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Labour and Seniors Minister Seamus O’Regan arrives to a Liberal caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. The Atlantic Liberal caucus is slamming the Conservative Party for opposing new legislation that would extend the Atlantic accords to include renewable energy and not fossil fuels.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Tories concerned bill gives politicians power to kill offshore oil drilling in protected areas

The Atlantic Liberal caucus is slamming the Conservative party for opposing new…

 

The provincial government Thursday (Sept. 14) announced the immediate appointment of Mark Jaccard as chair and CEO of the commission regulating energy utilities and ICBC. His agency oversees energy utilities and ICBC. (Photo courtesy of British Columbia Utilities Commission)

Sudden appointment of new BC Utilities Commission CEO sparks debate

Mark Jaccard, a proponent of tougher regulation and critic of carbon energy, is new BCUC chair, CEO

 

The company behind the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is worried it won’t complete the project on schedule. Workers lay pipe during construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on farmland, in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck<

Pipeline pressure mounts as Trans Mountain struggles to meet deadline

B.C. First Nation letter suggests great need to alter pipeline route and be finished by Jan. 1

 

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault speaks during a news conference in Longueuil, Que. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Federal government releases new draft regulations on clean electricity

Regulations expected to help Canada reach target of making the electricity grid net-zero by 2035

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault speaks during a news conference in Longueuil, Que. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson arrives to take part in a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The federal government is considering restricting billions of dollars in tax credits and grants for electricity projects to provinces that commit to the 2035 target for an emissions-free electricity grid. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Provinces may have to agree to 2035 clean power target to access funding

Federal government considering tying grant money and tax credits to deadline

Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson arrives to take part in a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The federal government is considering restricting billions of dollars in tax credits and grants for electricity projects to provinces that commit to the 2035 target for an emissions-free electricity grid. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Ottawa is restricting the conditions under which it will allow subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. A pumpjack draws out oil from a well head near Calgary, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Ottawa reveals conditions for allowing future fossil fuel subsidies

Environment minister releases six rules that are to shape how Canada supports the industry

Ottawa is restricting the conditions under which it will allow subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. A pumpjack draws out oil from a well head near Calgary, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault speaks at a press conference, in Ottawa, Monday, June 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada set to end domestic subsidies for unabated fossil-fuel production

New fossil-fuel projects funded only if government can square them with climate commitments

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault speaks at a press conference, in Ottawa, Monday, June 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives a keynote address at the the LNG2023 conference in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 13, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Alberta, B.C. want to expand Canadian LNG reach globally: Danielle Smith

Alberta premier expressed frustration about the lack of federal infrastructure

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives a keynote address at the the LNG2023 conference in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 13, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Delegates are silhouetted before the start of the LNG 2023 conference, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, July 10, 2023. Officials from the LNG industry gathering in Vancouver for an industry conference say the consensus among economists is that the gas shortage in Europe is a situation unlikely to last beyond 10 years, with the rise of renewables cutting into demand from 2030 onward. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Uncertain demand clouds future of Canada’s planned LNG exports, experts say

Economists say European gas shortage unlikely to last, renewables will cut into demand

Delegates are silhouetted before the start of the LNG 2023 conference, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, July 10, 2023. Officials from the LNG industry gathering in Vancouver for an industry conference say the consensus among economists is that the gas shortage in Europe is a situation unlikely to last beyond 10 years, with the rise of renewables cutting into demand from 2030 onward. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head as a rainbow shines down on it near Calgary, Alta., Sunday, May 28, 2023. New modelling from the Canada Energy Regulator suggests Canadian oil production will plummet by 2050 if the world achieves net-zero greenhouse gas emissions within that time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada’s oil output would plummet by 2050 in a net-zero world, new modelling shows

Report first time regulator has presented a long-term outlook using net-zero as a baseline

A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head as a rainbow shines down on it near Calgary, Alta., Sunday, May 28, 2023. New modelling from the Canada Energy Regulator suggests Canadian oil production will plummet by 2050 if the world achieves net-zero greenhouse gas emissions within that time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Teck Resources logo is seen on a podium before the company’s special meeting of shareholders, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Swiss company Glencore says it has made an offer to buy the steelmaking coal business of Teck Resources Ltd.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Glencore makes offer for the steelmaking coal business of Teck Resources

Swiss firm remains interested in acquiring entire company, but has submitted proposal for part of it

The Teck Resources logo is seen on a podium before the company’s special meeting of shareholders, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Swiss company Glencore says it has made an offer to buy the steelmaking coal business of Teck Resources Ltd.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Speaker of the National Assembly Kim Jin-pyo looks on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 17, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada, South Korea agree to work together on clean-energy supply chains

‘We need to be clear-eyed about where we co-operate with China’: Trudeau

Speaker of the National Assembly Kim Jin-pyo looks on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 17, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A journalist is silhouetted before the Teck Resources special meeting of shareholders, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, April 26, 2023. A mining analyst says an apparent effort by industry veteran Pierre Lassonde to buy Teck Resources' coal business could disrupt Glencore's push to take over the Canadian firm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Reported Lassonde bid for Teck coal could thwart Glencore: analyst

B.C. resource firm has been pushing back against efforts by Glencore to take over the company

A journalist is silhouetted before the Teck Resources special meeting of shareholders, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, April 26, 2023. A mining analyst says an apparent effort by industry veteran Pierre Lassonde to buy Teck Resources' coal business could disrupt Glencore's push to take over the Canadian firm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Physicist Ginette Charbonneau, NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice, Liberal MP Jenica Atwin, Bloc Quebecois MP Mario Simard and Green Party MP Elizabeth May listen to Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick’s Susan O’Donnell speak during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, April 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada’s push for small nuclear reactors will be costly, ineffective, some MPs warn

Trudeau ‘very, very serious in and investing in some of the small module reactors’

Physicist Ginette Charbonneau, NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice, Liberal MP Jenica Atwin, Bloc Quebecois MP Mario Simard and Green Party MP Elizabeth May listen to Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick’s Susan O’Donnell speak during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, April 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The PRIMED facility at Blind Channel will be a testing ground for clean energy projects. Photo courtesy PRIMED

B.C. research lab working to harness the power of the tides in the Discovery Islands

Clean energy project to be showcase for coastal communities looking to get off diesel

The PRIMED facility at Blind Channel will be a testing ground for clean energy projects. Photo courtesy PRIMED
The sign of the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is seen at the media center prior to the meetings Saturday, April 15, 2023, in Karuizawa, a resort town, north of Tokyo. The meeting will start from Sunday April 16. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

G7 vows to step up moves to renewable energy, zero carbon

Leaders failed to set an actual timeline for phasing out coal power plants, however

The sign of the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is seen at the media center prior to the meetings Saturday, April 15, 2023, in Karuizawa, a resort town, north of Tokyo. The meeting will start from Sunday April 16. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
A police boat drives past the construction site of the ‘Uniper’ LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Sohn

Talk of LNG as clean fuel alternative risks losing sight of climate goals: experts

Critics call the move short-sighted and say it distracts from looking at more long-term solutions

A police boat drives past the construction site of the ‘Uniper’ LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Sohn
The corporate logo of Teck Resources Limited is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

UPDATED: Teck Resources rejects unsolicited takeover offer from Glencore

Mining company’s board chair says it is not contemplating a sale at this time

The corporate logo of Teck Resources Limited is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Canada's ambition to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and stay competitive in the low-carbon industrial revolution underway is a complicated plan that hinges on one main thing: electricity. Power lines are seen against cloudy skies near Kingston, Ont. , Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Five things to know about Canada’s electricity overhaul as budget spurs clean tech

Here’s a snapshot of Canada’s power situation and Ottawa’s aspirations of what it could be

Canada's ambition to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and stay competitive in the low-carbon industrial revolution underway is a complicated plan that hinges on one main thing: electricity. Power lines are seen against cloudy skies near Kingston, Ont. , Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A processing unit is shown at Suncor Fort Hills facility in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Monday September 10, 2018. Getting Alberta’s economy up and running on all its fossil fuel-powered cylinders is at the heart of the province’s current election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Kate Beaton’s graphic memoir ‘Ducks’ gives insight into working at Alberta’s oilsands

‘This book is a window into so many critical conversations’

A processing unit is shown at Suncor Fort Hills facility in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Monday September 10, 2018. Getting Alberta’s economy up and running on all its fossil fuel-powered cylinders is at the heart of the province’s current election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson