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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.

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

By Tim Weis, Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Bernard Rudny

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.

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.

A comprehensive study released today outlines key policies that would help improve the livability of Ontario’s communities and reduce sprawl and traffic congestion.

July 16, 2012

Location Matters: Redefining living in the suburbs and the city

RBC/Pembina Institute study shows affordability and easy access to transit, work and services are a high priority in GTA neighbourhoods

The majority of Greater Toronto Area residents would prefer to live in a walkable and transit-accessible neighbourhood in the suburbs or the city that would better suit their day-to-day life, according to an RBC-Pembina Institute study.

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.

Tim Weis, director of the Pembina Institute’s renewable energy and efficiency policy program, made the following comments in response to Ontario’s feed-in tariff review.

Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy at the Pembina Institute, will be available to comment Monday on a joint announcement by the federal government and the province of Nova Scotia on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

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.

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

Cherise Burda, Ontario Policy Director at the Pembina Institute, comments on the release of the Ontario Liberal Party's platform.

The Pembina Institute comments on the Ontario NDP's green energy commitments made in the party's Affordable Green Choices document.

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

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.

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.

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