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Alliances will Bolster Energy and Climate Policy

Alliances will Bolster Energy and Climate Policy

The prospect of serious climate disruption and increased fossil fuel dependence is troubling, to say the least. But here in British Columbia, it is also spurring new alliances as diverse parties step...

What Should A Canadian Energy Strategy Accomplish?

What Should A Canadian Energy Strategy Accomplish?

Suncor Energy asked me to share my perspective on the energy strategy conversation, and the role of oil sands in a world facing climate change. The company published my responses on its OSQAR...

Report: Coal Power Costing Alberta $300M a Year

Report: Coal Power Costing Alberta $300M a Year

At first glance, "affordable" coal power seems like a steal. But dig a little deeper into the pile, and its price advantage relative to renewable energy starts to go up in smoke. And airborne...

Conference to Spotlight Alberta's Renewable Potential

Conference to Spotlight Alberta's Renewable Potential

Photo: David Dodge, the Pembina Institute Everyone knows that Alberta is awash in natural resources. What is perhaps less widely understood is that not all of them lie underground. Last week, the...

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Media Release: Groups Team Up for A Better Future

British Columbia’s next government can help secure a better future by reforming the carbon tax and investing a portion of the resulting revenue in energy efficiency, innovation, public transit, and...

Ottawa Invests $33M+ in Clean Energy Technologies

Ottawa Invests $33M+ in Clean Energy Technologies

This week Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) invested more than $33 million in clean-energy and energy-efficiency startup companies, as part of a larger $61.8 million round of support...

Report: Canada Ripe for New Economy Investment

Report: Canada Ripe for New Economy Investment

Once more, with feeling: With bold leadership, Canada can claim a bigger share of the global transition to clean energy. We can grow and diversify the economy, while reducing pollution and creating...

Time to Recharge B.C.'s Clean Vehicle Program?

Time to Recharge B.C.'s Clean Vehicle Program?

Late last week, the government of British Columbia announced the location of the first of a series of 13 electric-vehicle fast-charging stations for communities around the province. This is good...

2012’s Six Most Overlooked Energy Stories

2012’s Six Most Overlooked Energy Stories

This past year, the story of energy in Canada was a story of Alberta oil — who owns it, who wants it, and how we’re going to get it to them. From Iqaluit to Charlottetown to Tofino, battles over...