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Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director of the Pembina Institute, has been named to Canada's 2014 Clean50 list, which recognizes Canadian leaders advancing sustainability and clean capitalism.

Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the release of the joint review panel decision report on the proposed Shell Jackpine Mine Expansion.

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.

The Oil Sands Environmental Coalition (OSEC) — comprised of the Pembina Institute, the Alberta Wilderness Association and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association, and represented by Ecojustice — will present evidence this week that clearly demonstrates that the Shell Jackpine mine expansion is not in the public interest.

This week marks the launch of a new multimedia series, Green Energy Futures. With 80 episodes planned over the next two years, this multimedia web channel is designed to help Canadians understand and embrace clean energy.

By Ecojustice

The fight to save woodland caribou herds threatened by oilsands development in northeastern Alberta is headed to Federal Court for the second time. Ecojustice, on behalf of the Pembina Institute and Alberta Wilderness Association, filed an application in the Federal Court today, seeking a court order to force Environment Minister Peter Kent to recommend emergency protection for the caribou and the habitat they need in order to survive.

Ed Whittingham and Marlo Raynolds have been named to Canada's 2012 Clean50 list.

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.

July 14, 2011

Is natural gas a climate change solution for Canada?

New report finds numerous problems with push to expand natural gas production

By David Suzuki Foundation, Pembina Institute

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

By David Suzuki Foundation, Pembina Institute

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.

Chris Severson-Baker responds to Alberta's GHG compliance report.

Oct. 25, 2010

Un Prix pour le premier ministre du Manitoba et les Premières Nations : protection de la forêt boréale

Les organisations écologistes du Canada décernent leur tout premier Prix de leadership écologiste pour souligner le projet d’inscription du site Pimachiowin Aki au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO

Les dirigeants des principales organisations écologistes du Canada remettront ce soir leur Prix de leadership écologiste au premier ministre du Manitoba, Greg Selinger, et à l'organisme Pimachiowin Aki Corporation. Le prix est décerné en reconnaissance du travail accompli par les récipiendaires pour faire inscrire le site Pimachiowin Aki au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO.

Cherise Burda says Canada is taking an "America Lite" approach with the announcement of new federal vehicle emissions regulations. While Canada's regulations match the U.S. requirements for passenger vehiclees, Canada is not matching the level of federal support that the Obama administration has announced for public transit and vehicle efficiency.

The Pembina Institute, today released a case study compendium and hosted a forum on innovative partnerships between unlikely allies who help make resource development sustainable.

An innovative new program to help small-and medium-sized businesses shrink their carbon footprint kicks off in Vancouver today.

The Pembina Institute and Pollution Probe today released a new report Defining Corporate Environmental Responsibility: Canadian ENGO Perspectives that contains a comprehensive view of the environmental community's expectations of companies that claim to be environmentally responsible.

Four of Canada's largest oil and gas producers are announcing today the results of a pilot campaign to get their employees to take action to reduce their personal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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