Researchers at North Carolina's Duke University recently lauded the B.C. carbon tax, observing that it has been "a politically difficult policy to implement, because support and opposition are concentrated in particular groups."
A new ministerial panel on the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion proposal is currently hearing from the public about the project. Resource Works offers this guide to understanding what may, at times, seem to be contradictory information being put forward.
Posted by Resource Works | August 12, 2016 10:20 AM
Understanding the modern resource economy opens our eyes to a virtuous circle of discovery, development, social growth, technological innovation, and environmental protection. How can resource people succeed in telling this story?
Let's move on from an "and-or" to an "and-more" mindset about how we fuel our daily lives, writes Resource Works executive director Stewart Muir. This commentary appeared in The Vancouver Sun on July 14, 2016.
Though natural gas from LNG is proven as the safest way to lower greenhouse gas emissions, there is a lot of competition to get it to market. Here is what federal scientists said about one project, the Pacific North West LNG proposal near Prince Rupert.
If you are a supporter of economic opportunity, job creation, benefit sharing with communities, and new markets for Canadian energy, here’s your opportunity to write to the National Energy Board and reiterate the reasons for why the pipeline should go ahead.
Renewable energy has an enviable position in the court of public opinion. All the while, natural resources that make renewables possible are regularly decried by self-proclaimed progressives pushing to leave everything in the ground.
In BC, the greening of bitumen may not be all that far off. Earlier last month, the Kitimat Clean Refinery took the first step towards seeking environmental assessment from the BC government for a project to refine bitumen.
Posted by Margareta Dovgal | June 06, 2016 5:57 PM
Pressure from the international community to minimize increases in global temperature is mounting, and CO2 emissions reduction strategies are becoming valuable political capital for environmentally-conscious political parties the world over.
At Resource Works, we have worked relentlessly for two years to build understanding about the benefits of responsible resources. If you value this, here is your chance to help ensure the project can continue.
British Columbia's largest export is minerals, accounting for $140 billion in export value over the decade to 2014. We know this means lots of jobs, so why do mining people struggle to illustrate this to others?