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Given Canada’s history of setting climate targets while failing to implement regulations to meet them, today’s announcement doesn’t mean much without a credible plan of action to back it up.
Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, comments in response to the outcome of the Alberta election.
April 30, 2015 Five ways to build better neighbourhoods in the GTA New report identifies barriers to creating walkable, affordable and transit-connected homes for families
Five simple changes to development rules could help increase the supply of family-friendly mid-rise homes in the Greater Toronto Area, according to a new report from the Pembina Institute and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association.
April 24, 2015 New map shows clean energy jobs across British Columbia Interactive map allows users to explore over 14,000 jobs from renewable energy projects across B.C.
The Pembina Institute’s new interactive B.C. Clean Energy Jobs Map quantifies the number of jobs in the clean energy sector and pinpoints where renewable energy projects are located in the province.
Pembina's oilsands director reacts to new GHG emissions numbers released by Environment Canada.
April 14, 2015 Energy East pipeline poses climate challenge for premiers New report shows how success of multi-province energy strategy depends on addressing oilsands expansion plans, including west-to-east pipeline
As Canada’s premiers meet in Quebec City to discuss climate change, a new report from the Pembina Institute outlines key considerations and challenges for provincial discussions of a Canadian Energy Strategy.
Les premiers ministres provinciaux se rencontrent à Québec pour discuter de différentes questions relatives aux changements climatiques. C’est dans ce contexte que l’Institut Pembina a publié un nouveau rapport qui souligne les défis et les éléments clés dont les provinces devront tenir compte dans le cadre de leurs discussions d’une Stratégie canadienne de l’énergie.
Matt Horne, B.C. Associate Director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to Premier Christy Clark’s announcement that the province will be developing Climate Action Plan 2.0.
April 13, 2015 Pembina reacts to Ontario’s cap-and-trade announcement
Statement by Cherise Burda, Ontario Director at the Pembina Institute, in response to Ontario's announcement that it will adopt a cap-and-trade system.
March 13, 2015 Government plan fails to protect lower Athabasca River when most needed New water management framework leaves river exposed to unacceptable risk
The lower Athabasca River will continue to be exposed to significant risks under the Surface Water Quantity Management Framework released today by the Government of Alberta.
Erin Flanagan, analyst at the Pembina Institute, responds to the Government of Alberta’s new Tailings Management Framework for Mineable Oilsands.
Pembina reacts to last week’s Conference Board of Canada study of the economic impact of investments by Alberta's Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation.
Feb. 6, 2015 Pembina reacts to Trudeau’s carbon pricing framework
Statement by Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, in response to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau outlining his party’s proposed carbon pricing framework.
Jan. 21, 2015 Location matters: Adding up the full costs of home options New research from RBC and the Pembina Institute reveals the impact of transportation costs on homebuying decisions
Homebuyers may find that their options look very different once transportation costs are factored in, according to a new report from RBC and the Pembina Institute.
Chris Severson-Baker, managing director of the Pembina Institute, responds to the Government of Alberta’s announcement that its climate change regulations are being extended.
Nov. 12, 2014 Pembina reacts to U.S.-China climate announcement
Statement in response to a resolution in Quebec's national assembly on the proposed Energy East pipeline
Analysis finds stronger climate policies needed to encourage a switch away from coal use, and a reduced role for natural gas in a carbon-constrained world
Matt Horne, B.C. Associate Regional Director for the Pembina Institute, made the following comments following the tabling of B.C.’s legislation to limit carbon pollution from liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals:
Oct. 7, 2014 Pembina reacts to European fuel directive
Statement in response to the European Commission’s proposed Fuel Quality Directive.
Sept. 24, 2014 GTA homebuyers prefer accessibility to size New report shows that homebuyers prefer neighbourhoods where you don’t always need a car
Most homebuyers in the Greater Toronto Area want to live in neighbourhoods where they are less dependent on a car, even if that means opting for a smaller home, according to a new survey from RBC and the Pembina Institute.
Sept. 5, 2014 Fast Cities: Comparing transit across Canada New report analyzes rapid transit investment in Canada’s five largest cities
Toronto has fallen behind Canada’s other major cities in terms of rapid transit infrastructure, according to a report reviewing the state of transit investment in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa.
Aug. 14, 2014 Pembina reacts to Alberta report on oilsands air pollution Government of Alberta report shows many air quality trigger levels near the oilsands have been exceeded
Amin Asadollahi, oilsands program director at the Pembina Institute, comments in response to the release of a Status of Management Response report for the Lower Athabasca Region, which shows evidence that air quality triggers in northeastern Alberta have been exceeded.
Statement in response to a technical review released by the Alberta Energy Regulator, looking at the causes of bitumen flowing to the surface at Canadian Natural Resources Limited’s Primrose oilsands facility.
Erin Flanagan, analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Canadian federal government’s final decision on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
June 2, 2014 Pembina reacts to U.S. plan to cut pollution from power plants U.S. action in sharp contrast with Canada’s ongoing failure to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas sector
Simon Dyer, senior spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, responds to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement today of a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution from coal-fired power plants.
May 28, 2014 Alberta has the “Power to Change” its reliance on coal: report New analysis finds renewable electricity ultimately cheaper than over-reliance on fossil fuels
Within 20 years, Alberta has the potential to drastically reduce its over-reliance on fossil fuels for power generation and replace it with renewable energy sources such as wind, sun, biomass, hydro and geothermal energy, according to a new report released today by Clean Energy Canada and the Pembina Institute.
New poll results show that 76 per cent of Albertans support the Government of Alberta requiring stronger greenhouse gas performance regulations for industrial facilities.
April 24, 2014 Poll: British Columbians ready to shift away from fossil fuels Seven in ten see economic opportunity in developing cleaner sources of energy
New polling research reveals that British Columbians want the province to produce, use and export fewer fossil fuels and embrace cleaner sources of energy instead.
April 16, 2014 Pembina reacts to Alberta Energy Regulator's response to recommendations from the Peace River oilsands emissions hearing
Statement related to the Alberta Energy Regulator’s announcement that it would deliver on all recommendations made in response to a public investigation into emissions from oilsands development in the Peace River region.
March 6, 2014 Pembina reacts to CNRL's application to resume oilsands operations while bitumen continues to leak near Cold Lake, Alberta
Erin Flanagan, Analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s (CNRL) application to resume steaming operations near areas experiencing on-going bitumen-emulsion releases.
Feb. 6, 2014 Energy East: new report assesses pipeline's climate impact Proposed west-to-east pipeline would have major environmental ramifications
The proposed Energy East pipeline would enable a significant increase in Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the first public estimate of the west-to-east pipeline’s upstream climate impact.
Feb. 6, 2014 Énergie Est : un nouveau rapport évalue l'impact de l'oléoduc sur le climat Le projet d’oléoduc ouest-est aurait des répercussions majeures sur l’environnement
Le projet d’oléoduc Énergie Est entraînerait une augmentation importante des émissions de gaz à effet de serre générées au Canada, selon la première évaluation publique portant sur les conséquences en amont de la mise en place de l’oléoduc ouest-est et les effets sur le climat.
Comments made in response to the release of the U.S. State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL pipeline proposal.
Dec. 19, 2013 Pembina reacts to review panel recommendation on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline
Pembina Institute response to the joint review panel’s recommendation for approval, with conditions, of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
Dec. 13, 2013 Pembina reacts to creation of Associate Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy in Alberta Province the first in Canada to establish cabinet role specific to renewables
The Pembina Institute welcomes Premier Redford’s creation of the role of Associate Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy and the appointment of Donna Kennedy-Glans to the position.
Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, responds to the release of the federal government’s decision statement for the Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion project.
Dec. 2, 2013 Homebuyers priced out of prime locations in GTA Lack of single-family homes in established neighbourhoods key regional factor driving up GTA home prices: new report
Home prices in the Greater Toronto Area continue to rise, in part because of the limited supply of single-family homes in established neighbourhoods, according to Priced Out, a new report researched and written by the Pembina Institute and co-published by RBC.
Dec. 2, 2013 Pembina reacts to Ontario's new long-term energy plan Province wisely invests in conservation and takes cautious approach to nuclear
Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy at the Pembina Institute, comments on Ontario’s new long-term energy plan.
Nov. 13, 2013 Oilsands boom brings economic risks: report Governments should do more to mitigate risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands
The rapid pace of oilsands development is creating economic risks and regional disparities that need to be addressed, according to a new report released today by the Pembina Institute and Équiterre.
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