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Ben Parfitt

Ben Parfitt is a resource policy analyst with the B.C. office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Opinion | BY BEN PARFITT | June 16, 2021
The considerable carbon debits associated with wildfires, logging, and wood pellet burning are left largely unaddressed by Ottawa, casting serious doubts on claims that planting two billion trees will lower Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, writes Ben Parfitt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BEN PARFITT | June 16, 2021
Opinion | BY BEN PARFITT | June 16, 2021
The considerable carbon debits associated with wildfires, logging, and wood pellet burning are left largely unaddressed by Ottawa, casting serious doubts on claims that planting two billion trees will lower Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, writes Ben Parfitt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BEN PARFITT | December 9, 2020
A tree logged and turned immediately into pellets is a very different thing from a tree logged and turned into boards that then frame a house, writes Ben Parfitt. Unsplash photograph by Markus Spiske
Opinion | BY BEN PARFITT | December 9, 2020
Opinion | BY BEN PARFITT | December 9, 2020
A tree logged and turned immediately into pellets is a very different thing from a tree logged and turned into boards that then frame a house, writes Ben Parfitt. Unsplash photograph by Markus Spiske
Opinion | BY BEN PARFITT | December 2, 2019
Opinion | BY BEN PARFITT | December 2, 2019
Opinion | BY BEN PARFITT | December 2, 2019
Opinion | BY BEN PARFITT | March 25, 2019
Many emissions from Canadian forests are attributed to 'slash burning,' where forest companies deliberately burn the waste wood littering the ground after logging. These emissions are significant enough that in British Columbia, the environment minister is mandated to extend the province’s carbon tax to such operations, writes Ben Parfitt. Photograph courtesy Pixabay
Opinion | BY BEN PARFITT | March 25, 2019
Opinion | BY BEN PARFITT | March 25, 2019
Many emissions from Canadian forests are attributed to 'slash burning,' where forest companies deliberately burn the waste wood littering the ground after logging. These emissions are significant enough that in British Columbia, the environment minister is mandated to extend the province’s carbon tax to such operations, writes Ben Parfitt. Photograph courtesy Pixabay