Category Archives: Energy

Another insurer drops Trans Mountain

By John Woodside, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Following pressure from Indigenous and climate activists, Trans Mountain insurer Argo Group is slashing ties with the Crown corporation.

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How BC can expand in the escalating global green economy

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

B.C. can leverage competitive advantages to grow its cleantech industry and take advantage of a reinvigorated and rapidly escalating global green economy, according to pundits.

But to do so, the province must increase investments in clean energy, address gaps, and be more aggressive about meeting its own climate targets to trigger more innovation and growth in the sector.

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Canada’s methane emissions significantly underestimated

By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Methane emissions from upstream oil and gas production are significantly underestimated in Canada, according to a recently published study, confirming what researchers have been saying for years.

“We’re finding that (methane) emissions are at least 1.5 times higher than what’s currently being reported in official inventory reports,” said Katlyn MacKay, lead author of the study.

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half a billion tax-payer dollars to clean-up BC’s contaminated sites

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

British Columbia recorded a liability of over half a billion dollars for the estimated cost of cleaning up contaminated sites in the province, including orphan oil and gas wells.

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Report from Burnaby: 1308 trees

Trans Mountain (Tmx) plans to cut down another 1,308 trees in preparation for its proposed pipeline expansion through Burnaby.

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