british columbia

Is B.C.'s LNG Another Pipe Dream?

August 7, 2014 by Mark Jaccard

During B.C.’s 2013 election campaign, at a conference, I spoke about how one of our politicians was promising huge benefits during the next decades from B.C. liquefied natural gas exports to eastern Asia. These benefits included lower income taxes, zero provincial debt, and a wealth fund for future generations.[read more]

In British Columbia, Mulling the Role of Natural Gas in a Sustainable Energy Future

April 2, 2014 by Marianne Lavelle

British Columbia and Natural Gas Debate

British Columbia finds itself at the forefront of the global debate on natural gas, and its role in the future of energy. Some 15 energy company consortiums are vying to build massive export terminals on the Pacific coastline of Canada’s westernmost province, with an eye to shipping gas to Asia.[read more]

British Columbia's Carbon Tax After Five Years

July 30, 2013 by Mark Jaccard

Debates about BC’s carbon tax have generated much heat and little light, a study from the University of Ottawa have just released a good effort to rectify this situation. Comparing fuel consumption before and after the carbon tax, they detect a significant change.[read more]

Election in British Columbia Has Global Energy Implications

April 24, 2013 by Kevin Grandia

With the third largest proven reserves of oil in the world, there has been a major push to expand pipeline capacity to Canada's coasts and on one of those coasts there is an election underway.[read more]

New Oil Sands Pipeline Plan Would Dramatically Increase Carbon Emissions

January 12, 2013 by Simon Donner

The annual flow of carbon through the proposed twinning project and the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway project (presuming full operation) would dwarf greenhouse gas emissions from British Columbia, an issue presented here in the past.[read more]

British Columbia Aims to Sell Cleaner LNG

February 8, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

I just ran across British Columbia's new provincial natural gas strategy, which includes a specific strategy for expanding liquefied natural gas (LNG) production as a way to mitigate global climate change. That might sound odd to those who are worried--unnecessarily--that gas might be even worse than coal, emissions-wise, but the...[read more]

Monarchy Trumps Democracy: Canadian Prime Minister Harper's Unelected Senate Rejects Passed Climate Bill

November 17, 2010 by Nathanael Baker

In a move that has generated serious uproar in the Canadian government, the Conservative dominated Senate has defeated a climate change bill that was passed in the House of Commons by holding a snap vote while several Senators were away. The move is shocking on several fronts.  Firstly, the vote took place while 15 Liberal Senators...[read more]

British Columbia Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting

April 10, 2010 by Derek Wong

The new British Columbia greenhouse gas emissions reporting regulation took effect on January 1, 2010. This means any B.C. business facility that emits 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) or more per year must file an annual report on their emissions. In addition, a facility emitting 25,000 tonnes or more of CO2e per year...[read more]

B.C. takes important lead with carbon tax

February 20, 2008 by Tyler Hamilton

The Canadian province of British Columbia announced yesterday that it will introduce a carbon tax that will apply to nearly all fossil fuels sold in the province, including gasoline and home heating fuel. The tax will start at $10 (Canadian) per tonne of carbon emissions in 2008 and be increased by increments of $5 annually over the...[read more]