(Our publication: 27 April 2023)
Cedar LNG’s environmental circumstances
In our webinar on the Cedar LNG undertaking final week, elected Chief Councillor Crystal Smith of the Haisla Nation in BC (picture above) famous some important environmental necessities set out by her Nation:
- “We have been capable of negotiate (our pure fuel provide) off the Coastal GasLink undertaking; so I feel that’s one necessary side, a uniqueness about Cedar. There can be no different requirement for some other pipeline infrastructure in B.C., apart from (an 8-km hyperlink) of pipeline coming off the Coastal GasLink pipeline, coming into Cedar LNG.
- “Originally, we selected and laid out some standards of what we might have expectations for, in a companion and of the undertaking . . . of respecting our surroundings, and primarily holding Cedar as much as a better degree of expectation than some other proponent working in our territory.
- “We’ve had plenty of expertise with regard to a number of the expertise that might doubtlessly be utilized. . . . to chill the LNG, so we selected air-cooling versus water cooling, by way of our expertise of reviewing different initiatives, and likewise we selected the ability to be powered by (electrical) e-drives versus by gas-driven, and set these out in phrases that our companion can be chosen based mostly on these standards.”
Michael Eddy, director of exterior affairs for Cedar LNG:
- “Cedar is the primary LNG facility on the planet that might be majority-Indigenous-owned, and it’s the biggest Indigenous-led infrastructure undertaking in Canada. . . .
- It’s a floating LNG facility, the primary of its form in North America. . . . The environmental footprint of this undertaking might be very gentle relative to different LNG initiatives. All the processing tools is on a facility that’s anchored to the marine terminal, in order that the precise terrestrial affect and footprint could be very small. . . .
- “The fuel is coming by way of by the Coastal GasLink pipeline that’s being constructed primarily for LNG Canada and so we’re minimizing the affect to the surroundings there. . . . Amongst present operators the GHG footprint of our undertaking is decrease than anyplace else on the planet.”
Ryan Owen, supervisor of initiatives for Pembina Pipeline Company, the Haisla Nation’s companion in Cedar LNG:
- “Its key parts, they’re very environmentally pleasant, and we’re attempting to cut back our adverse environmental affect on marine habitat, on something terrestrial, one more reason why we went with a floating LNG method. . . .
- “We’re attempting to attenuate our clearing. We’re issues like pipeline routing, optimization of transmission line, mooring design, marine terminal. . . . We’re simply attempting to ensure we’ve obtained the perfect of the perfect shifting ahead by the tip of the 12 months.”
Watch the total webinar at http://ow.ly/SBCb50NPXMb (The password: +7kD7&L4 )
The webinar additionally confirmed this video on Cedar: http://ow.ly/oRMw50NPW8m
LNG amongst BC Hydro’s challenges
The ability-grid capability in BC is on a collision course with electric-vehicle targets and new, expedited net-zero calls for for LNG amenities, writes Margareta Dovgal of Useful resource Works.
“BC’s new Power Motion Framework, for instance, would require new LNG export amenities to show they are going to be internet zero by 2030 – a objective maybe unattainable with out new hydro capability and transmission strains, particularly on the northern coast. . . .
“With LNG Canada contemplating Part Two, Woodfibre LNG promising to be the primary net-zero-emissions LNG export facility on the planet (by way of electrification and carbon offsets), FortisBC planning growth of its Tilbury plant and Port Edward LNG saying its proposed BC plant might be electrified, BC Hydro might quickly discover itself unable to maintain up with electrification demand.”
Indigenous clean-energy information
- Citing risk to birds, Alberta rejects big Foothills photo voltaic farm by which Chilly Lake First Nations is a companion: http://ow.ly/goW250NPSS8
- Indigenous-led group goals to construct solar-powered facility in BC that can operate as a coaching centre for First Nations: http://ow.ly/pSbo50NPTyG
- BC doubles funding to assist distant First Nations communities get off diesel energy, or not less than scale back its use: http://ow.ly/wouL50NRtkv
- ‘First Nations should have an lively management function and an fairness stake in clear vitality initiatives.’ — Henvey Inlet First Nation (Ontario): http://ow.ly/hOLV50NI9Z3
- From Indigenous Clear Power: The federal funds offers important alternatives for Indigenous communities and clean-energy initiatives: https://t.co/NQff68HhxV
- Kanaka Bar Indian Band in BC is rising its photo voltaic and battery storage capability: http://ow.ly/bKka50NPUr8
- Manitoba funds coaching for First Nations members in ground-source heat-pump set up and upkeep: http://ow.ly/3lKH50NPUsy
- The 20/20 Catalysts Program from Indigenous Clear Power gives free sensible and utilized studying about renewable vitality and initiatives. It begins in Might. Functions open quickly: http://ow.ly/pvCS50NMjoe
- Suggestions for an Indigenous-led clean-energy future in Canada, from Setting Journal: http://ow.ly/fWFj50NNuI7
- ‘The rise of Indigenous environmentalism is a profoundly necessary and largely quiet revolution.’ http://ow.ly/XoGR50NPRMZ
- Weighing nuclear energy choices for First Nations: http://ow.ly/o0uo50NMnnE
ALSO IN THE NEWS
- Surrey Board of Commerce calls on governments to convey LNG initiatives on-line in a well timed method, and to cut back allowing wait-times and approvals by 20-30%: http://ow.ly/i8hY50NRRFC
- Canadian LNG has its alternative of three fundamental paths in international local weather/vitality transition. The best is constructing a West Coast pure gas-hub, says this report: http://ow.ly/CaMB50NS3JH
- An LNG undertaking in Alaska might match BC’s aggressive ‘pure benefits’ in LNG exports: http://ow.ly/GQhi50NNXIe
- At LNG Canada, new infrastructure corresponding to flaring stacks will change into more and more seen. Be taught extra (with video): http://ow.ly/U94050NOntM
- How Woodfibre LNG goals to achieve net-zero by way of expertise, engineering, and carbon-credit agreements: http://ow.ly/5Q6u50NPckl
- FortisBC wins BC approval to speculate greater than $155 million in conservation and energy-efficiency packages: http://ow.ly/fpBW50NK62U
- Nation2Nation’s ‘She Leads’ ladies’s gathering comes up Might 25-26 at Smithers BC. The Alliance is a sponsor. Data/register: http://ow.ly/AFTx50NCaVX
- Canada Gasoline and LNG Exhibition and Convention, Might Sep 11, Vancouver: http://ow.ly/YxcZ50LjFM1
- The Ahead Summit 2023, Might 17-18, Gray Eagle Resort & On line casino close to Calgary. Registration: http://ow.ly/Q8ZV50K7FYb (Notice that there’s an Indigenous low cost.)
- The Worldwide Gasoline Analysis Convention, Might 13-16. Our Karen Ogen is on the nationwide organizing committee. Convention web site: https://igrc2024.org/
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(Posted right here 30 April 2023)