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With public hearings into a proposed oilsands mine expansion set to begin today, a coalition of environmental groups is calling on the joint federal-provincial review panel to reject the project.

By Matt Horne, Tom Pedersen

The carbon tax is motivating behaviour changes in British Columbians and many are supportive of further rate increases if revenue is invested in ways that align with their priorities, a new opinion poll has found.

When interim finance minister Shirley Bond moves into her office next week, she will find her desk piled with more than 1,500 letters from British Columbians encouraging her to recommit to climate leadership.

Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the release of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan.

By Matt Horne, Ian Bruce, James Glave, Guy Dauncey

The Better Future Fund initiative invites British Columbians to share ideas on how the proceeds from an expanded carbon tax could help their communities fight global warming.

P.J. Partington, a policy analyst with the Pembina Institute’s climate change program, responds to the release of Environment Canada’s 2012 emissions trends report

A comprehensive study released today outlines key policies that would help improve the livability of Ontario’s communities and reduce sprawl and traffic congestion.

July 16, 2012

Location Matters: Redefining living in the suburbs and the city

RBC/Pembina Institute study shows affordability and easy access to transit, work and services are a high priority in GTA neighbourhoods

The majority of Greater Toronto Area residents would prefer to live in a walkable and transit-accessible neighbourhood in the suburbs or the city that would better suit their day-to-day life, according to an RBC-Pembina Institute study.

Jennifer Grant, oilsands program director with Pembina Institute, made this statement in response to the joint Canada-Alberta update on oilsands monitoring.

June 25, 2012

Carbon tax is good for B.C. say business, environmental and community leaders

New study finds consensus across sectors on concern for climate change and need for climate policies such as a carbon tax

By Matt Horne, Ekaterina Petropavlova, P.J. Partington

A new study investigating a broad range of perspectives on British Columbia’s carbon tax shows that, across economic and social sectors, most think the policy has been positive for the province.

This week the Pembina Institute is bringing Heidi Eijgel, an Alberta landowner with close to a decade of experience living next to wind turbines, on a speaking tour in Southern Ontario.

May 30, 2012

New report presents solutions to manage economic downsides of oilsands development

Pembina Institute analysis identifies significant challenges for the Canadian economy if impacts of the oilsands boom are left unaddressed

In the Shadow of the Boom: How oilsands development is reshaping Canada’s economy reviews the extent to which oilsands production and exports are affecting Canada’s economy, and explores the longer-term economic implications of increased reliance on oilsands expansion to support economic growth and generate public revenue.

Matt Horne, director of the Pembina Institute' climate change program, made the following comments in response to the Quebec Environment Commissioner’s assessment of Quebec’s 2006-2012 climate change plan.

Chris Severson-Baker, Managing Director of the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to TransAlta’s announcement that the Pioneer Carbon Capture and Storage project will not proceed.

The Pembina Institute comments on Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver’s announcement that the federal government will weaken environmental oversight of resource development projects.

Matt Horne, director of the Pembina Institute’s climate change program, made the following statement in response to the release of British Columbia’s Natural Gas Strategy.

Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, comments on the new joint Canada-Alberta implementation plan for oilsands monitoring.

By David Suzuki Foundation, Pembina Institute, Tides Canada

In an open letter released today, 85 British Columbia business leaders call on the provincial government to reaffirm and strengthen its leadership on climate change.

In the most comprehensive assessment of Alberta’s climate change policies to date, a new report by the Pembina Institute concludes that Alberta’s current approach will deliver less than one third of the greenhouse gas reductions the Government of Alberta has committed to, but strengthening current policies could enable the province to meet its climate targets.

Responsible Action? An assessment of Alberta’s greenhouse gas policies provides a detailed evaluation of current regulations and financial incentives to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, and identifies key opportunities for the Government of Alberta to strengthen its approach to climate change.

Matt Horne, director of the Pembina Institute’s climate change program, made the following statement in response to the Quebec government finalizing their greenhouse gas cap-and-trade regulations.

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