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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
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.
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.
Dec. 13, 2013 Pembina reacts to creation of Associate Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy in Alberta Province the first in Canada to establish cabinet role specific to renewables
The Pembina Institute welcomes Premier Redford’s creation of the role of Associate Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy and the appointment of Donna Kennedy-Glans to the position.
Dec. 2, 2013 Pembina reacts to Ontario's new long-term energy plan Province wisely invests in conservation and takes cautious approach to nuclear
Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy at the Pembina Institute, comments on Ontario’s new long-term energy plan.
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.
Sept. 10, 2013 Green energy more affordable than nuclear Ontario government urged to review nuclear commitments in upcoming energy plan
Ontario’s next long-term energy plan would better serve electricity ratepayers if it did not include new nuclear reactors, says a new report from the Pembina Institute and Greenpeace.
July 26, 2013 Albertans file few complaints about wind power: study
Albertans file very few complaints about wind power projects once those projects are operating, a new study by the Pembina Institute has found.
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 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.
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.
P.J. Partington, technical and policy analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s finalized climate change regulations for the coal-fired power sector.
This week the Pembina Institute is bringing Heidi Eijgel, an Alberta landowner with close to a decade of experience living next to wind turbines, on a speaking tour in Southern Ontario.
June 14, 2012 New report examines impacts of coal-fired power in Canada Pembina Institute study outlines pollution from coal-fired power in run up to Environment Canada’s pending coal regulations
Canada’s “cheap” coal power carries considerable hidden costs.
May 10, 2012 The Pembina Institute supports new multimedia series
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.
On the heels of government data showing that coal plants represent seven of the top ten sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution in Canada comes pressure for the government to weaken its coal-fired power regulations, the Pembina Institute has learned.
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.
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.
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.
Sept. 5, 2011 Pembina reacts to Ontario Liberal Party platform
Burda, Ontario Policy Director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the release of the Ontario Liberal Party's platform.
Tim Weis, Director of Renewable Energy and Efficiency, made the following statement in response to today's announcement by Environment Minister Peter Kent regarding federal regulations for greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired electricity.
Aug. 11, 2011 Pembina reacts to Ontario NDP green energy commitments
The Pembina Institute comments on the Ontario NDP's green energy commitments made in the party's Affordable Green Choices document.
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.
Cherise Burda, Ontario policy director for the Pembina Institute, responds to the Ontario government's announcement of support to kick-start the installation of electric car charging stations.
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.
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.
July 6, 2011 New study finds cancelling the Green Energy Act would have little effect on electricity prices in Ontario Modelling shows current renewable energy plans likely to have less impact on consumer electricity bills than uncertainty around future nuclear and natural gas prices
Ontario consumers would see virtually no relief from high electricity prices if the province cancelled its support for renewable energy under the Green Energy Act, according to new research released today by the Pembina Institute.
A new report explores opportunities for Ontario farmers to benefit from investments in renewable energy on their farms.
June 5, 2011 Federal government to backtrack on lighting efficiency plans Proposed delay would cost consumers more than $300 million
Natural Resources Canada is proposing to delay the phase out of conventional light bulbs by another two years, despite the fact that their own estimates show that this would cost consumers more than $300 million, increase greenhouse gas emissions by 13 million tonnes and result in 24 billion kilowatt hours of wasted electricity.
April 21, 2011 Environmental protection key to promoting strong economy, prosperous families and individual health: green leaders The top executives of Canada’s major environmental organizations send united Earth Day message to political leaders
The top executives of Canada's major environmental organizations are calling on all political leaders to take concrete and immediate action to address Canada's urgent environmental challenges.
Les directeurs des principaux groupes environnementaux du Canada demandent à tous les chefs politiques de prendre des actions concrètes et immédiates afin de s'attaquer aux enjeux environnementaux cruciaux du Canada.
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.
Cherise Burda, director of Ontario Energy Solutions for the Pembina Institute, responded to the Ontario government's announcement that coal-fired power production has been reduced by 90 per cent since 2003.
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.
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