For the past few weeks, buses in Canada's third-largest city have greeted passengers with massive advertisements pushing misleading information about the climate impacts of the country's natural gas industry.
Gas companies in two of Canada's largest provinces are relying on reports with erroneous numbers and deleted information that make natural gas appear more sustainable and cost-effective than it actually is.
One of Canada's largest biodigesters is taking shape in a field outside High River, Alta., raising with it a growing global debate over natural gas, cattle farming and greenwashing The project will house a machine that transforms organic matter like cow manure or food waste into biomethane gas.
Edgar (Eddie) Dearden skips the small talk when he meets someone new, instead starting the conversation by asking them if they "know what natural gas is." The question is the centrepiece of his self-appointed quest to fight the fossil fuel industry's insidious disinformation campaign painting natural gas as a climate solution.
Do you love your cozy gas fireplace and uber-sexy gas stove, but are tired of feeling guilty about all that climate pollution frying your kid's future? Has Barry Saxifrage got great news for you. Wink, wink.
Each time Tim Crossin turns on his gas fireplace to heat the modest home he shares with his partner, the avowed environmentalist "assuages" his climate guilt with a reminder that he is paying a premium for so-called "renewable" natural gas.