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Stewart Muir

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Stewart Muir is founder and executive director of the Resource Works Society, a Vancouver-based group open to participation by British Columbians from all walks of life who are concerned about their future economic opportunities. He is an author, journalist and historian with experience on three continents including a financial editor of The Vancouver Sun responsible for mining and markets coverage. Since Resource Works was established in 2014, the group has gained international recognition for its practical approach to the public challenges of responsible natural resource development and use.

Resource Works - The results of the CleanBC plan, should they be achieved, will have “zero effect” on the level, pattern, or growth of global greenhouse gas emissions, states a new commentary from leading business group. The Business Council of BC comment article, published on Dec. 12, found the CleanBC plan entitled Building a Low Carbon Economy: Industry in Action to […]

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Resource Works - There are easy ways and hard ways to pay for the things we need in everyday life, such as vaccines. The easiest thing we can do is simply ensure that our largest export commodity, crude oil, trades for a fair price. The chart below shows the value of exports versus imports for Canada’s high-value trading […]

Resource Works - Government moves to restrict wealth-building resource activities have grave consequences as the automotive industry sheds jobs. For Canada’s top 10 export products in 2017, results were mostly positive as 7 of the 10 recorded an increase in exports during the year. According to federal government publication Canada’s State of Trade: Trade and Investment Update – 2018, […]

HoweStreet.com Radio - Super bright future for BC, Canadian LNG

Resource Works - VIDEO: Economist Bryan Yu from Credit 1 Credit Union shares his research findings at a Resource Works gathering in Vancouver.

Resource Works - Natural gas, liquefied so it can be shipped to distant markets, will be produced by the LNG Canada terminal in north west British Columbia. This new study sets out to find out what impact is created by building the unprecedented, $40 billion project. Philip Cross, Resource Works senior research fellow and 34-year veteran of Statistics Canada […]

Resource Works - As British Columbia prepares to be a true global player in clean natural gas, we’ll be providing information that provides context and meaning for the transition.            

HoweStreet.com Radio - BC Carbon Tax Ineffective, Just a Tax Grab

Resource Works - On November 14 in Vancouver, economic experts will share their insights into how Canada’s largest-ever private sector investment will stimulate economic growth. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Resource Works - On November 14, Resource Works hosts experts who will discuss the economic impact of liquefied natural gas exports to Asia. The lunch event, in downtown Vancouver, is open to the public. We still get the giggles about BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver’s statement in March this year: “I’ve been saying for four years, there is no […]

Resource Works - Though the biggest driver of innovation, economic growth and social equality in Canada is the nation’s oil & gas industry, executives from the industry face a staggering list of challenges. Crude oil exports are what pay the rent for Canada, in the words of economist Patricia Mohr, yet we seem content to watch the industry […]

Resource Works - Economist Philip Cross and an expert panel will deliver valuable insights at this Vancouver lunchtime event. Many people are asking what the $40 billion LNG Canada investment in British Columbia liquefied natural gas means for the economy. As the largest single private-sector project in Canadian history, there is no doubt that LNG Canada will create […]

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Resource Works - VIDEO: Energy has roiled Canadian politics in the past, but today it’s a different game. Climate, indigenous rights, and the role of the courts have completely changed things. Jeffrey Simpson, author and for 32 years the Globe and Mail’s national affairs columnist, shared his thoughts Oct. 22, 2018 on how the Trans Mountain pipeline evaluation […]

Resource Works - When a group of energy scholars wondered about the assumptions behind a “100% renewable” campaign, they got a nasty surprise: a $10 million libel threat. The man behind that threat is renewables crusader Mark Jacobson and this week he is in Vancouver trying to stop climate-friendly LNG exports. Imagine a world with all the energy […]

Resource Works - Canada’s oil sands are often maligned because they have a carbon footprint, but we often overlook just how small that footprint is. The United States, for example, relies heavily on coal for its electricity. Even though it has been lowering national emissions in recent years by replacing some of that coal with clean gas, American […]

Resource Works - Resource Works executive director Stewart Muir offers his prescription for moving beyond the conflict and confusion. For one who has been a close watcher of British Columbia climate policy for the past dozen years, the current polarization in Canadian carbon politics has a familiar tone to it. That’s unfortunate, because some of the most obvious things […]

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Resource Works - British Columbia’s LNG exports will allow growing Asian economies to reduce their climate emissions. Should this development also mean fundamental changes to BC’s own energy system? The recent approval of LNG Canada’s liquefied natural gas export project in Kitimat has been accompanied by calculations that British Columbia domestic energy consumption will have to undergo radical […]

Resource Works - From Oct. 7 to 13, Resource Works will be observing British Columbia Natural Gas Week with a program of public service information. Producing and marketing gas in global markets is the single most influential thing British Columbians can do to reduce the impacts of climate change, so it’s fitting that this declaration comes the week after LNG […]

Resource Works - Whom to trust for information about tanker safety? As the Trans Mountain expansion project moves forward, we’re launching a series based on our popular Citizen’s Guide to Tanker Safety and Spill Response on British Columbia’s South Coast. Here’s part one. This post details the local, national and international systems that are in place to oversee […]

Resource Works - Moving forward with historic $40 billion LNG Canada project means natural gas from Canada will receive its fair market value as Asian countries, desperate to lower their climate impacts, use cleaner gas to displace coal. LNG Canada will bring decades of quiet prosperity to Canada once it is completed several years from now. Gas deposits in northeast British […]

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Resource Works - Across western Canada, a movement is stirring. Aboriginal people, seeking to revive their cultures and preserve myriad indigenous languages, are increasingly seeing natural resources as the key to unlock their hopes and dreams. This brief video offers a sneak preview into the upcoming Homeland Journey project, a documentary looking at the future of Canada from […]
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