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We’re at the dawn of the LNG era

As the world pursues cleaner forms of energy to reduce GHG emissions, the outlook for a Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry only gets better.

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The true cost of climate litigation in Canada

POLICY BRIEF: Should corporations be sued for supplying fuels to local residents? Stewart Muir, Resource Works founding executive director, takes a look at a campaign imported from the United States where it has met with little success in the legal system.

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Resource Works marks 5 years – with event and special guest speaker Vivian Krause

Researcher Krause has become known nationally for her work on the causes behind Canada's frustrating inability to deliver on nation-building resource investments. Book your ticket now to hear her speak on March 14 in Vancouver.

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THRONE SPEECH 2019: Recognition for the "bedrock" sector

British Columbia's 2019 got off to a positive start on Feb. 12 when natural resources were acknowledged as the bedrock of the province's economy.

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Travels in LNG: Hear firsthand why First Nations are embracing opportunity

HOMELAND JOURNEY: More than 20 First Nations are actively supporting the LNG Canada project. Many of their members are choosing to speak out about their personal views. Meet Diane Lukasser of Kitsumkalum First Nation.

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What empowered society builders can learn from radicals

Increasingly, society is divided into those (including resource people like us) with the vision and knowledge to improve and shape a better world; and those afraid to embrace change. Stewart Muir looks back to a radical thinker from the 1970s for reminders of how to thrive in these times. 

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FREE WALLPAPERS: Resources & Global Transformation

The 5th anniversary of Resource Works is coming up, and we've collaborated with resource champion Tony Morley to provide this gallery of stunning computer wallpaper images for you to download and appreciate. 

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ResourceWorksTV: What does 2019 hold in store?

The BC Natural Resources Forum drew some 1,200 delegates to Prince George in early January for the largest conference of its kind in western Canada. For the second year in a row, ResourceWorksTV was there. Check out these videos.

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New process, new soapbox: Inside the strategy of thwarting nation-building energy investment

Groups hacking Canada’s regulatory system to stop projects through technicalities find a rage-fuelled ally to help them throw a wrench in the works. Dave Johnston and Steven Simons of The North Matters take a look at the situation.

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Flash mobs for the protest era

A few observations about LNG’s brusque rite of passage into resource radicalism, from Stewart Muir of Resource Works.

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OPINION: How a strategy to undermine the Canadian oilpatch worked like a charm

Canada’s debilitating inability to gain fair market value for its largest export commodity – crude oil – has become the top economic story of 2018. It will likely dominate headlines in 2019, writes Stewart Muir.

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Who gets to decide? A conversation on making the rules

VIDEO: The Canadian economy is based on free markets, competition, capitalism, and the rule of law. Should we drop this model in favour of imposing high costs onto business resulting in merely symbolic benefits? 

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Struggle continues to find right path for climate policy

How divided is the public conversation on carbon taxes? A hint comes from the reaction to a recent report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce on the subject.

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Energy company letters backfire, with neither municipalities nor climate better off

Whistler mayor backtracked, vowed to focus on local actions where municipal efforts can actually make a difference

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British Columbia has an opportunity to gain from slow global shift to a lower GHG future

The results of the CleanBC plan, should they be achieved, will have "zero effect" on the level, pattern, or growth of global greenhouse gas emissions, states a new commentary from leading business group.

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Gift shopping for a resource realist? Here are five 2018 titles worth a look

From the 10 reasons eco-pessimists are wrong about the world to how energy has shaped civilization, these books challenge and expand our knowledge of humanity and nature. 

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"Maximizing returns on investments in people" is motto of newest Resource Works Advisory Council member

Kerry A. Jothen, a former CEO of the British Columbia Industry Training & Apprenticeship Commission, has aided strategic planning and capacity building throughout the resource industry. 

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Export figures show why Canadians need to confront their pipeline fears

There are easy ways and hard ways to pay for the things we need in everyday life, such as vaccines. The easiest thing we can do is simply ensure that our largest export commodity, crude oil, trades for a fair price.

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Amid automotive turmoil, resources keep nation's trade on even keel

Government moves to restrict wealth-building resource activities have grave consequences as the automotive industry sheds jobs.

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A gap opens for LNG

VIDEO: Liquefied natural gas will be a double-digit export opportunity for B.C. because of the greening of Asian economies, predicted economist Patricia Mohr at a recent Resource Works event.

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