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Feb. 6, 2014

Energy East: new report assesses pipeline’s climate impact

Proposed west-to-east pipeline would have major environmental ramifications

The proposed Energy East pipeline would enable a significant increase in Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the first public estimate of the west-to-east pipeline’s upstream climate impact.

Feb. 6, 2014

Énergie Est : un nouveau rapport évalue l’impact de l’oléoduc sur le climat

Le projet d’oléoduc ouest-est aurait des répercussions majeures sur l’environnement

Le projet d’oléoduc Énergie Est entraînerait une augmentation importante des émissions de gaz à effet de serre générées au Canada, selon la première évaluation publique portant sur les conséquences en amont de la mise en place de l’oléoduc ouest-est et les effets sur le climat.

Pembina Institute response to the joint review panel’s recommendation for approval, with conditions, of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.

Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, responds to the release of the federal government’s decision statement for the Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion project.

Nov. 13, 2013

Oilsands boom brings economic risks: report

Governments should do more to mitigate risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands expansion

By Julia Kilpatrick, Équiterre

The rapid pace of oilsands development is creating economic risks and regional disparities that need to be addressed, according to a new report released today by the Pembina Institute and Équiterre.

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.

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.

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.

Pembina Institute responds to President Obama’s speech announcing his climate action plan.

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.

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.

By Tim Weis, Kristi Anderson, Benjamin Thibault, Beth Nanni, Farrah Khan, Noah Farber

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.

Statement by the Pembina Institute on the 2013 federal budget.

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.

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.

A new report released today by Blue Green Canada – Canada’s foremost entity to bring unions and environmentalists together –  shows that investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency would create more jobs than the same amount of investment in fossil fuels.

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