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Given Canada’s history of setting climate targets while failing to implement regulations to meet them, today’s announcement doesn’t mean much without a credible plan of action to back it up.
Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, comments in response to the outcome of the Alberta election.
April 24, 2015 New map shows clean energy jobs across British Columbia Interactive map allows users to explore over 14,000 jobs from renewable energy projects across B.C.
The Pembina Institute’s new interactive B.C. Clean Energy Jobs Map quantifies the number of jobs in the clean energy sector and pinpoints where renewable energy projects are located in the province.
Pembina's oilsands director reacts to new GHG emissions numbers released by Environment Canada.
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.
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
Statement in response to a resolution in Quebec's national assembly on the proposed Energy East pipeline
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 22, 2013 Pembina reacts to BC NDP leader Adrian Dix's opposition to Kinder Morgan's proposal to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline
Matt Horne, climate change program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to BC NDP leader Adrian Dix’s opposition to Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline.
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 26, 2013 New report shows health and climate impacts from coal power cost Alberta millions Health and environment groups urge Alberta to go beyond weak federal rules for climate pollution from coal power and to implement a provincial renewable energy policy
The health impact costs associated with burning coal for electricity in Alberta are close to $300 million annually according to a new report released today by a coalition of Canadian health and environmental groups.
March 21, 2013 Pembina reacts to release of the 2013 federal budget
Statement by the Pembina Institute on the 2013 federal budget.
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.
P.J. Partington, climate policy analyst with the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement today of final regulations for heavy-duty vehicles.
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.
Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy at the Pembina Institute, responds to Ontario’s announcement that it will phase out its existing coal plants by 2013, one year earlier than expected.
Nov. 26, 2012 Pembina Institute representatives available for comment on UN climate change conference in Doha
The Pembina Institute will be monitoring the 18th annual United Nations Conference of the Parties from Canada and will be available for comment on general developments in the negotiations and Canada’s role in those developments.
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.
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