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Regional Canadian, U.S. policy leaders gather to scope out economic future

Resource Works is among sixty non-governmental organizations attending the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) 2019 summit, being held in Saskatoon July 21-25.

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The 1990s image of high cost, high emissions Canadian fossil fuels is now completely out of date

TRANSCRIPT: Canadian oil & gas should be on the global market, because greenhouse gas emissions will go down when Canadian products replace competing fuels from any other source in the world. Steve Laut of Canadian Natural Resources explained this trend.

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Swapping dirty cooking fuels for natural gas & LNG shows life-saving results

If all of India's households transitioned to clean fuels, 13% of premature mortality could be averted from the reduction in ambient pollution, says a recent study.

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How Resource Works became a Top 50 energy influencer in just five years

A consortium of Canadian universities including UVic and the University of Alberta, backed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, ranked our not-for-profit as one of the country's 50 most serious voices to be reckoned with in 2019. 

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How the Trans Mountain expansion will make Vancouver more affordable

The fact that British Columbia residents pay more in road fuel tax than just about anywhere in North America is a deliberate policy to reduce consumption and GHG emissions. 

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Vancouver’s council should examine other Canadian cities before committing to climate lawsuits

Last week, Vancouver City Council voted in favour of a motion to set the city on a path to pursue a lawsuit against major energy producers in an attempt to hold them liable for climate-change related damages. Stewart Muir analyses the situation and offers a way forward

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Universities fund $4.5 million fishing expedition to expose "conflicts of interest and malfeasance", but come up dry

The University of Victoria found $730,000 to be part of a $4.5 million, publicly funded corporate smear campaign against energy professionals. The end product is an amateurish grab bag of inaccurate information, writes Stewart Muir

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LNG offers massive advantages for the evolving global energy mix

If you have to burn a fossil fuel for power or heat, natural gas should be the first choice. Energy specialist Ian King makes the case for liquefied natural gas from British Columbia.

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Summer reading for resource people

Some books to haul to the cabin, mountaintop or beach this summer

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Blackwater mine means decades of high-paying jobs

New gold and silver mine in central British Columbia will contribute to social and economic well-being locally and in the entire province through expenditures on labour, goods, and services. 

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Getting over the rhetorical yelling on climate

Agriculture, air, fish, hydro, land, minerals, natural gas, oil, seafood, solar, water, wind, wood...there is no nation on earth blessed with a greater variety and abundance of natural resources than Canada.

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Why sustainably managed forests mean green jobs

Resource Works caught up with Jessica Kaknevicius (pictured), vice president of community engagement, Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Project Learning Tree Canada, to hear about innovation and new ideas in forestry.

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Trans Mountain: Reflections on a polarizing decision

Ignorance is what I kept encountering in my quest to understand the validity of the opposition against Trans Mountain, says writer Paula Arab.

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With a decision made on TMX, we can get back to building the country we want

After years of rhetoric and politics it is time to get the Trans Mountain project done. Stewart Muir, executive director of Resource Works, explains why.

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IPSOS POLL: Most British Columbians agree Trans Mountain pipeline expansion needs to get underway

After years of rhetoric and politics, it is time to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project done, writes Stewart Muir, Executive Director of Resource Works.

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North Vancouver residents hear from Resource Works

Resource Works head greets residents at public library, discusses pipeline issues alongside Sophie Harrison of the Dogwood Initiative

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Golden story for golden years: Canada Pension Plan’s heavy resource reliance

4.7 million CPP pensioners have investments in resource and resource-supporting business to thank. 

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Anti-LNG campaign funding linked to ‘serial mine discoverer’

Strange anomalies highlight a donation campaign aimed at preventing adoption of the world's most sought-after clean energy alternative, reports Grant Warkentin.

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Resource champion Richard Neufeld: Thank you for your service

As British Columbia's Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources from 2001 to 2009, Senator Richard Neufeld was on the job as the province's north west oil & gas assets were being brought to maturity. As a senator for the past decade, he helped to gather and share knowledge on an extraordinary number of resource issues. Now he's retiring from the Senate.

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Waterfront spill response demonstration shows current state of preparation

Marine spill response experts gather in Vancouver for a conference on June 18 – the same day federal Cabinet is expected to issue its decision on the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. 

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