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DYK – Canada's oil sands have 1/20th the emissions of American coal plants

Canada's oil sands are often maligned because they have a carbon footprint, but we often overlook just how small that footprint is. 

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Carbon taxes aren't saving the planet, but these ideas will

Resource Works executive director Stewart Muir offers his prescription for moving beyond the conflict and confusion.

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What would 100% renewable energy look like in B.C.?

British Columbia's LNG exports will allow growing Asian economies to reduce their climate emissions. Should this development also mean fundamental changes to BC's own energy system?

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5 reasons why Natural Gas Week matters

From Oct. 7 to 13, Resource Works will be observing British Columbia Natural Gas Week with a program of public service information.

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How Whispering Pines came to support the Trans Mountain pipeline

Chief Mike LeBourdais of the Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band relates the conversation he had with the CEO of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project, Ian Anderson.

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Who’s in charge of oil tanker safety on Canadian coasts?

Whom to trust for information about tanker safety? As the Trans Mountain expansion project moves forward, we’re launching a series based on our popular Citizen’s Guide to Tanker Safety and Spill Response on British Columbia’s South Coast. Here's part one.

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October 2, 2018: The day Canada became a global energy power

Moving forward with historic $40 billion LNG Canada project means natural gas from Canada will receive its fair market value as Asian countries, desperate to lower their climate impacts, use cleaner gas to displace coal.

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Homeland Journey: Stories of First Nations and the land

Across western Canada, a movement is stirring. Aboriginal people, seeking to revive their cultures and preserve myriad indigenous languages, are increasingly seeing natural resources as the key to unlock their hopes and dreams. 

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LNG project will make British Columbia carbon neutral

19 million cars would need to be taken off the road to equal the climate benefits of LNG Canada project. It's time for global thinking now.

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VIDEO: Communicating complexity - two experts tackle the challenge

Whether it is climate policy, oil pipelines, mining, forest licenses, salmon farms or LNG projects, the consequences of being able to convey credible, accurate specialist information are significant.

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What are the challenges for B.C.'s economic development?

What policies and priorities should guide the British Columbia government in managing the provincial economy? On Sept. 28, our Stewart Muir joins a panel to discuss this topic at the second annual Politics, Policies & Priorities conference.

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Here's the latest evidence that natural resources are growing in importance

The resource economy is a thing of the past? Not so fast. New data from the British Columbia government proves the opposite. 

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British Columbia's electricity use hit an all-time high in 2017

A new report from the provincial government shows that across all measures – production, consumption, total demand and exports – electricity hit all-time highs last year, says Stewart Muir.

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Advisory Council welcomes a steady voice for communities: Walt Cobb of Williams Lake

Walt Cobb is the mayor of Williams Lake. He joins the Resource Works Advisory Council to share his perspective on the contribution of natural resource activities to healthy communities.

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RESET: Saving the people's pipeline

With $4.5 billion of taxpayer money invested in the Trans Mountain Pipeline, the federal government needs more support than ever in getting the expansion project over the finish line. 

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Workers brace for pink slips after federal court decision stops work on pipeline

Thousands of workers are bracing for pink slips in the wake of a Federal Court of Appeal decision that put the brakes on construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, reports Don Hauka for Resource Works.

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From Russia, with oil

EXCLUSIVE: This week saw a loaded oil tanker arrive from Vladivostok at the refinery port of Anacortes, Washington. What does this surprising event mean for the Trans Mountain pipeline project? Stewart Muir looks at the situation.

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Bright day for a local green industry that can feed the world

Salmon farming has quietly become British Columbia's leading agricultural sector by export value. Recent scientific findings from the federal and provincial governments came as welcome news for the industry. 

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Want to afford Vancouver housing? Aim for a well-paying job in natural resources

Although we constantly hear about the scenic city's affordability problem, almost never are its embarrassingly low salaries flagged as a causative factor.

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Federal move to buy oil pipeline reflects global trend

A report from the International Energy Agency suggests that Canada's $4.5 billion Trans Mountain purchase may be more typical than critics of the deal have maintained.

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