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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...

Ed Whittingham — Sept. 10, 2013

Judging from the many conversations that unfolded on Twitter over the past few days, there appears to be a lot of confusion around how fee-for-service consulting works and why an organization like the Pembina Institute is committed to producing some of the best sustainability consulting services in the business. As our clients know, our consulting work is one of various approaches that support our mandate — to lead Canada’s transition to a clean energy future. 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...

Claire Beckstead — Feb. 12, 2013

A recent article in the Vancouver Sun raised questions about the costs and merits of a city-run pilot program to encourage homeowners to invest in energy efficiency, describing the program as having “bombed.” The program did have much lower uptake than expected; however, judging its success on this factor alone misses the bigger picture. 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 — 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...

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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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...

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...

Claire Beckstead — May 31, 2011

A new kind of loan program is waiting for approval from Vancouver city council today. If approved, some homeowners could have an new, affordable way to make their homes more energy efficient. 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...

Josha MacNab — Feb. 7, 2011

We've got good news! The local governments that sent a joint letter to the province calling for greener building standards have received a very positive response from Naomi Yamamoto, the minister of state for building code renewal. 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...

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...

Matt Horne — Dec. 8, 2010

British Columbia's proposed cap-and-trade system isn't likely to ever compete with the political drama that has gripped B.C. for the last month, but it is one of the not-so-sexy policy issues that will need to be sorted out once the turmoil subsides.

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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 — 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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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...

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