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Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson participates in a fireside discussion in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Wilkinson says legislation to lay out the government’s plan to protect jobs during the clean-energy transition is still months away. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Feds to lay out ‘sustainable jobs’ plan for energy transition ahead of legislation

Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson promised to outline plans by early spring

 

Workers wait for electricity outside their workshop following a power breakdown across the country, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Much of Pakistan was left without power for several hours on Monday morning as an energy-saving measure by the government backfired. The outage spread panic and raised questions about the cash-strapped government’s handling of the crisis. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Lights out in Pakistan as energy-saving move backfires

Major cities and remote towns without electricity for more than 12 hours

 

Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix announces a multi-year initiative focused on Indigenous communities near the company’s oil sands operations in northern Alberta, at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The CEO of one of the biggest oilsands companies in Alberta says transitioning its workforce for a net-zero emissions workforce isn’t about cutting jobs but creating them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Oilsands execs say a ‘just transition’ isn’t a worry — it’s their next big ‘boom’

MEG Energy CEO Derek Evans said his worry about the transition isn’t job cuts, it’s a labour shortage

 

FILE - View of a closed ski slope at a ski resort near Liberec, Czech Republic, on Jan. 5, 2023. Europe has dodged an energy apocalypse this winter, economists and officials say, thanks to unusually warm weather and efforts to find other sources of natural gas after Russia cut off most of its supply to the continent. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

Europe has avoided energy collapse, but is the crisis over?

Analysts say the worst case of shortages and rationing has been avoided

FILE - View of a closed ski slope at a ski resort near Liberec, Czech Republic, on Jan. 5, 2023. Europe has dodged an energy apocalypse this winter, economists and officials say, thanks to unusually warm weather and efforts to find other sources of natural gas after Russia cut off most of its supply to the continent. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
FILE - This undated image provided by the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows the NIF Target Bay in Livermore, Calif. The system uses 192 laser beams converging at the center of this giant sphere to make a tiny hydrogen fuel pellet implode. (Damien Jemison/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via AP, File)

OPINION: Nuclear fusion may change our world but renewable energy sources will save it: experts

Harnessing nuclear fusion could take more than 40 years, while some solutions already exist

  • Jan 8, 2023
FILE - This undated image provided by the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows the NIF Target Bay in Livermore, Calif. The system uses 192 laser beams converging at the center of this giant sphere to make a tiny hydrogen fuel pellet implode. (Damien Jemison/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via AP, File)
Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, joined at right by Arati Prabhakar, the president’s science adviser, announces a major scientific breakthrough in fusion research that was made at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, during a news conference at the Department of Energy in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Fusion breakthrough a milestone for climate, clean energy

For first time ever, humanity produced more energy in a fusion reaction than was used to ignite it

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, joined at right by Arati Prabhakar, the president’s science adviser, announces a major scientific breakthrough in fusion research that was made at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, during a news conference at the Department of Energy in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
File - Solar panels on Germany’s biggest floating photovoltaic plant produce energy under a blue sky on a lake in Haltern, Germany, on May 3, 2022. The heads of the International Energy Agency and European Union’s executive branch said Monday Dec. 12, 2022 that the 27-nation bloc is expected to weather an energy crisis this winter but needs to speed renewables to the market and take other steps to avoid a potential shortage next year in natural gas needed for heating, electricity and factories. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Europe shifts focus to avoiding energy shortage next year

EU needs to ramp up energy efficiency, ease way for renewables, concentrate on energy conservation

File - Solar panels on Germany’s biggest floating photovoltaic plant produce energy under a blue sky on a lake in Haltern, Germany, on May 3, 2022. The heads of the International Energy Agency and European Union’s executive branch said Monday Dec. 12, 2022 that the 27-nation bloc is expected to weather an energy crisis this winter but needs to speed renewables to the market and take other steps to avoid a potential shortage next year in natural gas needed for heating, electricity and factories. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
A flare stack lights the sky from the Imperial Oil refinery in Edmonton Alta, on Friday December 28, 2018. Canada has announced that it will end new direct subsidies for fossil fuel investments and projects abroad, including those owned by Canadian companies.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada to stop directly financing fossil-fuel projects abroad, with some exceptions

Policy applies to extraction, production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas or thermal coal

A flare stack lights the sky from the Imperial Oil refinery in Edmonton Alta, on Friday December 28, 2018. Canada has announced that it will end new direct subsidies for fossil fuel investments and projects abroad, including those owned by Canadian companies.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Fresh cut sawdust is seen from a tree cut from a cut block near the “heli camp” in the Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C., Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. A new analysis suggests Canada is underestimating greenhouse gas emissions from forestry, which it says equal those from Alberta’s oilsands in some years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Carbon emissions from forestry masked by government accounting, says report

Federal figures suggest emissions from harvesting almost balanced by carbon absorption from regrowth

Fresh cut sawdust is seen from a tree cut from a cut block near the “heli camp” in the Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C., Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. A new analysis suggests Canada is underestimating greenhouse gas emissions from forestry, which it says equal those from Alberta’s oilsands in some years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Mitchell Miller, CEO of Atlas Power Technologies in Abbotsford, gives a tour of his facility to ministers Ravi Kahlon and Anne Kang on Aug. 24. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Student research gets $8.6M boost from B.C. government

Funding will increase work opportunities while developing ideas, projects around clean energy

Mitchell Miller, CEO of Atlas Power Technologies in Abbotsford, gives a tour of his facility to ministers Ravi Kahlon and Anne Kang on Aug. 24. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz examines a hydrogen powered model car as they tour a trade show, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada has short window to get ahead of U.S. hydrogen efforts, backer warns

Desire to move faster to replace oil and gas with clean energy exploded with Russia invading Ukraine

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz examines a hydrogen powered model car as they tour a trade show, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question next to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a news conference in Montreal on Monday, August 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada, Germany sign deal to start hydrogen shipments by 2025

Pact sends message to Russia that its era as a global energy superpower is at risk

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question next to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a news conference in Montreal on Monday, August 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A electric car is seen getting charged at parking lot in Tsawwassen, near Vancouver B.C., Friday, April, 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. improves rebate for electric vehicles to a maximum of $4,000: ministry

Individual making up to $80,000, household making up to $125,000 eligible for maximum rebate

A electric car is seen getting charged at parking lot in Tsawwassen, near Vancouver B.C., Friday, April, 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The wind turbine buoy, deployed by UVic’s Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery and pictured on a sunny day off the coast of south Oak Bay, has been collecting wind data since last November to help coastal communities explore renewable energy sources and shift away from diesel power. (Courtesy of Wesley Roe)

Buoy gathering wind data near Victoria will undergo maintenance

UVic’s wind turbine device by Trial Islands relayed six months of renewable energy data

The wind turbine buoy, deployed by UVic’s Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery and pictured on a sunny day off the coast of south Oak Bay, has been collecting wind data since last November to help coastal communities explore renewable energy sources and shift away from diesel power. (Courtesy of Wesley Roe)
A heavy hauler trucks transports material from Suncor’s North Steepbank Mine in the oilsands in Fort McMurray Alta, on Monday June 13, 2017. Oilsands companies are exploring the possibility of deploying small modular nuclear reactors to create the heat needed in oilsands mining. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada’s oilsands look into use of nuclear power as ‘net zero changes everything’

Some experts say use of the alternative power could be just a decade away

A heavy hauler trucks transports material from Suncor’s North Steepbank Mine in the oilsands in Fort McMurray Alta, on Monday June 13, 2017. Oilsands companies are exploring the possibility of deploying small modular nuclear reactors to create the heat needed in oilsands mining. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Surging energy prices harmful to families, should drive green transition: Freeland

Deputy PM says transitioning from fossil fuels is an “insurance policy” against higher energy prices

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks about the provincial government’s CleanBC plan aimed at reducing climate pollution, during an announcement in Vancouver, on Wednesday December 5, 2018. FortisBC Energy Inc. says it will partner with Suncor Energy Inc. and Hazer Group Ltd. to build a hydrogen pilot project in Port Moody, B.C. The $11-million pilot project will also be supported with grant funding from the provincial government’s CleanBC Industry Fund.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FortisBC, Suncor to partner on Port Moody hydrogen pilot project

$11-million project partly funded by the B.C. government and will produce hydrogen from natural gas

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks about the provincial government’s CleanBC plan aimed at reducing climate pollution, during an announcement in Vancouver, on Wednesday December 5, 2018. FortisBC Energy Inc. says it will partner with Suncor Energy Inc. and Hazer Group Ltd. to build a hydrogen pilot project in Port Moody, B.C. The $11-million pilot project will also be supported with grant funding from the provincial government’s CleanBC Industry Fund.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. An agreement has been reached with the West Moberly First Nations over a lawsuit that said the massive Site C hydroelectric dam in northeastern B.C. would destroy their territory and violate their rights. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

West Moberly settles with governments and BC Hydro over $16-billion Site C power dam

‘We’ve actually come to the realization that they’re not stopping’

The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. An agreement has been reached with the West Moberly First Nations over a lawsuit that said the massive Site C hydroelectric dam in northeastern B.C. would destroy their territory and violate their rights. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Susie Rieder, a spokeswoman for BC Hydro, who uses a heat pump to heat and cool her Burnaby, B.C. home, is shown in a handout photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Susie Rieder

Heat pump might help B.C. residents save utility costs, but do your research first

Unit can eliminate need for air conditioner, reduce your household’s environmental footprint

Susie Rieder, a spokeswoman for BC Hydro, who uses a heat pump to heat and cool her Burnaby, B.C. home, is shown in a handout photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Susie Rieder
The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)

15 charged with criminal contempt tied to B.C. Coastal GasLink pipeline protests

10 more cases under review, 2 dropped for insufficient evidence connected with activity near Houston

The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)
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