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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.

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.

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 expansion

By Julia Kilpatrick, Équiterre

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.

P.J. Partington, climate policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to Environment Canada’s publication of Canada’s Emissions Trends 2013.

Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench has quashed a government decision not to allow the Pembina Institute and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association to participate in the regulatory review of a proposed oilsands project.

Pembian reacts to B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s comment that her government’s commitment to producing the "cleanest" liquefied natural gas in the world applies only to the liquefaction process.

P.J. Partington, climate policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to the release of the Summary for Policymakers of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group I, in Stockholm.

Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director of the Pembina Institute, has been named to Canada's 2014 Clean50 list, which recognizes Canadian leaders advancing sustainability and clean capitalism.

Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, responds to Auditor General Merwan Saher's commitment to undertake an audit of pipeline safety.

Sept. 10, 2013

Green energy more affordable than nuclear

Ontario government urged to review nuclear commitments in upcoming energy plan

By Tim Weis, Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Bernard Rudny

Ontario’s next long-term energy plan would better serve electricity ratepayers if it did not include new nuclear reactors, says a new report from the Pembina Institute and Greenpeace.

Jennifer Grant, oilsands program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today concerning the release of the Alberta Wetland Policy.

Sept. 5, 2013

Pembina Institute takes province to court over right to speak at oilsands hearings

Government documents show precedent of province blocking Pembina’s participation in oilsands hearings because of critical analysis of government policies

The Pembina Institute was in court today appealing a Government of Alberta decision not to allow the energy policy think tank to participate in the regulatory review of a proposed in situ oilsands project, arguing the government broke provincial rules for public participation in the review of energy projects.

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