Entries by Merran Smith from 12/2012

Does Shell Decision Signal New Approach to Energy In B.C.?

| Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada British Columbia

At a time when much of the focus on Canada's energy sector is on where we lag, it's important to applaud examples of strong leadership. That's what Shell Canada and the B.C. government showed Tuesday in walking away from a proposed coal bed methane development in a region of northwestern B.C. known as the Sacred Headwaters. One decision doesn't suggest a trend, but we're hopeful that Tuesday's news suggests a new approach to energy development in the province.

The Six Most Overlooked Energy Stories of 2012

| Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Politics

This past year, the story of energy in Canada was a story of Alberta oil -- who owns it, who wants it, and how we're going to get it to them. But there was more going on out there. Here are a few stories that we argue matter just as much to our energy future, but that didn't necessarily trend on Twitter.