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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.
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.
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.
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.
March 22, 2012 Pembina reacts to Ontario's feed-in tariff review
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.
March 19, 2012 Pembina Institute available to comment on joint announcement between Nova Scotia and Government of Canada
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.
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.
Ed Whittingham and Marlo Raynolds have been named to Canada's 2012 Clean50 list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, responds to the results of the 2011 federal election.
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.
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 10, 2011 Pembina reacts to New Democratic Party platform
Pembina Institute spokesperson Clare Demerse responded to today's release of the New Democratic Party's election platform.
April 8, 2011 Pembina reacts to Conservative Party platform
Ed Whittingham, Executive Director, responded to today's release of the Conservative Party's election platform.
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.
April 2, 2011 Liberal platform: Pembina Institute available to comment Energy policy analyst available to comment following the release of the Liberal election platform
A representative of the Pembina Institute will be available to comment following the release of the Liberal election platform at 11 a.m. EDT on Sunday, April 3.
The Pembina Institute responds to today's fossil fuel subsidy reduction and clean energy funding commitment from the New Democratic Party.
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.
Nov. 29, 2010 Pembina Institute to release new analysis of U.S. greenhouse gas regulations for industry Experts available to comment on the upcoming U.S. EPA regulations and their implications for Canada in advance of a technical briefing on Thursday
The Pembina Institute will release a detailed analysis of the upcoming EPA regulations at a technical briefing on Thursday in Ottawa, where representatives will explain the new U.S. approach to regulating industrial emissions and what it could mean for Canada.
Tim Weis, director of the Pembina Institute's renewable energy program, said the Ontario government's plans to shut down four additional units of coal power production demonstrate that replacing coal power with renewable energy sources is both practical and technically doable today.
April 1, 2010 Pembina reacts to new federal vehicle regulations
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.
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