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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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Energy regulator approves Trans Mountain's request for insurer confidentiality

The Canadian Energy Regulator's April 29th announcement is good news for Canadian energy and the integrity of the public process, writes Josiah Haynes.

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Don't ban plastics, recycle them

Inspired by BC’s model, Elena Mantagaris says Canada needs a national recycling program to boost jobs and the green economy.

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RNG: opportunity in unlikely places

BC has a lot of waste. But thanks to local innovators, BC companies are finding a way to use that waste to bring down emissions and supply renewable natural gas.

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What British Columbia's budget tells us about resources and Reconciliation

Numbers show how the province's forest sector is quietly the biggest contributor to the hopes and dreams of First Nations.

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Budget 2021 and natural resources

From R&D to low emission fuels and national trade corridors, Budget 2021 means big things for natural resources, says Margareta Dovgal.

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Nuclear power for Canada, IKEA-style

With immeasurable amounts of energy and zero CO2 emissions, it's nuclear's moment, says Resource Minister Seamus O'Regan.

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What happens if Canada loses an oil pipeline?

A Parliamentary committee has looked at what would happen if the United States goes through with Michigan's threat to cripple the Canadian economy by unilaterally shutting down the Line 5 pipeline. 

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Pacheedaht First Nation: An example of reconciliation and development

In spite of a concerted pressure campaign to sideline the Indigenous group's economic opportunities, this Vancouver Island people is an example of how reconciliation and development go hand-in-hand, writes Josiah Haynes.

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What an educated millennial thinks about forestry

Social media stoked his belief that old-growth forestry was something to oppose. Now: "After seeing firsthand how forests are managed in British Columbia, I am firmly against a ban on old-growth harvesting."

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What kind of energy Bill are you?

In the battle for energy hearts and minds, are you a Gates or a McKibben? Stewart Muir weighs two different approaches to how humanity might be powered in future.

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Mining plans new future in BC

Amidst uncompetitive tax and regulatory regimes, a new roadmap from the province and the Mining Association of BC hopes to overcome challenges through innovation, ESG, and a revitalized workforce.

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Resource Works: Trans Mountain's request is about the integrity of the public process

In a last-ditch effort to stop TMX, its insurers are being targeted and intimidated. Resource Works supports Trans Mountain's request to make insurer identities confidential, support civil dialogue, and uphold the public process.

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Natural resources in decline? The reality is very different, yet perceptions persist

Renowned natural resource scholar Ken Coates tells Parliamentarians: "We don't see resource development as being particularly attractive or compelling these days. I think it's fair to say that our country's urban areas, which are very powerful and very appropriately powerful, are disconnected from the sector."

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"Shifting the forestry paradigm" requires getting down to serious efforts – but not violence

Those in positions of responsibility must work to lower the temperature on a brewing "war in the woods"

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Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: Why oil sands producers say they need it

Do changing attitudes about oil, and projected shifts in global demand for it over coming decades, affect whether the Canadian pipeline is needed? Stewart Muir looks at what oil sands companies are telling investors about this.

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Danish scientists say old-growth forests' climate role overestimated by 1/3

Incorrectly analyzed data led to mistaken view about the climate mitigation impact of old and unmanaged forests.

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