Conifex to upgrade El Dorado Mill before Mackenzie

Conifex to upgrade El Dorado Mill before Mackenzie

BC Forest Watch By Elaine Macdonald-Meisner Prince George, B.C.- Conifex has made its decision, and the El Dorado sawmill in the Southern US will be upgraded first. Conifex had been assessing both its idled Mackenzie Site One sawmill and its recently purchased El...
Canada Sued Under NAFTA

Canada Sued Under NAFTA

By: Joyce Nelson Trade officials and representatives in Europe and around the world are learning more about the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism that is now part of many trade deals, and they are balking at its inclusion in deals like...
High Voltage

High Voltage

What do Canada’s National Energy Plan, smart meters, Site C, IPPs, nuclear energy in the tar sands, and BC’s high voltage Northwest Transmission Line have in common? The plans for renewable energy high voltage transmission have been spun over the decades, but now...
BC’s Bio Boondoggle

BC’s Bio Boondoggle

The BC Bioenergy Strategy is based on hard-to-pin down and diverse guesstimates of wood volumes, supply forecasts, conversion factors. Hundreds of millions of public dollars have been committed to increasing the use of forest-based biomass for electricity, heat, and...
Turning Forests Into Fuel

Turning Forests Into Fuel

The federal government has been shovelling your money off the back of a truck, one billion dollars worth, to the pulp and paper industry, mostly to help them burn “biomass” for energy. But there’s not much green about the Green Transformation Fund. BY: ROB WILTZEN A...