, each gets $1 million signing bonus
By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, 14 Jan 2011
They might not admit it now that the British Columbia government has turned it into provincial policy, but BC Hydro staff told me on numerous occasions that compact fluorescent light bulbs are not appropriate for all household applications.
In many instances, incandescents are more practical, and more economic.
By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, January 14, 2011
Environmental Law Centre says compensation on civil liability for damage tops out at $1.3B
Oil-spill compensation from industry is just a drop in the bucket compared to what would be needed to recover from a catastrophic spill off B.C.'s coast, according to a new report.
By Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun, 24 Dec 2010
The giant publicly owned utility waited until Dec. 23 to file the business plan on its $1 billion smart metering program.
Smart meters: Your existing meter will be replaced with a digital version including a permanent two-way connection between your home and Hydro.
Supposedly this will help conservation.
By Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun, December 22, 2010
China's boom spurs 'huge investor interest' in Canadian companies
Prices and demand for Canadian resources are going to keep growing in 2011, fuelled by a "tsunami" of Asian investment dollars flowing into Canada, according to a Scotiabank commodities outlook report.
By Marc Andrew, Vancouver Sun, December 22, 2010
British Columbia is home to a strong clean energy foundation, but must develop a more robust economic agenda that tests new ideas and commercializes clean energy technologies.
SHAWN McCARTHY, Globe and Mail, Dec. 20, 2010
South Africa’s Sasol (SSL-N48.830.070.14%) is paying $1-billion to Talisman (TLM-T21.891.004.79%) for a stake in the Montney shale gas play, as global energy giants increasingly pour capital into the promising British Columbia area in a quest for long-life reserves.
Jesse Ferreras, Pique NewsMagazine, December 17, 2010
St'at'imc communities to vote on proposal in March
BC Hydro is finalizing a $210 million settlement with First Nations who saw power lines traverse their territory for decades without compensation.
By 250 News, December 17, 2010
Kitamaat Village, B.C. – It’s a very big early Christmas present for Haisla Nation.
Gord Kurbis, A News Vancouver Island, December 15, 2010
By Dina O'Meara, Calgary Herald, December 10, 2010
Licence would be a first for Canada
By Les Leyne, Times Colonist, December 11, 2010
A big new test for Liberal leadership hopefuls -- and likely the New Democratic Party contestants soon to come -- arrived at the legislature earlier this week.
It came in a letter from the B.C. Business Council to Environment Minister Murray Coell and Minister of State for Climate Action John Yap.
By Paul J. Henderson, The Times, Chilliwack, December 10, 2010
Stam says it's a clarion call to 'fight a little harder'
BC Ministry of Finance, September 2010
Many of the "projects" in the inventory are not much more than fantasies in the minds of their promoters. Others - very real. Most unfortunately, the report is not indexed by project type, so you'll only find energy projects by browsing the report. Start with where you live.
CBC News, December 10, 2010
Critics are applauding news that offshore drilling is not a priority for the B.C. government —but they are also urging the province to confirm a federal moratorium will stay in place.
By Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun, December 10, 2010
'Re-org' of resource, land ministries should go the way of tax cut
It has been called Gordon Campbell's last bad decision -- the massive reorganization of the Crown resource and land use ministries, launched just 10 days before he announced that he would be stepping down as premier.
John Horgan, Times Colonist, December 10, 2010
Most of us don't spend much time thinking about where our electricity comes from or the policies and politics behind it. We just flick on the switch and there is light; we turn on the tap and there's hot water. However, in light of the recent announcement that B.C. Hydro plans to raise your rates by 50 per cent over five years, perhaps we should all be taking a closer look.
REBECCA CHEUNG, Globe and Mail, Dec. 9, 2010
Consumers need to pay more for energy – in higher electricity costs and higher carbon taxes – to spur conservation, according to a study by Simon Fraser University.
CBC News, December 9, 2010
B.C.'s new energy minister says he has no plans to open up the West Coast to oil and gas exploration, as this drillship is doing off the coast of Louisiana in 2006. B.C.'s new energy minister says he has no plans to open up the West Coast to oil and gas exploration, as this drillship is doing off the coast of Louisiana in 2006. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)
Chad Eggerman, www.renewableenergylawyer.ca, December 6, 2010
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that First Nations communities must show a causal relationship between a government action and a potentially adverse effect on their interests, for a duty to consult to arise.
250 News, December 07, 2010
Kitimat, B.C. – A Kitimat councillor has stepped down from the Enbridge Community Advisory Board, calling the process a “sham”.
Terrace Standard, December 05, 2010
Two American speakers who have had firsthand dealings with Enbridge pipelines were touring northern B.C. last week warning people of the perils of pipeline projects.