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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 Insitute, 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.
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.
Oct. 24, 2013 Pembina reacts to Environment Canada's projections for national greenhouse gas emissions
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.
Oct. 2, 2013 Court rules Alberta improperly excluded Pembina Institute from oilsands regulatory process
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.
Sept. 27, 2013 Pembina reacts to major climate science report
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.
Sept. 19, 2013 Pembina Ontario director among Canada's 2014 Clean50 leaders
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
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.
Sept. 10, 2013 Pembina reacts to the release of the Alberta Wetland Policy
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 hearing
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.
July 26, 2013 Albertans file few complaints about wind power: study
Albertans file very few complaints about wind power projects once those projects are operating, a new study by the Pembina Institute has found.
June 25, 2013 Pembina reacts to Obama's new climate plan
Pembina Institute responds to President Obama’s speech announcing his climate action plan.
June 24, 2013 New analysis shows that weak oil and gas regulations would paint Ottawa into a corner for its climate target
With the federal government’s latest deadline to announce greenhouse gas regulations for the oil and gas sector just a week away, new analysis from the Pembina Institute highlights the consequences of adopting a weaker-than-required approach to this high-profile industry.
Nathan Lemphers, senior policy analyst with the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to British Columbia’s final written argument to the Northern Gateway Panel.
May 27, 2013 Pembina reacts to Metrolinx investment strategy
Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the the transit investment strategy announced by Metrolinx.
May 2, 2013 Pembina reacts to release of 2013 Ontario budget
Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the release of the 2013 Ontario provincial budget.
April 29, 2013 Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released
Two years after the Pembina Institute outlined 19 steps toward responsible oilsands development in a report entitled Solving the Puzzle, very little progress has been made on the recommended policy improvements, according to an update released by the Institute today.
April 24, 2013 Commuters turning to zombies throughout Toronto region: video Experts fear congestion could lead to full-scale “gridlockalypse”
Video footage released today by the Pembina Institute suggests there are zombies commuting in the greater Toronto region. The video shows the zombies waiting for the bus for up to 45 minutes in communities underserved by transit, while others appear to be trapped in gridlock on the region’s congested highways.
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