Brian Kieran, Monday Magazine, August 16, 2012
Government spin is usually merely tedious. However, on occasion it slips into a deceptive state and that is where B.C.’s much-lauded “carbon neutral” status resides today.
Andy Hoffman, Carrie Tait, Shawn Mccarthy & Ian Bailey, Globe and Mail, Aug. 17 2012
VANCOUVER, CALGARY, OTTAWA AND VANCOUVER — He has no backers, partners or investors.
Proposed Kitimat Refinery Trial Balloon Does Not Address Threats from Enbridge Pipeline and Tanker Project
News Release, West Coast Environmental Law, Coastal First Nations, Living Oceans Society, August 17, 2012
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - A refinery in Kitimat is the latest attempt to build support for the Northern Gateway pipeline that has been fiercely opposed by First Nations, communities, and people across BC. Kitimat Clean, a fledgling BC company whose website went live just this morning, has proposed a refinery that might possibly be built sometime in the future, but only if the Enbridge Northern gateway pipeline is approved now.
Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, August 17 2012
VANCOUVER - B.C. community newspaper tycoon David Black proposed today building a $13-billion oil refinery near Kitimat to use all of the crude from Enbridge's controversial Northern Gateway pipeline.
Nathan VanderKlippe, Globe and Mail, Aug. 04 2012
VANCOUVER — It is a sunny Sunday and Vancouver is doing what it does best: looking pretty and post-industrial. Morning lights up the downtown’s glass horizon. A half-dozen scooters rip down the road in a platoon. Cyclists swish past Zipcar lots, kayakers and stand-up paddle surfers ply the waters.
Rick Koechl & Mike Kroecher, Times Colonist, August 3, 2012
Hydro power will cost about six times as much as new gas-fired generator
Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, August 2, 2012
Private companies bought fewer carbon credits to offset their greenhouse gas emissions in 2011-12 than in the previous year from the Pacific Carbon Trust, showing the province's carbon corporation is a failure, according to a taxpayers' group.
Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun, July 28 2012
VANCOUVER — First Nations opposed to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project are accusing B.C. Premier Christy Clark of selling out British Columbians and putting a price tag on the future of aboriginal people.
Canadian Press, The Province, July 27, 2012
The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec is investing almost $100 million in a Quebec hydroelectric company that is acquiring a presence in northeastern B.C.
The pension fund manager said Thursday it bought 9.6 million common shares of Innergex Renewable Energy for $10.27 per share for a total cost of $98.9 million.
by Grant Scott, Castanet (Kelowna), Jul 27, 2012
FortisBC took the first step in changing the way it serves its customers by filing an application with the BC Utilities Commission on Thursday.
FortisBC spokesperson Neil Pobran says there are many benefits to the program.
By Kai Nagata, TheTyee.ca, July 23 2012
Heiltsuk leaders say BC government's announcement today changes nothing.
By Robyn Allan, Yesterday, TheTyee.ca, July 23 201
BC government's five provisos include weak no-brainers and faulty revenue claims.
BC Ministries of Environment, Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation, Energy & Mines, July 23 2012
Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun, July 24 201
After months of leaving the heavy lifting on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline to others, the B.C. Liberals finally weighed in Monday with their take on the controversial project.
Karen Howlett & Bill Curry, Globe and Mail, Jul 22 2012
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is warning that the environmental risks associated with a plan to sell Canadian oil to Asia through the Northern Gateway pipeline outweigh the economic benefits, leaving her at odds with the federal and Alberta governments.
By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, July 20, 2012
Heavy rains, higher-than-normal snowpack has increased stress on dams across the province
Melting snow and record rains have forced BC Hydro dam managers into an unprecedented balancing act this summer: spill water to keep dams at safe levels, but not so much that communities are flooded.
by Andy Rice, Powell River Peak, July 19, 2012
Motion carried July 19 shows city is against waste-to-energy facility
Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, July 17, 2012
Kinder Morgan says Trans Mountain project has seen only small leaks in the last decade
Mark Hume, The Globe and Mail, Jul. 15 2012
When pipelines rupture, it usually takes hours before the flow of oil is shut off.
Pieta Woolley, Globe & Mail, Jul. 16 2012
When Mark Biagi left Nova Scotia 15 years ago, he scoured British Columbia for a town that fit his requirement: no incineration.
Laura Walz, Powell River Peak, July 11 2012
Regional districts have jurisdiction for solid waste
A proposal to develop a waste-to-energy facility in Powell River generated discussion at the June 28 Powell River Regional District board meeting.
By Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun, July 11, 2012
Opposition leader Adrian Dix was quick to make political hay Tuesday out of a U.S. regulator's finding that Enbridge officials responded like the "Keystone Kops" to a spill from one of their oil pipelines.
Tom Pedersen & Kathryn Harrison, Vancouver Sun, July 4, 2012
Redefining dirty as clean is no way to cut emissions
Rafe Mair, Common Sense Canadian, 26 June 2012
Pasted hereon is one of the funniest clips I have ever seen. It’s a spoof of an Enbridge pipeline video ad by Vancouver Province cartoonist, Dan Murphy. It’s brilliant and was on the Province’s website last Friday. It was pulled a few hours later after an enraged call to the Province by Enbridge.
BC Hydro, June 22 2012
In light of efforts to minimize electricity rate increases, the B.C. Government is not planning to proceed with the implementation of a British Columbia Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Regulation at this time.
The Regulation would require BC Hydro to establish a FIT program in accordance with the Clean Energy Act.