Frances Woolley, Globe and Mail, October 4, 2011
The Ontario Progressive Conservative party promises to end mandatory time of use pricing, and stop “compelling seniors to do laundry late into the night.”
By Carmen Chai, Postmedia News, Ottawa Citizen, September 26, 2011
OTTAWA — RCMP officers quickly started making arrests Monday as protesters against oilsands development and TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone XL pipeline into the United States made their presence felt on Parliament Hill.
David Ebner, Globe and Mail, Sep. 21, 2011
VANCOUVER— Demand for coal, a key ingredient in steel-making, is faltering, a worrisome sign that industrial activity in Asia - a major driver of global growth - has weakened.
By Mike De Souza, Calgary Herald, September 14, 2011
Alberta firm tried to block news of contribution
By Margaret Munro, Postmedia News, Ottawa Citizen, September 14, 2011
Clean, renewable, constant source
A "massive" store of clean, renewable energy is sitting at Canadians' feet, according to a federal report on geothermal energy.
By PETER O'NEIL, Vancouver Sun, September 9, 2011
‘Big Oil,’ shipping industry influenced decision, coalition, NDP say
OTTAWA - Environmental groups on Friday accused the federal government of ignoring science and capitulating to pressure from the petroleum industry when it killed a funding agreement to develop a Pacific North Coast oceans management plan.
Nathan VanderKlippe, Globe and Mail, Sep. 01, 2011
CALGARY— Enbridge Inc. (ENB-T32.46-0.04-0.12%) has quietly garnered support from a powerful group of foreign interests for its controversial Asian export pipeline, as Chinese investors in Canada’s oil sands become increasingly bold in their ambitions to bring Canadian crude across the Pacific.
By MICHELLE LALONDE, The Gazette, August 26, 2011
Enbridge seeks transit to Maine
Enbridge Pipelines Inc. is quietly trying to make an end run around a proper assessment of its controversial Trailbreaker project to pipe tarsands oil across Canada to Montreal and then on to the United States, according to three Canadian and two U.S. environmental groups.
By Dina O'Meara, Calgary Herald, August 24, 2011
Pipeline operator says agreements show feasibility of proposal
CALGARY — Space has been fully booked on the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline to the West Coast, potentially linking Alberta oilsands producers to energy-hungry Asian markets, says operator Enbridge Inc.
Chris Genovali, Huffington Post, August 16, 2011
Conflating the interests of the shareholders and investors of energy giants such as Enbridge with those of the Canadian people has become the central talking point for the promoters of Alberta's tar sands. That deliberate conflation is all about generating public support for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, which would see a twinned pipeline constructed from the tar sands to British Columbia and then the subsequent transport of what many have called the world's dirtiest oil by supertanker from B.C.'s north coast to offshore markets.
By Dina O'Meara, Calgary Herald, August 16, 2011
Expanded line estimated to cost $300 million
CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. has entered into the electricity transmission business, announcing Tuesday the $70-million acquisition of Toronto-based Tonbridge Power Inc.’s stalled Montana-Alberta Tie Line project.
Edward Welsch, Wall Street Journal, 16 August 2011
Enbridge Inc. (ENB) is entering the electricity transmission business for the first time with its planned acquisition of Tonbridge Power Inc. (TBZ.V) and a C$300 million powerline project between Montana and Alberta.
By Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun, August 13, 2011
Latest plan for Northern Gateway project will be more expensive, but it has the significant advantage of support from the first nations
Let the Alaskans take the risk appears to be the idea behind a proposal being peddled as an alternative to the highly controversial Northern Gateway Project.
By Rebecca Penty, Calgary Herald, August 11, 2011
The Alberta Utilities Commission is requiring Maxim Power Corp. to address various potential environmental and community affects arising from its contentious HR Milner coal plant expansion, in a decision issued late Wednesday afternoon.
News Release, Climate Action Network, August 11, 2011
OTTAWA – More than 40 diverse civil society organizations from across Canada have signed on to a letter calling on federal Environment Minister Peter Kent to protect the integrity of Canada’s forthcoming coal regulations by ensuring that this proposed new coal plant is not permitted to evade Ottawa’s rules.
MARK JACCARD, Globe and Mail, Aug. 11, 2011
Stephen Harper can’t allow new coal-fired electricity plants to be built, such as the one Maxim Power is proposing in Alberta, and achieve his promise to reduce Canadian greenhouse-gas emissions 17 per cent by 2020. As a researcher of energy-economy systems, I say this with virtual certainty. I also know that any scholar in my field would agree with me, and that the Prime Minister’s expert advisers would tell him the same thing. The reasons are simple.
By Mike De Souza, Postmedia News, Montreal Gazette, August 9, 2011
OTTAWA — Natural Resources Canada says a powerful oil and gas industry lobby group was responsible for organizing a key meeting and some controversial messaging, in partnership with government, to polish the image of Alberta's oilsands industry.
By Rebecca Penty, Calgary Herald, August 3, 2011
Applicants charge approval allows sidestepping of future federal rules
CALGARY — Environmental groups opposed to a coal power plant expansion in western Alberta have launched court action against the provincial utilities regulator and the local proponent, arguing approval of the project was fast-tracked so it could skirt forthcoming federal coal rules.
By Justina Reichel, Epoch Times, Jul 20, 2011
Turning garbage into energy a proposed alternative to landfills
Garbage could be Alberta’s newest energy source once engineering studies for a new waste-to-energy facility are completed.
Nathan VanderKlippe, Globe and Mail, Jul. 21, 2011
Just days after energy ministers met in Alberta to lay the foundations for a national energy strategy, an accord is already running into roadblocks.
Quebec is pledging its opposition to a national plan, while Ontario and Alberta openly bicker about endorsing the oil sands as a sustainable supplier of energy.
By Jason Fekete, Calgary Herald, July 21, 2011
An east-west energy battle is brewing among Canada’s premiers at the annual Council of the Federation conference being held in Vancouver, as Alberta and Saskatchewan spar with Ontario over oil and gas development.
By Licia Corbella, Calgary Herald, July 20, 2011
Talk about providing fuel for your enemies. Clearly, the Alberta government doesn't understand optics. How else to explain why the wealthiest province in Canada sought out industry sponsors for the Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference in Kananaskis that started on Saturday and ended Tuesday?
By Dave Cooper, edmontonjournal.com, July 20, 2011
Pipeline has been shut in, cleanup has started
EDMONTON - Pembina Pipeline Ltd. (PPL:TSX) estimates 1,300 barrels of crude oil has leaked into the pipeline right of way and a nearby unnamed creek about five kilometres north of Swan Hills.
By Amy Minsky, Postmedia News, Vancouver Sun, July 20, 2011
OTTAWA — The federal government will slash funding to the environmental agency that evaluates potentially harmful policies and projects before they get the green light.