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Tim Weis — March 4, 2010

We must be close to a turning point in investing in the environment, because the budget tabled today couldn't do much less. Read more...

Josha MacNab — Oct. 6, 2010

At last week's convention of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, John Yap, B.C.'s Minister of State for Climate Action, announced that the provincial government is developing new offset guidelines to help local governments meet their carbon neutral commitments. While all the details have yet to be hammered out, initial indications are that these guidelines may see substandard offset projects being counted toward carbon neutrality. Now is the time to ensure that these guidelines adhere to the highest possible standards, or we risk losing the integrity of B.C.'s carbon neutral commitment. Read more...

Claire Beckstead — Sept. 14, 2011

Many people talk a good line when it comes to taking action on climate change. But this week Dawson Creek, a city of 12,000 people in northern B.C., has decided to put its money where its mouth is.

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Josha MacNab — Oct. 21, 2010

You've heard talk of the "green economy," but what does it really mean? Sometimes it's hard to put your finger on it. That's why we're releasing a series of fact sheets that help to paint a picture of what the green economy looks like for British Columbians.

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Josha MacNab — Sept. 20, 2013

We’ve always known that British Columbia has great ideas when it comes to taking action on climate change, but it’s nice to know that other people are paying attention. Read more...

Ellen Pond — Sept. 13, 2013

Time and time again, municipal governments have shown leadership and innovation on climate action. We know that they can and must play an important role in advancing our climate targets. But are we helping them to lead? Read more...

Matt Horne — Nov. 3, 2010

While yesterday's U.S. mid-term elections didn't do much to improve the short-term prospects of U.S. federal action on climate change, California offered some refreshingly positive news that should be a boon for state and provincial action in both countries. Read more...

Matt Horne — Oct. 22, 2010

If you show up at the landfill with a truck full of garbage, you have to pay to dump it. But if you pump pollution into the atmosphere, most Canadian jurisdictions provide a free dumping ground. Read more...

Josha MacNab — Sept. 20, 2012

While leadership at all political levels is critical to prevent the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, cities and towns are often the places where the rubber hits the road on climate action. Read more...

Jesse Row — Dec. 20, 2010

If you're buying a new home in Alberta, there's a good chance that very same home wouldn't be allowed on the market in Ontario. Read more...

Alison Bailie — March 28, 2013

On Tuesday morning the government of British Columbia extended their Clean Energy Vehicles program. This means for at least the next year, residents of B.C. will continue to receive an incentive of up to $5,000 when purchasing an electric vehicle. Here are five more ideas for British Columbia to support the transition to more electric transportation.  Read more...

Josha MacNab — Dec. 13, 2010

Eight local governments have called on the province to consider improving energy efficiency and renewable energy standards for homes and buildings in a letter to the B.C. government. Read more...

Tim Weis — Jan. 18, 2010

A new wind farm approved recently for east-central Alberta will not only be the province's largest, but will also be one of the last to benefit from federal support through the depleted ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program. Read more...

Peggy Holroyd — July 5, 2011

Geothermal energy generates about 10,000 megawatts of the world's electricity, enough to power 10 million homes. But in a world on fire, Sarah McLachlan and the folks at the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association would like to see this number increase dramatically. Read more...

Jesse Row — Feb. 1, 2012

Recently, Calgary City Council voted overwhelmingly in favour of adopting its first citywide greenhouse gas plan. The plan aims to reduce the city’s emissions by 20 per cent by 2020, and 80 per cent by 2050, below 2005 levels and I’m thrilled to say that the Pembina Institute’s community services consulting group helped to write it. Read more...

Benjamin Thibault — Feb. 25, 2011

At a time when higher-level governments seem unable or unwilling to make progress toward sustainable economies, cities and municipalities are pushing the envelope on reneweble energy. Read more...

Tim Weis — March 11, 2010

When President Obama came to Ottawa last year, one of the few items that was agreed upon was to engage in a so-called "Clean Energy Dialogue". Looking at the budgets that the governments on both sides of the border have released since then, it appears as though our American friends have a lot more to talk about. Read more...

Tim Weis — Oct. 18, 2010

This Pembina Institute has produced the Landowners' Guide to Wind Energy in Alberta to help landowners learn about and get involved with wind energy. Read more...

Josha MacNab — June 24, 2011

This week, a new provincial regulation came into effect that will make it easier for some families to install solar hot water systems in B.C. Read more...

Tim Weis — Dec. 21, 2009

wind turbineI just got back from Halifax, Nova Scotia where I participated in the 4th and final public consultation on renewable energy. The new government has set an ambitious goal of achieving 25% of their electricity from renewable sources by the year 2015. Read more...

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