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Opinion: More IPPs are not the energy solution B.C. needs

07.17.20 | Op-Ed | 

Yes to Indigenous and community-owned power projects, but ending windfall profits by Independent Power Producers is legit   Guest post by John Calvert and Seth Klein. Bill 17 has sparked a debate about who should control and benefit from electricity production in B.C. Here at Dogwood we’re fans of vigorous debate, so today’s guest blog […]

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The world has changed. Why is Canada still in the pipeline business?

07.15.20 | Climate, News, No Tankers | 

Trans Mountain is the wrong line in the sand Last week, three separate oil and gas pipelines were killed in the U.S., starting with the Supreme Court putting the brakes on Keystone XL to protect waterways. Investors saw the writing on the wall and pulled out of the Atlantic Coast gas pipeline. And in a […]

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Lost in Transmission

07.14.20 | Climate, Local Power, News | 

BC Hydro debate ignores the urgent need to replace fossil fuels Imagine you arrive home after work and plug in your car. It charges overnight while rates are lower. You fall asleep in a quiet, comfortable home. You no longer need a carbon monoxide alarm to monitor the emissions from gas furnaces, hot water tanks, […]

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B.C. pipeline construction could trigger major unrest

07.09.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, News | 

Police brutality, climate inaction, denial of Indigenous rights: it’s a political tinderbox Wet’suwet’en families have dried and smoked salmon from the Wedzin Kwa, or Morice River, every summer for millennia. As the leader of Cas Yikh, the Grizzly House, Chief Woos has a responsibility to ensure food security for his extended family. That’s why he […]

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Californication: B.C. renewable energy projects get screwed

07.08.20 | Climate, Local Power | 

NDP plans to buy power from U.S. while shutting down Indigenous, community renewables The B.C. government is gambling on surplus solar power from California to meet the future electrical needs of a growing economy, while closing the door on solar farms and other renewable energy projects here at home. Bill 17, tabled at the end […]

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#StopHateForProfit

07.01.20 | Actions, Commentary | 

Dogwood is pausing our spending on Facebook ads Facebook has a notorious reputation. It has undermined democracy through targeted (read: Black) voter suppression and facilitating a breeding ground for bots. It promotes climate change denialism and has been weaponized by white supremacists. It has misrepresented how it manages users’ data. Make no mistake. None of […]

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Representation matters: LGBTQ+ youth deserve the right to vote

06.25.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary | 

The “queerest generation yet” could change the face of justice and rights for the LGBTQ+ community As a sixteen year-old in the year 2020, I am honestly and rightly terrified of what the future holds for me. In my lifetime I will live out the consequences of inaction on climate change and long-term government debt. […]

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We Face So Many Crises. Let Youth Lead, Serve and Vote

06.24.20 | #Vote16BC, Climate, General, Op-Ed | 

They’ve proven their power, determination and ability to mobilize. Hand over the reins. Originally printed in The Tyee. As the world confronts the global pandemic crisis, many have been making comparisons to the Second World War. And rightly so. We are seeing a level of societal mobilization, alongside a pivoting of government priorities and economic […]

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