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Stephen Harper will be the only G-7 leader to arrive in Copenhagen without a major national program to support renewable power.  New data from Natural Resources Canada reveal that the federal government's support for renewables will effectively end as of January 2010.

Alberta's growing demand for electricity can be entirely met by tapping into the province's vast renewable energy resources, creating new jobs and opportunities in the clean energy industries of the future.

Oct. 21, 2011

Alberta court denies Maxim coal plant challenge

Contentious expansion project to go-ahead

An Alberta court has rejected Ecojustice's challenge, launched on behalf of the Pembina Institute, of the Alberta Utilities Commission's (AUC) approval of a controversial coal-fired power plant expansion.

May 2, 2008

Alberta Industry Fails to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Government's approach delivers under half the targeted reductions

On April 30 the Government of Alberta announced the results of the first year of its targets to reduce industrial greenhouse gas "intensity." The preliminary results indicate that only about half of the mandatory reductions were actually achieved.

Aug. 2, 2011

Alberta Utilities Commission faces court challenge over approval of Milner coal plant expansion

Failure to hold public hearing, expedited approval sparks lawsuit

Ecojustice and the Pembina Institute are taking the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to court over its decision to grant Maxim Power Corp.'s coal plant expansion interim approval without a public hearing.

Aug. 10, 2011

Alberta Utilities Commission fails to protect public interest with final coal plant approval

Approval weakens standards for greenhouse gas pollution in Alberta and could undermine upcoming federal coal regulations

Today's final decision by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to approve a coal plant expansion proposed by Maxim Power Corp. represents a serious failure by the AUC to safeguard the public interest that could undermine upcoming federal greenhouse gas regulations, according to two of Canada's leading environmental groups.

Albertans have in a very strong interest in home energy efficiency and support an updated provincial building code that includes stronger energy efficiency standards for new homes.

Far from showing leadership, the Alberta government's new climate change proposals will allow emissions to increase and shift an unfair burden to taxpayers, the Pembina Institute said today.

Environmental groups are condemning the approval of the Total Joslyn North Mine project, which fails to meet legal requirements for cumulative impacts assessment and ignores growing concerns about lack of government oversight and monitoring.

A coalition of more than 16 environmental groups from across British Columbia welcomed the introduction of the province’s landmark carbon tax into the Legislature today.

Making key improvements to personal transportation policies would result in greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to taking one million vehicles off the road and also reduce driving time for commuters, according to a new report by the Pembina Institute.

By Karen Campbell, Living Oceans Society, Forest Ethics

Living Oceans Society, the Pembina Institute, and ForestEthics are calling on the federal government to significantly strengthen the proposed environmental assessment for the proposed Enbridge Gateway Pipeline.

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.

A new poll explores British Columbians' opinons about the carbon tax.

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.

Today 113 business leaders released a letter encouraging Liberal and NDP leadership candidates to chart the next steps in the B.C.'s move toward a low-carbon economy.

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.

Feb. 20, 2008

Canada's Climate Coalition Applauds B.C. Budget

B.C. price on carbon pollution helps fill void left by federal inaction

Climate Action Network Canada, a coalition of more than 50 organizations from across the country, applauds Premier Campbell's decision to put a price on carbon pollution.

Feb. 26, 2008

Candidates' Perspectives on Oilsands Compared with Albertan's Views

Pembina releases results of all-candidate oilsands survey

 Today, the Pembina Institute released the results of an all-candidate survey about oilsands development.

Today, the Pembina Institute released a new report outlining how a cap and trade system, if designed right, could help reduce the pollution that causes global warming from British Columbia's largest emitters.

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