The world is just as dependent as ever on basic materials that need to be responsibly sourced from somewhere. This can be challenging to understand for those who've heard the arguments that Canada is a post-resource economy. This material can help.
Posted by Resource Works | October 29, 2017 8:41 AM
British Columbia's highest productivity, highest paying jobs are in natural resources. But did you know resources are creating a stunning level of high-tech and clean tech jobs? Meet some of the companies driving this renaissance.
Posted by Resource Works | October 28, 2017 12:28 PM
Industry and government are paying the price for being tone deaf and numb to their obligations to First Nations and communities. Regulatory burden and uncertainty is another. Layer on top of that regulatory uncertainty and a lack of a real and clear commitment by governments, and it's clear Canada is in trouble.
Posted by Resource Works | October 16, 2017 5:51 AM
Canada has natural advantages in its oil and gas industry that the country would be wise to consider as it plans its energy future. The head of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, took time out from a recent visit to Winnipeg to explain what those are.
Posted by Resource Works | October 15, 2017 12:24 PM
Every woman, man and child in Canada benefits from the oil industry through the billions it pays in royalties, corporate taxes and other levies. According to Jamie Carroll, that includes the women, men and children living in British Columbia and Quebec.
Posted by Resource Works | October 14, 2017 10:49 AM
In our haste for energy perfection, we are overlooking the more important need to sustain, over the long term, supplies of energy sufficient to let us maintain our standard of living. Stewart Muir looks at what we can do about this emerging crisis.
Posted by Stewart Muir | October 13, 2017 11:24 AM
Greener and more efficient use of our precious natural resources can only come from harnessing technology. In the Naturally Resourceful series, Resource Works writer Don Hauka looks at the British Columbia companies that are on the leading edge of this transformation. Seventh in the series.
Global demand for crude oil and natural gas is not credibly forecast to diminish over most of this century, but there is increasing pressure to change our energy systems. Some leading-edge thinkers examine the thorny issues that result.
Posted by Resource Works | October 02, 2017 12:54 PM
Resource commodities are nearly 80% of British Columbia's exports today and continue to underpin hundreds of thousands of jobs. Wrong moves on carbon pricing can hurt those workers while doing nothing for climate.
Posted by Resource Works | September 19, 2017 11:02 AM
A trio of city policies amounts to a de facto ban on natural gas in pursuit of a "100% renewable energy" target. Moreover, the ban is based on insufficient renewable natural gas and could blunt more effective work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted by Resource Works | September 19, 2017 6:00 AM