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Blog: LNG’s big future after COP26

Hard-line eco-activists at the COP26 conference in Glasgow last week didn’t get what they wanted, commitments to the end of coal power and to the end of subsidies for fossil fuels. What they and the world got in the final (and non-binding) agreement was a call for “accelerating efforts towards the phase-down of unabated coal…

Blog: LNG, training, jobs, and women

Sounds like it’s still a man’s world out there, or at least still a world with too many barriers to employment for women in the LNG and pipeline sector. In our Nov. 3 Outreach session online, our online speakers opened by listing such barriers: Paula Smith, program facilitator, Your Place training: “(Among) the issues that…

What will follow LNG’s wild spot market?

Call it what you will: energy problem, energy shortage, energy crunch, energy crisis.  Media and social media have called it all of the above in ever-scarier headlines. Just be grateful you don’t live in a country that is badly affected, with the UK, the European Market, India and China prominent among them. Now add in…

Our view: The road to real reconciliation

News stories exploded across Canada after the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc announced on May 27 that 215 unmarked burial sites had been found near the old Kamloops Indian Residential School. In the next few weeks, there were scores of stories about similar discoveries around other former residential schools, and about more planned investigations. The findings included…

Blog: CAPE and CANE take the cake

A dramatic billboard went up last week at the Tsawwassen ferry terminal in which a group of BC doctors and nurses asked “How healthy is natural gas?” They provided their own one-sided answer to that question in a news release that announced: “Today, physicians and nurses are raising the alarm—and billboards—over the significant harms to…

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