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LNG isn't dead yet

BC's LNG era is far from over. Those seeking its demise would have better luck finding the Holy Grail.

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The pipeline protest built

What does it look like when a major infrastructure project is hardened in the crucible of years of intense public scrutiny?

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Are Canadians ready to transition to a lower standard of living?

If we're serious about both climate change and having a functioning economy, great care will be needed in crafting "just transition" imperatives. Stewart Muir explains why.

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BC salmon farms: What’s next?

The phrase "like a fish out of water" is taking on new meaning, thanks to what is sure to be an unnecessary and awkward transition away from open-net salmon farming in BC's coastal waters.

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BC’s carbon tax is worse than you think

If one carbon tax kept workers from driving to their jobs, another is driving jobs from workers, Josiah Haynes writes.

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The oil-gas subsidies that aren’t

A new report claims Canada's oil and gas pipelines received over $23 billion in federal subsidies. But is that really true? 

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Digging for the future

The world is electrifying. And it's looking to BC to supply the metals and minerals it needs. 

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From forestry to aquaculture: the need for economic reconciliation

Whether at Fairy Creek or Discovery Islands, economic reconciliation has never been so timely. Resource Works intern Oscar Judelson-Kelly explores.

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Get past the slogans: what you need to know about old growth

When advocates call for ending “old growth logging,” what do they mean? And why is it being logged? A forestry worker gets past the rhetoric.

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Top 5 forestry facts that anti-logging protesters would prefer you don't think about

As British Columbians are bombarded with emotional claims about old growth forest practices, the trained professionals who work in the field see a very different picture. Stewart Muir examines the facts.

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What a viral photo tells us (and doesn't tell us) about a big log on a truck

Sometimes an image comes along that seems to encapsulate a moment in time – an iconic photo like an exuberant couple kissing on VJ-Day in Times Square, or a politician fumbling a football on the campaign trail. Stewart Muir looks at one interesting picture.

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Canadians view natural resources as an important pathway to Indigenous economic development: new poll

Western Canadians lead the country in understanding the importance of responsible resources for Indigenous economic development. But more work is needed to tell the story of how Canadian natural resource and energy companies have transformed partnerships with Indigenous communities.

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Natural resources are more than 50% of BC's economic base. Surprised?

An economic study shows that British Columbia's endowment of natural resources remains a primary source of the province's wealth. Neglecting the health of these industries would come at the cost of our standard of living.

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Where is Canada’s “just transition"?

With thousands of jobs on the line and challenges meeting its net-zero emissions goals, Canada needs to get serious. That means being realistic, and it means having a plan for energy workers.

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How Canada can be a leader in the new global net zero pathway

The International Energy Agency has examined what exactly the phrase net zero by 2050 means in practical terms. Stewart Muir takes a close look.

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Sorting fact from fiction: BC forest conservation

British Columbia has suffered from division and radicalism fueled by misinformation. But when it comes to caring for our environment and respecting workers, sensationalism fails where facts succeed.

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12 trends that foretell the future of energy

What does the smart money think about the intertwined issues of energy and climate? An annual investor report with insights from a Canadian expert reveals some interesting trends in 2021.

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CPC 101: Introduction to the climate plan

The long-anticipated Conservative climate plan provokes praise from some and critique from others. But what's in it? Josiah Haynes takes a closer look.

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Mining for a sustainable future

Canada has an opportunity to provide the sustainably sourced materials for electric vehicles, batteries, wind turbines, and solar panels that the world needs, Margareta Dovgal tells a House of Commons Committee.

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Energy Security and the Road to Net Zero by 2050

Canada is diversifying energy sources. But reaching net zero also requires energy availability and affordability writes Dr. Monica Gattinger.

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