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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.
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.
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
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:
New poll results show that 76 per cent of Albertans support the Government of Alberta requiring stronger greenhouse gas performance regulations for industrial facilities.
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.
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.
An assessment of climate change issues in political platforms reveals clear distinctions between British Columbia’s four major parties. The assessment looks at the following four election issues with implications for climate change and the province’s ability to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets: liquefied natural gas (LNG), oil pipelines, the carbon tax and green jobs.
Matt Horne, climate change program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to the British Columbia NDP’s promise to broaden the provincial carbon tax, if elected.
Matt Horne, climate change program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to Premier Christy Clark’s promise to freeze the province’s carbon tax for five years if elected.
April 2, 2013 New report outlines criteria for effective greenhouse gas regulations on Canada's oil and gas sector Forthcoming federal rules a make-or-break moment for Canada’s 2020 climate target
New recommendations released today by the Pembina Institute set the bar for forthcoming federal greenhouse gas regulations by showing what’s needed from the oil and gas sector to get Canada on track to hit its national climate target.
April 2, 2013 Un nouveau rapport définit les critères pour l’élaboration d’une réglementation efficace sur les GES dans le secteur du pétrole et du gaz au Canada La réglementation fédérale à venir aura des conséquences déterminantes sur l’atteinte de l’objectif de 2020
Le gouvernement fédéral a annoncé qu’il publierait avant l’été la réglementation destinée à limiter les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES) dans le cadre du processus de production et de traitement du pétrole et du gaz au Canada.
March 7, 2013 Groups team up for a better future Urge would-be provincial leaders to recommit to B.C. climate leadership
British Columbia’s next government can help secure a better future by reforming the carbon tax and investing a portion of the resulting revenue in energy efficiency, innovation, public transit, and other community solutions to climate change.
Feb. 25, 2013 New report shows path to better oilsands, climate accountability for Alberta and Canada
As Canada faces increasing scrutiny of the weak climate change policy for oilsands development, a new report illustrates how the Alberta and federal governments can better manage those emissions and improve the country’s international reputation.
Jan. 22, 2013 Report shows federal policy, access to capital major barriers to Canadian clean energy industry New Pembina Institute analysis includes detailed interviews with more than 20 leading clean energy entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors and academics
Canada’s clean technology sector is a major driver of job growth and innovation, and could be worth $60 billion by 2020 barring current federal policy and financing barriers, says a new report by the Pembina Institute.
Oct. 19, 2012 British Columbians willing to pay more carbon tax: poll
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.
Aug. 16, 2012 British Columbians Imagine a Better Future
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.
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
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.
May 2, 2012 Pembina reacts to Quebec Environment Commissioner's assessment of Quebec's 2006-2012 climate change plan
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.
April 26, 2012 Pembina reacts to announcement that Pioneer Carbon Capture and Storage project will not proceed
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nov. 28, 2011 Pembina Institute representatives available for comment on UN climate change conference in Durban
The Pembina Institute will be monitoring the conference from Canada and will be available for comment on general developments.
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.
Representatives of the Pembina Institute comment on new reports from the federal environment commissioner, concerning Canada's record on climate action and oilsands environmental issues.
Sept. 20, 2011 New analysis compares Ontario election promises on clean energy, climate action and sustainable transportation
A detailed platform analysis released today by the Pembina Institute compares the commitments the Ontario Liberal, NDP and Progressive Conservative parties have made on a range of sustainable energy priorities.
The analysis looks at where the parties stand on issues such as investing in renewable power generation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating incentives for energy conservation and expanding transit systems.
The Pembina Institute responds to the statement and action plan on devleoping a national energy framework released at the conclusion of the 2011 Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference in Kananaskis, Alberta.
Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, will attend the open session on developing a national energy framework at the Canadian Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference in Kananaskis, Alta., and will be available to comment on the ministers' discussion and the outcome of the conference.
July 14, 2011 Is natural gas a climate change solution for Canada? New report finds numerous problems with push to expand natural gas production
Some common government and industry assumptions about the role of natural gas in combating climate change do not hold up to scrutiny, according to an in-depth study released today by the David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute.
July 14, 2011 Le gaz naturel est-il une bonne solution pour contrer le changement climatique au Canada? Une nouvelle étude révèle de nombreux problèmes quant à l’expansion de la production de gaz naturel
Certaines des hypothèses avancées par les gouvernements et l'industrie à propos du rôle du gaz naturel dans la lutte aux changements climatiques ne tiennent pas la route selon une étude minutieuse publiée aujourd'hui par la Fondation David Suzuki et l'Institut Pembina.
June 30, 2011 British Columbians support the carbon tax: poll
A new poll explores British Columbians' opinons about the carbon tax.
June 24, 2011 Pembina reacts to Government of Alberta decision to provide bonus credits for carbon capture and storage offsets
The Pembina Institute's Chris Severson-Baker resonded to the Alberta Government's announcement of bonus credits in the province's offset system for select carbon capture and storage projects.
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