oil sands

U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo by Pete Souza, White House

Obama puts Harper to shame

The Clean Power Plan that U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled Monday puts Americans on track to greatly reducing carbon dioxide emissions — and puts Canada to shame.
Trans Mountain pipeline being installed (image from transmountain.com); Vancouve

Supreme Court to rule on Charter right to raise climate change in NEB hearings

The proposed $5.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion would twin the pipeline and triple the capacity for Alberta oil intended for Asian markets.
Camp 'checkpoint' in the Bulkley Valley; Freda Huson

Unist'ot'en pipeline opponents rally in Vancouver

Downtown rally planned for Interior pipeline blockade.
A full-service Vancouver Tim Hortons, on Alberni Street.

Tim Hortons puts Tims TV under review following Enbridge ad controversy

The conflict showed the potential dangers of a brand as recognizable as Tim Hortons selling ad space to companies that could anger its customers.
Prime Minister Harper at the G7 Summit. CP Photo

Energy experts take issue with Harper's G7 carbon pledge

Environmental academics question the value of Harper's commitment to go carbon-free after years of federal climate change failures.
Tim Hortons, Enbridge ads, boycott, social media

Tim Hortons drops Enbridge ads following Twit-storm

The power of social media was seen today when Tim Hortons bowed to public pressure to yank its Enbridge ads from screens in 1,500 locations
Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq - CP Photo

Ottawa alters climate targets, but protects oil sands

The federal environment minister Leona Aglukkaq announced a plan to cut greenhouse gases that does not include actions against the oil sands —the largest source of Canada's climate warming...

Royal Dutch Shell bids billions for major player in LNG Canada

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy British gas producer BG Group for the equivalent of US$69.7 billion in cash and stock, a move that could strengthen Shell's position in...
Koch brothers, Koch industries, oil sands

Koch company buys up more oil sands licenses in Canada

Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC is buying up more licenses in Alberta's oil sands, Oilsands Review reported today.  "Bulletin records show that 15 licences were issued on March 3, 2015, for...
Napoleon, carbon pricing and the cost of uncertainty in Canada

Napoleon, carbon pricing and the cost of uncertainty in Canada

What would a $30/ton price on carbon in 2016 mean for Canada’s fossil fuel exports, and for the national economy? The answer: serious changes.