Newsletter: Clean BC program to cost billions

Our newsletter: 21 December 2023

The B. C. government’s CleanBC policies to tackle greenhouse-gas emissions are expected to shrink B.C.’s economy by $28 billion, Denise Mullen (above) of the Business Council of B.C. told an Alliance webinar.

The Business Council, using the B.C. government’s own model, estimates that CleanBC “will make B.C.’s economy $28 billion smaller in 2030 and set prosperity back more than a decade.”

LNG Canada plangt

LNG Canada to begin startup activities

LNG Canada’s Kitimat facility now is more than 85% complete, with all 215 large modules required for the gas liquification process installed.

Start-up activities will begin in 2024. “Our safe start-up program will take more than a year to complete; we’ll continue to keep local communities and First Nations informed of its progress. This work must be undertaken before we can start shipping our LNG abroad.

“We remain well-positioned to deliver our first cargoes of lower-carbon, made-in-B.C. LNG by the middle of this decade.”

Haisla 4th tug

Haisla Nation gets fourth tug

HaiSea Marine, majority owned by the Haisla Nation in partnership with Seaspan ULC, gets its first LNG-powered tug, Haisea Kermode, for use with LNG carrier vessels moving to and from the LNG Canada terminal.

HaiSea previously took delivery of three smaller electric-battery tugs.

FID on Haisla Cedar LNG expected in Q1

The final investment decision on the Haisla Nation’s Cedar LNG project is expected in the first quarter of 2024, reports partner Pembina Pipeline.

And Pembina says it expects to spend roughly $210 million on the Cedar LNG project in 2024 on “pre-FID contributions.”

Karen Ogen graphic

CEO makes record impact

We carried on social media (with the graphic above) the following post from Alberta’s Canadian Energy Centre: “Learn why the CEO of the First Nations LNG Alliance believes Canada can play a major role in helping lower emissions throughout Asia while creating opportunities for Indigenous communities at home.”

On our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter streams, that drew a record 2,756 audience interactions: likes, shares, and comments.

Indigenous clean-energy news

  •  Sawridge Nation’s wind farms to power Gibson Energy oil operations in Alberta:
  • Five Nations Energy Inc. and Ontario’s Hydro One Networks to work together while increasing Indigenous participation in the energy sector:
  • BC Hydro proposes ‘a useful framework for First Nations participation’ in its 2024 call for new power, but ‘there are clear shortcomings in BC Hydro’s initial draft.’—law firm:


  •  Canada’s oil-and-gas emissions cap is under fire from experts and business leaders. And the Indigenous Resource Network will seek an Indigenous exemption to it.
  • View: Careful — an oil and gas emissions cap won’t just hurt Alberta:
  • Commentary: Ottawa’s emissions plan long on costs, light on environmental benefits:
  • Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation helps 12 Indigenous communities to purchase equity in oil and gas infrastructure in Alberta:
  • New report sees overseas markets for BC LNG: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan. And there are others.
  • Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry and drilling services sector has a ‘very favourable’ outlook for 2024:




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