Former Soviet bloc nations have reason to worry about an embargo on Russian oil, but Europeans are finally recognizing the true costs of their longstanding energy dependence on Russia.
Has Putin hurt Russia by jolting Europe’s shift away from fossil fuels into high gear?
Russian President Vladimir Putin has used his country’s massive energy reserves effectively for political influence. But with war in Ukraine, nations are looking for ways to cut those ties.
Russia is one of the world’s top three oil producers and a major oil exporter. How will it, and global oil markets, respond if its wealthiest customers turn off the tap?
Of the big pledges so far at the UN climate conference, cutting methane could have the most immediate impact.
Most Americans support clean energy in principle, but what will they do when wind turbines or high-voltage transmission lines come to town?
Pipeline companies have run roughshod over several regions where they’re building, racking up safety and environmental violations. Many residents feel trapped, with no control over their property.
Whether it’s a Biden or Trump presidency, the reality is that Canadian interests — on trade, global climate change, foreign affairs or other matters — don’t align with America’s.
No one wants an oil spill in their backyard. Yet to understand the real-world fate and effects of diluted bitumen — a Canadian oil sands product — that’s exactly what some scientists did.
The RCMP have long been responsible for violence against Indigenous people.
Irregular weather is destabilizing the soil that supports railroad tracks, roads, buildings and pipelines.
An Indigenous sovereign wealth fund would finance community needs such as housing, health care, sports facilities, scholarships, Indigenous businesses and low-carbon energy – in perpetuity.
Despite decades of bickering and hand-wringing, Canada continues on. National tensions, in and of themselves, are not leading us to poor policy outcomes.
Recent pipeline explosions have brought the problem of Mexico’s black market for oil into tragic relief.
The We'suwet'en First Nation is fighting the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, which would stretch nearly 700 kilometres across northern B.C. through their unceded land.
Canada’s proposed new environmental assessment law is facing heated, if not necessarily well-informed, opposition. The real question is whether it goes far enough.
The ruling against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline project doesn’t mean the end of the oil and gas industry in Canada. Other projects and approaches could go forward.
Environmentalists claimed victory when a court ruling put the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on hold. But delaying or cancelling the project would also impact Canada’s climate change strategy.
Based on the success of the Clayoquot Sound protests 25 years ago, we can expect the TransMountain pipeline expansion protest movement, and its related civil disobedience, to continue.
The “dig and dump” approach to cleaning oil and gasoline from soil is destructive. Why not nudge the soil’s natural cleaners to do the job?