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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.
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.
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.
Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, responds to the results of the 2011 federal election.
Severson-Baker responds to Alberta's GHG compliance report.
April 18, 2011 Eco-survey 2011 shows voters what political parties would do to protect the environment Four parties respond to survey and one doesn’t
All but one of the main federal political parties have responded to a survey from four of Canada's leading environmental organizations, released today.
April 11, 2011 Réaction de l'Institut Pembina à la plateforme électorale du Bloc Québécois Pembina reacts to the Bloc Québécois election platform (English follows)
Clare Demerse de l'Institut Pembina a fait une déclaration en réponse à la plateforme électorale du Bloc Québécois.
The Pembina Institute's Clare Demerse made a statement in response to the Bloc Québécois Party's election
April 7, 2011 Pembina reacts to the Green Party platform
The Pembina Institute responds to the release of the Green Party's campaign platform.
April 3, 2011 Pembina reacts to Liberal Party election platform
The Pembina Institute's Clare Demerse responds to the release of the Liberal Party platform.
March 26, 2011 Federal election: Pembina Institute representatives available to comment Energy policy experts on call to provide analysis and commentary for media coverage of the 2011 federal election
Contact information for representatives of the Pembina Institute who will be available to comment on various issues related to energy and the environment during the 2011 federal election.
March 22, 2011 Pembina reacts to 2011 federal budget Budget ignores opportunities to create new jobs and compete in clean energy economy
Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy for the Pembina Institute, comments on the March 22 federal budget.
March 15, 2011 New report finds strong climate policies create jobs while reducing emissions Upcoming federal budget should increase support for renewable energy and efficiency programs, research suggests
Canada's governments could create more jobs by implementing strong climate policies than by maintaining the status quo, according to a new report on the effects of climate change policies on employment released today by the Pembina Institute.
Feb. 10, 2011 Pembina Reacts: B.C. mayors call for climate leadership from Liberal and NDP leadership candidates
Matt Horne, director of British Columbia Energy Solutions for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to eight B.C. mayors releasing an open letter to leadership candidates asking them to prioritize the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Jan. 28, 2011 Pembina Reacts: Genesee III coal power plant must deliver on promise to offset greenhouse gas emissions
"The Alberta Utilities Commission made the right decision by denying Capital Power's application to break its binding commitment to reduce greenhouse gas pollution associated with the Genesee III coal power plant."
Jan. 25, 2011 Pembina reacts to the new Canada-U.S. climate report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
Clare Demerse, associate director of the Pembina Institute's climate change program, responds to the release of the "Parallel Paths" report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
Sept. 13, 2010 B.C. on front line of electric vehicle revolution
In just 20 years, one in every three vehicles on British Columbia's roads could be electric, according to a primer released by the Pembina Institute today, coinciding with the start of a four-day electric vehicle conference in Vancouver.
June 24, 2010 Federal government out of step with leading thinkers on sustainability, climate and energy issues: survey
The federal government is out of step with leading thinkers on issues related to sustainability, energy and climate change, according to the results of a groundbreaking survey of more than 5,000 experts and government officials.
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