Obama veto of Keystone XL bill not the final word in pipeline dispute

    Feb 24, 2015 – Canadian Press

    WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama made good Tuesday on a threat to veto a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, bringing the two sides in the long-running controversy to a rare point of agreement: their battle is far from over. The top Republican in the House of Representatives, John Boehner says: ”We are not going to give up in our efforts to get this pipeline built — not even close.”


    Energy industry paid climate deniers’ star scientist

    Feb 24, 2015 – CBC Radio

    Willie Soon is one of the few bona fide scientists whose research has famously been used by climate change deniers in Washington to support their claims. But according to documents obtained by Greenpeace through a freedom of information request, nearly all of Soon’s climate research over the last 14 years was funded by the energy industry.


    Pipeline lessons learned?

    Feb 20, 2015 – Vancouver Sun

    After a terrible year for safety in 2012, a zero-incident campaign was promised in Canada. Today, the number of incidents — spills, fires and the like — is down sharply, but parts of the picture are more murky.


    TransCanada seeks approval for Upline Pipeline going north from N.D.

    Feb 19, 2015 – Associated Press

    BISMARCK, N.D. – The Canadian company behind the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline will seek U.S. government approval for another pipeline – this one going north.


    ‘Anti-petroleum’ movement a growing security threat to Canada, RCMP say

    Feb 17, 2015 – Globe and Mail

    OTTAWA – The RCMP has labelled the “anti-petroleum” movement as a growing and violent threat to Canada’s security, raising fears among environmentalists that they face increased surveillance, and possibly worse, under the Harper government’s new terrorism legislation.


    This new Tesla battery will power your home, and maybe the electric grid too

    Feb 12, 2015 – Washington Post

    Tesla is working on a battery that can power your home and even help large-scale utilities store energy more efficiently, according to company chief executive Elon Musk.


    Apple deal, tax change could spark corporate solar stampede

    Feb 11, 2015 – Reuters

    Apple Inc’s deal to buy nearly $1 billion of power from a massive First Solar Inc plant could be the first of a stampede of contracts driven by the looming change in a solar tax incentive that makes such projects particularly attractive.


    Rapid-transit funding outlined

    Feb 10, 2015 – Winnipeg Free Press

    The announcement of the largest municipal infrastructure project in Winnipeg’s history – it’s also the first public-private partnership of its kind for transit in Canada – was made by representatives of all three levels of government at the downtown bus depot Monday afternoon.


    Pineapple Express weather system prompts climate-change worries in B.C.

    Feb 8, 2015 – Globe and Mail

    Warm weather and rain linked to the Pineapple Express weather system is forcing Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island to shut down its winter operations as of Monday, a rare situation that comes as industry operators fear the impact of climate change.


    Norway presents pledge for UN climate deal: cutting emissions by 40 per cent by 2030

    Feb 4, 2015 – Associated Press

    STOCKHOLM – Norway says it will cut its emissions of global warming gases by 40 per cent by 2030, aligning itself with the target set by the European Union.


    EPA Keystone review links oil sands to carbon emission jump

    Feb 3, 2015 – Bloomberg News

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said developing Canadian oil sands would significantly increase greenhouse gases, a conclusion environmental groups said gives President Barack Obama reason to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.


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