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COUNTRY FOCUS: Taiwan claims its role in international climate action

In this free downloadable report, Resource Works looks at how Taiwan is dealing with pressures to curtail its greenhouse gas emissions. LNG is shaping up as a vital part of the solution.

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Naturally Resourceful: Green growth in the new economy

Can we harness technology to ensure necessary natural resource activities are as safe and beneficial as possible? Judging by the turnout at the Nov. 29 Naturally Resourceful event in Vancouver hosted by Resource Works, the answer is yes. 

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Economists provide their top charts for 2018

Here are seven charts that touch on trends in Canada's natural resource future. They are drawn from Maclean's magazine in its annual Chartapalooza feature looking at the biggest economic trends for the coming year.

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The British Columbia government has made a principled and responsible decision to support Site C's completion.

After reviewing the Site C hydro project, British Columbia's decision to keep going to completion is an important step in a long-term energy transition. Stewart Muir looks at the issue.

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Making the progressive case for a modern oil pipeline

TURNING POINT: Two political leaders, two views of how the expanded TransMountain pipeline project benefits Canada's environmental journey.

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Why hydro electricity is a futuristic climate solution

To reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, Canada must commit to building a vast amount of clean energy infrastructure. That's why projects like Site C are critically important.

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The Notley Doctrine: Making the progressive case for the Kinder Morgan pipeline

Alberta's premier Rachel Notley had a powerful message for Vancouver residents in her Nov. 30 speech: expanding the TransMountain pipeline is a project that centre-left Canadians can embrace. Stewart Muir examines her argument.

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Naturally Resourceful lunch draws an audience of 150

Natural resource businesses mean high wages and high productivity. At our Naturally Resourceful conference, we heard why this is a winning advantage.

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Sacrificing the economy to advance class-action climate lawsuits a terrible idea

An academic calling for class-action lawsuits against Canadian energy companies is ignoring the obvious fact that, ultimately, it's always the consumer who pays. That's you, writes Kim Lonsdale.

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Working from home = Win + Win + Win + Win

An emerging trend that offers significant reductions in carbon emissions is working from home, or telecommuting. Kim Lonsdale takes a look.

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Current measures of eco performance do a poor job of valuing Canada

Canada’s climate is challenging and hugely variable given that our land area begins at the 42nd latitude and extends to the magnetic north. Between long distances and extreme temperature, Canadians use lots of energy for basic heating, cooling, and mobility.

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These nine companies are breaking through tech barriers

Meet nine companies enabling a clean, efficient natural resource industry. They're leading an exciting new export industry based on Canada's traditional strengths: learn more Nov. 29.

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Gaining traction: Why vehicle and engine choice make a huge difference

Most Canadians are concerned about climate change, yet their actions as consumers paint a contradictory picture. In his second article in a series, Kim Lonsdale illustrates how making better vehicle and engine choices can help make actual headway in terms of reducing our carbon emissions.

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Don't miss our Naturally Resourceful event on Nov. 29 2017

Tickets are now on sale for this powerful lineup of thinkers talking about the shift to a more diversified, green resource economy through the global export value chain.

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Spinning our wheels: Why carbon emissions are going in the wrong direction

Over 80% of Canadians, and an even greater percentage of British Columbians indicate that they are concerned or very concerned about climate change. Kim Lonsdale looks into how is this translating into how we get around.

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Helios Wire: Satellite technology levels the data playing field

Greener and more efficient use of our precious natural resources can only come from harnessing technology. In the Naturally Resourceful series, Resource Works writer Don Hauka looks at the British Columbia companies that are on the leading edge of this transformation. Eighth in the series.

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RESOURCES PRIMER: Five proof points showing how primary industries drive the economy

The world is just as dependent as ever on basic materials that need to be responsibly sourced from somewhere. This can be challenging to understand  for those who've heard the arguments that Canada is a post-resource economy. This material can help.

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How natural resources are spinning high-tech and clean-tech jobs

British Columbia's highest productivity, highest paying jobs are in natural resources. But did you know resources are creating a stunning level of high-tech and clean tech jobs? Meet some of the companies driving this renaissance.

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At the nexus of high tech and natural resources

To mark the British Columbia Tech Summit, Resource Works looked at how foundational industries are at the leading edge of innovation. You'll be amazed at what we discovered.

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What can be learned from the disappointment of losing one major project?

Industry and government are paying the price for being tone deaf and numb to their obligations to First Nations and communities. Regulatory burden and uncertainty is another. Layer on top of that regulatory uncertainty and a lack of a real and clear commitment by governments, and it's clear Canada is in trouble. Untitled_design_(2).jpg

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